International Education Week 2017

For more information, contact Tiff Hayes or Allison Blizzard | Office of International Student Services

November 13-17, 2017

PCC International Education Week: Advancing Access for All, November 13-17, 2017

International Education Week (IEW) is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education promotes programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn and exchange experiences.

At PCC, International Education Week is a week-long, district-wide celebration of world cultures and internationalization here on our campuses and in our communities. There is a variety of internationally-focused programming (events, speakers, workshops and more) on each campus for students, staff, faculty and community members to be involved in. Coordinated by the Office of International Student Services and planned by many PCC community members, IEW features many events happening each day during around the district – check the schedule below to see how many you can attend!

If you'd like more information about IEW events around the country, check the IEW website.

Schedule

Monday

Map Your Story
Rock Creek Building 3 Mall, all day
Stop by and take in a giant world map that captures the memories of PCC students, staff, and faculty from all over the world. Add a 1-2 sentence memory of an image, a smell, a taste, or a sound about somewhere you’ve been in the world if you’d like. Pin your story to the map and join dozens of other wonderful memories. Facilitated by RC Arts and English Department. Contact: Johnny Zackel, RC English Faculty
Breakfast Around the World
CA, RC, SE, SY Student Accounts Offices, all day
Visit the Student Accounts Office at each campus and view photos of breakfasts from around the world. Guess which country the meal is from and how much it costs! Learn about currency and earn candy for your answers. Facilitated by Student Account Services. Contact: Talina Villao, Senior Student Account Specialist
International Feminist Poet Display
Sylvania CC Building Mall, all day
This project is a display of prominent international female poets' works. The focus will be on feminism and what it means to be a woman in different countries. Each poet will have one relevant poem displayed on a panel, both in the original language and in the English translation. It will be a great opportunity to get more familiar with international literature composed by women. Facilitated by Women’s Resource Center and International Student Ambassadors. Contact: Michela Sottura, International Student Ambassador
Did You Know?
Rock Creek Building 5 Foyer, 8am-12 noon
Learn about PCC’s international student population and the visa regulations and requirements they must adhere to when studying in the United States. Some facts might surprise you! Facilitated by International Peer Leaders. Contact: Iuliia Sigida, International Peer Leader
International Quiz
Rock Creek Building 5 Foyer, 9-10am
Small prizes will be given out for answering a variety of questions related to geography, politics, and international studies, using common knowledge and logic. Facilitated by International Peer Leaders. Contact: Iuliia Sigida, International Peer Leader
A Bite of China
Southeast Great Hall, 9:30am-3:30pm
Want to know the delicious foods in China? Come to watch "A Bite of China" with us – a Chinese documentary television series on the history of food, eating, and cooking in China. Facilitated by Women's Resource Center. Contact: Huifang Qin, International Student Ambassador
World Map Photo Booth
Rock Creek Building 5 Foyer, 10am-12 noon
Who doesn't like taking selfies? During the first day of International Educational Week, a colorful map as a background, traditional decor, and instagrammable accessories will be provided to make cool pictures and learn more about upcoming events at RC. Facilitated by International Peer Leaders. Contact: Iuliia Sigida, International Peer Leader
International Extravaganza
Cascade SU 2nd floor, 12-1:30pm
Enjoy a free international experience at Cascade by sampling foods from around the world, watching dance performances, meeting international students from many different countries, listening to music, and learning about other cultures. Facilitated by ASPCC, International Student Ambassadors, International Peer Leaders, and International Club. Contact: Chelsea Kimmett, Assistant Student Leadership Coordinator
Traditional Clothing from Around the World
Sylvania CC Building Mall, 12-5pm
Discover concepts and colors of the diversity of traditional clothing from around the world. Take a look and discover some interesting facts! Facilitated by International Peer Leaders. Contact: Vy Bui, International Peer Leader, vy.bui@pcc.edu
More Than Just K-POP
Sylvania CT 212, 1-2pm
Have you heard of Korean pop music, K-POP? Chances are, you already have, but there is so much more to Korean music than just K-POP. More Than Just K-POP will introduce South Korea's diverse music industry to showcase the colorful culture of South Korea. Facilitated by International Student Ambassadors and the Multicultural Center Contact: Johnny Kim, International Student Ambassador, joonghoun.kim@pcc.edu
Make the World Your Classroom: How to Plan a Faculty-Led Study Abroad Program
Southeast SCOM 318, 1-2pm
This session will be focused on faculty that are interested in leading an education abroad program. Topics of discussion will include developing a proposal, course, recruitment and leading a program. I will share faculty responsibilities, lessons learned, the outcomes and benefits of the program as well as student feedback after the completion of the program and why we should be involved in international education. Facilitated by Teela Foxworth and Internationalization Steering Committee. Contact: Teela Foxworth, Communication Studies Faculty, SE Campus

Tuesday

Map Your Story
Rock Creek Building 3 Mall, all day
Stop by and take in a giant world map that captures the memories of PCC students, staff, and faculty from all over the world. Add a 1-2 sentence memory of an image, a smell, a taste, or a sound about somewhere you’ve been in the world if you’d like. Pin your story to the map and join dozens of other wonderful memories. Facilitated by RC Arts and English Department. Contact: Johnny Zackel, RC English Faculty
Breakfast Around the World
CA, RC, SE, SY Student Accounts Offices, all day
Visit the Student Accounts Office at each campus and view photos of breakfasts from around the world. Guess which country the meal is from and how much it costs! Learn about currency and earn candy for your answers. Facilitated by Student Account Services. Contact: Talina Villao, Senior Student Account Specialist
International Feminist Poet Display
Sylvania CC Building Mall, all day
This project is a display of prominent international female poets' works. The focus will be on feminism and what it means to be a woman in different countries. Each poet will have one relevant poem displayed on a panel, both in the original language and in the English translation. It will be a great opportunity to get more familiar with international literature composed by women. Facilitated by Women’s Resource Center and International Student Ambassadors. Contact: Michela Sottura, International Student Ambassador
Did You Know?
Rock Creek Building 5 Foyer, 8am-12 noon
Learn about PCC’s international student population and the visa regulations and requirements they must adhere to when studying in the United States. Some facts might surprise you! Facilitated by International Peer Leaders. Contact: Iuliia Sigida, International Peer Leader
International Quiz
Rock Creek Building 5 Foyer, 9-10am
Small prizes will be given out for answering a variety of questions related to geography, politics, and international studies, using common knowledge and logic. Facilitated by International Peer Leaders. Contact: Iuliia Sigida, International Peer Leader
International Student Services Open House
Southeast Tabor 138, 10-11am
Please join the Office of International Student Services to learn more about Southeast's international students, to meet our staff, and to celebrate International Education Week with us! Facilitated by OISS Southeast. Contact: Useni Makano, International Advisor
International Education Week with ASPCC
Sylvania CC Building Mall, 10am-2pm
Learn about DACA, how to differentiate cultural appropriation from appreciation, play games, pick up a snack, view our cultural photo wall, and grab a multicultural cookbook! Facilitated by ASPCC, International Student Ambassador, and the International Student Club. Contact: Sydney Parno, Executive Assistant, and Kik kik Boonwha, International Student Ambassador, kankamon.boonwha@pcc.edu
International Student Services Open House
Sylvania CC Building, Room 215, 12-1pm
Please join the Office of International Student Services to learn more about Sylvania's international students, meet our staff, and celebrate International Education Week with us! Facilitated by OISS Sylvania. Contact: Maria Lazareva
Travel Around the Globe
Rock Creek Building 5 Room 122, 12-2pm
Come chat with students from around the world! Ask questions about their countries and cultures. Learn about the uniqueness of each culture, try snacks from different countries, and meet international students from around the world. Facilitated by International Peer Leaders. Contact: Iuliia Sigida, International Peer Leader
Tea Event
Southeast Great Hall, 12-2pm
We will provide tea (chiya) from Nepal and Tibet. And also give some background information about how it is made. Facilitated by International Peer Leaders and International Student Ambassadors. Contact: Pooja Lama, International Student Ambassador, pooja.lama@pcc.edu, and Thy Tran, International Peer Leader, thy.tran2@pcc.edu
Traditional Clothing from Around the World
Sylvania CC Building Mall, 12-5pm
Discover concepts and colors of the diversity of traditional clothing from around the world. Take a look and discover some interesting facts! Facilitated by International Peer Leaders. Contact: Vy Bui, International Peer Leader, vy.bui@pcc.edu
International Student Services Open House
Cascade SU 308, 1-2pm
Please join the Office of International Student Services to learn more about Cascade's international students, meet our staff, and celebrate International Education Week with us! Facilitated by OISS Cascade. Contact: Madison Chinn, International Office Assistant, and Tracey Pettit, International Advisor
International Student Services Open House
Rock Creek Building 7, Room 116, 2-3pm
Please join the Office of International Student Services to learn more about Rock Creek's international students, to meet our staff, and to celebrate International Education Week with us! Facilitated by OISS Rock Creek. Contact: Sahar Heidar, International Senior Office Assistant

Wednesday

Map Your Story
Rock Creek Building 3 Mall, all day
Stop by and take in a giant world map that captures the memories of PCC students, staff, and faculty from all over the world. Add a 1-2 sentence memory of an image, a smell, a taste, or a sound about somewhere you’ve been in the world if you’d like. Pin your story to the map and join dozens of other wonderful memories. Facilitated by RC Arts and English Department. Contact: Johnny Zackel, RC English Faculty
Breakfast Around the World
CA, RC, SE, SY Student Accounts Offices, all day
Visit the Student Accounts Office at each campus and view photos of breakfasts from around the world. Guess which country the meal is from and how much it costs! Learn about currency and earn candy for your answers. Facilitated by Student Account Services. Contact: Talina Villao, Senior Student Account Specialist
International Feminist Poet Display
Sylvania CC Building Mall, all day
This project is a display of prominent international female poets' works. The focus will be on feminism and what it means to be a woman in different countries. Each poet will have one relevant poem displayed on a panel, both in the original language and in the English translation. It will be a great opportunity to get more familiar with international literature composed by women. Facilitated by Women’s Resource Center and International Student Ambassadors. Contact: Michela Sottura, International Student Ambassador
The Study Abroad Photo Contest Exhibit
Southeast Great Hall, all day
Stop by to see featured photos taken by PCC students during study abroad programs last summer in Japan, Dominican Republic, and Peru. View some incredible student photos and learn about PCC’s Study Abroad options! Facilitated by Education Abroad. Contact: Caitlin Cook, Education Abroad Advisor, studyabroad@pcc.edu
We Are Unique, But Not That Different
Rock Creek Building 5 Foyer, all day
Learn about a campaign to educate about different cultures and erase the stigma that international students face. View photos of students from different nationalities sharing facts, clothing, and information related to their cultures. Facilitated by International Student Ambassadors and the Multicultural Center. Contact: Isabelle Phan, International Student Ambassador, thien.phan1@pcc.edu, and Ayse Guler, International Student Ambassador
International Education Week with ASPCC
Sylvania CC Building Mall, 10am-2pm
Learn about DACA, how to differentiate cultural appropriation from appreciation, play games, pick up a snack, view our cultural photo wall, and grab a multicultural cookbook! Facilitated by ASPCC, International Student Ambassador, and the International Student Club. Contact: Sydney Parno, Executive Assistant, and Kik kik Boonwha, International Student Ambassador, kankamon.boonwha@pcc.edu
Did You Know?
Rock Creek Building 5 Foyer, 8am-12 noon
Learn about PCC’s international student population and the visa regulations and requirements they must adhere to when studying in the United States. Some facts might surprise you! Facilitated by International Peer Leaders. Contact: Iuliia Sigida, International Peer Leader
*** Dance and Social Change: Explore the Connection with Netflix Star and PCC Alum Vandana Hart ***
Sylvania CC Building Stage Near Cafeteria, 12-1pm
PCC alum Vandana Hart is the creator and host of We Speak Dance, airing on Netflix global in January, a documentary series using dance as an international language to connect people across cultures. While she was working for the UN and a judge on "So You Think You Can Dance" in Kenya, she found dance was the most powerful way to unite people, transform lives, and act as a weapon for social change. She has traveled to over 80 countries leading dance workshops, choreographing music videos, and consulting for the UN on women's rights and youth empowerment. She trained at the world-renowned Alvin Ailey School of dance, studied Global Affairs at NYU and holds a Masters from London School of Economics. Join Vandana as she discusses her experiences with the power of dance in social change movements and screens an episode of her upcoming Netflix series, We Speak Dance! Facilitated by Internationalization Steering Committee, the Office of International Student Services in collaboration with ASPCC. Contact Tatiana Snyder, RC Psychology Faculty, and Tiff Hayes, International Student Life Coordinator
International Pickle Event
Southeast Mt. Tabor Great Hall, 1-4pm
Join us as we introduce pickles from all over the world! There will be samples, recipes, and pickle making. Facilitated by ASPCC, International Student Ambassadors, and International Peer Leaders. Contact: Eriko Tsurusawa, International Student Ambassador
International Student Health Chat Time
Rock Creek Building 7, Room 119 (Women’s Resource Center), 2-4pm
Join us for a conversation about health issues and struggles international women face while studying in the United States. Listen to others’ perspectives, share stories and advice, and learn from international students. Facilitated by International Student Ambassadors and the Women’s Resource Center. Contact: Hien (Hailey) Nguyen, International Student Ambassador, hien.nguyen57@pcc.edu
Coming Together (Movie Night)
Rock Creek Building 7, Room 118 (Multicultural Center), 6-8pm
Meet students, staff, and faculty from different cultures and watch a movie together celebrating diversity. Come and enjoy international snacks, a good movie, and great company! Facilitated by International Student Ambassadors and the Multicultural Center. Contact: Isabelle Phan, International Student Ambassador, thien.phan1@pcc.edu, and Ayse Guler, International Student Ambassador

Thursday

Map Your Story
Rock Creek Building 3 Mall, all day
Stop by and take in a giant world map that captures the memories of PCC students, staff, and faculty from all over the world. Add a 1-2 sentence memory of an image, a smell, a taste, or a sound about somewhere you’ve been in the world if you’d like. Pin your story to the map and join dozens of other wonderful memories. Facilitated by RC Arts and English Department. Contact: Johnny Zackel, RC English Faculty
Breakfast Around the World
CA, RC, SE, SY Student Accounts Offices, all day
Visit the Student Accounts Office at each campus and view photos of breakfasts from around the world. Guess which country the meal is from and how much it costs! Learn about currency and earn candy for your answers. Facilitated by Student Account Services. Contact: Talina Villao, Senior Student Account Specialist
International Feminist Poet Display
Sylvania CC Building Mall, all day
This project is a display of prominent international female poets' works. The focus will be on feminism and what it means to be a woman in different countries. Each poet will have one relevant poem displayed on a panel, both in the original language and in the English translation. It will be a great opportunity to get more familiar with international literature composed by women. Facilitated by Women’s Resource Center and International Student Ambassadors. Contact: Michela Sottura, International Student Ambassador
The Study Abroad Photo Contest Exhibit
Southeast Great Hall, all day
Study Abroad Photo Contest Exhibit features photos taken by PCC students during study abroad programs last summer in Japan, Dominican Republic, and Peru. Come view student photos and learn about study abroad. Facilitated by Education Abroad. Contact: Caitlin Cook, Education Abroad Advisor, studyabroad@pcc.edu
Speed Culturing
Rock Creek TBD, 12-1pm
Students from Kamiar Daraee’s Business Administration 101 class and Daniel Davis’s ESOL class wl meet 1-1 and converse about "culture and trends" across the globe that have an impact on society and the economy. Topics will include online banking, using drones for delivery, self-driving cars, etc. Sponsored via internationalization efforts. Facilitated by Internationalization Steering Committee. Contact: Kamiar Daraee and Daniel Davis
Did You Know?
Rock Creek Building 5 Foyer, 8am-12 noon
Learn about PCC’s international student population and the visa regulations and requirements they must adhere to when studying in the United States. Some facts might surprise you! Facilitated by International Peer Leaders. Contact: Iuliia Sigida, International Peer Leader
Cultural Night: An Evening Around the World
Rock Creek Building 9 Event Center 5:30-8:30pm
Join us for an evening of art, dance, and performances at Cultural Night. This event will showcase the talents and cultural traditions of our students, faculty, and staff at the Rock Creek Campus. Snacks and raffle prizes will be given out throughout the night. Facilitated by International Student Ambassadors, ASPCC Clubhouse, and Rock Creek Clubs. Contact: Rock Creek Clubhouse Team, clubs.rc@pcc.edu
Thanksgiving Feast and Culture Sharing Collaboration
Cascade
Students from Martha Bailey’s Ethics class and Margi Felix-Lund’s ESOL class will meet to discuss and exchange holiday and cultural traditions, while also sharing a Thanksgiving feast! Facilitated by the Cascade ESOL and Philosophy Departments. Contact: Martha Bailey, Philosophy Faculty, and Margi Felix-Lund, ESOL Faculty

Friday

Map Your Story
Rock Creek Building 3 Mall, all day
Stop by and take in a giant world map that captures the memories of PCC students, staff, and faculty from all over the world. Add a 1-2 sentence memory of an image, a smell, a taste, or a sound about somewhere you’ve been in the world if you’d like. Pin your story to the map and join dozens of other wonderful memories. Facilitated by RC Arts and English Department. Contact: Johnny Zackel, RC English Faculty
Breakfast Around the World
CA, RC, SE, SY Student Accounts Offices, all day
Visit the Student Accounts Office at each campus and view photos of breakfasts from around the world. Guess which country the meal is from and how much it costs! Learn about currency and earn candy for your answers. Facilitated by Student Account Services. Contact: Talina Villao, Senior Student Account Specialist
International Feminist Poet Display
Sylvania CC Building Mall, all day
This project is a display of prominent international female poets' works. The focus will be on feminism and what it means to be a woman in different countries. Each poet will have one relevant poem displayed on a panel, both in the original language and in the English translation. It will be a great opportunity to get more familiar with international literature composed by women. Facilitated by Women’s Resource Center and International Student Ambassadors. Contact: Michela Sottura, International Student Ambassador
The Study Abroad Photo Contest Exhibit
Southeast Great Hall, all day
Stop by to see featured photos taken by PCC students during study abroad programs last summer in Japan, Dominican Republic, and Peru. View some incredible student photos and learn about PCC’s Study Abroad options! Facilitated by Education Abroad. Contact: Caitlin Cook, Education Abroad Advisor, studyabroad@pcc.edu