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10th International Education Week - Friday

Friday, November 16th, 2012

Fundación En Vía – Changing Lives One Woman at a Time

Southeast MTH 145, 9-10am, Facilitators: Shawna Poppe, BATCP, and Amy Boehnke, ABE

Fundación En Vía combines tourism and micro-finance to fight poverty in Oaxaca, Mexico. By providing interest-free micro-loans to help women in Oaxaca start or expand their small businesses, we facilitate social change, and generate real impacts and authentic cultural experiences. Come and hear about this program and some of the women that recent PCC members met while participating in the tour.

Finding Money for Study Abroad

Casade Terrell Hall 112, 10-11am, Facilitator: Holly Frohlick, International Education

Ever dream of studying in another country, but feel that finances are holding you back? This workshop outlines how money factors into study abroad program participation and planning. With some planning, most students can make it happen. Let us help you dream a little and begin to develop your plan for international study!

Noestros Suenos, Our Dreams

Rock Creek Building 3 TLC, 12-1pm, Facilitator: Jean Garcia-Chitwood, Instruction/Student Development

Students discuss the challenges of different immigration status and the various ways in which status affects their education. Possible topics include the Dream Act and opportunities for advocacy.

PCC’s Got International Talent!

Sylvania Little Theatre, 11am-12:30pm, Sponsors: Sylvania ESOL and the Office of International Education

This show will amaze you with out-of-this-world talent! Students, staff, and faculty will showcase songs, dances, comedy, and entertainment from around the world. This event is co-sponsored by the Office of International Education and the Sylvania ESOL Department. Tickets are on sale for $2 each at the Sylvania Tutoring Center (CT 206) and the Office of International Education (CT 103).

Live Music – Seffarine

Sylvania North View Gallery, CT 214, 1-2pm, Sponsored by the Internationalization Steering Committee

Seffarine is a duo formed by Moroccan singer Lamiae Naki and oud player/flamenco guitarist Nat Hulskamp. Their repertoire varies from classical Arabic and Andalusian music to original compositions influenced by the music of widely varying cultures, such as Spanish flamenco, classical Persian music, and American jazz.

International Celebration Dinner!

Rock Creek Event Center, 6-9pm, Sponsored by the Office of International Education

Take a trip to a Brazilian rainforest at this year’s International Celebration Dinner! Join us for food, photos, fun, education, entertainment, and of course, dancing! Tickets are required and can be purchased at any Office of International Education for $5 each.