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10th International Education Week - Thursday

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

The World Games

Sylvania CC Lower Mall, 10am-2pm, ASPCC

Get ready to test your luck, knowledge, and skill! Students from all around the world are here to teach you some of their favorite games from their home countries! Stop by and stay as long as you can! Free popcorn and candy will be provided.

Speed Culturing

Sylvania CC Cedar Room, 10:30am-1:00pm, Facilitators: Yoko Honda, International Education, and Sylvania ESOL Faculty

Come learn about the cultures of other PCC students at a fast paced and fun session of speed culturing! All are welcome to participate.

International Extravaganza

Cascade Cafeteria, 11am-1pm, ASPCC

Celebrate the international diversity of PCC! Students will showcase their cultures and countries with information tables, music, food, traditional attire, and live entertainment. Stop by and stay as long as you can!

The Culture of Competition

Cascade SSC Cafeteria, 12-1pm, Phi Theta Kappa

Phi Theta Kappa at Cascade will present on their research into several education systems in different cultures and will talk about the idea of a "Culture of Competition" in education.

Fundación En Vía – Changing Lives One Woman at a Time

Cascade TLC, 1:30-2:30pm, 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

Rock Creek Event Center C 1:30-2:30pm, Facilitator: Nicole Tobin, International Education

Ever dream of studying in another country, but feel that finances are holding youback? 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!

Implementing GIS in Cambodia

Room TBA, 2pm, Facilitators: Joey Bard

Come hear former PCC student discuss how the GIS program prepared him to participate in the Trailblazer Foundation, spend the summer in Cambodia, and work on GIS projects related to development.

Veteran’s Panel – Cross-Cultural Interactions

Rock Creek Event Center A, 2-3pm, Facilitators: Jean Garcia-Chitwood, Instruction/Student Development, and Daniel Wilson, Veteran’s Resource Center

Veteran students share their experiences with cultural differences as part of their military duties and as they reintegrate in higher education.

Talk Time Café

Rock Creek 3/223, 2-4pm, Facilitator: Rachel Krueger, International Education

Grab a free cup of coffee and a cookie and practice your English conversation skills while learning about US culture in a relaxed setting! This group meets each week to practice conversing in English about a different theme. Designed for ESOL students, this Café is open to the public. All are welcome!

Your Brain on Languages – the Benefits of Bilingualism

Rock Creek Event Center C, 2:30-3:45pm, Facilitators: Marlene Eid, Psychology and Morgan Lindberg, Japanese Faculty

Come to this fun and interactive workshop & learn about the advantages of being Bi-Lingual. Facilitated discussion about language learning, bilingualism and the benefits of each for schooling, work, etc. Two classes (one regular PCC class, one ESOL class) will attend this lecture as a part of class, and it will be open to all IEW participants.

International Fashion Film Documentary Premiere

Rock Creek Building 3 Theatre, 7-9pm, Sponsored by the Rock Creek Multicultural Center

International students will talk about their cultures, their fabulous traditional clothing, and discuss how their culture does or does not impact their fashion tastes. Don’t miss this event – it’s sure to get you thinking! Popcorn and beverages will be provided.