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10th International Education Week - Tuesday

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

Coffee Break Info Session: International Professional Development Opportunities for PCC employees

Rock Creek TLC, Sylvania TLC and Cascade TLC, 9:30-11:30am, Facilitator: Jane Walster and Nicole Tobin, International Education, and Martha Bailey, TLC Coordinator

Come chat with professional development returnees and with Office of International Education staff about this year’s international professional development opportunities for management, faculty, AP, PT faculty with assignment rights and classified staff. Opportunities include academic seminars in other countries, opportunities to learn Spanish language and Mexican culture, teaching opportunities abroad with a study abroad consortium and intercultural seminars.

Peace Corps Panel Presentation

Sylvania CC Cedar Room, 10-11:30am, Facilitator: Kate Chester, Community Relations

Returned Peace Corps Volunteers from the PCC and Portland communities will share their experiences working with Peace Corps. Experiences will cover a wide range of countries, volunteer tasks, and cultures. Information and advice will also be provided for those interested in pursuing a Peace Corps experience.

Showcase of Cultures

Rock Creek Building 3 Mall, 11am-1pm, Sponsored by 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!

International Student Panel Presentation

Southeast Campus Great Hall, 12-1pm, Facilitators: Doina Rotari and Naho Katagiri, ASPCC

Come and hear what international students have to say about their experiences adjusting to life in America – the classroom differences, culture, food, friends, and their joys and struggles. These students are here to give you a glimpse into their unique perspective.

Fundación En Vía – Changing Lives One Woman at a Time

Rock Creek Event Center C, 2-3pm, Facilitators: Shawna Poppe, BATCP and Joanna Sullivan, ESOL

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.

Career Benefits of Learning a Second Language

Sylvania CC Spruce Room, 3-4pm, Facilitators: Domenica Mendoza-Bueno and Nicole Tobin, International Education

Knowing or learning a second language can have a big impact on career options, career trajectory, day to day communication and workplace interactions. Hear personal accounts of some of the benefits of knowing a second language in a multicultural workforce and community, expressed by PCC employees who possess second language skills ranging from beginner level to bilingual.

Sushi Making Demonstration

Cascade TH 107, 2:30-3:30pm, Facilitators: Tracey Garman, International Education, Roxanne Chulufas, International Education, and Chelsea Ellertson, ASPCC

Ever wondered how those tasty rolls of rice, veggies and seaweed get created? Come watch and learn! The facilitators will demonstrate vegetarian sushi rolling techniques. Free samples! RSVP required due to capacity restrictions: intled.ca@pcc.edu.

Speed Culturing

Rock Creek Event Center A and B, 3:30-5p, Facilitators: Morgan Lindberg, Japanese Faculty, Cynthia Thornburgh, ESOL, and Sara Seely, Librarian

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