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International Education Week 2018

November 12-16, 2018

IEW 2018 posterInternational 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 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

Tuesday
Tell Us Your Story

Sylvania CC Building, WRC Board, all day 
Check out a display of women’s stories from around the world! Read stories students have shared about themselves and learn many things about women in different countries and cultures.

  • Facilitated by Sylvania Women’s Resource Center.
  • Contact: Ngoc Nguyen, Woman International Ambassador

Sylvania CC Building, Upper Mall, all day 
Check out this display of facts and information about different countries from around the world (collected from students)!

Traveling Videos Around the World with Authentic Snacks

Rock Creek Building 5, Room 122, 10am-12pm 
Transform yourself to different countries by viewing videos from around the world and enjoying authentic cultural snacks.

  • Facilitated by ASPCC.
  • Contact: Iuliia Sigida, Diversity Club Specialist and International Club Specialist
Scavenger Hunt

Rock Creek Building 5, outside Room 122, 10am-2pm 
Find out about resources on campus and see the diversity of our student population!

  • Facilitated by ASPCC.
  • Contact: Iuliia Sigida, Diversity Club Specialist and International Club Specialist
International Week: Tell Us About Your Country

Sylvania CC Building, Upper Mall, 11am-1pm 
Celebrate IEW with us! We’ll have a world selfie booth, continent display, fun facts from around the world, multicultural food, games, and prizes!

  • Facilitated by ASPCC.
  • Contact: International Student Ambassadors Phuong Vo,
Sugar? Yes Please!

Southeast Mt. Tabor Hall, 12-2pm 
Celebrate International Education Week with drinks and desserts from around the world!

  • Facilitated by OISS.
  • Contact: Vy Bui, International Peer Leader
15 Minute Languages Sessions

Rock Creek Building 5, Room 122, 12-2pm 
Learn basic vocabulary and phrases in different languages and practice doing calligraphy using colorful watercolors.

  • Facilitated by ASPCC.
  • Contact: Iuliia Sigida, Diversity Club Specialist and International Club Specialist
Wednesday
Tell Us Your Story

Sylvania CC Building, WRC Board, all day 
Check out a display of women’s stories from around the world! Read stories students have shared about themselves and learn many things about women in different countries and cultures.

  • Facilitated by Sylvania Women’s Resource Center.
  • Contact: Ngoc Nguyen, Woman International Ambassador

Sylvania CC Building, Upper Mall, all day 
Check out this display of facts and information about different countries from around the world (collected from students)!

World Talk

Rock Creek Building 5, Room 122, 11am-12pm 
Ask questions of students from around the globe and from different cultures while enjoying international snacks. Learn more about Dreamers and International Students.

  • Facilitated by OISS.
  • Contact: Maria Hands, International Peer Leader
“International Week: Tell Us About Your Country”

Sylvania CC Building, Upper Mall, 11am-1pm 
“Celebrate IEW with us! We’ll have a world selfie booth, continent display, fun facts from around the world, multicultural food, games, and prizes!

  • Facilitated by ASPCC.
  • Contact: International Student Ambassadors Phuong Vo,
Multicultural Quiz Bowl

Rock Creek Building 9, Event Center B, 12-2pm 
Teams of 3 compete in a quiz-based competition and answer questions related to history, geography, languages, culture, etc. Members of the winning team will each receive an Amazon Echo Dot!

A Filipino Journey in Mindanao

Southeast Tabor 138, 1-2pm 
Lutgarda Cowan, English faculty, will share her poems, photographs, and stories from the Mt. Apo region on the island of Mindanao in the Philippines. Through her work with an NGO, she will share stories of the people and the land and address social and environmental justice issues she witnessed.

  • Facilitated by Composition and Literature/SE Campus.
  • Contact: Lutgarda Cowan, Composition and Literature Faculty
International Extravaganza

Cascade Student Union, 2nd Floor, 12-2pm 
Celebrate International Education Week with food from around the world, cultural performances, and activities.

  • Facilitated by ASPCC.
  • Contact: Chisato Sugiyama, International Student Program Coordinator
International Kahoot Game

Rock Creek Building 5, Room 122, 12-2pm 
Have fun and play a game to check your knowledge about 185 countries in the world to win some really great prizes!

  • Facilitated by ASPCC.
  • Contact: Iuliia Sigida, Diversity Club Specialist and International Club Specialist
Thursday
Tell Us Your Story

Sylvania CC Building, WRC Board, all day 
Check out a display of women’s stories from around the world! Read stories students have shared about themselves and learn many things about women in different countries and cultures.

  • Facilitated by Sylvania Women’s Resource Center.
  • Contact: Ngoc Nguyen, Woman International Ambassador
International Week: Tell Us About Your Country

Sylvania CC Building, Upper Mall, 11am-1pm 
Celebrate IEW with us! We’ll have a world selfie booth, continent display, fun facts from around the world, multicultural food, games, and prizes!

  • Facilitated by ASPCC.
  • Contact: International Student Ambassadors Phuong Vo,

Sylvania CC Building, Upper Mall, all day 
Check out this display of facts and information about different countries from around the world (collected from students)!

Geo Bingo

Rock Creek Building 5, Room 122, 10am-12pm 
Learn geography while playing bingo and winning prizes!

  • Facilitated by ASPCC.
  • Contact: Iuliia Sigida, Diversity Club Specialist and International Club Specialist
World Languages and Culture Tables

Sylvania CC Building, Upper Mall, 11am-2pm 
Visit tables to learn more about the languages that are taught at Sylvania. Cultural information, games, music, treats, and flyers about upcoming classes are available!

  • Facilitated by World Languages Department Sylvania.
  • Contact: Kristine Shmakov, Instructor of Russian
Do’s and Donuts of Studying Abroad

Rock Creek Building 5, Room 122, 12-2pm 
Come and listen to a student panel about how to become a successful college student studying in a foreign country while munching on some delicious donuts.

International Storytelling

Rock Creek Building 5, Room 113, 12-2pm 
Hear what it feels like to be an international student in the US.

  • Facilitated by ASPCC.
  • Contact: Iuliia Sigida, Diversity Club Specialist and International Club Specialist
Around the World in 80 Steps: An art exhibition

Rock Creek Building 7, Room 119 Women’s Resource Center, 12-2pm 
Enjoy this showcase of art from different cultures! Interact with the PCC community, different ideas of art, and learn details of the works on display.

  • Facilitated by Women’s Resource Center.
  • Contact: Alicia Gonzalez, WRC coordinator
SY OISS Open House

Sylvania CC Building, Room 215, 1-3pm 
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!

RC OISS Open House

Rock Creek Building 3, Room 223, 1-3pm 
Please join the Office of International Student Services to learn more about Rock Creek’s international students, meet our staff, and celebrate International Education Week with us!

  • Facilitated by OISS Rock Creek.
  • Contact: Helen Wu, International Office Assistant
CA OISS Open Housey

Cascade Campus, Building SU, Room 308, 2-4pm 
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!

SE OISS Traveling “Open House”

Southeast Campus, 11am-1pm 
SE Campus OISS Advisor Useni will visit different centers, departments, and offices to share info about Southeast’s international students and some fun treats and giveaways to celebrate International Education Week!

  • Facilitated by OISS Southeast.
  • Contact: Useni Makano, International Advisor
Friday
Tell Us Your Story

Sylvania CC Building, WRC Board, all day 
Check out a display of women’s stories from around the world! Read stories students have shared about themselves and learn many things about women in different countries and cultures.

  • Facilitated by Sylvania Women’s Resource Center.
  • Contact: Ngoc Nguyen, Woman International Ambassador

Sylvania CC Building, Upper Mall, all day 
Check out this display of facts and information about different countries from around the world (collected from students)!

Equity, Interdependence, and Impact: Professional Development Workshop in Social Justice

Rock Creek Building 9, Event Center, 9am-5pm 
Dr. Shakti Butler invites people to see themselves as indelibly connected to each other and the world we live in. Dr. Butler is a multiracial African American woman (African, Arawak Indian, and Russian-Jewish) whose work as a creative and visionary bridge builder has challenged and inspired learning for over two decades. Join us as we deepen our practice of working together to create more diverse, equitable, and inclusive practices at PCC. For all College employees, this experiential workshop will assist us in developing ideas and tools to guide us in our work and in the world, expanding our capacity to be the kind of people we want to be. For current PCC faculty and staff only.

  • Facilitated by PCC’s Office of Equity and Inclusion.
  • Contact: Maiki Yoshinaga, OEI Administrative Assistant
International Talent Show

Sylvania Little Theater, 11am-12pm 
A staple of IEW every year – International students will share their wonderful talents with a crowd – everything from singing and dancing to a gorgeous fashion show!

  • Facilitated by Sylvania ESOL Department, ASPCC, and OISS.
  • Contact: Luciana Diniz, ESOL Faculty
International Week: Tell Us About Your Country

Sylvania CC Building, Upper Mall, 11am-1pm 
Celebrate IEW with us! We’ll have a world selfie booth, continent display, fun facts from around the world, multicultural food, games, and prizes!

  • Facilitated by ASPCC.
  • Contact: International Student Ambassadors Phuong Vo,
Traveling Videos Around the World with Authentic Snacks

Rock Creek Building 9, Library Collaborative Space, 10am-12pm 
Transform yourself to different countries by viewing videos from around the world and enjoying authentic cultural snacks.

  • Facilitated by ASPCC.
  • Contact: Iuliia Sigida, Diversity Club Specialist and International Club Specialist
Around the World in 80 Steps: An art exhibition

Rock Creek Building 7, Room 119 Women’s Resource Center, 12-2pm 
Enjoy this showcase of art from different cultures! Interact with the PCC community, different ideas of art, and learn details of the works on display.

  • Facilitated by Women’s Resource Center.
  • Contact: Alicia Gonzalez, WRC coordinator