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Upcoming Events: Fall 2022

Sep 24, 7:30pm: The Wave Elements: Music from Europe and China
Oct 7, 11am-1pm: ISC monthly meeting (Internationalization Steering Committee)

All faculty and staff are welcome! Email rbekey@pcc.edu to get the zoom link.

Nov 4,11am-1pm: ISC monthly meeting (Internationalization Steering Committee)

All faculty and staff are welcome! Email rbekey@pcc.edu to get the zoom link.

Nov 10, 12-1pm: International Speaker Series

“The African Imagination on Freedom”: Ibrahim Anoba from Nigeria

This talk will consider how African peoples have strived to politically understand their place in the world at different times and spaces. Of particular concern is to consider what freedom means in the African epistemic consciousness. And more importantly, how African thought leaders make sense of their encounters with Westerners from the eighteenth through the twentieth centuries. Stipend available for 10 part-time faculty. Register to get the Zoom link.

Nov 18, 11am-1pm: Internationalization Workshop

Learn how to add an internationalization component to your course, and how to apply for a mini-grant! There will be a workshop each term this year. Two PCC faculty members will talk about the projects they completed last year with funding from ISC Internationalization grants. The presentations will be followed by a brainstorming session where faculty can share ideas for adding an international component to one of their courses, and an explanation of the ISC and NIEA mini-grant opportunities. Co-sponsored by CTLE. Stipend available for 10 part-time faculty.  Register through MyCareer.

Nov 18: Application process opens for ISC mini-grants

Both full-time and part-time instructors are eligible. Grant application information and previous proposals, projects and videos can be found on the Mini-Grants pages on this website. Please come to the Internationalization Workshop (see above) if possible before applying. Applicants are encouraged to discuss their idea with ISC Chair Ron Bekey at rbekey@pcc.edu before submitting an application.


This is a special funding opportunity, available to both part-time and full-time faculty, directly from PCC!

The PCC Mini-Grant Application process for 2022-23 is now open! We have funding for five projects. The guidelines and application may be found on the Mini-Grants page on this website.

Speed Culturing

We have a variety of ways to connect your students with International students, including the traditional Speed Culturing, Zoom Speed Culturing, and Penpals. See the links above for details, and for a link to sign up. Also, check out the  Talk Time Cafe and ESOL Club.

Online events: Many opportunities to stay engaged!

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