International Education Week
Celebrate cultural diversity at PCC during International Education Week, November 14-18, 2016. Attend campus events and go global at PCC Library. Check out an international film, a world music CD, or a book in another language.
PCC activities and programs
An LGBT Student Guide to Studying Abroad
From GoAbroad, this guide provides information about the legal status of LGBT citizens around the world as well as resources for scholarships for LGBT students to study abroad, recommended programs, and recommended places for study abroad.
Marriage Customs of the World: An Encyclopedia of Dating Customs and Wedding Traditions
Monger, George. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2013.
A comprehensive overview of global courtship and marriage customs, from ancient history to contemporary society, demonstrating the vast differences as well as the similarities across all of human culture.
One Path, Many Destinations
Fernandez, Kim. International Educator, May/June 2011, p. 44-52
Stories from five very different individuals and how study abroad influenced their life paths.
Scales of Global Learning: Prisms, Knots, and a Cup of Coffee
Kahn, Hilary E. Trends & Insights, September 2015, p. 1-5.
Explores key competencies to global learning and how educators can facilitate the development of these competencies in students.
Ladika, Susan. International Educator, November/December 2012, p. 14-24.
Service learning in an international context through providing educational opportunities in refugee camps and communities.
Recommended library searches
Related research tools
Bilateral Relations Fact Sheets
Learn about the land, people, government, history, and economy of countries around the world via these United States Department of State publications.
Links to country embassy websites, many of which contain valuable cultural and travel information.
Lives Without Limits
From the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, this project promotes the importance of inclusion in international exchanges.
New York Times Travel
Travel advice for destinations around the world, including hotel, restaurant, and vacation tips and deals.
Students Abroad – US Dept. of State
The U.S. State Department offers students a one-stop reference for international travel.
A portal to articles and resources for volunteer and paid work abroad, living or studying abroad, and cultural travel.
Learn about visas, passports, travel tips, and country specific information on this U.S. Department of State “international travel” website.
Look for volunteering programs based on geographic location or program type (from agriculture to women’s rights).
- Confucius Institute at Portland State University
- Events at Portland Mercado
- Portland International Film Festival
- Portland Latin American Film Festival
- World Affairs Council of Oregon