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PCC hosts its seventh International Ed Week

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In conjunction with a national push to honor study abroad programs, Portland Community College will host its seventh annual International Education Week Nov. 16-20.

International Education Week is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education. It raises awareness about-study abroad programs to American students and exposes prospective international students to the education and culture of the United States.

For students and the public, there will be International Showcases from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the mall, Building 3, Rock Creek Campus (17705 N.W. Springville Road) on Tuesday, Nov. 17, cafeteria, SC Building, Cascade Campus (705 N. Killingsworth St.) on Wednesday, Nov. 18, and CC Mall, Sylvania Campus (12000 S.W. 49th Ave.) on Thursday, Nov. 19. In addition, Max Rameau, a Haitian-born activist, will chat about issues regarding immigrant rights and criminal justice at the Sylvania Campus on Monday, Nov. 16, in the Cedar Room, CC Building, from 1 to 3 p.m. and in The Forum (Building 3) at the Rock Creek Campus from noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 17.

These are free and open to the public.

“The week will be a celebration of the PCC international students, faculty, and staff living in this international community,” said Marcio Lemos, International Education Program specialist.

International Education Week will include various district-wide workshops for faculty and staff from the participants of the Business and International Education Grants Program to China last summer and the Summer Institute for Intercultural Communication program.

International Education Week will culminate with the International Celebration Dinner at 6 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 19, Events Center, Building 9, Rock Creek Campus. It will honor the F-1 Visa international students attending PCC with ethnic foods, various performances from local bands and artists, a fashion show by the international students, and raffle of prizes. Tickets are free for the first 60 F-1 international students, $5 for current PCC students when showing their valid ID card, and $10 for faculty, staff, and the general public.

Tickets can be purchased at the Office of International Education in Room 214 SS Building, Cascade Campus; Room 223, Building 3, Rock Creek Campus; or Room 103, CT Building, Sylvania Campus. Tickets are limited.

For more information, contact Marcio Lemos at (503) 614-7117 or mlemos@pcc.edu.

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