Music. Food. Cultures. Dance. Prizes. Everything in just one day! Save the day folks, the International Education Week (IEW) will be celebrated on November 17th, Thursday, starting at 11:00 a.m. in the Student Center. The IEW is an initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department Education with the purpose of approaching Americans to the wide world environment, as well as celebrating the international diversity across the country. The International Programs at Clark College is responsible for organizing this amazing event on campus.
The event will be starting with the International Employer’s Panel, bringing up the international diversity among Faculty/Staff members at Clark College. Throughout the day, students will have the opportunity of watching the dance and band performances from different parts of the world, as well as tasting typical food from other countries. But I would like to point out the International Student Panel, which will be at 2:00 p.m. You probably have been wondering how the experiences of being an international student are and how how students deal with the culture shock and other barriers they face outside their home country. International students will be speaking with students who have those and other questions in mind. What a great opportunity to learn if you are thinking of studying abroad, right?!
Speaking about Internationality, the International Club will be hosting a table during the entire event. The club has the purpose of connecting local students who want explore different cultures and learn new languages with students from different countries who want to engage in our community, learn the English language, and are willing to share their traditions. If you want be part of the team, feel welcome to join us.
A short video will be played during the event where international students of Clark College will be sharing their experiences on and off campus.
So, again, save the date! November 17th in the Student Center, starting at 11:00 a.m. Students can gather more information and the schedule of the event at http://www.clark.edu/international/InternationalEducationWeek.php or at Clark College International Programs Facebook page. Welcome to the world, penguins!!