International Education Week 2022

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International Education Week 2022

International Education Week 2022

Open for Opportunity!

November 14–18

Join us as we celebrate International Education Week (IEW) with a series of in-person and virtual events! Hosted by Maricopa Community Colleges, IEW is a joint initiative of the Department of Education and the State Department to celebrate the benefits of international education and worldwide exchange to help prepare American students for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and share experiences.

 

Monday, Nov. 14

Rio Salado College

8:45–9:00 a.m
Opening Remarks | Dr. Steven Gonzales, Maricopa County Community College District Chancellor
Dr. Gonzales will deliver his opening remarks and introduce Mayor Woods.
9–9:30 a.m
Welcome  | Keynote speaker Corey Woods, Mayor of Tempe
The mayor will kick off the week’s celebration.
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11 a.m.–1 p.m.
International Festival
Purchase an international lunch at the Café at Rio and join us for cultural displays, fashion, and performances from around the world.
Rio Tower Amphitheater

11 a.m.–2 p.m.
International Lunch Menu at the Café at Rio
Enjoy international lunch offerings.
Café at Rio

1–2 p.m.
IRC Speaker Series Part 1: Refugee 101 | Olivia Carter: Volunteer Coordinator, International Rescue Committee A glance at the work of the International Rescue Committee. Learn about its history from its founding to the incorporation of new populations and services as well as how to get involved.
Virtual
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Glendale Community College

11 a.m.–1 p.m.
Flags for Peace
Students will draw flags that will either represent: their country of origin or one they have visited or would like to visit. The flags will be displayed in the center mall.
GCC Center Mall
 

Phoenix College

How to Say Hello in Different Languages
Will be loaded through PC’s Instagram account: pcinternationaled 
Virtual

8:30 a.m.–8 p.m.
International Book Display
Phoenix College Library

9 a.m.
International Trivia Questions
Game will be emailed out at 9 a.m.
Virtual

10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Study Abroad Booth
Sophomore Square

11–11:15 a.m.
Parade of Flags
Sophomore Square

11:15–11:30 a.m.
IEW Opening Ceremony
Sophomore Square

11:30 a.m.–Noon
Indian Dance Performance and International Food Samples
Sophomore Square

Noon–1 p.m.
International Games
Sophomore Square

 

Tuesday, Nov. 15

Glendale Community College

11 a.m.–1 p.m.
Flags for Peace
Students will draw flags that will either represent: their country of origin or one they have visited or would like to visit. The flags will be displayed in the center mall.
GCC Center Mall

Mesa Community College

11 a.m.–1 p.m.
MCC International Student: Student Procession
The Student Center at the Southern and Dobson campus

Paradise Valley Community College

10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Continuum of Culture in the Sonoran Desert | Ron Carlos and August Wood
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Phoenix College

How to Say Hello in Different Languages
Will be loaded through PC’s Instagram account: pcinternationaled 
Virtual

8:30 a.m.–8 p.m.
International Book Display
Phoenix College Library

9 a.m.
International Trivia Questions
Game will be emailed out at 9 a.m.
Virtual

10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Study Abroad Booth
Sophomore Square

11–11:15 a.m.
Parade of Flags
Sophomore Square

11–11:30 a.m.
International Food Cooking Demonstration
Sophomore Square

11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Student Karaoke and International Food Samples
Sophomore Square

12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m. International Language Lessons
Sophomore Square

 

Rio Salado College

11–11:30 a.m.
Cooking Demonstration: Greek Spanakopita with the Café at Rio | Kenneth Ballas, Executive Chef, Rio Salado College
Learn preparation techniques for Greek Phyllo dough "pie" stuffed with spinach and Feta. The recipe will be sent to interested attendees.
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11 a.m.–2 p.m.
International Lunch Menu at the Café at Rio
Enjoy international lunch offerings.
Café at Rio

Noon–1 p.m.
Co-Sponsorship: Play a Key Role in Welcoming Refugees and Asylum-Seeking Families in Phoenix | Amber Hartzler Larson, IRC Community Sponsorship Coordinator and Eliana Carrera, IRC Asylum-Seekers and Families Volunteer Specialist
Learn how cosponsors play a key role in helping refugees resettle into their new community and how community sponsorship advances the role of communities in the protection, resettlement, and integration of refugees and other vulnerable populations; In addition, you will learn about the IRC Welcome Center—a dynamic, 24/7 emergency shelter that gives resources to newly arrived asylum seekers and their children.
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2:30–3:30 p.m.
My Experience with International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) in Protecting the World from International Crime | Former Special Agent Mike Catlett
Mike Catlett will discuss his international law enforcement experiences—including assignments to Interpol (International Criminal Police Organization). During his 40-year career in U.S. Federal Law Enforcement, his duties and investigations took him to 43 countries around the world.
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Wednesday, Nov. 16

Mesa Community College

10 a.m.–2 p.m.
International Festival
Join us for live music, performances, and food.
Lawn next to the Kirk Center


Phoenix College

How to Say Hello in Different Languages
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Virtual

8:30 a.m.–8 p.m.
International Book Display
Phoenix College Library

9 a.m.
International Trivia Questions
Game will be emailed out at 9 a.m.
Virtual

10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Study Abroad Booth
Sophomore Square

11:30 a.m.–Noon
Cultural Performance
Sophomore Square

Noon–12:30 p.m.
International Food Sample
Sophomore Square

1 p.m.
International Film and Popcorn
Phoenix College Library (room to be determined)

 

Rio Salado College

9–10 a.m.
Cafe Around the World | Enjoy tasty treats from around the world.
Splash Pad (1st floor)

11 a.m.–2 p.m.
International Lunch Menu at the Café at Rio
Enjoy international lunch offerings
Café at Rio

Noon–1 p.m.
IRC Speaker Series Part 3: Human Trafficking 101 | Alicia Winchel, Anti-Trafficking Victim Services Supervisor, IRC
The Anti-Trafficking program at the IRC assists foreign national victims of human trafficking by providing comprehensive case management in the areas of social, legal, psychological/psychiatric, and health/medical. Join us to learn more about our program, discuss cultural humility, and broaden your knowledge on human trafficking. Our team will share their experiences of working with victims on a daily basis, present some signs and risk factors to be aware of, as well as offer resources for those interested in learning more or making a report.  Virtual
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1–2 p.m.
International Experiences: Lessons learned from living in Namibia Dr. Lamont Slater, Faculty Chair of Humanities, RSC
Explore Namibia and follow Dr. Slater’s personal experience as he reflects on customs, people, history, building bridges and global partnerships, and environmental issues.
Rio Tower, Room 515
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Thursday, Nov. 17

GateWay Community College

11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
90 Minutes Around the World
Quad or Copper Room, depending upon weather


Paradise Valley Community College

10:30–11:45 a.m.
"And This Little Piggy Coded All The Way Home": How My Obsession with Algorithms in Filipino Weaving Decolonized & Revitalized My Artistic Practice” | Dr. Lisa Tolentino
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6:30–8:30 p.m.
Continuum of Culture in the Sonoran Desert | Ron Carlos and August Wood
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Phoenix College


How to Say Hello in Different Languages
Will be loaded through PC’s Instagram account: pcinternationaled 
Virtual

8:30 a.m.–8 p.m.
International Book Display
Phoenix College Library

9 a.m.
International Trivia Questions
Game will be emailed out at 9 a.m.
Virtual

10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Study Abroad Booth
Sophomore Square

11–11:30 a.m.
Announcement of International Essay Contest
Sophomore Square 

11:30 a.m.–Noon
Tea, Cookies, and Bread From Around the World
Sophomore Square

Noon–1 p.m.
International Fashion Show
Sophomore Square

 

Rio Salado College

11 a.m.–2 p.m.
International Lunch Menu at the 
Café at Rio
Enjoy international lunch offerings
Café at Rio

Noon–1:30 p.m.
Documentary: Invisible Hands
This award-winning documentary exposes child labor and child trafficking within the supply chains of the world's biggest corporations. Nobel Peace Prize recipient, Kailash Satyarthi, is an Indian social reformer who campaigned against child labor in India and whose team has liberated more than 86,000 children from child labor, slavery, and trafficking.
Rio Conference Center
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3–3:45 p.m.
My American Experience as a Sudanese Immigrant | Salwa Ahmed,
Student Services Specialist, RSC
Join Salwa’s journey as a Muslim immigrant from Sudan and learn how she embraced new opportunities in the USA while remaining deeply connected to her own culture.
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South Mountain Community College

Noon–2 p.m.
Screening NAFSA International
Education documentaries.
Location The Science Complex

Friday, Nov. 18

Mesa Community College

11 a.m.–noon
Discover the World by Studying Abroad! 
Interested in earning Maricopa Community Colleges’ credit while studying abroad? Find out about scholarships, financial aid, and other funding resources. Dream Big. Set Goals. Take Action!  Start planning now for 2023!
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11 a.m.–1 p.m.
GLOBAL Horizons Speaker Series
Student visions for their countries based on the "I have a dream" theme.
Dobson and Southern campus, Room SC11E
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District Office


1–2 p.m.
Mexico Faculty Development Program Information
Join the Mexico Faculty Development Program coordinators to learn more about the program in Mexico, meet the previous faculty who have attended, and have an opportunity to answer any questions.
Virtual
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Rio Salado College

11 a.m.–2 p.m.
International Lunch Menu at the 
Café at Rio
Enjoy international lunch offerings
Café at Rio

 

Cost

Free

Open To
Public
Location

November 14-18
Virtual
and/or
in-person

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