International Education Week 2014

November 17 – 20, 2014

Who says International Awareness gives you the Edge? “Part of the process of America’s continued leadership in the world is going to be our capacity to communicate across boundaries.”  – President Barack Obama

We do it Every year in November!

International Education Week 2014

2013 International Exchange students with moderator, Papa N'Jai

2013 International Exchange students with moderator, Papa N’Jai

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Exchange students answering questions from the audience





2013 International Student Speaker Week

MCC students listening to 2013 International Student Speakers presentations

International Education Week  is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education, and is a part of our efforts at MCC to promote programs that prepare students for a global environment. Don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange new and interesting insights during International Education Week 2014.  For more information, please contact Katherine Tosa, 231-777-0376 or

Monday, November 17 – International Student Panel Discussion –Blue and Gold Room. 7:00-8:00 p.m. Come meet some of our international students as they talk about their homelands. Student speakers will be from The Peoples Republic of China, Columbia, Senegal, Vietnam, Nepal and Sweden. Our moderator this year is Papa N’Jai, a native of Sierra Leone and geography/anthropology instructor at MCC. Ethnic treats available at 6:45pm! Panel begins at 7:00.!

Tuesday, November 18 – 2015 German Exchange Program Meeting – 12:30-1:00pm in Blue and Gold. Learn about an experience that can change your life!   Meeting Topics include: Application deadline, Travel costs, Travel documents, Itinerary, course credit and Q & A with last year’s participants! Bring your own lunch – (cookies provided)

 Wednesday November 19 – “Ebola: What You Should Know” 6 pm in Stevenson Center Room 1100  Dr. Andy Wible, instructor of philosophy and director of the Ethics Institute at MCC, will serve as the moderator.   The panelists include:

  • Bruce Olson, Infectious Disease Specialist and Medical Director at Mercy Health in Muskegon
  • Rachel McDermott, RN,Health System Educator at North Ottawa Community Health System
  • Papa N’Jai, Instructor of Anthropology and Cultural Geography at Muskegon Community College
  • David Ogren, Paramedic and MCC student

Thursday November 20 – Ein deutsches Fest! (A German Party) 5:30-7pm Collegiate Hall.  Join us for a festive reunion with past participants of the German Exchange Program. Anyone involved during the past 17 years of the Exchange is welcome.  You bring your pictures and memories and we will provide the h’orderves and a stroll down memory lane. RSVP to Mary 777-0380 or Kathy 777-0376 by November 13 if possible.

Watch Secretary Kerry’s remarks on International Education week