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International Education Week at MCC

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

MCC is celebrating its 14th annual International Education Week, a joint initiative with the U.S. Departments of Education, with events this week that include a student panel discussion, screenings of a documentary film, a travelogue and food.

Centered on this year’s theme, “Learning Matters around the World,” the events run from Nov. 11 through Nov. 15.

Facilitated screenings of The Dialogue, a 70-minute documentary that follows four American and four Chinese university students as they travel together through Hong Kong and Southwest China, will be shown on three different days in Collegiate Hall – Monday, Nov. 11, at 10:10 a.m.; Thursday, Nov.14, at 1:30 p.m.; and Friday, Nov. 15, at 10 a.m.

On Monday evening at 7 p.m., an International Student Panel Discussion takes place in Stevenson Center Room 1100. Ethnic treats will be served at 6:45 p.m. MCC’s international students will talk about their homelands. Moderated by Papa N'Jai, a native of Sierra Leone and geography/anthropology instructor at MCC, the panelists are: Alaine Obrien from South Africa; Urbain Ndoye from Senegal; Nhat Le from Vietnam; Luis Castro from Colombia; Mi Coder from South Korea; and Hema Mishra from Nepal.

Travelogue “Istanbul” will be held from 7-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 12 in the Blue and Gold Room. MCC instructor Kathy Tosa presents a travelogue on her recent trip to Istanbul, Turkey. Learn about Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, the Sultan’s harem, and more. Ethnic treats are available at 6:45 p.m.

On Wednesday, Nov. 13, Greek specialties will be the fare at “Greek Night” at The 750 Grill, 2190 Whitehall Rd., Muskegon. The event begins at 6:30 p.m.

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