Academic Affairs Office
International Education Week 2012 – Report
The purpose of International Education Week is to celebrate the benefits of international education at MCC. Once again the MCC faculty and students provided the opportunity to do just that! Many at the college worked hard to promote programs that prepare our students for a global economy, which is why this year MCC joined in with more than 40,000 students, scholars and other exchange participants that the U.S. Department of State supports. Here is what we did during International education week:
36 students and faculty attended our 12th Annual International Panel Discussion featured MCC students Philippe Guirro from Brazil, Diana Cabrera from Columbia, Jessica Sanchez from Mexico, Sandra So from Hong Kong and Julie and Tricia Smith from Nepal/India. They discussed their homelands, shared insights about their corner of the world, and exchanged ideas with other MCC students. The International Opportunity Fair was a new event this year which provided students the chance to learn about MCC’s study/travel classes to Belize, Germany and Mexico. Our travelogue this year featured “Germany from the Alps to the North Sea” Bill Scarbrough and Kathy Tosa provided a wonderful comparison of northern and southern Germany. Three International films were featured this year: “Invictus”, the Oscar winning German film “The Lives of Others” and a Feature Documentary “Crossing Borders” that follows four Moroccan and four American university students as they travel together through Morocco.
Next year we will once again encourage the participation of all MCC students and faculty interested in international education and our exchange activities. In addition if you know of any of our local businesses, associations or community organizations that would like to participate please let me know.
Thanks! Kathy Tosa