International Education Week at MCC Nov. 14-17

International Education Week 2016 logo

Muskegon Community College will celebrate 2016 International Education Week with three free events on Monday-Thursday, Nov. 14-17.

Held annually in November, International Education Week provides an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education is part of MCC’s efforts to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the U.S.

On Monday, Nov. 14, the feature documentary film “American Textures” will be shown at 12:30 p.m. and again at 2:30 p.m. in the Blue and Gold Room. The movie follows six creative individuals of Black, White and Latino origin on a journey through diverse communities in the southern U.S. The journey pushes them to risk sharing their own stories, struggles and dreams.

On Tuesday, Nov. 15, the feature documentary film “American Textures” will be shown at 12:30 p.m. in the Blue and Gold Room.

On Wednesday, Nov. 16, learn about MCC’s Study Abroad opportunities and the benefits of those experiences from last year’s participants during “Student Reports from Nevis, Belize and Germany” in Collegiate Hall. The free event takes place from 12:30 – 2 p.m. Cookies will be provided.

On Thursday, Nov. 17, an International Student Panel Discussion will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Blue and Gold Room. Ethnic treats will be served at 6 p.m., then at 6:15 p.m., The MCC student panelists who will be talking about their respective homelands are: Quentin Labbe (France), Collins Kipkoech (Kenya), Malaysone Vattanaphone (Laos), Kang-hyun You (South Korea), and Van Vu (Vietnam).

Papa N’Jai, director of International Education and an instructor at MCC, will moderate the event.

For more information on International Education Week, contact Papa N’Jai at (231) 777-0693 or Mary Schutt at (231) 777-0380.