The International Student Program Office is pleased to host the first International Education Week (IEW) on campus this year! Across the United States, communities and universities are hosting IEW events to celebrate the value of international education. It is jointly sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education annually in November to highlight the value that intercultural exchanges bring to our interconnected world. To learn more about IEW, visit International Education Week 2023 | ECA (state.gov).
We will be hosting a week-long series of events for students, faculty, staff, and our community which highlight our campus culture and global network. You are encouraged to check out all sessions of interest. And, for students who collect at least four event stamps in their IEW passport this year and register in the International Student Program office by Friday, Nov. 17, we will select 5 winners of a scholarship to participate in the virtual Student Global Leadership Conference in April - hosted in London, UK, by the Foundation for International Education!
IEW Calendar of Events
Monday, November 13:
Adventures Abroad Panel: Working, Living, Studying, or Volunteering Abroad Experiences with SAC students, faculty, and staff | 12 - 1pm | Room A-210
Join us as we share some of our community's adventures abroad - from working, studying, living, and volunteering experiences! International student Gracia Castillo, Veteran student Tyler Fuller, Thrive Center Student Services Coordinator, Hop Nguyen, Professor Craig Ursuy, and Professor Dr. Anushi Seneviratne will share some of their insights on how their international journeys have shaped their lives.
International Student Association Student Dialogue | 1 - 2pm | Zoom
The ISA will host a zoom webinar with Dr. Kathy Patterson from the Honors Program to discuss opportunities for Honors credit and opportunities for transfer.Link: https://rsccd-edu.zoom.us/j/87316655783
IEW Passport Pick-up Opens | JSC-208
Pick up your passport anytime and collect a stamp at any of this week's events! Those that attend at least four events will be eligible to submit for an opportunity drawing on Friday to win a scholarship to the virtual SGLC conference held in the Spring and hosted in London, UK by the Foundation for International Education!
Meal Kit Pick-up Opens | Thrive Center
Prepare for Thursday's cooking demo by collecting your Meal Kit so that you can follow along - or review the recording to prepare your own version of the cultural dish on spotlight!
Tuesday, November 14:
Professor Chris Ho, Artist and SAC Alum, Chinese Brush Painting Demonstration & Discussion | 12 - 1pm | Room R-126
SAC Alum and Professor Chris Ho will share his talents and professional journey with students while demonstrating his art techniques, which are representative of Chinese art and culture.
Peace Corps Info Session with Mark Canett | 2 - 3pm | Room R-126
Interested in learning about the Peace Corps? Join our Peace Corps alum, Mark Canett (Veterans Resource Center) to learn about his experience and how to apply!
Wednesday, November 15:
International Festival: SAC WORLD TOUR! | 11 am - 2pm | Central Plaza
The annual International Festival is back! Join us as we celebrate our campus community and its global cultures with food, entertainment, dress, and cultural displays! Open to all to enjoy!
Thursday, November 16:
Fulbright Info Session for Faculty | 9:30 - 10:30am | Room R-126
Faculty who are interested in learning more about the Fulbright Fellowship opportunities, please join your Fulbright Liaison, Tina Newton, to explore the Fulbright program options open to you.
American Performance: Cultural Diversity in Theatre, Music and the Cinematic
Arts - Discussion by Author and Professor Kevin Slay | 11am - 12pm | Room R-126
Assistant Professor Kevin Slay of the Fine and Performing Arts Department will discuss his work in cultural diversity and its themes in Performance in the United States.
Virtual Cooking Demo with Student Chef (Meal Kits available in Thrive Center) | 1 - 2pm | Zoom
Our Student Chef will share a cultural dish and demonstrate cooking techniques with a cooking demonstration! This session is recorded for reference (link to be posted here), as you work with the Meal Kit from the Thrive Center after the event. Bon appetit!
Register in advance for this meeting: Register Online. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Preparing for the Future: Immigration Options for International Students after Graduation with Cliff Rosenthal, JD | 3 - 4pm | Room R-126
Immigration Attorney Cliff Rosenthal, Partner, of WR Immigration (Santa Monica, CA) will lead a discussion for international students about their immigration options after graduation. SAC and SCC international students are encouraged to attend!
Friday, November 17:
Global Networking Panel and Discussion | 10 - 11:30am | Room A-130
Radi Miranda, Mohammed Islam, and Ben Lai will join the SAC community to share their leadership journeys and advice for success in international business. Representing several organizations focused on international trade and business associations, they will offer advice on successful networking and leveraging global connections.
Passport stamp submissions due by 2pm in JSC-208 for IEW Opportunity Drawing: 5 scholarship winners to attend virtual Student Global Leadership Conference (London, UK) in April 2024 | 2pm | JSC-208
- BONUS EVENTS -
Additional live-streaming events will be hosted by the Study Abroad Association this week, and SAC community members are invited to register (using their SAC emails) for them here: IEW 2023 - Study Abroad Association. Hike in Colombia, explore Fair Trade in Ghana, or watch a live Japanese Tea Ceremony...the world is yours!
Past Event Pictures and Video: