Celebrate International Education Week at Northwest College

Written by on November 18, 2019

Its International Education Week at Northwest College.

The college will have a series of events every day this week to celebrate the 68 international students currently studying at the college, and to promote the benefits of international education and exchange.

The week starts off at noon today with How to Study Abroad, an informational session about the options provided for students who want to study internationally. This will be followed by A Close-Up Look at Pakistan this evening at 7.

Other events include an Intercultural Tuesday Lunch, A Culture to Match its Size: Considering the Diversity in Russia, A Trip Through Latin America, Saudi Arabian Culture Night and From Bavaria to Wyoming: A Cross-Cultural Exchange. Most of these events include cultural good in addition to the exposure.

International Education Week represents a joint initiative between the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education that aids in promoting programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn and exchange experiences.

Here’s a breakdown of Northwest College’s full week of international exposure:

  • How to Study Abroad Monday, Nov. 18, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Intercultural House: Area residents are invited to learn about the many different options and possibilities related to studying abroad. Lunch will be provided.
  • A Close-Up Look at Pakistan Monday, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m. in the Intercultural House: This presentation will introduce the background and culture of Pakistan through the authentic viewpoint of an NWC student. Learn about the languages, climate, food, religion, traditional clothes and activities of Pakistan.
  • Intercultural Tuesday Lunch Tuesday, Nov. 19, from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in the DeWitt Student Center Dining Hall: Explore the world at NWC with this week’s Intercultural Lunch. This week’s destination is Chile. Admission is $7.95 for those not on a meal plan.
  • A Culture to Match its Size: Considering the Diversity in Russia Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 7 p.m. in the Intercultural House: Travel across the 49 regions of Russia as NWC students discuss the diversity within the traditions and historical backgrounds that influence the country to this day. Most of the Russian students at NWC come to Powell through the YEAR Program (Year of Exchange in America for Russians), which provides outstanding Russian students the unique opportunity to study for one year in the U.S.
  • A Trip Through Latin America Wednesday, Nov. 20, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Intercultural House: Join NWC’s upper-level Spanish students as they explore a variety of Spanish-speaking counties in Latin America. This presentation is a group effort prepared by the Second Year, First Semester Spanish class in which they researched the culture, history and traditions of Chile, Colombia and Guatemala. Lunch will be provided.
  • Saudi Arabian Culture Night Wednesday, Nov. 20, at 7 p.m. in the Yellowstone Building Conference Center: Along with traditional food and attire, NWC’s Saudi students will discuss traditions, history and the culture of their home country.
  • Turkmen Culture Through Art Thursday, Nov. 21, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Intercultural House: Learn about Turkmen culture through art and observe the similarities between this central Asian country and the U.S. Lunch will be provided.
  • From Bavaria to Wyoming: A Cross-Cultural Exchange Thursday, Nov. 21, at 7 p.m. at the Intercultural House: Attendees will receive a glimpse at the sights, sounds and traditions of the Bavarian region of Germany. This event will focus on German culture and include an explanation of the education system and the CBYX program. Additionally, an authentic dish will be prepared for guests to sample. 
  • Exploring Japanese Culture Through Food, Calligraphy, and Origami Friday, Nov. 22, at 6 p.m. in the Intercultural House: Area residents are invited to discover the art of calligraphy and origami, while sampling Japanese food. This event wraps up NWC’s celebration of International Education Week.

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