DCCC to Observe International Education Week

Nov 12, 2014 – Davidson County Community College will observe International Education Week, Nov 17-21, with daily activities that will include presentations by the college’s two Fulbright Scholars and a Parade of Nations featuring traditional dress from countries around the world.

Monday, Nov. 17
Niamh Hamill from the Institute of Study Abroad Ireland lectures on Irish history and culture at 9 a.m. in the Rittling Conference Center. Information will be provided for the DCCC-sponsored cultural immersion trip to Ireland set for March 6-14, 2015. This trip is open to students, faculty, staff and the community.

Tuesday, Nov. 18
Fulbright Language Teaching Assistant Ghada Somrani of Tunis, Tunisia speaks about her home country at 2 p.m. in the Rittling Conference Center. Somrani teaches Arabic at DCCC.

Wednesday, Nov. 19
The Parade of Nations begins at 9 a.m. at the fountain on the Davidson Campus. Participants may dress in native attire and/or carry the flag of a country of their choice.

Wednesday, Nov. 19 – Davidson Campus,
Thursday, Nov. 20 – Davie Campus

International Issues Day, with projects on international issues displayed by Communication students taught by faculty member Sylvia Walters, 8-11 a.m. and12:30-1:30 p.m. on the Davidson Campus and 11 a.m.-noon on the Davie Campus.

Thursday, Nov. 20
Fulbright Language Teaching Assistant Valentina Diulger of St. Petersburg, Russia discusses her native Russia at 11 a.m. in the Rittling Conference Center. Diulger teaches Russian at DCCC.

Friday, Nov. 21
DCCC math instructor Colleen Thomas shares her experiences serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in Tanzania, where she worked as a secondary math teacher.

In addition to the daily events, the Storm Cellar Café at DCCC will offer international food choices on its menu throughout the week. 

“All International Education Week activities are part of our Passport events schedule for fall,” says Suzanne LaVenture, Spanish faculty and director of international education at DCCC. “The college offers a wide range of programs throughout the year that create awareness of international issues and prepare our students to live and work in a global environment.” 

International Education Week is celebrated nationally and sponsored by the U.S. State Department's Bureau of Cultural Affairs.

For more information about international education and travel abroad opportunities at DCCC, visit the college website at www.davidsonccc.edu/international.

Founded in 1963, Davidson County Community College is noted for its quality educational programs and services. As one of 58 institutions within the North Carolina Community College System, DCCC offers studies in more than 50 degree programs. A fully-accredited, multi-campus college, DCCC celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2013 and is looking forward to serving students in Davidson and Davie counties for many years to come. The college is committed to developing minds, inspiring imaginations, and preparing students for enhanced career and educational opportunities within a changing global environment. Visit Davidson County Community College on the Web at davidsonccc.edu.