EXCHANGING CULTURAL IDEAS:
INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK 2007
|Lawrence Kominz, professor of Japanese Language, Literature & Drama at Portland State University, performs “Mountain Wizards & the Persimmons,” a Kyogen farce.|
"Exchanging Cultural Ideas” was the theme for Clark College's observance of International Education Week 2007.
The events, held during the week of Nov. 13-16, were arranged by the International Programs office and members of the International Education Week (IEW) committee.
Highlights included a showing of the movie “Pan’s Labyrinth;” a Kyogen farce presented by representatives from the Portland State University Center for Japanese Studies; an intercultural communication workshop led by faculty member Barbara Simpson; and an International Programs open house.
Several faculty members also presented information on study abroad programs to more than 100 students interested in a variety of opportunities available through Clark during summer 2008.
To facilitate students’ ability to obtain passports, the International Programs office worked with the U.S. Postal Service to hold a “passport fair” as a part of the week’s activities. Several students and community members took advantage of this opportunity to obtain or update their passports.
|Staff, students and faculty enjoyed some pumpkin pie at the International Program’s open house event.|
The U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education have declared International Education Week in observance of the many important contributions international education makes to our nation.
These contributions include study abroad programs, foreign language studies, citizen and scholarly exchanges, foreign students on U.S. campuses and global approaches to U.S. education.