Clark College hosts International Day on February 13

For Immediate Release
February 5, 2024

Vancouver community invited to free, family-friendly festival celebrating international culture

A group of international students smiling and posing for a photo

VANCOUVER, Wash. — Clark College is hosting an International Day celebration for the Vancouver community from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on February 13 in Gaiser Student Center, GHL 150 on the main campus, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way. The event offers a variety of free, family-friendly activities to learn about and celebrate cultures worldwide. It also is an opportunity to celebrate international education and exchange and to learn about the college’s International Programs department.

Associate Director of International Programs Jody Shulnak said, "Bringing folks together to learn about a variety of cultures and celebrating global exchange are highlights of this annual event. It’s also an opportunity for international students and those in our ESL program to engage and share about their home countries. It’s a meaningful event all around."

International Day highlights

International Day at Clark College: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Tuesday, February 13, 2024
Time Topic
11:05 a.m. Welcome
11:05 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Art + Peace Mural Unveiling with mural artist Christian Barrios
11:15 a.m. – 11:25 a.m. International student panel video 
11:30 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. Belly dancing demonstration
11:50 a.m. – 11:55 a.m. Raffle drawing and announcement
12:00 p.m. – 12:20 p.m. Chinese drummers, Oregon Chinese Coalition
12:20 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. Dragon demo, Oregon Chinese Coalition
12:30 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. Storytime: Moses & the Impossible Piano
12:45 p.m. – 12:50 p.m. Raffle drawing and announcement
12:50 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. TBD
1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. TBD
1:20 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. International student panel video 
1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Kendo Dojo demonstration 
2:00 p.m. Closing remarks and final raffle draw 

About Clark College International Programs

International Programs provides support services and opportunities to foster a global perspective and cross-cultural competence for Clark College and the communities it serves. The program also offers an intensive English Language program. During the 2023-24 academic year, Clark College has 57 international students. This number changes every term.

About Clark College

Founded in 1933 and celebrating its 90th year, Clark College provides residents of Southwest Washington with affordable, high-quality academic and technical education. It is a public community college offering more than 100 degree and certificate programs, including bachelor’s and associate degrees; professional certificates; high school diplomas and GED preparation; and non-credit community and continuing education. Clark serves a wide range of students including high school students, displaced workers, veterans, parents, non-native English speakers, and mature learners. Approximately three-quarters of its students are in the first generation of their families to attend college.


For additional information : 

For media inquiries & photo requests
Maureen Chan-Hefflin, Clark College Communications & Marketing
T: 360-992-2243 E:

For event inquiries:
Maggie Li, Clark College International Programs
T: 360-992-2495 E: