Medicine Hat College (MHC) is celebrating International Education Week (IEW) from November 16 - 20, 2015.
“We are inviting the community to come on campus. Explore the cultures that help make MHC what it is – an institution that is culturally aware and committed to providing experiential learning experiences,” says Tafadzwa Bamhare, interim manager, international education. “Whether you are a foodie at heart, or are looking at opportunities to study abroad, there is something here for you.”
During the week the college will host a variety of activities including: an international tradeshow where international students share information and activities from their diverse countries and cultures; presentations from staff on their travels abroad and experiences in destinations like China and Mexico; week-long cafeteria and Crave specials with cuisines from India, Germany, Japan, Mexico and the Southern US; as well as displays and a movie on globalization.
“This week really is about awareness and providing our international students an opportunity to share a bit more about their culture with their peers, staff and the community,” says Bamhare.
Alberta Education defines IEW as an annual, week-long event that is celebrated by over 100 countries around the world. It provides an opportunity for various government and non-governmental organizations, active in international education, a chance to showcase the diverse programming and activities that students are exposed to which enrich their learning and prepare them for global citizenship.
A full list of events can be found on our website at www.mhc.ab.ca. A summary is as well provided below.
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Throughout the week:
MHC Library Travel the Globe Display
MHC Library will host a display that will take you across the globe in a matter of minutes. The display includes fascinating artifacts from around the world.
Throughout the week MHC’s cafeteria menu will feature cuisine from India, Germany, Japan, Mexico and the Southern US.
Crave will feature appetizers from various countries and a selection of imported beer.
Arm Chair Travellers
Visit the library to hear various speakers present on international travel and projects they have been involved in.
Monday, November 16
Study Abroad in Australia
Come to this presentation by Griffith University, a MHC partner university located along the South Eastern Australian Coast.
Tuesday, November 17
Presentation by Rick Robinson
Rick has travelled extensively across China. Come and hear him share experiences about connecting with a new culture, being inspired by diversity and celebrating travel.
Wednesday, November 18
Presentation by Rebecca Nielsen
Rebecca will share her pictures and stories about being an exchange student, studying abroad, the benefits of international travel and learning a new language.
Visit Centennial Hall where MHC international students share information and activities from their diverse countries and cultures. Come meet and learn from fellow students in a fun, relaxed and interactive way.
Thursday, November 19
Presentation by Connie Grove
Connie is passionate about helping local communities grow and develop in a sustainable way. She has travelled to Mexico several times and will speak about the hugely successful Baja Mexico project.
Friday, November 20
Globalization: What is happening to us? This movie examines if there is a way out of the fear and insecurity created by globalization? This program presents the opinions of authors and philosophers who suggest ways for societies to deal with emotionality and subjectivity of globalization pressures.
Free popcorn will be provided with a selection of international flavours.
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