NWC News Desk

Northwest College celebrates International Education Week Nov. 12-16

Posted October 26, 2018
By NWC News Desk

Northwest College kicks off its celebration of International Education Week, Nov. 12-16, with the following events and activities to promote awareness about the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide.

This 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.

  • Study abroad information session Monday, Nov. 12, at noon in the Intercultural House - Learn about the study abroad programs available to NWC students and community members. This session will cover topics such as study abroad locations, eligibility, benefits, finances, academics and more. Lunch will be provided.
  • From whalers and the War of 1812 to mockingbirds and imps of darkness: Life’s grand experiment in Galapagos Monday, Nov. 12, at 6 p.m. in the Intercultural House - From Charles Darwin to Herman Melville to Peter and Rosemary Grant, inquisitive minds have visited the rough shores, sun-baked lava flows and verdant, mist-wrapped cones of Galapagos with each imagination carrying away a story of their own. Join Eric Atkinson, NWC assistant professor of biology, as he shares some historical perspectives, natural history observations and evolutionary insights following his foray to these “Enchanted Isles.”
  • Intercultural Tuesday Lunch: Saudi Arabia Tuesday, Nov. 13, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the NWC Dining Hall - Explore the world with Northwest College at the weekly Intercultural Tuesday Lunches. This week’s lunch features a traditional dish from Saudi Arabia. Admission is $7.75 plus tax, which grants full access to the dining hall buffet. There is no additional charge for those with a college meal plan.
  • Celebrating NWC International Student-Athletes Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 7:30 p.m. in NWC’s Cabre Gym – Help celebrate NWC international student-athletes with a quick tutorial on how to dance “Samba” during halftime of the NWC Men’s Basketball home opener against Rocky Mountain College JV.
  • Japanese Field Studies Presentation Wednesday, Nov. 14, at noon in the Intercultural House - Gain insight to study abroad programs by listening to a presentation by Milo Asay, NWC assistant professor. He will discuss his most recent field studies trip to Japan, as well as upcoming trips. This event is free and open to the public. Lunch will be served.
  • Turkmenistan Culture Night Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m. in the Yellowstone Building Conference Center – Area residents are invited to learn about the history and traditions of Turkmenistan through an array of multimedia presentations, traditional dress, music and games. Students will also prepare a traditional Turkmen dish.
  • Back to the USSR: A Day in the Life of the Soviet Union Thursday, Nov. 15, at noon in the Intercultural House – Join NWC international students from Russia as they travel back in time to explore what life was like for the Soviet people. Lunch will be served.
  • Making Tempura and Sushi: An Evening of Japanese Cuisine Thursday, Nov. 15, at 6:30 p.m. in the Intercultural House - Students from Japan will provide a historical and cultural informational presentation about tempura and sushi followed by a hands-on demonstration on how to make both tempura and sushi.
  • Exploring Saudi Arabia Friday, Nov. 16, at 6 p.m. in the Intercultural House - Saad Alajaji, a student from Saudi, will share his country and his culture during a program that includes multimedia components and an informational presentation. The evening will conclude with a demonstration and a sample of a traditional Saudi Arabian dish.

International Education Week is celebrated at organizations and institutions throughout the world. Find out more at https://iew.state.gov/.

For more information, contact NWC Intercultural Program Manager Amanda Enriquez at Amanda.Enriquez@nwc.edu or 307-754-6424.