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NWC celebrates International Education Week Nov. 13-17

Posted November 3, 2017
By NWC News Desk

Northwest College kicks off its celebration of International Education Week, Nov. 13-17, with a series of events and activities to promote awareness about the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide.

The first event to take place is an informational presentation about sushi by visiting scholar Duyang Wen Monday, Nov. 13, at 7 p.m. in the college’s Intercultural House.

Throughout this evening event, Wen will share sushi’s cultural and historical significance and then give a hands-on demonstration so participants can learn to prepare this meal.

The following day, Nov. 14, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., all are invited to sample a variety of Russian food during Tuesday’s Intercultural Lunch in the DeWitt Student Center. The $7.15 admission charge grants full access to all dining hall offerings; however, there is no cost for those with a college meal plan.

As the weeklong celebration unfolds, the public is invited to help create an NWC #YouAreWelcomeHere video. The event “#YouAreWelcomeHere” takes place Tuesday, Nov. 14, from 1-4 p.m. and again Wednesday, Nov. 15, from 3-5 p.m. in the Intercultural House.

This campaign provides a welcome message from U.S. higher education to international students around the world and was designed to affirm that institutions of higher education are diverse, friendly, safe and committed to student development and internationalization efforts.

Those who wish to participate in making the video are asked to convey the message “you are welcome here” in statements, photos, videos, events and other creative expressions.

The International Education Week activities continue Nov. 14 at 6:30 p.m. in the Intercultural House with a showing of the documentary “Crossing Borders,” followed by a discussion led by NWC student Mouad ZaaZaa. 

As the week comes to a close, an informational session about a travel opportunity to Costa Rica will be held Wednesday, Nov. 15, at 12:30 p.m. Those who are interested in taking part in this trip during spring break, March 3-11, are encouraged to attend the meeting at the Intercultural House.

The final event in the series, “Chasing Ice,” takes place Thursday, Nov. 16, at 6:30 p.m. in the Intercultural House.

Kathy Lichtendahl, photographer and outdoor enthusiast, traveled on the National Geographic Explorer expedition ship to the archipelago around Svalbard, Norway in June 2017. During this presentation, Lichtendahl will show her photos from the excursion and share stories that provide a glimpse of life in the far north.

For more information about these events, contact Amanda Enriquez, intercultural program manager, at or 307-754-6424. All events are free and open to the public.