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NWC News Desk

Travel the world in NWC celebration of International Education Week

Posted October 31, 2016
By NWC News Desk

POWELL, Wyoming — Northwest College invites young and old to explore the world through a series of programs held Nov. 14-18 in celebration of International Education Week.

The week kicks off Monday, Nov. 14, with a 3:30 p.m. workshop on how to write “hello” in different languages. NWC student Iram Saleem of Pakistan will present a program on her homeland at 7 p.m. the same day. Both activities will be held in NWC’s Intercultural House.

Tuesday’s intercultural learning opportunities include a Japanese lunch served from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the DeWitt Student Center Dining Hall and a 7 p.m. program in the Intercultural House that compares the education systems in Chile to those in the United States. Four Chilean students studying to become English teachers will share first-hand impressions of the similarities and differences they’ve encountered.

African Night starts Wednesday, Nov. 16, at 7 p.m. in the Yellowstone Conference Room. NWC students from Cameroon, Ethiopia, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo will share images, music and food from their native countries.

Thursday, Nov. 17, the NWC Intercultural Programs Office offers an overview of study abroad opportunities and how to select the best one at a noon presentation in the Intercultural House.

The week-long celebration ends Friday, Nov. 18, in Nepal, with a 5 p.m. program by a Nepalese family that has relocated from Nepal to Clark.

The programs, all sponsored by the NWC Office of Intercultural Programs, are free and open to the public. More information can be found at or by calling 307-754-6424.

International Education Week is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn and exchange experiences.