Virtual 2021 International Education Week Conference

November 15, 2021 | San Diego Community College District

Join us for the virtual 2021 International Education Week Conference. Each day is hosted by one of our colleges. City College - November 17; Mesa College - November 16; and Miramar College - November 18.

SDCCD students will have the opportunity to attend interactive and engaging activities about International Education. International Education is a gateway to a more fulfilling educational experience and career. This year, the International Education Committees at City, Mesa, and Miramar Colleges have collaborated to coordinate a 3-day conference. This free conference features alumni who have participated in Study Abroad, scholarship workshops, Study Abroad Cost and Benefits session, Study Abroad with third-party companies, games, prizes, and more.

See below for virtual events planned for International Educational Week:

NOVEMBER 16 - MESA COLLEGE Virtual World Party


1:30 p.m.

Peace Corps Information Session
1:45 to 2 p.m.
Serving in the Peace Corps is a great way to immerse yourself in a new culture, learn a new language, and have the experience of a lifetime. Learn about Volunteer experiences, and gain tips to guide you through the application process.

Voices from Abroad
2 to 2:30 p.m.
Cameron Martinez, former study abroad student living in Spain working abroad through a government program.

Breakout Rooms
2:30 to 3 p.m.
Language exchanges (Arabic, French, Spanish, Russian), games and conversation, learn new expressions, and explore local internships with Global Connections.

Study Abroad Scholarship Workshop
3 to 3:30 p.m.
Presentation about scholarship such as Gilman and the benefits. Guided by Study Abroad Advisor.

Trivia Games, Winner of Cooking Contest, and Conclusion
3:30 to 4 p.m.

For more information, contact: Dora Schoenbrun-Fernandez, District IE Committee Faculty Lead for Mesa College. 

November 17 - City College

Study Abroad “Centro de Lengua y Comunicación Social Universal”
11 to 11:30 a.m.
Professor Claudio Pani Barragán will present the goals and achievements of Studying Spanish in Cuernavaca, Mexico, and the "Benefits of living with host Mexican families" Join on Zoom

Kahoot for Prizes
11:30 to 11:50 a.m.
What does the term study abroad mean to you? Learn about traveling abroad, and participate for prizes for first, second, and third place. Join on Zoom

Study Abroad Cost and Benefits
11:50 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.
Former Study abroad student, Arely Diaz will narrate her experience studying in Madrid, Spain and living with a host family. Join on Zoom

The Importance of Learning Arabic Languages Nowadays
3:15 to 3:45 p.m.
Professor and Sociologist, Yousra Qudeimat will talk about the wonderful and enriched Arabic culture, and its importance in today’s world. Join on Zoom

For more information contact Rosalinda Sandoval, IEC Faculty Coordinator for City College.

15-Minute Mini Language Lessons
Learn a couple of key phrases.

10 a.m. – French - Join on Zoom

10:30 a.m. – Spanish - Join on Zoom 

10:45 a.m. – Italian - Join on Zoom

November 18 - Miramar College

Infusing Access and Inclusion into Study Abroad
9 to 10 a.m.
Presenter: Katie De Guzman
Build faculty-led programs for community college students that are accessible and transformative, but also inclusive and equitable. Best practices for both faculty and administrators who value the international education experience and want to support students. Join on Zoom

Study Abroad with a Sustainability Focus
10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Presenter: Professor Pablo Martin
Sustainability Study Abroad: Society, Environment, Economy; Tentatively Planned for Summer 2022, in La Ventana, Mexico. Review plans for a proposal to host a four-week long program designed to offer students hands-on experiences in creating and maintaining sustainable communities, service learning projects, or both. The study abroad program is contingent on final administrative approval. Join on Zoom

Study Abroad Using a Third Party: The Case of EF
Noon to 1 p.m.
Presenter: Professor Laura González
Join travel enthusiast and anthropology professor Laura González for a conversation about options for study abroad that include using third party companies. Laura has traveled with students with Education First (EF) to Tokyo, Italy, and Peru. Come learn about the pros and cons of using third party study abroad companies. Join on Zoom

Filipino Studies (FS) 100 Info Session
1:30 to 2:20 p.m.
Presenter: Professor Judy Patacsil
Professor Judy Patacsil will provide information on the Filipino American Experience course. At the present time, FS100 is the only approved ethnic studies course offered at Miramar College that meets the CSU Area F graduation requirement and Miramar is the only college in San Diego that offers a Filipino Studies Certificate of Performance. Join on Zoom

For more information please contact Judy Patacsil, IEC Faculty Lead for Miramar College.

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