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TCC announces schedule of events for International Education Week

IMG_1333-webedit.jpgTALLAHASSEE, Fla. (November 9, 2012) - Tallahassee Community College has announced a stellar lineup of events for its eighth annual celebration of International Education Week, November 13-16.

The U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education spotlight similar events around the world to recognize and promote the benefits of international education and exchange.

"In order to succeed in today's global environment, students need to complement their academic and career education with skills that will enhance their competitiveness in our increasingly diverse world," said Betty Jensen, coordinator of the Office of International Student Services.

TCC kicks off the week with the International Parade of Nations, on Tuesday, November 13, at 11:15 a.m. During the parade, students create a beautiful display around the campus flagpole, each marching in with his or her country’s flag, followed by an introduction in the student’s native language. The event will feature remarks from Alison Thompson, humanitarian and ambassador to the Haiti Ministry of the Environment. Thompson will also present the featured address Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m. in Turner Auditorium. Her topic is “Volunteering Worldwide: Everyone’s Needed.”

On Wednesday at 12:30 p.m., Thompson will join TCC students for a pizza lunch in the Student Union ballroom. The event is a lunch and learn, and presents an opportunity for students to learn from Thompson about the importance of volunteering.

On Thursday, November 15, the popular "Bringing the World to TCC" event returns to the Student Union ballroom from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Guests may "visit" 18 of the more than  80 countries represented in TCC's student population—learning about the culture, sampling native foods and ask questions of our international students.

The week is closed out by the Asian Fair on Friday from 11:30 a.m.  to 1:30 p.m. at TCC’s intramural fields near the Student Union. Participants can learn about different Asian cultures and watch a Chinese dragon performance.

For more information, contact Betty Jensen at (850) 201-8457 or

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