TALLAHASSEE, 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.