International Education Week 2019

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International Education Week
 is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education.  The Office of International Programs leads the event in cooperation with our five colleges.

Each year the Alamo Colleges participate in International Education Week in an effort to celebrate diversity, increase awareness of international learning experience benefits, and to continue advancing the mission of globalizing the Alamo Colleges.

Join us, as we bring internationalization home and build on the global competencies of our students and community.

 
Events By Date
Mon. Nov. 18 Tues. Nov. 19 Wed. Nov. 20
Thurs. Nov. 21 Fri. Nov. 22


Monday, November 18

International Education Week Kick-Off

International Soup Festival

• Potato Soup (Ireland) 
• Wedding Soup (Italy) 
• Cold Gazpacho (Spain) 
• Pozole (Mexico)

Study Abroad Information Table: Students will have an opportunity to learn about study abroad and how to apply for the program and scholarship.

Time:

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Location:

Central Courtyard
Palo Alto College

Lunch and Learn

Afternoon Meditation In celebration of International Education Week, take a break from the hustle and bustle of class and learn a few seated meditation techniques.

Meditation is a mind and body practice that has a long history of use for increasing calmness and physical relaxation, improving psychological balance, coping with illness, and enhancing overall health and well-being. 

This course will teach you 4 simple techniques that can be used almost anywhere- Lead by CJ Arnoni, Certified Health Education Specialist.

Afterward, we will have a light lunch and a discussion with Silvia Zecca, Associate Professor of Spanish, who will discuss the benefits of international education and how you can get involved.

Time:

12:00 p.m. -1:00 p.m.

 

Location: 

Student Commons Room 201
Northeast Lakeview College

District International Programs Awards Reception

Student winners of Study Abroad photo contest recognized;
Faculty Award for outstanding efforts in internationalization;
Partner Award for international collaboration

Time:

3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Location:

Cyber Café

District Support Operations
2222 N. Alamo St.

In Search of Fatima, a Palestinian Story

Book Club Presentation

Contact
Melinda Zapeda at mzepeda1@alamo.edu

Time:

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

 

Location:

RLC 116
Northwest Vista College

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Tuesday, November 19

Intercultural Communication in the Global Classroom (Faculty Event)

In this professional development training session, faculty will have the opportunity to explore all aspects of globalization and its impacts on secondary education.

This interactive training session will allow faculty to unpack what globalization means for college students and the importance and benefits of facilitating a globalized classroom. Faculty will gain insights of how to leverage technology to create a globalized classroom without crossing borders.

Time: 

8:00 am- 10:00 am

Location:

Eco Centro-Classroom 1

San Antonio College

Tai Chi Mind-Body Wellness Session

In collaboration with HR Wellness program; Introduction to Chinese Tai Chi group exercise

Time:

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Location:

DSO Courtyard

District Support Operations
2222 N. Alamo St.

Mexican Flower Clown Workshop

Local artist, Stephanie Pena, will conduct a Mexican flower crown workshop. Students will be introduced to the art of flower crowns and learn about their history.

Snacks: Mexican hot chocolate and pan dulce

Study Abroad Information Table: Students will have an opportunity to learn about study abroad and how to apply for the program and scholarship.

Time:

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location:

Student Center Room 130
Palo Alto College

Lunch for Asylum Seekers

In collaboration with San Antonio College, the Palo Alto College International Education Committee and students will prepare lunches to be delivered to asylum seekers.

Time:

12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Location:

Loftin Center
San Antonio College

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Wednesday, November 20

Lunch for Asylum Seekers

In collaboration with San Antonio College, the Palo Alto College International Education Committee and students will deliver sack lunches to asylum seekers.

Time:

10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Location:

Greyhound Bus Downtown Station

Internationalization of Your Classroom (Faculty Event)

Interested in internationalizing your classroom?

Join us on November 20th in room 219B as we hold a conversation with Dr. Derick Wilson, a Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence from Northern Ireland. Dr. Wilson will talk about his position as a Fulbright scholar and what faculty can do to increase global understanding in our classroom.

 

Time:

12:00 p.m. -1:00 p.m.

Location:

Sutton Learning Center 219B
St. Philip's College

DREAMers Ally Training

Jesse Silva and Michelle Sotolongo from Texas State University will conduct ally training for faculty, staff and students.

Time:

2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location:

Ozuna 110
Palo Alto College

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Thursday, November 21

International Day Celebration

Presented by International Student Services & International Student Association at San Antonio College 

WORLD FOODS

Food trucks in Mall Area:

Fat Tummy Argentinean Empanadas & King Mediterranean 

ROOTS & CULTURE

Experiences provided by current SAC international students 

GLOBAL BEATS

Learn what’s popular on the international music charts

Time:

PARADE OF NATIONS

9:30 - 10:00 a.m.

 

Location:

Oppenheimer Center to Mall Area

San Antonio College

Lunch and Learn with Fulbright-in-Residence

Global Learning: Personal and Social Responsibility with Dr. Derick Wilson, a Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence from Northern Ireland. In this informal session, Dr. Wilson will talk about global education and how we can teach students about the different responsibilities to society-locally, nationally, and globally.

Time:

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Location:

Live Oak Hall 206
Northwest Vista College

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Friday, November 22

International Development Luncheon

In Collaboration with HR Faculty Development, Guest Speaker Mark Scheid on “International Students and Critical Thinking”;
Following lunch, three-person faculty panel on ACD internationalization.

Time:

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

The Garage 1939 (at the Pearl)
250 Grayson Street

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