Upcoming Events

FALL 2018

INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK (Nov. 12-16, 2018)

Every November, the U.S. State Department, in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Education, designates a week to celebrate and promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences. This year's theme is to celebrate the benefits of international education and worldwide exchange. TAMU-CC will be hosting a series of events during the week of Nov. 12-16, 2018. You can find a list of upcoming International Education Week events listed below: 

Monday, Nov. 12: Food Tasting and Cultural Exhibitions: 

Faculty, staff, and students are invited to join and Dr. Clarenda Phillips, Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, to kickoff International Education Week on Monday, Nov. 12 at noon in the University Center, Rotunda.

After the kick-off, food tasting and cultural exhibitions will start at the Breezeway and the Hector P. Garcia Plaza area from 12:30-2:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the campus community. Food from nine countries, including China, India, Vietnam, Vietnam, Nigeria, Jordan, Brazil, Colombia, and Spain, will be served. Throughout the event, students from different countries will display some work of arts, games, calligraphy, and more!

Tuesday, Nov. 13: International Music & Performances:

Join the Office of International Education and the International Student Organization in listening to melodious songs from twelve different countries on Tuesday, Nov. 13, from 12:30-2:00 p.m. in the University Center, Rotunda. Like a live radio show, the event host(s) and DJ will give a brief introduction about each of the songs before playing. The event is free and open to the campus community. Throughout the event, students from Vietnam, China, India, Nigeria, Colombia, Spain, and more will give live performances including traditional dance and singing.

Wednesday, Nov. 14: International Symposium and Panel discussion:

IEW will welcome Dr. Zobaida Nasreen, Fulbright scholar from Bangladesh, to present “International Education and the Power of Cross-Cultural Journey,” from noon to 1 p.m. in the University Center, Anchor Ballroom B. Immediately following the presentation, a panel consisting of Islander alumni will discuss how international students can have a successful career and what challenges they may have while studying in the United States.

Thursday, Nov. 15 – Seminar and International Film Screening:

The Islander community has the opportunity to join Dr. Ari Sherris, former Fulbright scholar from Texas A&M University-Kingsville, for a special seminar focusing on “Safaliba community activism, Safaliba language power: Safale̱ba Bo̱lo̱ So Faŋŋa!” on Thursday, Nov. 15, from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in the University Center, Anchor Ballroom B.

Later in the day, Islanders can join IEW for a film screening of the international film, “Pelé: Birth of a Legend,” from 8:15-9:45 p.m. in the University Center, Lone Star C. This film is the story of Pelé, a sport legend and national hero who carried the hopes and dreams of a country on his back. Before becoming an icon, he grew up in the slums of São Paulo, Brazil where he was so poor that he couldn’t afford a real soccer ball. Both events are free and open to the campus community.


ISLANDERS IN SCOTLAND - GENERAL INFORMATION SESSIONS

What: Come learn more about the Summer 2019 Islanders in Scotland Program, meet the faculty, and learn how to apply for the program. Students interested in the program are encouraged to attend at least one of the following information Sessions. 

  • September 6th from 3:30PM-4:30PM (UC, 324)
  • September 18th from 4:45pm-5:45PM (UC, 324) 

 


ABROAD 101 GENERAL INFORMATION SESSIONS

What: These are informal sessions for students who are interested in learning about study abroad programs and opportunities available. The session will provide a brief overview of study abroad programs and provide students with time to ask questions that they may have about studying abroad and how to make it happen. 

When & Where: Students can stop by any of the following sessions for more information. 

  • Friday, Sept. 14, 2018: 3pm-4:30pm (UC, 210)
    • *NOTE: WITH THREATS OF A TROPICAL STORM HEADING INTO OUR AREA ON FRIDAY, THE SEPT. 14TH SESSION MAY BE CANCELED IF CAMPUS IS SHUT DOWN DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER. PLEASE STAY TUNED FOR WEATHER/CAMPUS ANNOUNCEMENTS. 
  • Tuesday, Sept.18, 2018: 11am-12:30pm (UC, 317)
  • Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018: 12:30pm-2pm (UC, 317)

 

ACADEMIC PROGRAMS INTERNATIONAL (API) CAMPUS VISIT

Date: Thursday, October 4, 2018

What: Ms. Julie Van Vechten-Smith from API study abroad programs will be on campus to talk to students who are interested in studying abroad, or faculty who would like to develop customized programs, through API. Ms. Van Vechten Smith will be available during the following times and locations: 

  • 9am-12pm: Information Table (Subway Alcove/Breezeway)
  • 1:30pm-2:30pm: Customized Programs Information Session for Faculty (UC, 221)
  • 3:30pm-4:30pm: General Information Session for Students (UC, 221)