9 November, 2016
Gadsden State Community College’s International Programs is hosting International Education Week Nov. 14-17.
“International Education Week is an annual celebration of international education and exchange worldwide,” said Becky Duckett, director of Gadsden State’s International Programs. “It’s an opportunity for us to recognize international students, education abroad and internationalization.”
The schedule of events kicks off with students creating sidewalk chalk drawings at 8 a.m. Nov. 14 in the front entrance of Naylor Hall.
Festivities continue with an Open House from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the International Programs Office located in Room 106 of Naylor Hall, and the Alabama Language Institute Open House from 11 a.m. to noon in the basement of Naylor Hall.
The day’s events wrap up at 7 p.m. with a movie called “Babies.” The film, which ends at approximately 8:20 p.m., documents the first two years in the lives of four infants from Africa, Asia and America. “Babies” by filmmaker Thomas Balmes will be shown in the auditorium of Browder Hall.
On Nov. 15, a panel discussion titled “Education Around the World” will take place from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. in the auditorium at Browder Hall. Discussion panel participants include Hillary Abiagom from Nigeria; Yaser Ali from Bahrain; Mariela Rios Balboa from Bolivia; Georges Marc Saint Eliard from Haiti; and Khawla Nsibi from Tunisia.
On Nov. 16, the annual International Tea will be hosted from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the breezeway of Inzer Hall. The popular student event includes “language tables,” where attendees can learn common phrases in Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, French, Haitian Creole, Hindi, Yoruba, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, and Vietnamese. Hot beverages and sweet desserts will be served.
A special presentation titled “Stereotypes” will be presented by Gadsden State student Ayomide Deborah Oluwanusi will take place from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 17 in the Browder Hall Auditorium.
“We know our students, faculty, staff and community supporters will enjoy the programs we have available during International Education Week,” Duckett said. “It’s sure to be a fun, educational four days for those who are interested in international education and exchange activities.”