SPC has just celebrated International Education Week 2017 from November 13th to November 17th, an opportunity to learn the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This initiative promotes programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences. As Anna Faiola said, “The International Education Week initiative is an opportunity for all students to be exposed to a flavor of another culture, this is something the Center for International is proud to participate in every year.”
St. Petersburg College cares about having an international environment, that is why it currently hosts 217 international students from 52 different countries around the world, and it offers students nine different study abroad programs. For International Education Week 2017, all SPC campuses held events students could attend to explore new cultures.
On Tuesday, November 14th, Midtown Campus offered students a variety of International Snacks from around the world. Students discovered international activities they can participate in, and they learned about the study abroad programs that SPC offers. A free passport photo opportunity from AAA was also offered to students interested in travelling outside the United States!
Downtown Campus celebrated International Education Week 2017 on Wednesday, November 15th, with an International Coffee Bar. Students were informed about international activities and SPC study abroad programs. Free Passport Photo Coupons from AAA were given to students who are ready to explore!
On Thursday, November 16th, SPC Gibbs Campus celebrated IEW 2017 with the “A Taste of Vietnam” event. The U.S.-ASEAN Fulbright Initiative Scholar, Dr. Quyet Nguyen, from Vinh University in Vietnam Dr. Nguyen, talked about Vietnamese culture and history, and participants will also hear from SPC International Students, as Phuong Nguyen, and learn about local Vietnamese community groups. Delicious Vietnamese food was served and interactive cultural corners were set up to learn about Vietnamese language, music, film and seasonal celebrations!
On Thursday, November 16th, Tarpon Springs Campus had the International Dining Etiquette event, where students enjoyed international desserts while discovering all the study abroad options. Information about the costs, itinerary, and courses for each trip were shared and people were able to ask question directly. “The partnership with the Career team’s Dining Etiquette workshop was a perfect fit” said Anna Faiola, “students were able to stop by and learn not only about the available study abroad programs, but also about the proper dining etiquette for the various countries where SPC will be holding a study abroad program in during the 2017-2018 academic year.”
Students have been reminded to enter the International Photo Contest. Now it’s time to vote for your favorite photo! Click here to learn more!