International Education Week at MCCC


During the week of November 12-16, the International Student Organization and the International Student Services Office will be celebrating, “International Education Week.” International Education Week is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of education and exchange worldwide.  This joint initiative of the U.S Department of State and the U.S Department of Education is an effort to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the United States. Colleges, universities, embassies and international organizations will be participating in International Education Week.


The following programs have been planned at our college:


Monday, November 12, Cultural Quiz Bowl. Come and join us from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. in SC108, and test your knowledge about other countries and their cultures.


Tuesday, November 13, Multi- Cultural Festival, 12 noon to 1 p.m. in the Student Center.  Stop by the first floor of the Student Center, and view exhibits that spotlight different countries and regions of the world. There will be interactive elements, food, music, and you can pick up an “International Greeting Card,” made by the students in the International Student Organization. Over 20 countries are expected to be represented at the Multi- Cultural Festival.


Thursday, November 15, “The Art of Belly Dancing.” This workshop will take place from 12:15-1:15 p.m. in PE119. Participants will learn the history of this traditional dance, and have an opportunity to have an introductory lesson from one of our International Students, who has studied Belly Dancing for three years.


Nov. 12-16:  In addition to these programs, the International Student Services Office will be sponsoring the second “International Film Festival” at our West Windsor campus in SCI08. All Films will start at 6:00 p.m. Join us on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday night of the week of November 12-16, as we present a film recommended by our International Students.


Monday, November 12, Shame.”  This film, directed by Oscar winner Ingmar Bergman, probes the atrocities of war -- both internal and external -- as a young couple struggles to survive while the world around them crumbles into chaos.


Wednesday, November 14, “Maria Full of Grace.”  This Colombian-American film, written and directed by Joshua Marston, is the story of Maria Alvarez, a 17-year- old Colombian girl, who discovers the ruthless world of international drug trafficking, and her mission becomes one of determination and survival that will carry her forward into a new life.


Thursday, November 15, Gandhi, My Father.”  This Indian film, directed by Feroz Abbas Khan, explores the troubled relationship between Harilal Gandhi, and his father, Mahatma Gandhi. This 2007 movie is based upon the biography “Harilal Gandhi: A Life” by Chandulal Bhagubhai Dalal.


Friday, November 16, “Central Station.”  Inside Rio de Janeiro’s bustling Central Station, two unlikely souls become inextricably linked, when a young boy witnesses his mother’s accidental death. A lonely retired schoolteacher reluctantly takes the child under her wing. The two form an uncommon bond as they venture through Brazil’s barren remote northeast region in search of the boy’s father. This film features an unforgettable lead performance by Fernanda Montenegro, who was nominated in 1998 for an Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role.   


Please contact Amy, at ext. 3531 with any questions regarding the programs scheduled for International Education Week.