International Education Week 2017 is here! Celebrated November 13-17, it is a week designated by the U.S. Departments of State and Education to promote and celebrate international exchange. Check out an event on campus, and join in on the fun!
The International Candy Bar will open at , 11 a.m. on Monday, November 13 outside The Learning Center. Stop by and try candy from around the world!
The popular Soup & Stories series will be held Tuesday-Thursday in the Café. Hear stories from our international students and have a free bowl of soup provided by the East Central College Culinary Program. Dessert will also provided by Café Central!
11:30am-12:00 pm Alexsandar Stojov (Serbia)
12:00pm-12:30 pm Nicholas Tosovksy-Heinemeier (American in Spain) & Amiru N’Diaye-Pipio (Spain)
11:30am-12:00 pm Magnus Andersen (Denmark)
12:00pm-12:30 pm Lewis Brass & Billy Thompson (United Kingdom)
11:30am-12:00 pm Sebastián Jarrín (Ecuador)
12:00pm-12:30 pm Flavian Hunter (Trinidad)
International Education Week will also feature guest speakers throughout the week. On Tuesday, November 14 from 5 – 6 p.m. in Hansen Hall 286, Roselyne Hazard will talk about her work with immigrants and refugees in the St. Louis area. Hazard is a therapist and clinical supervisor for ALIVE and a member of the Speakers Bureau for the International Institute of St. Louis. Originally from Belgium, Roselyne has lived in Spain, Central America, South America and the Caribbean before moving to the United States 25 years ago. She is an East Central College alumna and has a Master’s of Social Work and Licensed Clinical Social Work from St. Louis University.
On Thursday, November 16 from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. in Hansen Hall 286, Kate Camargo will be the featured speaker. Camargo has served as a health education specialist in the Peace Corps from 2007-2009 in Mali, West Africa. She worked in a rural health clinic, where she assisted the clinic’s nurse and midwives with vaccination campaigns, maternal education and infant growth tracking. She also provided health education in local primary and secondary schools. Following her Peace Corps service, she received a Master of Public Affairs (MPA) from Indiana University. Kate currently works as a Foundation Partnerships Associate with Action Against Hunger, a global humanitarian organization dedicated to ending world hunger.