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2021 - ECC celebrates International Education Week with virtual and in-person events

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Published 11/10/2021
ECC's International Education Week is Nov. 15 to 19

ECC's International Education Week is Nov. 15 to 19

Each fall, Elgin Community College celebrates International Week, a showcase of the cultures, history, food, and more of ECC’s international students, faculty, and staff. This year, ECC’s International Education Week will take place both in-person and virtually from November 15 to 19, with daily events and activities for all to enjoy. The public is welcome to attend. Masks are required on campus, and social distancing remains in effect. All International Week content will be posted on the ECC Student Life Facebook page.

Each day of the week will focus on honoring and learning more about a different area of the world.

International Education Week events include the following:

International Week Welcome Reception and Musical Performances
Monday, November 15
11 am – 12 pm
Building B, Jobe Lounge, and Student Life YouTube Livestream

Light refreshments and international-themed food will be served in the Jobe Lounge to kick off the week of activities, including a performance by Tzu Tsen Wu, who will be playing the Taiwanese ruan, a traditional plucked string instrument. World-class and award-winning throat singer Tamir Hargana will perform Mongolian and Tuvan music.

Bill Pelz Global Speaker Series: Afghanistan, the “Graveyard of Empires”: Lessons Learned?
Tuesday, November 16
2 pm – 3:30 pm
Zoom and social media

Join Irina Del Genio, PhD, associate dean of liberal, visual, and performing arts; and Vincent Gaddis, PhD, professor of history, as they lead a discussion on the U.S. war in Afghanistan. They will address questions on U.S. involvement in Afghanistan, the recent military departure that ended the 20-year occupation, and leaving the country in the hands of the Taliban. Join on Zoom. Passcode: 455706.

International Student Panel
Wednesday, November 17
11 am – 12 pm
Building B, Jobe Lounge, and Student Life YouTube Livestream

Enjoy refreshments and listen to ECC’s current international students discuss their culture and reflect on life in the U.S.

Origami Demonstration
Thursday, November 18
12 pm

Building B, Jobe Lounge
Learn the art of origami, also known as paper folding.

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