Durham College (DC) is celebrating international education next week.
Since 2000, International Education Week (IEW) has been celebrated in many countries.
It showcases the impact international education has in preparing students for the world. Durham has been part of IEW for more than a decade, says Katherine Polack, DC’s international student activities and retention coordinator.
“To have it in over 100 countries is incredible as it is proof of the importance of international education and preparing students for the world,” she says.
The week is an opportunity to celebrate innovative international education programs and activities.
“I look to promote and increase student activities and participation in events, celebrations, workshops and trips throughout the year,” she says.
Durham’s international education office will have workshops, seminars for staff, faculty and students from Nov. 12-16. Staff and students will be able to learn about various topics within international education.
For example on Tuesday at 11 a.m in Room A144, four DC employees will present on how they were involved in projects in developing countries. Later that day at 2 p.m., also in A144, a workshop will provide students with an overview of educational opportunities outside of Canada.
The week wraps up with a Cultural Expo Friday, Nov. 16 in the campus gym as students showcase their culture through song and dance.
IEW is open to every student.