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Join us for International Education Week • November 13-17

Monday, November 13 • International Teas and Tastes

9 – 11 a.m.

Stop by to taste different teas and pastries from around the world. Mingle with international students and learn the significance of International Education Week. CATO CAMPUS, CATO I, LOBBY • CENTRAL CAMPUS, WORRELL BUILDING, LOBBY • LEVINE CAMPUS, LEVINE II, SECOND FLOOR

Tuesday, November 14 • Global Issues Forum – The Human Experience of Someone in Exile

11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Join Global Learning for a captivating session from acclaimed Syrian Author Osama Alomar. Alomar will speak about war and his life as a writer in both Syria and the U.S., where he is now a City of Asylum® Exiled Writer-in-Residence. CENTRAL CAMPUS, OVERCASH CENTER, TATE HALL

Wednesday, November 15 • “Global Citizen” Meet and Greet

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Enjoy refreshments with CPCC students, faculty and staff. You will learn who among you speaks another language, has visited another country and practices being a “global citizen.” International attire is encouraged!

Thursday, November 16 • Make Your Own International Event

Classes and departments are encouraged to host their own international events on this day. Ideas include international film screenings, global career panels, calligraphy lessons, international game events, international book exchanges and international cooking demonstrations. Contact the Global Learning Office at 704.330.6167 or global.learning@cpcc.eduabout your event and visit to see what is planned!

Friday, November 17 • Professional Development Lunch & Learn for CPCC Faculty and Staff

noon – 2 p.m.

Join colleagues for a Professional Development session on the critical issue of cross-cultural communication. Dr. Charles Hutchison, a professor at UNCC, will present on the topic of “Reaching International Minds and Hearts in the Classroom and Beyond.” You will leave with practical advice and resources from a student, faculty and employer perspective. The session will end with open dialogue and collaboration on best practices to communicate across cultures. Space is limited. Attendees must register in LearnerWeb.

Friday, November 17 • CPCC World Cup

noon – 2 p.m.

With an estimated four billion people following soccer, it is often touted as the world’s most popular sport. Come enjoy an afternoon playing with fellow CPCC students.

Free + open to everyone



CPCC's Global Learning Office

Global Learning is a resource for students, faculty and members of the Charlotte community to explore international issues. Become a "global citizen" by studying abroad, participating in cultural events, discussing international issues and gaining a global perspective.  If interested in learning more, please complete our Interest Card.

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    Why Study Abroad?

    Participants gain international experience, cultural sensitivity, foreign language skills, competitiveness in the job market, and a global perspective.Research shows that:

    • International experience is one of the most important components of a 21st century education.
    • Less than 10% of U.S. students study abroad.
    • Globalization is changing the way the world works, and employers are increasingly looking for workers who have international skills and experience.
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