Support multiculturalism and global awareness on campus by participating in events to commemorate International Education Week (IEW). Admission is free to all IEW events on campus.
An annual initiative launched by the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education, IEW is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative promotes programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn and exchange experiences in the U.S. Foothill College is proud to join colleges across the country to celebrate IEW to enhance a global perspective in campus life and strengthen mutual understanding.
IEW Events at Foothill College
Cultural Performance Competition
Monday, Nov. 18, noon–2 p.m., Campus Center Dining Room
Kick off IEW by attending this performance competition. Watch cultural performances and cheer on your peers. Showcase your culture through music, song, dance, comedy or another medium. All preregistered participants will receive a thank-you gift. The top three winners will receive prizes.
Wednesday, Nov. 20, Noon-1 p.m., Campus Center Dining Room
The highlight of IEW, this event will introduce various countries and cultures in the U.S. and around the world through displays, art, music and more. Meet people from around the world and participate in a raffle to win prizes.
Documentary Film Screening: The Fight to Forgive
Friday, Nov. 22, Noon-2 p.m., Appreciation Hall (Room 1501)
IEW will conclude with the screening of the powerful documentary film, The Fight to Forgive—From Child Soldiers to Peacebuilders. The film features Varlee Sheriff, a Foothill College student from Liberia. The film screening will be followed by a Q&A session with filmmaker Cynthia Travis and Varlee Sheriff.
IEW is sponsored by the Foothill IEW Planning Committee, International Programs Office, International Student Connection Club, Associated Students of Foothill College (ASFC), and Foothill Bookstore.