ECC celebrates International Education Week with virtual and in-person events and activities
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 Nov. 15-19, 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 at www.facebook.com/StudentLifeECC.
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 from 11 a.m. to noon Monday, Nov. 15, in Building B, Jobe Lounge or the 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 explores "Afghanistan, the 'Graveyard of Empires': Lessons Learned?" from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16, on Zoom and social media.
Join Irina Del Genio, Ph.D., associate dean of liberal, visual, and performing arts, and Vincent Gaddis, Ph.D., 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 online at bit.ly/InternationalWeekDiscussion Passcode: 455706
• Enjoy refreshments and listen to ECC's current international students discuss their culture and reflect on life in the U.S. in the International Student Panel from 11 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Nov. 17, in Building B, Jobe Lounge or the Student Life YouTube Livestream.
• Learn the art of origami, also known as paper folding in an origami demonstration at noon Thursday, Nov. 18, in Building B, Jobe Lounge.
Visit elgin.edu/internationalweek for more information on International Week.