Wednesdays 1:00pm—3:00pm $22
A panel of international students who are attending Edmonds Community College on a scholarship from the US State Department will discuss their experiences in the United States compared to those in their home countries. Discussion may include topics such as: women’s issues, education, marriage and family, religion and politics. This year’s students come from Egypt, Cote d’Ivoire, Bangladesh, Pakistan, India, Indonesia, Panama, Dominican Republic, Kenya, Ghana, and South Africa. Students will be selected to participate in the panel based on schedule availability and interest. Charlotte West, the Northwest Community College Initiative Assistant Coordinator and Amanda Fletcher, NWCCI Associate Director will be the designated facilitators. The Northwest Community College Initiative utilizes funding from the US Department of State’s Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs to host young leaders from around the world. NWCCI’s goal is to strengthen other societies by developing capable young professionals who will acquire technical and professional skills, leadership abilities, and an understanding of American society, democracy and culture. Three community colleges in Washington State (Edmonds, Pierce, and Whatcom) host students and provide them with an academic certificate program and cultural activities and workshops designed to introduce them to aspects of US cultures and to provide opportunities to share their culture with the college and local community. 2 sessions.