The International Book Bank works with non-profit
literacy programs in the developing world to supply
them with high-quality new books and educational
materials. Books go to children, the ill, and the
indigent, in places where there is no access to books.
In 2010, IBB sent a shipment of books to Monrovia, Liberia, to the We-Care Foundation. We-Care champions literacy and education in Liberia, providing books to primary schools, operating public libraries, and training teachers and writers.
The International Classroom is a short film that promotes awareness of International Student issues in higher education classroom settings. As a series of six scenarios, The International Classroom aims to shed light on the reactions, feelings, and thoughts of international students as they encounter tension while interacting with their instructors and fellow students. The six scenarios represent issues reported by the six largest groups of international students at Western Michigan University. These are: Chinese, Japanese, African, European, Indian, and Muslim students.
Presented by the International Student Coalition, the target audience for this film is classroom instructors, though students may also benefit from the content.
Special thanks to the Diether H. Haenicke Institute for Global Education for it's generous support of this project.
Questions, comments, or concerns can be directed to Kimberly Ritter (email@example.com), or Marina Shafran, president of the International Student Coalition (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Feel free to comment on this site as well, as open discussion is one of the primary goals of this project.
Director: Jordan Hochstetler
Filming and Editing: Jordan Hochstetler, Sandy Zwier
Script: Scott Munn
Producter: Marina Shafran (ISC President)
Project Coordinator: Kimberly Ritter (International Student Program Specialist, Diether H. Haenicke Institute for Global Education)
Featuring: Lars Loofboro
Hartini Abdul Rahman
Special Thanks to the stand-ins and extras that helped make this project possible
This film was shot in Malawi for Plan International in association with their video unit and Timveni, a great production company which works with children and young people from the local community.
75 million girls around the world are out of school. Plan's 'Because I am a Girl' campaign aims to support millions of girls to get the education, skills and support they need to transform their lives and the world around them.