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International Education Week 2020

International Education Week: Crossing Cultures with Confidence
International Education Week (IEW), November 16-20, 2020, is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education is part of our efforts to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences.

Events for the Week: November 16 – 20, 2020  

Monday, November 16  |  12:45 p.m.    

Lunch and Get Inspired. Faculty-led study abroad programs. 

Are you a BHCC faculty member interested in leading a group of students abroad? Join the International Center for this virtual session and get inspired. We will host a panel of seasoned faculty and administrators from BHCC and sister community colleges focusing on planning strategies, and important considerations that go into planning a new program offered away from home campus.  For questions please contact international@bhcc.edu.

Dr. Robert Steeper, Professor and Chairperson, Biology and Chemistry Department, Bunker Hill Community College

Dr. Scott Benjamin, Professor, Biology and Chemistry Department, Bunker Hill Community College

Pat Demaras, Associate Dean, International, Multicultural and Veterans Affairs, Middlesex Community College

Tracey Betts Sarefield, Study Abroad Coordinator, Mount Wachusett Community College

Join by Webex: https://bhcc.webex.com/bhcc/j.php?MTID=m00e38870f0cedaf23c741ca58a554214 

Annual Photo Contest Announcement

BHCC’s Annual Photo Contest is back! Historically, we have featured photography focused on the study abroad experience but this year we are changing it up.  Life has taken on a new normal over the past 7 months and we would love to see what your new normal means to you through photography. We will be accepting one (1) photo entry per student. Winners will be peer selected and featured on the BHCC website. More details to follow.

Tuesday, November 17  |  9 a.m.                   

Transfer workshop for International Students 

Are you interested in transferring to another school after completing your studies at BHCC?

The International Center will co-host workshops with the BHCC Transfer Counselors to share valuable information on the transfer process.

Join by Webex: https://bhcc.webex.com/bhcc/j.php?MTID=m5999ba9cb722a8e2642f56ce40351639  

Wednesday, November 18  |  12 p.m.                    

International Students 101

Learn about the journey of an international student to our campus and the rules they need to follow. Meet the staff of the International Center who assist them on their international journey. Faculty and staff members are invited. 

Join by Webex: https://bhcc.webex.com/bhcc/j.php?MTID=mb979aadeed113e3d7ce66733a298fd3b 

Wednesday, November 18  |  6 p.m. 

Dancing Across Borders  - Contemporary Dance and Global Perspectives

Join internationally acclaimed choreographer and dancer Laura Pietiläinen as she discusses her contemporary dance residencies in several countries. In this presentation, she shares how bodies can reside in diverse environments and contexts: alone and connected to nature; confined to the limits of interior space; and expressing inner truth. 

With remarks by Riikka Pietilainen-Caffrey, Associate Professor, Performing Arts Department

Join by Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/97610089214?pwd=SHFBcTU3aGgxL0MvS1JpQ0g4TlNKZz09 

Meeting ID: 976 1008 9214
Passcode: 069417
Join by Phone:
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        +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
        +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington D.C)
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        +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
Meeting ID: 976 1008 9214
Passcode: 069417 

Thursday, November 19  |  8:30 a.m.               

Study at Bunker Hill Community College 

Info session for prospective students. 

Prospective students will meet BHCC Admission staff and students to learn about the College and the application process. 

International prospective students are invited via email.

Friday, November 20   |  9:20 a.m.              

Internships & Career Development at BHCC

Navigating the Internship and Job search processes for international students.

This workshop will walk students through what services and support the Internships and Career Development offer. The coordinators will give students tips on preparing for a job/internship search, starting a resume and interview tips. The coordinators will touch on the topics of workshops that are offered throughout the year.

Eric Cabral: Academic Internship Coordinator
Katie Colello: Learn and Earn Internship Coordinator
Kadee Tapley: P.T. Learn and Earn Internship Coordinator

Join by Webex: https://bhcc.webex.com/bhcc/j.php?MTID=m7d4baf77a4ad19880b49f6e711fdcb86 

Friday, November 20 | 1 p.m.       

Study Abroad panel

Join the International Center to learn from past BHCC students who have traveled abroad through the BHCC Study Abroad Scholarship. Students will share their favorite experiences of living in a new country and how it has impacted their lives. 

Join by Webex: https://bhcc.webex.com/bhcc/j.php?MTID=m51bab54fd1fcba6c843056452923f21a