Global Studies Events

September 9 & 10, 2014:  Student Rush

If you are a new or returning student at San Juan College, be sure to stop by the Global Studies table at Student Rush!  Our table will be set up in the Graduation Plaza from 11:00-1:00 and 4:30-5:30 on Tuesday, September 9 and Wednesday, September 10. Global Studies faculty and staff will be on hand to answer your questions about study abroad and international events on campus!  Free hotdogs and ice cream will be provided by Student Activities.

September 23, 2014:  The Other Side of the Sky

Farah Ahmedi, author of The Other Side of the Sky, will be on campus to discuss her book. "Farah Ahmedi's 'poignant tale of survival' (Chicago Tribune) chronicles her journey from war to peace. Equal parts tragedy and hope, determination and daring, Ahmedi's memoir delivers a remarkably vivid portrait of her girlhood in Kabul, where the sound of gunfire and the sight of falling bombs shaped her life and stole her family. She herself narrowly escapes death when she steps on a land mine. Eventually the war forces her to flee, first over the mountains to refugee camps across the border, and finally to America. Ahmedi proves that even in the direst circumstances, not only can the human heart endure, it can thrive." (Amazon) The presentation will be held in the Little Theatre at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, September 23.  

September 24, 2014:  "Cesar Chavez" Movie 

AGAVE and EDGE are co-sponsoring a free screening of the 2014 movie, "Cesar Chavez," from 11:00-2:00 (location TBA).  

November 1, 2014:  Day of the Dead Dance

Come enjoy great music, refreshments, and snacks!  The dance will be held in the 9000 rooms from 6:00-9:00 pm.

November 4, 2014:  Lunch and Learn - "Study Abroad, Get a Job: How International Experiences Boost Your Career"

Some students wonder if studying abroad is "worth it." For most people, traveling abroad is a life-changing experience, but research also shows that people who have traveled abroad gain skills that are highly marketable and desirable in the workplace. This session will discuss how having international experiences can set you apart from other job applicants and how to market your experience on a resume or interview. Come to room 1614 (in the Study Lounge Area) from 11:30-12:30 on Tuesday, November 4 to hear more!  Free lunch* will be provided by the Office of Global Studies!  (*while supplies last)

November 17-21, 2014:  International Education Week

"International Education Week is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education that provides an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This annual initiative aims to promote international understanding and build support for international educational exchange by encouraging the development of programs that prepare Americans to live and work in a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study in the United States." (from the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs website)

San Juan College will be celebrating International Education Week by promoting a variety of events on campus. More events will be added to the calendar below as they are finalized.

Mary's Kitchen will be featuring a different international food dish for lunch each day at the international station inspired by each of the 2015 SJC travel study destinations!

Monday, November 17

  • Mary's Kitchen International Lunch Entree - Italy
  • 6:00-8:00 pm - Oxfam Hunger Banquet
    • Hunger exists worldwide.  To enhance awareness, San Juan College Student Activities will host an Oxfam Hunger Banquet during which participants are randomly and proportionately split into three-tier class structures -- high, middle, and low-income groups.  Each group is served a meal representative to their income group, providing a look at the hunger and poverty issues facing those less fortunate. Tickets are $5, and participants are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to donate to ECHO Food Bank in Farmington. The banquet will be held in rooms 9010-9012.

 Tuesday, November 18

  • Mary's Kitchen International Lunch Entree - Germany, Austria, Czech Republic
  • 11:00-2:30 Travel Study Fair
    • Travel study faculty will be available to answer your questions about study abroad in the Graphic Arts Court (near the Student Success Center)

 Wednesday, November 19

  • Mary's Kitchen International Lunch Entree - St. Kitts
  • 11:00-2:30 Travel Study Fair
    • Travel study faculty will be available to answer your questions about study abroad in the Graphic Arts Court (near the Student Success Center)

 Thursday, November 20

  • Mary's Kitchen International Lunch Entree - United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Qatar
  • International Dress Day
    • Everyone is encouraged to dress in traditional clothing from the country of their choice!
  •  11:30-12:30 Faculty Information Session for 2016 Travel Study Prposals in the CTX (faculty only)
    • Are you an SJC faculty member who is interested in leading a travel study program (domestic or international) in the future? Grab your lunch and come to this information session to learn more about what leading a travel study program entails and how you can propose a travel study program for 2016!
  • 2:30-3:30  Travel Study Information Session (location TBD)
    • Are you interested in studying abroad? Have you heard about the SJC travel study programs to foreign countries, but you don't know how to get involved? Come to this information session to learn about how you can fulfill requirements for your degree while traveling around the world! Representatives from the Office of Global Studies, Office of Financial Aid, and Advising and Counseling Center will be available to answer your questions.

 Friday, November 21



February 14, 2015: "Queen" movie

Farmington Cinematheque presents the movie, "Queen."  In the film, a Delhi girl from a traditional family sets out on a solo honeymoon after her marriage gets cancelled. (Hindi with English subtitles.) The movie will be shown in the San Juan College Little Theatre from 7:00-9:00 pm. 

February 17, 2015:  Mardi Gras/Carnival Celebration

Mardi Gras is not just celebrated in New Orleans!  Come to the Student Lounge outside of the Student Activities Office on Tuesday, February 17 to learn a little bit about how Carnival is celebrated in different locations including Brazil, Lousiana, Italy, and the Caribbean!  Refreshments will be provided by Student Activities, and Global Studies will have masks that you can decorate based on Carnival masks from around the world!


Global Studies
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