International Education Week

International Education Week (IEW) 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.

Schedule of Events for November 18–22, 2019

Flags from around the world in front of a blue sky.

Week-Long IEW Events

International Artist Miya Hannan from Japan, Layered Upon Layers

TMCC Art Gallery—Main Gallery
Nov. 6–Dec.4, 2019
Open during regular school hours. Visit the artist's website for more information.

IEW Passports

Students: Get a stamp on your IEW flyer or IEW passport for every IEW event you attend. Check with your TMCC Instructor if you qualify for extra credit for attending an IEW event.

Tuesday, Nov. 19

International Coffee Hour—RDMT 114 (DISCO), 1–2 p.m.

Presenter: Tanja Hayes
Country: Sweden

Learn about new countries and cultures through the lens of TMCC students, staff and faculty. Presentations are followed by discussion, and free refreshments are provided at each coffee hour event.

Wednesday, Nov. 20

Photo of a young girl holding a globe.

International Symposium—Student Center, 12–3 p.m.

12–12:30 p.m. Keynote Speaker

  • George Mwinnyaa, TMCC alumnus
  • IF I CAN DO IT, SO CAN YOU!
    My journey from Africa to TMCC to Johns Hopkins University.

12:30–1 p.m. Lunch 
Provided by Cafe de Thai, Reno Chinese Cultural Group and Starbucks
Live music by Elizabeth Busch Letourneau

1–2 p.m. Speaker Panel with International Faculty and Students

  • Tanja Hayes
  • Bruncha Milaszewski
  • Elena Bubnova
  • Seven Wendling
  • Callista Ziwei Chim

2–3 p.m. Art Hour 

  • Chinese Folk Dance by Reno Chinese Dance Club
  • Latin Dance by the Reno Tango Collective and the TMCC Latin Dance Club 
  • Calligraphy with Rossitza Todorova, Rena Shimizu and the TMCC Art Club

Resource tables on how to engage globally:

  • USAC
  • TMCC I-Club
  • Reno international Houses
  • and more!

On display: 

  • TMCC student posters celebrating the Spanish Speaking World.

Thursday, Nov. 21

I-Club Fest—RDMT 114 (DISCO), 11 a.m.–1 p.m.

Hosted by TMCC’s International Club
Mini language and dance lessons, henna tattoos, origami folding, and more!

Friday, Nov. 22

TMCC Genealogy Lab, Outstanding Speaker Series—Library Room 210, 11:30 a.m.–2 p.m.

Guest Speaker: Jonathan Dickey
The Story of Leiden: Our Separatist Ancestors

As 2020 will be the 400-year anniversary of the landing of the Mayflower, the TMCC Genealogy Lab will be presenting several speakers on this topic over the coming months. Jonathan's presentation will present the history of the pilgrims before they came to America. The 102 passengers (not counting the crew) on the Mayflower have 35 million living descendants today. Their descendants represent a cross-section of our society today. 


International Education Week Sponsored By:

  • Our Corporate Sponsors: Starbucks, Cafe de Thai
  • TMCC Sponsors: DISCO, Distinguished Speaker Series, I-Club

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