International Education Week 2013
International Education Week 2013

The Mesa College Global Awareness Committees supports the annual celebration of International Education Week (IEW) by  offering faculty presentations, student-led language exchanges,  dialogues with international students and Fulbright Scholars, an  International Education Fair, a Passport Fair, and an  international film festival. 

Mon 11/18 - Mesa College Faculty Presentations (9:00-4:00), H117

  • 10:00-11:00 - Jill Ikari Moreno "Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy"
  • 11:30-12:30 - Sam Farahani "Hot Topics in International Politics: The Case of Syria"
  • 12:30-1:30 - Patxi Zabaleta "Mesa College in Spain, Summer 2014"
  • 2:00-3:00 - Leticia P López "Assessing the Global Awareness Student Learning Outcome"
  • 3:00-4:00 - James Romeo "Music, Jazz, and the Poetry of Pablo Neruda"

Tues 11/19 -  International Education Fair (9:00-2:00), Mesa Promenade [Exhibitors' Registration Form]

Tues 11/19 - STA Travel Workshop for Students (10:00-11:00), H600 

Tues 11/19 - Fulbright Scholars Panel (2:00-4:00), H600

  • Saloua Saidane (Mesa College, Dept of Chemistry; Country of Origin: Tunisia)
  • Sheila Berchmans (Visiting Scholar, UCSD, Dept of NanoEngineering; Country of Origin: India) 
  • Mirsaid Sultonov (Visiting Scholar, CSU Northridge, Dept of Journalism; Country of Origin: Tajikistan)
  • Feruza Masharipova (Visiting Scholar, CSU Fullerton, Dept of English, Comparative Literature & Linguistics; Country of Origin: Uzbekistan)

Wed 11/20 -  Passport Fair (9:30-1:00), H118 -- (Click here for details)

Wed 11/20 - Lessons from Abroad (12:00-1:00), H117

Wed 11/20 - Language Exchange (1:00-2:00), Mesa Fusion Cafe

Thurs 11/21 - International Film Festival (9:30-6:00), H117

  • 9:30-11:00 - "India: Challenges and Opportunities" (India)
  • 11:10-1:10 - "Anita" (Argentina)
  • 1:45-3:45 - "Maria Full of Grace" (Colombia / USA)
  • 4:00-6:00 - "Departures" (Japan)

IEW is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and 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. For more information, visit the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs website: