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Instituto Cultural Oaxaca – Mexico – June 30 – July 14, 2007
Application Deadline: Friday, May 4, 2007
Notification of Award: Friday, May 25, 2007
The Office of International Education will send a group of 14 PCC staff
from the FT bargaining unit Classified, FT Confidential, PT faculty
with assignment rights, FT Faculty, FT Academic Professionals and
Management to participate in a two-week Spanish language and cultural
immersion program at the Instituto Cultural Oaxaca in Mexico from
Saturday, June 30 – Saturday, July 14, 2007.
The Instituto Cultural Oaxaca, Spanish Language & Cultural Immersion
Program complement existing Office of International Education (OIE)
initiatives, such as the CIEE International Faculty Development
Seminars, Summer Institute for Intercultural Communications,
International Education Week, Internationalizing the Curriculum and
pursuing international grants.
In addition to the workshop, the OIE will also provide round trip
international travel from Portland International Airport (PDX) to
Oaxaca, Mexico. Please note that no friends or family are allowed to
accompany the PCC staff member on this opportunity. If selected for
this opportunity, you will travel as part of a group to Oaxaca
departing Portland on Saturday, June 30 and returning on Saturday, July
14, 2007. No extensions or special travel requests will be granted.
This opportunity is supportive of PCC’s?Educational Master Plan,
(Strategic Area 5) to "Expand and refine the inclusion of
international and multicultural aspects of our world across college
curricula, services, and related activities to increase awareness in
the PCC community of global issues and an increasingly diverse
Selected participants will attend a required pre-departure orientation
on Friday, June 8 from 1-4 p.m. (SY campus, location tbd) and also a
debriefing about the experience that will be organized during fall term
(10 hour time commitment). Participants will not receive additional
compensation for the identified pre-departure and post-return
During the selection process, the PCC Associate Deans of Student
Services and the Office of International Education (OIE) will consider
the applicant’s Statement of Purpose, as well as campus and department
& discipline representation.
Please visit the International Education webpage
(www.pcc.edu/international) under "Faculty and Staff Development
Opportunities) for the Instituto Cultural Oaxaca application.
Director, International Education