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PHOTOS: International Education Week entertains, educates

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On Monday, Nov. 17, more than 50 people crowded the auditorium to watch the kick-off of International Education Week at Portland Community College’s Cascade Campus in North Portland. The kick-off featured musical act Show Brazil playing a mix of bossa nova, Brazilian jazz, Carnaval and Brazilian traditional music. The event was a weeklong festival to honor PCC’s international students, faculty and staff.

On Wednesday, Nov. 19, crowds jammed the dining hall at the Cascade Campus in North Portland for the International Extravaganza to watch Severin perform Middle Eastern style belly dance. International Education Week is designed to honor PCC’s international students, faculty and staff. This event raises awareness about study-abroad programs to American students as well as to expose prospective international students to the education and culture of the United States.

On Thursday, Nov. 20, Alazmi Meshaal with Saudi Aramco pours some Arabic coffee for thirsty students in the Upper Mall at the Sylvania Campus in Southwest Portland. Meshaal, who was hosting a table devoted toward educating people about the county of Saudi Arabia, was taking part in the International Student Showcase.

About James Hill

James G. Hill, an award-winning journalist and public relations writer, has been the Communications Specialist for the Office of Public Affairs at Portland Community College since November of 1999. A graduate of Portland State University, J... more »

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