International Education Week at Lee College

reception and food fest

A reception and food festival welcomed 65 participants who experienced food from five different countries. Members of the International Education Committee along with Lee College President, Dr. Brown (pictured center) served the food at the even

If you traveled through the main Lee College campus just before Thanksgiving break, you may have noticed the brightly colored flags swaying in the the breeze above the sidewalk between Moler Hall and the Student Center. Those flags represented countries from across the globe in celebration of International Education Week.

Lee College took part in International Education Week November 18-22 with several days of diverse and informative events on campus. Activities included a study abroad student interest meeting, flag contest, documentary screening about internet addiction in China, and a guest speaker on Islam. The week ended with a reception where students had the opportunity to sample traditional foods from around the world.

Dr. Nader Naderi, International Education Coordinator at Lee College says the event was well attended and a great success. Naderi also said the discussion following the internet addiction documentary was especially engaging because many students could relate to the topic.

A joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education, International Education Week celebrates the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide, as well as promotes programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences. The events at Lee College were sponsored by the International Education Program and Lee College Student Activities.

Brandon McClure

Guest speaker, Brandon McClure spoke on Quran, the holy book of Islam.