International Week at BC Nov. 16-20

Published 2:19 pm Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Bainbridge College (BC) will celebrate Nov. 16-20 as International Education Week (IEW) with special displays and events open to the public at no charge.

Activities range from the universal language of music and poetry in other languages to talks about various countries, travel opportunities and a skit on what not to do when traveling.

Events run Monday through Thursday and are in the Charles H. Kirbo Regional Center unless otherwise indicated.

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Throughout the week the BC Library will feature displays of international art and travel guidebooks.

BC Early County (BCEC) will focus its events on Wednesday, Nov. 18, with an art display in the library and a Study Abroad Fair in the atrium lobby.

Main Campus activities kick off Monday, Nov. 16, with three presentations. Rotary Foreign Exchange Students Erin Rafferty of Scotland and Beth Wellsbury of Wales, who are studying at Valdosta State University, will speak at 10 a.m.

BC faculty members Jenny Harper and Patrick Smith will talk at noon about adventures on the Galapagos Islands.

At 6:30 p.m. Marina Von Hirsch and Admissions Director Connie Snyder will focus on their travels in Ireland.

On Tuesday, Nov. 17, at 10 a.m. BC student Anthony Yates will talk about his summer in Paris. At noon faculty member Tatyana Pashnyak and library assistant Jeff Dowdy will speak about their experiences in Brazil. At 6 p.m. banjo expert Mary Cox of Tallahassee, Fla., will present a musical program.

On Wednesday, Nov. 18, BC and BCEC will showcase the Study Abroad Fair, providing information about international travel opportunities. It will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the BC Arts and Sciences Building Lobby and 4 to 6 p.m. at BCEC.

Dave Nelson, who will lead a trip to London through the University System of Georgia’s European Council and others, will have information about the trips.

Main Campus will also have information sessions on BC’s study programs in Belize, the Galapagos Islands and London. These will run 2 to 3 p.m. in the Main Campus Library study rooms.

At 4 p.m. in the Kirbo Center faculty and staff will be on hand to write individuals’ names in other languages. Also that day, starting at 10 a.m., students planning to study in Belize will have a yard sale fund-raiser in the area between the Arts and Sciences Building and the Student Center.

On Thursday, Nov. 19, at 11 a.m. BC personnel, Josephine King, Alicia Messersmith, Khusboo Patel and Yu Zhang, will read a poem in different languages.

At noon Amy Wells and Thad Nifong will present the skit about what not to do when traveling. BC students will talk about their experiences in Belize 2 to 3 p.m.