Alexane Said, who hails from France, participated in the Passport Around the World
What do French crêpes, a German tea party, and Skype have in common? All were part
of Randolph-Macon College’s International Education Week (IEW), which was held November
12-16, 2012. IEW is a cross-cultural event that is held at hundreds of colleges
around the world.
R-MC students, faculty and staff had the opportunity to participate in a wide variety
of IEW events, all coordinated through the Office
of International Education. A few highlights:
Monique’s Crêpes offered authentic French crêpes to hungry Francophones.
Sweet Fraises au Chocolate and savory Jambon au Fromage were two
of the many varieties of crêpes available via Monique’s food truck. Bon appetit!
At the Passport Around the World event, held in the Butler Multimedia
Learning Center, visitors took virtual tours of other countries and talked to international
students currently enrolled at R-MC. In addition, President Robert R. Lindgren presented
Marylita Poma-Pacheco ’16 and Olof Nordin ’16
each with a United World College (UWC) Scholars Program crystal globe. This program
provides scholarships to students from around the world to attend American colleges
and universities. Poma-Pacheco is originally from Peru and studied at the UWC of
Southeast Asia in Singapore before coming to R-MC. Nordin, from Sweden, studied
at Red Cross Nordic UWC in Norway before coming to R-MC.
At the Deutsche Teegesellschaft (German Tea Party), a
combination of German-themed Scrabble, hot tea, and home-baked treats made for a
sehr gut event.
R-MC students studying abroad came a little closer to Ashland via a Skype Session
in the Butler Multimedia Learning
Center. Rachel Johnsen ’13, who is studying in France,
Anna DeLoache '13, who is studying in England, and Emily Crawford
'13, who is studying in Chile, chatted about their
study-abroad experiences with students, faculty and staff.
IEW also included international films, a Hunger Lunch sponsored by R-MC’s chapter
of Nourish International, an art show, and much more.