International Education Week 2014
International Education Week 2014

International Education Week 2014


The Mesa College Global Awareness Committee supports the annual celebration of International Education Week (IEW) by  offering faculty presentations, student-led language exchanges, dialogues with international students, an International Education Fair, and an international film festival.

Monday, November 17, 2014 -- FACULTY GUEST LECTURES in H117/118 (adjacent to the Cafeteria)

  • (9:00-10:00) Mesa College, Prof. Sam Farahani (Political Science) - "Hot Topics in the Middle East"
  • (10:10-11:10) San Diego State University, Dr. Steve Sacco (International Business, Professor Emeritus) - "Global Sustainability Careers: Opportunities and Challenges"
  • (11:15-12:15) San Diego State University, Dr. Mark Ballam (CIBER, Co-Director) - "Undergraduate and Graduate Studies at SDSU's Center for International Business Education and Research"
  • (2:30-3:30) Mesa College, Dr. Patxi Zabaleta (Spanish) - "Mesa in Spain Orientation Meeting" -- LRC 229 (2nd floor Library)

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 -- STUDY ABROAD FAIR (on the Mesa Promenade)

  • International Education Fair-- Exhibitor Registration Form
  • Agencies participating: Alliance Francaise de San Diego; Arslan Gyros; Bahai Club; Center for International Studies CISAbroad; Fifty Twenty-Five at SDSU; Gilman Study Abroad Scholarships; Hostelling International; Mesa College French Club; Mesa College International Students Club; Mesa College Spanish Club; Mesa College Study Abroad; Mr. Joey's Taco Shop; National University; Peace Corps; Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society; Study Abroad Design; UCSD Programs Abroad; Vista Higher Learning; U.S. Department of State, San Diego Passport Agency; Wells Fargo; WorldStrides International 

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 -- Language Center Grand Opening in the LRC (Library)

  • Comments | Refreshments | Tours
  • 10 a.m., 2nd Floor, LRC (Learning Resource Center / Library)
  • The Language Center supports a robust curriculum featuring instruction in ten languages of the peoples of five continents and taught by more than 50 dedicated and diverse faculty members.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 -- STUDENT VOICES in H117/118 (adjacent to the Cafeteria)

  • (1:00-2:00) Language Exchange -- Facilitated by Prof. Dora Schoenbrun-Fernandez:  M Fusion Cafe Patio, behind the Cafeteria
  • (2:00-3:00)  Students' Lessons from Abroad -- Former Study Abroad Scholarship Winners (Kyle Tortajada, Rachel Gonzales, Amanda Morse, Luz Cristina) 
  • (3:00-4:00)  Phi Theta Kappa, International Honors Society -- Community College Completion Corps, C4 (Mesa College Chapter Leadership Team: Alvin Mangaliman, Dianne Lorido, Jose Villanueva)
  • (7:00-9:00) France Summer 2015 Study Abroad Information Session -- Facilitated by Prof. Uriel Ornelas -- G101

Thursday, November 20, 2014 -- INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

  • (9:35-11:00) - Film #1 - "Deypika's Wedding," H117  -- Prof. Meera Kumar: Documentary film that depicts Indian culture and customs
  • (11:00-12:35) -Film #2 - "5 Broken Cameras," G102  -- Prof. Denise Rogers: Documentary film about the struggle of a Palestinian village against expanding Israeli settlements and the path of the country's approaching security fence
  • (11:10-1:35) - Film #3 - "Volver," H117  -- Prof. Hannah Padilla Barajas: Feature film by Pedro Almodovar that depicts a tragicomic melodrama and the trials and tribulations of three women in a small Spanish village. Starring Carmen Maura and Penelope Cruz.
  • (1:45-4:10) - Film #4 - "Anita," H117-- Prof. Hannah Padilla Barajas: Feature film about the life of an Argentinian young woman with Down Syndrome whose life changes one tragic morning.
  • (4:20-5:30) - Film #5 - "Adrift Without Roots," H117 -- Prof. Maria Gee: Documentary about cultural conflict between traditional Chinese values and new American values for many Chinese immigrants

Sponsors:  San Diego Mesa College Humanities Institute; Associated Students; Mesa College Global Awareness / International Education Committee; Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society

For more information: Contact Professor Leticia P. López, 619-388-2353,