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International Education Week 2011 November 10, 2011


Customs and Traditions of Costa Rica and Cameroon November 30, 2010

Customs and Traditions of Costa Rica and Cameroon

Presentations by Pamela Varela and Walters Takwe Feh, EdCC students

Thursday, December 9

12:30 – 1:30

MLT 206

Are you curious about the customs and traditions of Costa Rica and the country of Cameroon in Africa?

Meet students Pamela Varela from San Jose, Costa Rica and Walters Takwe Feh from the country of Cameroon in Africa. Tamales are a staple of the Costa Rican Christmas dinner as well as pastries and other desserts like Tres Leches Cake. Costa Rican citizens often decorate fragrant cypress trees with ornaments and lights. Cameroon is made of over 250 tribes and ethnic groups, each with its distinctive dress style, music, food, beliefs, etc. A staple is rice or fufu served with some form of sauce with meat or fish.

Sample one traditional food item from both countries.

Please join us. We look forward to seeing you there!


EdCC Celebrates International Education Week 2010! November 15, 2010


International Education Week: November 15-19

Starting Monday, November 15th our students from the Northwest Community College Initiative program will be offering several presentations and workshops on campus during International Education Week.

We really hope that you will be able to join us and listen to their very interesting presentations. Please share this information with students and friends!

Below is a description of the events and presentations we have lined up. Or click HERE to see more details about the event.

Presentations and Storytelling from Abroad:

Are you curious about what’s going on in Pakistan? Ever wanted to travel to Indonesia? Join Northwest Initiative students as they share personal anecdotes of their journey to the United States and offer an insider’s look at culture, politics and more.
When: Monday, November 15th, 12:30 – 1:30  Brier 231/233
Countries featured: Indonesia, Ghana, India and Egypt

When: Friday, November 19th, 12:30 – 1:30  Brier 231/233
Countries featured: Cameroon, Costa Rica, Brazil, Kenya, and Pakistan


Cultural Games and Tables:

If you like impressing your friends with trivia, then you’ll love the facts and artifacts from across the globe showcased right here on campus. Who knew learning could be so fun?
When: Tuesday, November 16th, 12:30-1:30  Brier Lobby
Countries featured: Egypt, Brazil, and Cameroon


We Look forward to seeing you there!


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