Consistent with our core values, Vol State’s international education program strives to provide students with opportunities that will enable them to foster and develop a global perspective. Examples include fall fiesta; the international film series; special art exhibits, concerts, and theatrical performances; and campus events such as Around the World in a Day. Visit the Campus Events calendar to see what’s coming up.
International Education Week
November 15 to November 19, 2021, is International Education Week, and Vol State is celebrating! We invite all VSCC students, faculty, and staff to participate. Students will be entered to win a prize for participating.
Take the Virtual Escape Room Challenge 11/15 through 11/20
Test your skills with our online escape game. Solve a series of clues to discover virtual treasures hidden throughout the world. Once you’ve “returned” to the United States, you’ll have the opportunity to trade in your virtual treasures for real ones!
Participate between 11/15 and 11/20 in the IE Week Escape Game 2021.
Monday 11/15, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Join us from on Zoom for a presentation by special guest Lionel Davis from South Africa as he shares his “Stories from a Former Political Prisoner.”
Growing up as a person of color during South Africa’s Apartheid era, Lionel Davis developed an antagonism towards the oppression of white authority and found himself politically involved in the anti-Apartheid struggle. He was arrested and sentenced to seven years on Robben Island for conspiring to commit acts of sabotage. After his release, he was placed under house arrest. After suffering a mental breakdown from his trauma, he found solace and healing through art. Today, he creates art, writes his memoirs, participates in community projects, and shares his stories with us.
Zoom link: https://volstate.zoom.us/s/93982153166
Tuesday 11/16, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Visit the Cookeville or Springfield campus for a Campus International Celebration! The events will include fun, games, and entertainment. Free food and giveaways are available while supplies last. No pre-registration is required.
Wednesday 11/17, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Found Abroad: A Showcase of International Food and Treasures
VSCC is a community of global learners and explorers. In this special showcase, members of our community will be sharing treasured recipes and objects from countries around the world. Please join us for a celebration of diversity as we share our unique stories and engage with items of cultural significance.
Zoom Link: https://volstate.zoom.us/s/95182874264
Thursday 11/18, times vary by campus
Visit the Wood Campus Center at Gallatin from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. or the Livingston campus from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. for a Campus International Celebration! The events will include fun, games, and entertainment. Free food and giveaways are available while supplies last. No pre-registration is required.
Campus and Online Programming Requests
We welcome partnerships with faculty, staff, and/or departments that will:
- Engage students in thinking about the greater world,
- Help prepare students for global competition,
- Increase cultural understanding and awareness,
- Encourage a growth mindset, and
- Facilitate discourse surrounding topics that students may not encounter in a traditional classroom.
Any Vol State faculty or staff member may apply for program funding. Priority will be given to first-time requesters.
The International Education Committee and Dean of Academic of Support will review all requests and awards based on available budget, timeframe, student impact, and learning objectives associated with the proposed program.
- Applications for programming scheduled for the Summer and Fall semesters MUST be submitted by March 1st the previous semester. A decision will be made during the International Education Committee meeting in April.
- Applications for programming scheduled for the Spring semester MUST be submitted by October 1st the previous semester. A decision will be made during the International Education Committee meeting in November.