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International Education Week at Peralta

3 November 2020

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International Education Week (IEW), November 16-20, 2020, is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education is part of our efforts to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences.

The Office of International Education invites you to celebrate International Education Week with us November 16-19. With lectures, panels, films, and even a talent show, there is something that is sure to virtually transport you to another part of the world.

We kick off the week on Monday November 16th with a STUDY ABROAD PANEL (12:00pm) featuring faculty and students who have previously participated in these programs. Come learn from their experiences and how and where you can study abroad with Peralta in the future. Think of teaching or studying Business in Japan, English in Belize, Dance in Ghana, Economics in France and Germany, and more!

Tuesday November 17th offers two events including an EXPLORATION OF FUTURE ALTERNATIVE POLITICAL SCIENCE SCENARIOS (9:30am) with COA Political Science professor Robert Brem, and a PEACE CORPS PANEL (12:00pm) to learn about volunteer opportunities around the world.

Join us on Wednesday, November 18th for INTERNATIONAL FILM SCREENING: SOFTIE(3:00pm).  We will be watching Softie, a 2020 film documenting political activism in Kenya, followed by a discussion on themes of activism, politics, and more.

Our week ends on Thursday, November 19th with INTERNATIONALS GOT TALENT (1:00pm), our first ever international student talent competition! With an esteemed panel of judges and amazing prizes you will be in for an afternoon of laughs and fun.

International students contribute so much to our colleges and local communities. At the Peralta Community College District we enroll more than 700 students from 60+ counties in a broad array of academic programs from Culinary and Computer Information Systems to Business and Architecture and much more. Come support our international programs in celebration of International Education Week.

See you there!

Sincerely,

Drew Gephart, M.S.
International Services Manager

Students may click here to see my availability and book an appointment

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Peralta Study Abroad Programs

26 February 2018

The Peralta Colleges are offering upcoming programs abroad led by faculty in Belize, Iceland/New Zealand, England, Germany, Egypt, Ghana, China, Japan/Taiwan, and Mexico.

Deadlines are quickly approaching for certain programs!
Click here to fill out our Pre-Travel Information Form to learn more about the program you are interested in: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/peraltapretravel

JAPAN Principles of Retailing (May 24-May 31, 2019) – Merritt College, Simon Chan (ychan@peralta.edu)
CHINA Study Abroad in China (May 27-June 7, 2019) Laney College (Pending Approval)
COSTA RICA Physical Geography (May 31 – June 15, 2019) College of Alameda – Gary Hasbrouck (gmhasbrouck@peralta.edu) – (Pending Approval)
ICELAND Anthropology Field Studies (June 1-7, 2019) – College of Alameda, Jayne Smithson (jsmithson@peralta.edu)
LONDON Cosmetology (June 1-11, 2019) Laney College, Cosmetology – Petra Maria (petramaria@sbcglobal.net)
MEXICO Nauatl/Spanish (June 1-16, 2019) Laney College, Arturo Davila-Sanchez (adavila@peralta.edu)
BELIZE Critical Thinking (June 5-15, 2019) – Merritt College, Egbert Higinio (ehiginio@earthlink.net)
GERMANY History of Western Art (July 5-21, 2019) College of Alameda, Maria Guzman (mguzman@peralta.edu)
TAIWAN Principles of Retailing (July 26-August 1, 2019) – Merritt College, Simon Chan (ychan@peralta.edu)
EGYPT Beginning Conversational Arabic (Dates TBD Summer 2019) Berkeley City College  – Gaye Walton-Price (gwaltonprice@peralta.edu) PENDING COLLEGE APPROVAL
GHANA Dance, Intercultural Communications and African American Studies (July 23 – August 9, 2019) – Laney College/College of Alameda, Andrea Lee (avlee@peralta.edu), Kwesi Wilson (kwilson@peralta.edu), Jody Campbell (jcampbell@peralta.edu)
NEW ZEALAND Anthropology Field Studies (August 1-12, 2019) – College of Alameda,Jayne Smithson (jsmithson@peralta.edu)

For more information, please contact Drew Gephart at dgephart@peralta.edu or visit the Study Abroad website at https://web.peralta.edu/international/study-abroad

 
Sincerely,
 
Drew Gephart
International Services Manager
Peralta Community College District
Office of International Education
333 East 8th Street
Oakland, CA, 94606
Tel: (510) 587-7834; Fax: (510) 663-0937

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Laney College Dance Department and Office of International Education Award Six Scholarships

28 March 2017

IIE Study Abroad Scholarship Recipients

The Peralta Community College District’s (PCCD) Office of International Education (OIE) joined the Institute of International Education’s Generation Study Abroad (GSA) initiative in 2014 in an effort to expand study abroad opportunities for students. GSA is a five-year initiative to mobilize resources and commitments with the goal of doubling the number of U.S. students studying abroad by the end of the decade. PCCD was awarded a GSA study abroad matching scholarship to provide 6 students with $2,500 each ($15,000 total – $7,500 matched by funds raised by the Department of Dance) for the Summer 2017 Dance Study Abroad programs to Ghana or Ethiopia (Valley of the Sun Tour & Program) through Laney College.

The students’ names are:

  1. Jonathan Corley
  2. Gideon Mekwunye II
  3. Dagnachew Sibhat
  4. Nabulunge Ward-Judah
  5. Aminah Muhammad
  6. Danny Crumble

Students are required to:

  1. A)   Use the funds for the study abroad program of their choice
  2. B)   Complete the Dance Study Abroad Pre-registration and Media Release form
  3. C)   Pay all course and program related fees above and beyond the scholarship cost
  4. D)   Register in Summer Dance 7 and fulfill requirements of the syllabus for Dance 7, “Dance Study Abroad”

As a part of their pre-international travel experience, students traveled as Global Education Ambassadors with Laney College’s Global Education for the People Initiative (GEPI) to attend the 10th Annual African American Male Education, Network and Development Conference, “Building Our Legacy: Education. Transformation. Liberation.” The conference was held at the Westin in Los Angeles, CA on March 3rd and 4th, 2017 and held over 600 California Community College Students, including several Umoja/Ubaka students from Laney. GEPI Students hosted a table where they engaged with fellow community college students on the importance of global education and study abroad; attended student success workshops; and polished their networking and leadership skills by speaking their cause to notable guest speakers Michael Eric Dyson and Marc Lamont Hill. This experience was made possible by Student Equity Funding.

Contact Andrea Lee, Department Chair of Dance, for more information about study abroad programs in Dance or GEPI (avlee@peralta.edu)

Contact Drew Gephart, International Services Manager, for more information about all District study abroad programs (dgephart@peralta.edu) or visit the District Study Abroad Website at https://web.peralta.edu/international/study-abroad.

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Peralta Colleges Participate in EducationUSA Expo in Japan

12 October 2015

Ambassador Kennedy speaking at EducationUSA EXPOThe Office of International Education for the Peralta Community College District – Berkeley City College, College of Alameda and Laney and Merritt Colleges in Oakland – was selected to participate in the U.S. Department of State’s EducationUSA Expo, which took place in Tokyo, Japan, last month.

Drew Gephart, Peralta’s Designated School Official, attended the Expo on behalf of the Peralta Colleges, and connected with Japanese educational institutions and promoted the Peralta Colleges’ programs to prospective international students.

EducationUSA is a global network of advising centers supported by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, and assists in connecting U.S. institutions of higher education with partner colleges and universities around the world.

Gephart also attended a reception to network with Japanese counterparts and met the United States Ambassador to Japan, Caroline Kennedy (pictured at the Expo), at her residence in Tokyo. Ambassador Kennedy has launched the TeamUp campaign, which aims to increase student mobility by promoting strategic partnerships between U.S. and Japanese colleges and universities.

“Peralta’s Office of International Education looks forward to expanding the educational exchange between the U.S. and Japan by working closely with the U.S. Embassy, U.S. Department of State and the EducationUSA centers in Japan,” said Sean R. Brooke, Director of International Education for the Peralta Colleges.

The United States Embassy in Tokyo hosted the Expo in cooperation with the Japan Network for International Education, and the Expo featured a reception, college fair and information seminars for institutions and prospective students. The U.S. Embassy provided the Peralta Colleges the opportunity to attend the free Expo to promote their colleges as a premier destination for Japanese students interested in international education.

 

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