Campus International Education Activities
Each of the colleges has an international education committee or office that supports and informs the college international education efforts as they engage in co-curricular programs on campus to foster global learning. Some examples of individual college programs include:
International Education Week – All ten Maricopa colleges participate in International Education Week, a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Commerce that involves a week-long celebration of global education featuring foreign films, international student panels, study abroad fairs, guest speakers, cultural displays, and more.
SEE Your World Program – This program aims to impart an interdisciplinary knowledge of the world's Social, Environmental, and Economic problems and develop a heightened sense of global interconnections and interdependence.
World Languages Awareness Day – This outdoor campus event is planned by the college International Programs Office in collaboration with the World Language departments to promote the importance of learning languages studying abroad.
Conversation Partner Program – This program matches international students with American students to meet weekly on a one-on-one basis for cultural exchange, and to practice their language, listening and speaking skills.
International Student Associations – These student-run clubs are open to those who want to share their cultures, and meet people from different backgrounds. These clubs provide a forum for international students to meet each other and connect with domestic students interested in cross cultural learning and friendships.