Lake Michigan College is celebrating International Education Week on its Benton Harbor Campus during the first week of April. The public is invited to enjoy presentations by international guests, sample eclectic cuisine and meet some of LMC’s international students and employees.
Eating Together Around the World | Tuesday, April 2, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Todd Center, Room 1304
Mexico City-based Chef, Eliezer Campuzano will share observations and insights from his experiences eating around the world and will provide tips on making the most of mealtime with family.
Campuzano brings 25 years of culinary arts experience and food history knowledge from working around Malaysia, the USA and Mexico. Based in Mexico City, he offers consulting services for hospitality schools in Asia and runs a YouTube network Cooking Show, “From Foodie to Chef.”
He has been a guest speaker for the Culinary Institute of Michigan, Kendal College and the INTY international universities and college’s network.
International Pot Luck | Wednesday, April 3, noon-1 p.m. | Main Building, Hawk’s Nest
The LMC community will gather to celebrate and learn about the students who’ve joined us from around the world. Guests are invited to enjoy dishes from a myriad of countries and cultures. Food will be provided by LMC professor, Chef Louis Amado and his Culinary Management Program students.
Thursday, April 4, 2 p.m. | Vasundhra Sharma’s “Finding a Way to a Home” | Todd Center, Room 1413
Vasundhra Sharma is a criminal attorney and global advocate for child protection and juvenile justice. She joins us from New Delhi, India, to present “Finding a Way to a Home: Pathways Out of Institutional Care.”
Sharma founded the Centre for Excellence in Alternative Care and serves on the International Foster Care Organization board of directors. She also served on the Child Welfare Committee and helped to develop and implement foster care services in Asia.
In 2017 she delivered a TED Talk on why foster care is necessary for the future of India’s vulnerable children.
About International Education Week
International Education Week is an annual celebration organized by NAFSA: Association of International Educators, a leading organization committed to international education and exchange, working to advance policies and practices that build global citizens with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in today’s interconnected world.
Lake Michigan College’s mission includes a charge to develop an international perspective that prepares students and develops employees and community members for a world economy and global citizenship.
In recent years LMC has bolstered efforts in this area by offering students month-long, study abroad opportunities in Salmanca, Spain. The third group of Intensive Spanish Language Course students are preparing to leave in May.
The college also began offering English as a Second Language classes for the general community last year, and English for Academic Purposes to currently enrolled students who desire to improve their English language skills.
The addition of LMC’s first student residence hall in 2014 has opened more opportunities for students from around the world to live and study at Lake Michigan College. Currently 42 international students are enrolled at LMC.
Lake Michigan College Celebrating International Education Week