In recognition of International Education Week, LCC will present the film Crossing Borders at 4:30 on Tuesday, Nov. 13 in the Gannon Building room 134.
The film is presented as a collaborative effort between Crossing Borders Education and Michigan State University.
Crossing Borders is a 70-minute documentary that follows four Moroccan and four American university students as they travel together through Morocco. In the process of discovering each other, they discover themselves, according to Arnd Wachter, the director of Crossing Borders.
Janet Tower, international student coordinator for LCC, is coordinating this effort with Ana Woehr, co-adviser of the International Club. Tower explained the purpose of the movie is to bring two experiences and two cultures together.
“What I hope is that through the screening of this film is that we can have a vehicle to look at intercultural communication and the tools needed for communication in the global world we live in,” Tower said. “LCC recognizes that today’s students will be living and working in a multicultural world.”
There will be a panel discussion after the movie. The panel is made up of Tower, Woehr and students from the International Club, both international and domestic.
Currently, LCC has a few intercultural classes but no designated office or organization specific to multiculturalism, according to Tower. She described her position as one of support and referral; helping students where she can and referring them where needed.
Additionally, there are opportunities at LCC to study abroad, including a semester program in Japan and a 10-day program in Germany.
“I coordinate the Study Abroad Program,” said LCC Professor Marc Thomas. “I’m hoping the Crossing Borders film may inspire other students to study abroad.”
The International Club welcomes new students. For more information, contact Tower at 483-1177 or International Club President Alan Ojeda at email@example.com.