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Global Exchange Through Social Media

Just because our upcoming travel program has been postponed, doesn't mean you still can't participate in culturally-rich exchanges. Now we are bringing the world to you; and through the means which you most embrace—social media. Join our casual, yet instructive exchanges that are available with international students, instructors, and/or global community members via our Travel Talk Webinars and Virtual Escapesnew window.

Upcoming Events

Discover the World: Interactive, Immersive, and Engaging Faculty Workshops

Next generation global education accessible to all. View the flyer (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader - Link opens in new window) . Workshops are available upon request. Contact Gregory Malveaux for more information.

Past Events

International Education Week: November 13, 2023, 2–4 p.m.

Join us for a study abroad speakers panel. (event flyernew window)

2022 Events

View our events from 2022.

Information Session: Trinidad and Tobago
October 2022

Session videonew window | Closed captioning text (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader - Link opens in new window)

Information Session: Harriet Tubman Byway In-Country Study-Travel
October 21, 2022, 1-2 p.m. via zoom

Join us for an information session on our upcoming program to explore the Underground Railroad. All MC students, employees and community members are welcome to join the program to occur this March, during spring break! Get more information (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader - Link opens in new window) .

Study Abroad Information and Discussion (SAID) - September 2022

Learn about short term, in-country, semester and year-long study abroad along with service learning, grant and scholarship opportunities. Informational flyer (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader - Link opens in new window) .

2021 Events

View our events from 2021.

“Lanterns Across the Sky” Global Essay Contest for Faculty and Students
October 2021

Everyone has a memorable story of studying or working outside the country of birth. What is your story about studying overseas? What are your cross-cultural experiences from exchange programs or study abroad? Are you a current or former international student? Tell your stories of exploring the words, the world, and the wonders. 

Application Deadline: All essays must be submitted online by 11:59 p.m. EST on October 30.

Enhance Your Summer Courses with Free “Virtual Study Abroad” Content. Summer 2021.

Take an opportunity this summer to add global activities to your courses. View more information (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader - Link opens in new window) .
Visit the UK:

Provided by Swansea University, Wales. View the itinerary (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader - Link opens in new window) .

  • Welcome by Student Ambassadors/US students currently studying at Swansea
  • Visit to Swanseanew window & the Gowernew window, a spectacularly beautiful, ecologically diverse coastal region
  • Visit to Big Pit National Coal Mining Museumnew window to explore how this industry shaped Wales over several centuries 
  • Cooking lesson on how to make Welsh cakesnew window, a popular and practical traditional treat in Wales
  • Creative writing/poetry class following Welsh traditions, the oldest literary traditions in all Northern Europe
  • Introductory Welsh language lessons (Parts 1 & 2)
  • Celtic workshop at St. Fagan's National Museum of Historynew window, an open-air museum full of historical structures
  • Welsh rugbynew window coaching session – the national sport
  • History lesson on the longstanding suppression of the Welsh by the Englishnew window
  • Lectures by experts on virtual media & communication; additional discipline-specific talks may be available

Visit Trinidad:

  • Introduction to Trinidad & Tobago, including historical context, carnival, transnationalism & multi-cultural citizenship
  • Visit to the National Museum & Art Gallery of Trinidad & Tobagonew window to explore the natural & cultural heritage
  • Visit to the Ministry of Health – North Central Regional Health Facilitynew window to explore health disparities in the Caribbean
  • Visit to the Ministry of Financenew window (Central Bank) & Money Museum, with a lesson on Trinidad & Tobago’s currency
  • Viewing of Lavwaynew window, 2021’s tribe carnival production, including economic & cultural aspects of the event & costuming
  • Local steelpan drum lesson with the BP Renegadesnew window
  • Lesson on behavioral change, mental health & human development in Trinidad & Tobago
  • Visit to the Wild Fowl Trustnew window
  • Visit to Pitch Lakenew window & Pitch Lake Museum, location of the world’s largest natural deposit of asphalt
  • Exploration of Trinidad’s East Indian Heritage through visits to key sites in Central Trinidad

Intercultural Learning Series Linguistic Contact Zones Between Spanish and English: Bilingualism in Sports Journalism with Telemundo's Moisés Linares
March 2021

In this thought-provoking intercultural event, we will explore the various ways in which Spanish and English coexist in the United States. We will unspool questions of language maintenance, national and cultural identity, the role of the U.S. Spanish-language media, as well as issues of language policy.

Professor Eddy Aranaa (World Languages, Spanish and German PPHI Honors Internships) will facilitate an engaging talk about the local manifestations of linguistic contact zones between Spanish and English in our DMV regions.

Our featured guest speaker, local sports journalist, Moisés Linares, will share remarks about his personal and professional journey as a bilingual sports anchor with Telemundo 44/NBC 4.

Attendees will be invited to ask questions at the end of each event language segment. 

Note: This event will be recorded. If you do not wish to appear on camera or audio, please mute your microphone and turn off your camera.

View the event flyer (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader - Link opens in new window) and Register for this event and receive your Zoom link. Please email your questions to Eddy Enruquez Aranaa.

Join us for a collaborative event between MC’s PPHI Honors Internship Program and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History (NMAH). 
March 2021

Former PPHI intern Nyreneee Monfortee (MC ’21) and Project Lead Patty Arteagaa  NMAH), will share remarks on their work on the NMAH’s Undocumented Organizing Collecting Initiative. Said initiative is a “three-year project tracing the emergence of undocumented youth activism over the past twenty years by recording, analyzing, and interpreting political strategies via the collection of oral histories and objects.”

Suggested reading: Documenting Undocumented Political Organizing Movementsnew window. Monarch wings are an important symbol to undocumented organizers. Each year, monarch butterflies take flight across the North American continent to survive. The butterflies’ journey speaks to migration, survival, transformation, and the power of communities. These wings will be exhibited in the National Museum of American History’s upcoming show Girlhood (It's complicated), opening on June 12, 2020. 

Our moderator, Prof. Eddy Aranaa (PPHI Honors Internship Program Coordinator and World Languages faculty--Spanish and German) will lead an inspiring interdisciplinary and collaborative event. General information about PPHI Honors Internships and other internship opportunities at the SNMAHH will be provided.

Attendees will be invited to ask questions of our two presenters at the end of event. 

Note: This event will be recorded, except for the Q&A portion. If you do not wish to appear on camera or audio, please mute your microphone and turn off your camera. 

View the event flyer (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader - Link opens in new window) and Register for this event and receive your Zoom link. Please email your questions to Eddy Enruquez Aranaa or Sara Ducey 

STEAMed Planet: Exploring the Intersections between Global Humanities and STEM through Climate Change
March 2021

View the event flyer (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader - Link opens in new window) .

2:00-2:30 — Welcome and Opening Remarks by: • Cinder Barnes, Director, Global Humanities Institute • Margaret Latimer, Vice President and Provost, Germantown Campus • Sanjay Rai, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
2:30-3:30 — Break-out Rooms with Table Topics (see below)
3:30-3:50 — Large Group Report-Outs
3:50-4:00 — Closing Remarks

Table Topics:

Table 1: Visual Depictions of Climate Change: How Can Art Show Human Impact? — Amanda Miller (Art) and Gillian Backus (Biology, NVCC)
Table 2: Can the Free Market Solve the Climate Change Problems We Can No Longer Avoid? — Arthur Grinath (Economics) and Diane K. McDaniel (Geology)
Table 3: Documenting and Displaying Climate Change Using Proxy Data Sources — Chip Gladson (English) and Bill Krayer (Meteorology)
Table 4: Teaching Climate Change — David Fallick (ELAP) and Teresa Peachy (Meteorology)
Table 5: Human Ecodynamics and Integrating Humanity into Environmental Science — Kevin Gibbons (Anthropology) and Alejandra Morales Picard (Psychology)
Table 6: Ocean Acidification — Anita Mohan (Chemistry, NVCC) and Rita Kranidis (ENGL)
Table 7: Global Ecotourism — Craig Benson (Chemistry) and Greg Malveaux (English and Study Abroad)
Table 8: Climate Change in Literature — Cinder Cooper Barnes (English) and Victoria Schneider (Environmental Biology)
Table 9: Making Teachers out of Students: Optimizing Action and Expression through Project-based Learning — Brandon Wallace (Education) and Ingrid (Van) Scott (Mathematics)

Timely Topics in Global Education
January 2021

Q & A followed each session. View event flyer (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader - Link opens in new window) .

Staying Safe: Travel Awareness for Off-site Instruction

Michelle Lieberman, PhD, Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice, Garrett Community College (and former police officer) and Mark Bennear, Behavioral Health Clinician, Psychology Instructor & Martial Artist.

Virtual Global Education: The Howard Community College Model

Mary Allen, Director of International Education & Dr. Matthew Van Hoose, Executive Director of Academic Engagement, Howard Community College.

International Education in a Virtual Environment Virtual Study Abroad

Virtual Study Abroad: Joe Meringolo, Director of Program Development, EdOdyssey
Virtual Internships Abroad: Jenepher Mackin, Programs Manager, Global Experiences
Collaborative Online Interactive Learning (COIL): Hope Windle, Community Development Lead & Jan McCauley, Assistant Director, State University of New York's SUNY COIL Center.

2019 Events

View our events from 2019.

Belfast at night
Belfast at night.

Ireland and the United Kingdom

Thursday, October 17, 2019, 2–4 p.m.
Rockville Campus, Technical Center 136

MC Faculty/Staff Professional Development Findings and Student Study Abroad Scholar Studies 


  • Communications student, Andrew Axelsson’s, “Ireland/England 2019: Expand Your World”
  • Instructional Designer, Angela Lanier’s, “Connecting Integrative Learning and Study Abroad”
  • Biology student Saara Muthaliff’s, "An Analysis of Literature in the United Kingdom and the United States"
  • Associate Professor of Criminal Justice, Ginger Robinson, JD, "Exploring Injustice: The United Kingdom/United States Special Relationship"
  • Program Leader and Professor of English and Literature, Emily Rosado’s Reflections on leading a short-term Study Abroad program in Ireland and the United Kingdom
  • Computer Science student, Lindsay Ruckdeschel’s, “Parliament in the United Kingdom”
  • Engineer student Aqeell Muthaliff'ss "Shakespeare Theater vs. Current Theater"
  • and more!

This event qualifies for meeting a “cultural diversity training requirement." Inquiries may be sent directly to Gregory Malveaux.

Fall Symposium on Faculty-Led Study Abroad

Friday, November 22, 2019, 1–4:15 p.m.
University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Considering leading a study abroad program? Already a study abroad faculty leader or international education professional interested in discussing innovative and collaborative approaches to faculty-led programming? Participate in the MIEC-MCCIEC Faculty-Led Study Abroad Symposium this fall.

The symposium is offered jointly by the Maryland International Education Consortium (MIEC) and the Maryland Community College International Education Consortium (MCCIEC) and is designed for faculty, staff, and administrators throughout the state who are engaged in or interested in education abroad.

Register online by October 29. The $10 fee includes the full program, free parking and hors d’oeuvres. Registrants will receive arrival and check-in information by e-mail prior to the event. Please direct any questions to or to