International Education Week at JSCC

The week of November 18 at JSCC was International Education Week. There were a variety of activities planned on the main campus in Jackson as well as the satellite campuses in Humboldt, Lexington and Savannah.

At the Jackson Campus, the weeks activities began Monday, with the International Food Festival. Faculty, staff and students stopped by the gym lobby and enjoyed a variety of dishes that were served. Student Melissa Risk was the recipient of a $25 gift card and JSCC hoodie for preparing homemade sweet tamales. Dr. Blanding made a visit to this event to share this time with students.

On Tuesday, several students tried their hand at Latin Dance. Instructor Sra. Lynn Nieves encouraged everyone to get out of their comfort zones and get on the dance floor. She demonstrated several easy techniques to get the complete novice on the floor and dancing quickly. Several styles were explored including Salsa and Merengue.

The weeks events culminated in a Brazilian Carnaval drumming performance in the Student Union lobby on Thursday. Dan Sherrill demonstrated this style of drumming. Additionally, attendees at the event were encouraged to participate with a number of percussion instruments.

Jackson State works to extend opportunities to its students that allow them to achieve the educational experiences necessary to help them reach their personal and professional goals. The International Education program gives students a chance to experience other cultures through special programs as well as an opportunity to study abroad.

Students are encouraged to participate in the International Education Program. Students interested in the study abroad program should pay the $100 application fee by December 1. A $100 discount is available for those making early application. To learn more about what the program has to offer contact Dr. Mechel Camp for more details.

Additional photos from the above events can be seen on Flickr at