Global Understanding Series

Delaware Technical Community College presents a Global Understanding Series that features programs and workshops free to the community, Delaware Tech students and staff.

Global Series presentations and performances are generally 60 minutes long, and provide a personal perspective on a global issue, region, culture, or people.

Four different components comprise this new series:
  • Global Voices –provides a personal perspective on a global issues, region, culture, or people
  • Postcards from Abroad – presented by Delaware Tech staff and students from different cultures or who have participated in previous study abroad programs
  • Global Skills – interactive workshops which teach participants new skills they can use in a workshop activity
  • Culture & Arts – an immersion in dancing, cooking, traditional dress or theater
Dover - Spring 2015 Events and Guidelines


Global Skills:  Study Abroad Fair
Think outside the classroom - and the country! It's not too late to sign up for spring programs. Get the scoop on traveling abroad and the scholarship opportunities that can help you get there.
Welcome Days Event.
Lobby, Terry Building
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


Global Voices:  Folk Art and Culture
Join us for an exciting guest speaker and Jamaican folk artist, Ms. Eunice LaFate, to celebrate Black History Month! Audience members will have the opportunity to make their own folk art and sample some Jamaican cuisine!
Downes Lecture Hall, Terry Building
Noon - 1 p.m.


Global Skills:  How small Businesses Can Engage in International Markets
Join us for an exciting guest speaker from the World Trade Organization to learn more about this fascinating topic. Event is open to the community.
Downes Lecture Hall, Terry Building
Noon - 1 p.m.

March 12

Global Voices:  Pi Day
Come celebrate Pi Day with the campus community. Learn how ancient civilizations contributed to the evolution of Pi. Compete in a variety of fun events to win prizes!
Learning Commons, Terry Building
Noon - 1:00 p.m.


Arts and Culture:  International Festival
Join our international students and learn about traditional crafts, cuisine, costumes, and culture from regions around the world!
CTC 400 A & B
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.


Postcards from Abroad:  Perspectives on Earth Day from outside the U.S.
Learn more about how other countries view Earth Day as members of the Energy Department discuss their learning experiences from traveling the world from South Africa to China.
CTC 425
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.


Georgetown - Spring 2015 Events and Guidelines


Postcards from Peru
Retired Delaware Tech Nursing Instructor Benita Harris shares her experiences providing medical care in Peru. Learn about the medical system there and the challenges of delivering health care in a developing country.
Theater, Arts & Science Center
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Jan. 30

Arts & Culture: Cristina Pato Galacian Bagpipes
The Freeman Stage is bringing Galician bagpiper Cristina Pato to Delaware Tech! There will be a lecture/demonstration at 1 p.m. and a performance at 7 p.m., followed by a Q&A session. Reserve your (free) ticket today!
Theater, Arts & Science Center
1 p.m. lecture/demo and 7 p.m. performance w/Q&A session


Arts & Culture: Black History Month Event
Join us for a very special partnership between the Black History Month Series and the Global Understanding Series.
Theater, Arts & Science Center
6 - 8 p.m.

March 12

Global Skills:  Pi Day with the Math Center
Celebrate Pi Day and learn more about this special number! Visit the Math Center to see displays about the Pi and its use around the world. Then grab a slice of pie in the lobby of the Arts & Sciences Center on your way out of the Math Center.
Lobby/Math Center, Arts & Science Center
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

March 18

Global Skills: Global Business Forum and Mixer
Right after 1 Million Cups, join us for a networking mixer. Then, hear a presentation by the International Trade and Development Office of Delaware about how small businesses can expand into international markets.
Fireside Lounge, Student Services Center
10 a.m. - noon


Global Voices: International Day
Students from all over the world study at Delaware Tech, and this is your chance to meet them. International students will bring food from their native countries, host educational displays, and perform on stage. This event is full of great food and fun for everyone!
Dining Hall, Student Services Center
11:30 a.m.

Global Voices: Oxfam Hunger Banquet
Life isn't fair - and neither is this. At an Oxfam America Hunger Banquet, the place you sit and the meal you eat are determined by the luck of the draw. Change the way you think about poverty and hunger at the Oxfam Hunger Banquet.
Fireside Lounge, Student Services Center
11:30 a.m.
Stanton/Wilmington - Fall 2015 Events
Feb. 26

Black History Month Arts Festival
Wilmington Conference Center
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.


Pi Day
Come learn about the global history and impact of 3.14 Pithrough an interactive trivia game!
Wilmington, Math Lab


Cherry Blossom Festival
All day trip to Washington, D.C.
Stanton Lobby
Leaving Wilmington main entrance
7:30 a.m - Returning from D.C. at 5 p.m.
Arrive Wilmington between 7 - 8 p.m.


Italian Cooking Demonstration
Chef Dave Nolker will demonstrate an italian pasta dish and homemade tiramisu.
He will also discuss wine choices.
Stanton Culinary Dining Room
1 - 2 p.m.


Bollywood Dance Demonstration
Wilmington Conference Center
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Resources for Students and Staff

Instructions for Obtaining Your Delaware Tech Passport

Stanton/Wilmington and Dover:  Bring the Passport Application Form to your campus International Education Coordinator or next Global Understanding event.

Georgetown: Bring the Passport Application Form and your student/staff ID card to the reception desk in the Career Services Center in the Student Services building.