Schoolcraft College International Institute

Experience Cross-Cultural Learning

The mission of the Schoolcraft College International Institute (SCII) is to coordinate cross-cultural learning opportunities for students, faculty, staff and the community.

The Institute strives to enhance the international content of coursework, programs, and other Schoolcraft College activities so participants better appreciate both the diversities and commonalities among world cultures, and better understand the global forces shaping people's lives.

Events

Focus Series
Each year a region of the world or an issue with a global effect is explored and studied through the Focus Series events, held primarily in the Winter and Fall semesters. 

Multicultural Fair
This annual event, usually held in March, draws thousands of participants who enjoy food, art, dance and music performances, and other demonstrations from dozens of cultures. 

GlobalEYEzers and Global Roundtables
GlobalEYEzers and Global Roundtables provide opportunities throughout the year for informal discussion of a variety of topics related to living and learning in a global society.

Publications

International Agenda
The official newsletter of the SCII, the IA provides a college-wide forum for the exchange of information and perspectives related to international and intercultural education. It is published multiple times a semester in Fall and Winter.

Academic Opportunities

Global Endorsement
Learning about different nations and cultures and their interconnections is an important part of education in the 21st century. Schoolcraft College students can demonstrate such proficiency by earning a Global Endorsement as part of their degree by completing a minimum of 15 credit hours of classes designated as International.

Meeting Schedules

SCII Fall 2021 (all meetings are 12 - 2 PM, via Zoom, and possibly a hybrid model)

  • Friday, Sept. 24
  • Friday, Oct. 15
  • Friday, Nov. 19

SCII Winter 2022 (all meetings are 12 - 2 PM)

  • Friday, Jan. 21
  • Friday, Feb. 18
  • Friday, May 6
If you wish to be added to the mailing list for these meetings, please email InterInstitute@schoolcraft.edu. All are welcome.

Co-Chairs 
Helen Ditouras & Kimberly Lark

International Agenda Editor
Colleen Pilgrim

Focus Series Coordinator
Helen Ditouras

GlobalEYEzers Coordinators
Anna Maheshwari & Josselyn Moore