Delaware Tech’s Global Understanding Series Provides an International Perspective


Georgetown – Each semester, Delaware Technical Community College offers the Global Understanding Series for all Delaware Tech students, staff, faculty, and community to attend. The series features a variety of programming focusing on increasing cross-cultural understanding, promoting diversity, and understanding of global issues. These presentations, performances, and workshops provide a personal perspective on a global issue, region, culture, or people.

The events that will occur this fall at the Owens Campus in Georgetown are:

Postcards from Scotland and Australia – On Tuesday, Sept. 29 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. hear from students and faculty who recently studied abroad in Scotland and Australia about why they decided to study abroad and the highlights of their experiences. This presentation will be held in the Arts & Science Center Theater.

Global Skills: Taking the Right Risks – On Wednesday, Oct. 7 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. discover if you are a risk taker or someone who “plays it safe.” Inspired by late entrepreneur and community leader Matt Haley, this workshop will help you use informed risk-taking to achieve success and reach your goals. This workshop takes place in room 344 of the Arts & Science Center.

Arts & Culture: Hispanic Heritage – Sugar Skull Decorating Workshop – On Thursday, Oct. 8 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. learn about el Dia de los Muertos and create and decorate a sugar skull, part of many Hispanic Day of the Dead celebrations. This workshop takes place in the fireside lounge of the Student Services Center.

Global Skills: Study Abroad Fair – On Thursday, Oct. 22 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. think outside the classroom and the country! Learn about upcoming Delaware Tech study abroad destinations and the scholarships that can help students get there. Meet instructors leading this year’s programs and students who studied abroad last year. This resource fair takes place in the fireside lounge of the Student Services Center.

Global Voices: OxFam Hunger Banquet – On Thursday, Nov. 5 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. take part in a traditional OxFam Hunger Banquet – where you sit and what you eat are determined by the luck of the draw. Change the way you think about poverty and hunger. This event requires (free) tickets, which can be reserved at

International Education Week Photo Contest and Reception – On Thursday, Nov. 19 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. explore the world through photos submitted by Delaware Tech students and staff to celebrate International Education Week. Winners of the photo contest and the free study abroad experience will be announced at the reception.

Global Understanding Series events also occur each semester at Delaware Tech’s Terry, Stanton, and Wilmington campuses. For more information, visit

Art Around the World

Anette Aguillon, a general business major, works with volunteer Rachel Whippie, a 2015 Owens Campus accounting graduate and 2015 study abroad student, on her origami crane, while Elmer Vicente, a criminal justice student, follows along with the directions during the Global Understanding Art Around the World workshop on Sept. 3.



Delaware Tech — the First State’s only community college — offers academic, technical, community education, and workforce development comprising more than 100 associate degree, diploma and certificate programs. The College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Delaware Tech has four campuses across Delaware in Georgetown, Dover, Stanton and Wilmington. For more information about Delaware Tech, visit