International Student Activities
The Center for International Education works hard to provide support for all F-1 international students at HCC. There are always opportunities to get involved or volunteer. Below are some major activities organized for and by international students.
Inaugural HCC Soccer Club at Dale Mabry Campus
The inaugural HCC Soccer Club has been established for the purpose of bringing the sport of soccer to the Dale Mabry Campus at Hillsborough Community College. Membership to this organization signifies that all members, students, faculty, and staff, are passionate about the sport of soccer and enjoy sharing their skills, knowledge, and enthusiasm through competition.
The HCC Soccer Club was formally created and given club status in January 2013. It features eight teams comprise of Hillsborough Community College students. The teams will play a ‘round robin schedule’ before finishing the season with the HCC Classic for the Hawks Cup!
To find out how you can become a member of HCC's newest club, contact Matt Barrett at the Center for International Education at email@example.com or (813) 253-7328, or visit us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/HCCDMsoccerclub.
International Student Club
The HCC International Club strives to bring a diverse and multicultural experience to the Dale Mabry campus. Its members, who derive from a myriad of countries as well as the U.S., enjoy experiencing other cultures through personal friendship. The club's activities aim to provide linguistic, cultural and social exchange opportunities for all students. Find out more about the International Student Club on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/international.students.club/.
Florida International Leadership Conference in Orange Springs, Florida
February 2013 marked the first year that HCC F-1 international students participated in the Florida International Leadership Conference (FILC) at Camp Ocala 4-H Center in Ocala, Florida. With the support of the Florida Association of International Educators, the conference provides a great opportunity to connect with other international and American students from across the state of Florida. The conference is dedicated to providing a unique leadership training experience and networking opportunity for students just like you. You’ll share, learn, and grow!
This year's conference will take place February 7-9, 2014 in Orange Springs, Florida. Click here for more information, cost and criteria for eligibility. And click here to see photos from previous events! If you are interested in attending, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Conversation Partner Program
What is the Conversation Partner Program?
The purpose of the Center for International Education's Conversation Partner program is to foster the meaningful interaction between international students and native English speakers. The program pairs international students who would like to practice their practice their conversational English skills outside the classroom with native English speakers wo can capitalize on the wonderful opportunity to learn about another culture while teaching English.
Members of the Conversation Partner Program attend informal meetings to discuss a variety of cultural topics and issues throughout the academic year.
Why International Students Should Participate:
- To learn first-hand about American life
- To adjust faster to a new culture
- To share your culture with an American
- To improve your conversational English ability
Why Native English Speakers Should Participate:
- To learn first hand about another culture, especially beneficial if you are thinking about Study Abroad
- To learn a new language
- To gain experience working with people from other countries
The Center for International Education recently held its first Conversation Partner Social, introducing more than 30 students to their Conversation Partners. Conversation Partners meet one hour each week, one-on-one at a mutually convenient time and place.
If you are interested in joining this program, contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Or visit us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/222869814433667/.