DLLC Advising Fair

*Additional events may be added once confirmed

Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Time

Location

Event

All day

Front of LS Dougherty

Alfombras in front of L.S. Dougherty Come learn about the tradition of decorating the streets of Antigua, Guatemala with sawdust carpets (alfombras) during Semana Santa and use the sidewalk chalk to decorate the sidewalks around L.S. Dougherty!

9:30-10:45am

LS Dougherty 209

Scholarships for study abroad: Fulbright, Gilman, etc. (Dr. Alexandra Sterling-Hellenbrand) / Come to get an overview of competitive scholarships for study abroad, and guidance about writing for these grants.

11:30am-12:30pm

TBD 

Teaching English Abroad (Dr. Paul Sebastian and Karen Marshall) / Guidance about how to tap into opportunities to teach English abroad.

 12:30pm-1:30pm

LS Dougherty 110B 

Paths to K-12 Language Teaching: Advising and Info Session for Existing and Potential World Language Education Majors (Dr. Paul Sebastian)

1:30-2:15pm

TBD

Study Abroad 101 Information Session with Q&A (CJ Maynard, Education Abroad Advisor, OIED)

2:00-3:00pm

LS Dougherty 209 + Zoom link: 
https://appstate.zoom.us/j/927403229 

Workshop on new Spanish for Health and Helping Professions minor (Dr. Adrienne Erazo and Liz Kunkel) / Explanation of this new minor program, its requirements, and relevant opportunities.

2:00-3:00pm

LSD 110B

Trivia + Lion cloth tie + Bissap Juice Testing (Dr. Stephanie Tsakeu Mazan and Lynn McNeil)

3:00-4:00pm

TBD

Exploring Languages & Cultures with Virtual Reality (Dr. Elizabeth Deifell and Liz Kunkel) / Hands-on demonstrations of how languages & cultures can be explored using Meta Quest 2 virtual reality headsets. Students interested in any language area are welcome!

2:00-4:00pm

LS Dougherty 113 

A Bite of China and Japanese Tea Tasting + General Advising session for East Asian Major, Chinese minor, Japanese minor and Study Abroad opportunities (Dr. Xiaofei Tu, Dr. Wendy Xie, Misa Yamamoto, Nanako Hiroshima, and Dr. Kinji Ito)

3:30-5:00pm

LS Dougherty 209 

Get involved in the community: Use your language skills to volunteer (Dr. Adrienne Erazo, Anneliese Thomae Elías, Brian MacHarg [Director of Academic Civic Engagement], Enid Aguirre [Student President of Red Cross Club], and representatives from local organizations) / A panel about ways to get engaged in community work both locally and internationally, while using your language skills.

Panel members will include:

  • Enid Aguirre (Student President of Red Cross Club)
  • Brenda Covarrubias Leon (Bilingual Parent Educator & Interpreter from the Children's Council of Watauga County)
  • Dr. Adrienne Erazo (DLLC faculty in Spanish and interpreter for Immigrant Justice Coalition of Boone)
  • Rubi Estrada (Community Systems Manager for OASIS)
  • Kayla Lasure (Community Engagement Coordinator at the Hunger and Health Coalition)

Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Time

Location

Event

All day

Front of LS Dougherty

Alfombras in front of L.S. Dougherty Come learn about the tradition of decorating the streets of Antigua, Guatemala with sawdust carpets (alfombras) during Semana Santa and use the sidewalk chalk to decorate the sidewalks around L.S. Dougherty!

9:30-10:30am

TBD

Study abroad in Spanish!: Info session on programs in Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, and Madrid (Drs. Victoria Cox, Benito del Pliego, and Andrés Fisher) / Come learn about some exciting study abroad opportunities for Spanish language students, including exchange programs in Argentina and Uruguay, and a summer faculty-led program in Madrid, Spain.

10:00-10:45am

LS Dougherty 201

TESOL/Applied Linguistics Minor Info session (Dr. Elizabeth Deifell and Sarah Miller) / Come learn about the requirements for this minor program, and about relevant opportunities! There will be time for discussion and any questions you may have.