A Focus on Diversity at CPCC: Peru

Did you know CPCC has students from all over the world?  In celebration of this, the Diversity Committee will highlight the top 10 countries that represent our PeruInternational Students.


PERU – Welcome to Peru, the third largest country in South America. Peru lies on the Pacific coast of South America just south of the Equator. To the Quechua Indians Peru means “land of abundance.” Official language is Spanish, and Quechua

Did you know?

  • That Peru’s petroleum industry is one of the world’s oldest, and its fisheries are among the world’s richest.
  • Many families in Peru live on $1 a day, and even public schools require some payments such as registration fees, uniforms, books, school supplies, bus fares, etc., which make it impossible for many children to attend.
  • A typical school year in Peru runs from April through December.
  • Potatoes originated in Peru.

Speak the Lingo – Hear it say! http://www.timeforkids.com/destination/peru/native-lingo
Take the Peru Challenge: http://www.timeforkids.com/destination/peru/challenge

Information Sessions About Study Abroad Opportunities at CPCC

Information Session – November 27, 2012, at 1 p.m. in OC 305
Program – June 2013, Scholarships Available – Deadline: Dec. 1, 2012

Interested in learning more about how the global economy is developing? Come join us for an information session about our 2013 summer study excursion to Brazil. Brazil is one of the fastest growing economies in the world, currently



ranked sixth in GDP globally.  In recent years it has joined China, India and Russia as one of the leading emerging and influential markets in the global economy.  This has spurred the development of a growing middle class, but broad socio-economic divides still remain in this diverse country.  This two-week excursion will help prepare you for international companies that are increasingly looking for graduates who understand the Brazilian market and are familiar with the culture of Latin America’s largest country.  The trip will include visits to two to three Brazilian cities, visits with local businesses and sightseeing.




Information session – December 6, 2012,  at 11 a.m. in TE 517
Program – March 8-16, 2013, Deadline: Dec. 7, 2012

“A Taste of Paris” is the premiere venture to France to experience French cuisine and learn more about the influence it maintains on today’s world of culinary arts. Join us for an information session about our 2013 spring break study in Paris, France. Discover the food, culture and art in Paris.  This excursion will visit the Louvre, Notre Dame, the Latin Quarter, Eiffel Tower and Versailles.  During free time, participants will visit local markets with amazing French bread, cheese and pastries shops.

Questions about either? Contact the Global Learning Office at 704-330-6167

Central Campus Spring Festival Moves to Thursday

CPCC International Spring Fest

CPCC International Spring FestCPCC’s International Spring Fest will take place on Wednesday, April 18 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., in its NEW location, the Overcash front lawn.

The weather continues to look like a certain wash-out Wednesday, so CPCC has decided to move Springfest to Thursday, April 19, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., on the Overcash lawn. While the date has changed, the event will still boast the same features and schedule of events.

International countries will have tents with displays, flags, traditional dress and information about their country. Campus clubs and organizations will also be giving out information and selling various items so remember to bring your cash!

There will also be live entertainment!

  • The Silvertones Steel Drum band, 10 a.m. – noon
  • Yasmine and Magic Hips (Belly dancing), noon – 1 p.m.
  • Polynesian hula dancing and fire/knife display, 1:15 – 2 p.m.

Basketball and sumo-wrestling inflatables will also be available for fun!

Student Government Association candidate speeches will take place at 1 p.m. Online voting at the SGA tent will be available.

For more information visit http://www.cpcc.edu/student_life or contact Student Life at 704.330.6584

Written by Angela Perry
Communications and Journalism Co-op Student, CPCC

Dances of India

CPCC’s very own Dr. Maha Gingrich will present the 11th annual “Dances of India” this spring. More than 30 dancers will perform a series of 3,000 year old traditional Indian temple dances that tell the story of ancient India through movement and music. Performers will showcase the dances in colorful silk costumes with materials and scarfs from various regions of India. Come out and see the differences between traditional Indian dances, the Russian Gypsy, Flamenco, Chinese Long fan dance, Chile’s national dance and Peruvian scarf dances. This event will keep the history and heritage of this art form alive in the community and share the message of unity and diversity among Charlotte’s international community.

In 2011 this event was named one of the top nine memorable events among the nation’s community colleges by Community College Week. “Dances of India” is an experience both you and your family will not want to miss!

Sneak Peak!
Watch this online video for a sneak peak!

Get your tickets TODAY!
Tickets are $5 for school-age children and $10 for adults, and can be purchased online at tix.cpcc.edu or by calling the SunTrust Box Office at 704.330.6534. Free event parking is available. Click here to purchase tickets.

Event Details:

  • DATE: Saturday, April 28; 4 p.m.
  • LOCATION: Halton Theater, CPCC Central Campus.
  • Indian snacks will be available for purchase during intermission.



Written by Angela Perry
Communications and Journalism Co-op Student, CPCC

Go Global!

Go Global!

Go Global!

2012 is the year to Go Global with CPCC!  Go Global Study Abroad Club is currently offering study abroad programs to China, Costa Rica, France, Germany and more.  Studying abroad is a great opportunity for students to develop cross-cultural skills, boost language skills, gain a sense of independence, gain work skills, see new places, give back and make connections around the world. Fundraising, scholarships and financial aid may be available for students who participate. All majors are welcome.

Go Global meetings are held every first and third Thursday of the month.

The next meeting will be held:
When: Thursday, Feb. 16; 2 – 3 p.m.
Where: Central Campus, Overcash Building, Room 307

For more information, please visit http://www.cpcc.edu/study-abroad or visit the International Learning office located on Central Campus, Overcash Building, Room 303 or call 704.330.6167.

Written by Angela Perry
Communications and Journalism Co-op Student, CPCC