Center for the Global Learner

The Center for the Global Learner was created in the fall of 2009, to support Durham Tech’s vision of fostering intercultural understanding and the development of engaged global citizens.

Mission:
The Center for the Global Learner leads and facilitates global
engagement and intercultural understanding.

Strategic Goals:

  • Develop an understanding of global issues among our students and
    encourage students to experience cultures other
    than their own.
  • Support the development of a local workforce ready to
    compete in a multinational environment.
  • Provide opportunities for international
    students to enroll in and complete programs.
three Dental Technology students from Honduras

(L to R) Carlos Medina, Silvia Umana, Marvin Umana
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Project TALK

Teamwork • Acceptance • Language • Knowledge

Project TALK is a place for local and international students to interact with each other in a casual and social environment.

*Indicates collaboration with International Student Services.

Names and Hobbies*
Get to know new people in this session as you share your hobbies and interests with other students.
Wednesday, August 29, Noon–1:30 p.m.
White Building (Building 1), room 1-138

Volunteering: Food Pantry
Volunteer in the Campus Harvest Food Pantry. Food insecurity will be discussed. Spaces for this session are limited. Learn more and reserve your spot!.
Thursday, September 6, 5:30–6:30 p.m.
Phillips Building (Building 3), room 3-110C

To do in the Triangle*
In this session, we will share our favorite places and events in the Triangle.
Tuesday, September 25, Noon–1:30 p.m.
Phillips Building (Building 3), room 3-125

Volunteering: Gardening
Volunteer at Briggs Avenue Community Garden. Produce from the garden feeds families at Durham Tech. You can walk from Main Campus or park near the garden. Exit carefully.
Friday, October 19, 9–11 a.m.
Briggs Avenue Community Garden, 1598 S. Briggs Ave, Durham, NC 27707

Storytelling: Ghouls and Ghosts*
Come share stories with us for Halloween - spooky or not. Stories could be urban legends, folktales, or others you enjoy. Candy and costumes are welcome!
Wednesday, October 31, Noon–1:30 p.m.
Phillips Building (Building 3), room 3-125

Games*
Bring your favorite board game or come ready to play with the Gamers Club. A variety of games will be offered.
Tuesday, November 6, 5:30–6:30 p.m.
Phillips Building (Building 3), room 3-125

Volunteering: Meal packing for Thanksgiving
In this session, we will pack Thanksgiving meals for students and families in need during the holiday. Spaces for this session are limited. Learn more and reserve your spot!
Thursday, November 15, 3–4:30 p.m.
Phillips Building (Building 3), room 3-125

Social topic: Holidays*
It is holiday season, so why not talk about holidays and share what makes holidays special to us? You may bring a recipe or favorite holiday food to share with us.
Monday, December 3, Noon–1:30 p.m.
Phillips Building (Building 3), room 3-125


Open Lab Hours for all EFL and ESL Students

The English for Academic Purposes (EAP) department has a specialized tutoring/lab space for all students who do not speak US English as their first language. This lab is staffed by instructors in the EAP department who are trained in teaching English to speakers of other languages. Tutoring is free and unlimited. Students may use the lab space to study, do group work, or to receive one-on-one tutoring services.

The lab is located in the White Building (Building 1), room 1-153.

Fall Semester 2018: August 13 – December 10

Monday: 12:30 –4:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 12:30 –4:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 12:30 –5 p.m.
Thursday: 12:30 –4:30 p.m.

The lab will be closed the following days:
September 3 (Labor Day)
October 9, 10, and 11 (Fall Break)
November 21 and 22 (Thanksgiving holidays)