Passport to the World: Collin College's Cultural Connections

Collin College’s Passport program offers community members an opportunity to experience our global society through a series of exciting presentations each semester.  Collin College faculty and staff members who have traveled to a variety of global locations bring back and share their newly acquired knowledge about different cultures, art forms, architecture, music, religions, political systems, and much more.  Each lecture is unique as Collin College presenters share their world experiences through stunning photographs, narrative, music, and dance.  Light samples of related cuisine are served, but attendees are welcome to bring in their own lunches as well.  Come travel with us through Passport to the World presentations!

If you plan to bring an entire class to a presentation or require special accommodations, please contact Dr. Clark (one week in advance please) at

All events are free and open to the public.

Passport Event, Spring 2019

Greek Isl;ands with Ryan Fletcher

Presenter:  Ryan Fletcher
Date and Time: Tuesday, February 26 11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Location: Living Legends Conference Center - AB,  Plano Campus
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Join Professor Ryan Fletcher for a trip to the Greek Islands. From Athens to Crete to Rhodes, Professor Fletcher will delve into the rich histories and cultures of these islands and their connection to current discourse and storytelling.




Hawaii Islands


Presenter:  Dr. Melody Miyamoto Walters
and Dr. Lisa Kirby
Date and Time: Thursday, April 4 2:30 p.m.
Location: Pike Hall,  McKinney Campus
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In Hawaiian, "aloha" means both "hello" and "goodbye."  So, if someone says "aloha" to you, how do you know what he/she is saying? Join Dr. Melody Miyamoto Walters and Dr. Lisa Kirby for Passport to the World to find out. Hear a local Hawaiian introduce visitors to Hawaii, and then listen
to the experiences of a Texan who recently visited several of the islands.

 For more information about Passport to the World, contact:

Dallie B. Clark, Ph.D.
Passport Program Director and Professor of Humanities
Ph: 972.578.5533