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, Fall 2018


Presenter:  Mike Cohick
Date and Time: Thursday, November 1, 1:00 - 2:15 p.m.
Location: Conference Center Plano Campus
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Why do volcanoes form in particular geographic locations? Can a volcanic eruption halfway around the world affect us in the Dallas area?

Join Professor Mike Cohick for an illuminating lecture as he takes us on a journey around the world to view iconic volcanoes and learn about the impact of historical eruptions. Experience both the awesome beauty as well as the terrible destructive power of volcanoes through this photographic excursion.

Beit Shean

Presenter: Joan Kennedy and Gary Wilson
Date and Time: Tuesday, October 9, 11:30-12:30
Location: Conference Center  Frisco Campus
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Where else can travelers explore a high mountain fortress and learn of its rich history?

Where else can one take in nearly 4,000 years of well-preserved architecture and culture?

Travel to Israel for a historical view of the fortress of Masada and the intriguing archaeological site of Beit She'an.  Join Professors Joan Kennedy and Gary Wilson to listen to their fascinating lecture and view striking photographs of Israel’s complex cultural history.

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