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, artforms, 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 email@example.com.
For more information about Passport to the World, contact:
Dallie Clark, Ph.D.
Professor of Humanities
Passport Program Director
2800 E. Spring Creek Pkwy.
Plano, Texas 75074
FALL 2016 Events
Title: Iceland: The Land of Contrast and Culture (PHOTO COMING SOON!)
Presenter: Professor Rebecca Burton
Date: Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Time: Noon - 1 p.m.
Location: Living Legends Conference Center,
Spring Creek Campus
Description: Join Dr. Rebecca Burton in her Icelandic adventure! From the icy glaciers and waterfalls
to the fiery volcanoes and thermal baths, Iceland is a geological wonderland. Learn more about Iceland’s
rugged landscape and the unique culture shaped by over 1000 years of history and legend.
STAY TUNED ALSO FOR YELLOWSTONE with Professor Rebecca Harris
- Oct. 20th, 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. @ Preston Ridge Campus Conference Center
PAST PASSPORT EVENTS, Spring 2016
Title: Not Just Paris: Experiencing the Essence of France in Provence
Description: Bonjour! Join Professor Ryan Fletcher for a trip to the South of France. There's more to see and experience in France than just Paris, believe it or not. In the summer of 2015, Professor Fletcher traveled to Provence, a region full of villages, Roman ruins and fields of lavender nestled between Paris and the Mediterranean Sea. Every village offers something new...and tasty! The architecture! The landscapes! The sea! The markets! Provence has inspired many artists, including Van Gogh, Matisse and Renoir. Come and see the colors of Provence!
Title: From Namaqualand to Swaziland: Biological Field Work in Southern Africa
Description: Join Dr. Thomas Eimermacher on a journey of biological discovery through Southern Africa — from the Kalahari Desert and Namaqualand in South Africa to the Lowveld of Swaziland. Explore the different parts of Southern Africa with Dr. Eimermacher as he studies the regional diversity of reptiles and amphibians. Learn about the culture, local folklore, flora and fauna. See what biological field work on the African continent is like.
PAST PASSPORT EVENTS, Fall 2015
Title: Peru: Lima to Machu Picchu to the Amazon Forest!
Description: Take a trip to one of the most interesting countries of South America, Peru. From its arid coast and largest city, Lima, through the Andes Mountains to Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley, and beyond the Andes to the tropical forests and rivers that are tributaries of the great Amazon river. Explore the culture and cuisine of this amazing country.
Title: Swimming with Gods:
Description: Join Collin College Professor Sean Ferrier-Watson for an upcoming talk on Fiji. Explore the blue oceans, exotic landscapes, and rich culture of this island nation through the experiences, art, and poetry collected by Professor Ferrier-Watson. Hear a talk on the legend of Dakuwaqa, the shark god, and his encounter with the reef guardian and learn the beauty and significance of Fijian folklore and ritual practices.
PAST PASSPORT EVENTS, Spring 2015
Title: MEETING OF FRONTIERS: Native Peoples of the North Pacific Rim
Title: Inside New Zealand, the Faraway Land of Hobbits, Kiwis, and Glow Worms
PAST PASSPORT EVENTS, Fall 2014
Title: Build a Bridge, Then Dare to Walk It: Collaborative Teaching Abroad
Description: Join Dr. Dixil Rodriguez as she discusses her humanitarian work in Kenya and Rwanda.
Title: Riviera Maya: Myths Dispelled and Mystiques Revealed
All events are free and open to the public.
Passport to the World Committee -
Professor of Humanities
Dean, Communication & Humanities
Professor of Communication Studies
Ph. 972.881.5810, B189, Spring Creek Campus