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Global Connections


International & Multicultural Student Center, Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus

In 1999, Montgomery College created the center within the counseling department of each campus to develop and coordinate programs and services for its increasing international and multicultural student population. With more than one third of its students being non-US citizens, the Takoma Park /Silver Spring campus serves the most diverse student body of the college.

Global Connections

Created in 2001 by Dr. Harold Barber, Global Connections provides a platform to address the social, academic and cultural interests of multicultural students and to celebrate diversity at the college.

International Buddy Program

The International Buddy Program is a college-wide program that is designed to provide a mentoring relationship between current international students and Montgomery College alumni. 

Global Connections Calendar of Events

African Heritage Month Program: "African Diaspora Heritage Talk Series"

Sponsored by the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art

Friday, September 15, 2017


Location: National Museum of African Art

950 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20560

The Smithsonian African Art Museum invites the Montgomery College community to join them for this special program.

“Docent-led tours of the museum’s exhibitions will kick off the evening. Afterwards, we will have a screening of Homecoming, a documentary following young adults Hanah and Natty as they travel from Toronto to their ancestral homeland of Ethiopia for the very first time. Finally, film producer Tomas Kanene, members of sponsoring group MidTown416, and elders from the Ethiopian community will share lessons learned and thoughts on cultural heritage preservation!”

Please Register:


English Language for Academic Purposes (ELAP) Information Session

Monday, September 25, 2017


Commons Bldg, Room 218

In this short, informal session ELAP Chair, Professor Angela Nissing, will explain the goals of the ELAP program and answer student’s questions.


Global Connections Celebrates African Heritage Month- Field Trip Package

Available during the month of September

 Self-guided field trip package for the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art in Washington DC.

Entrance to the museum is free of charge; no tickets are required!

Stop by the Student Services Building, Second Floor –Advising Front Desk to pick up your packet

Contact Us


          Dr. Harold E. Barber    

          International Student Counselor


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          Ms. Eniola Olowofoyeku

         Program Operations Coordinator


Montgomery College

Montgomery County, MD


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