International Day - April 17, 2018

Come and celebrate International Day at Tyler Junior College with cultural exhibitions, international music, entertainment, food fair, and arts and crafts from countries all around the world!

Country Exhibits:

There will be over forty country and some other educational exhibits. Examples are: Azerbaijan, China, Costa Rica, Egypt, England, Germany, Greece, Colombia, India, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Korea, Mexico, Honduras, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Thailand and Turkey, among others.

International Day Schedule

8:00 a.m.

Exhibition Opens With Music from Around World


9:00 a.m.

Opening of the program

M. Khosrowshahi

9:05 a.m.

Ach Ich Fuhls (Mozart)

Jill Brandon

9:10 a.m.

Hula Dance (Act I)

Jessica Kimbrell

9:15 a.m.

Modern Oriental Magency and Drum Solo


9:30 a.m.

A Song from America (Stronger)

Jazzimine Crist

9:35 a.m.

Spreading Love, Spreading Light

Earl the Poet

9:45 a.m.

Worlds of Wonder Magic Show (Act I)

David Gish

10:00 a.m.

Kamanche Performance: skin face spike fiddle (Act I)

Imamyar Hasanov

10:20 a.m.

International Fashion Show and Group Pictures (Act I)

Dr. M. Khosrowshahi

10:25 a.m.

Hula Dance (Act II)

Jessica Kimbrell

10:30 a.m.

Rajasthani Folk Dance (of India)

Rachael Dickson

10:35 a.m.

Lavani Folk Dance (of India)

Victoria Dickson

10:40 a.m.

Indian Dance mini workshop.

Rachael & Victoria Dickson

10:55 a.m.

Alleluia (Mozart)

Jill Brandon

11:00 a.m.

Sirtaki (Greek Dance)


11:10 a.m.

A Song from America (Whose Loving You)

Jazzimine Crist

11:15 a.m.

Hula Dance (Act III)

Jessica Kubana

11:20 a.m.

Panis Angelicus (Franck)

Jill Brandon

11:25 a.m.

Exhibition Opening Ceremony


11:30 a.m.

National Anthem

Dr. Otis Webster, Psychology Professor

11:35 a.m.

Presentation of the Governor’s Proclamation and Introduction of Guests of Honor


Dr. Mike Metke, President of TJC

Special Remarks, Guests of Honors:

Mrs. Jolanda van den Berg, a Dutch philanthropist and founder of The Niños Foundation in Peru, and Dr. Nan McRaven, an Austin Community College District Board of Trustee


Kamanche Performance: skin face spike fiddle (Luncheon)


Imamyar Hasanov

11:45 a.m.

TJC Low Brass Ensembles

Heather Mensch, Director

12:15 p.m.

Raks Sharki

Savannah & Sierra

12:35 p.m.

Spreading Love, Spreading Light

Earl the Poet

12:40 p.m.

Egyptian Pop (Shaabi)


12:55 p.m.

Why Do they Shut Me Out of Heaven (Copland)

Jill Brandon

1:00 p.m.

International Fashion Show and Group Pictures (Act II)


Dr. M. Khosrowshahi

1:15 p.m.

Cumbia and Salsa Music

May Wright

1:30 p.m.

Belly Dance

Amber Gamal

1:45 p.m.

Violin Performance (Act I)

Michelle Howell

2:00 p.m.

Kamanche Performance: skin face spike fiddle (Act III)

Imamyar Hasanov

2:25 p.m.

Worlds of Wonder Magic Show (Act II)

David Gish

2:45 p.m.

Belly Dance

Amber Gamal

3:00 p.m.

Classic Rock Guitar

Jonathan Gaddis

3:15 p.m.

Ndagga Dance (Gambia.

Mary Mendy

3:30 p.m.

International Fashion Show & Group Pictures (Act III)

Dr. M. Khosrowshahi

3:35 p.m.

Yoga Demos

TJC's Yoga Class

3:40 p.m.


Marilyn Metzig

3:55 p.m.

Violin Performance (Act II)

Michelle Howell

4:20 p.m.


Marilyn Metzig

4:45 p.m.

Open Stage

Talented Artists

5:00 p.m.



During the International Day, April 17th, the U.S. Passport Office will have a table with passport applications.  You may apply for your passport or renew it.  No appointment is necessary.   If you apply or renew your passport at TJC's International Day, you will receive a reusable bag with goodies from Brookshires.

For additional Information: Contact Dr. M. Khosrowshahi at 903-510-2279 or email: