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CSUF International Education Week 2019
“Global Titans Coming Together”
November 18-22, 2019

International Education Week (IEW) is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education that encourages individuals and institutions around the nation to recognize, celebrate and promote the benefits of international education and exchange.

At CSUF, IEW is an opportunity for all students, faculty, staff, and alumni to practice being Global Titans by cultivating curiosity, appreciation and respect for all cultures and backgrounds through participation in enriching activities and experiences, engagement with diverse individuals and groups, and exposure to different ideas and opportunities to “thrive in a global environment” all on campus.

IEW Schedule

Free events and activities all week long on campus celebrating and highlighting CSUF’s global engagement and community.

Monday, November 18

ASI Children’s Center IEW Event

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

Location: ASI Children’s Center

Children and families of the ASI Children’s Center are invited to participate in some multicultural activities: arts and crafts, story-time in different languages, and international singing circles! Please note that the event is open to Children’s Center Families and Staff only. If you are interested in participating, please call (657) 278-2961 by Tuesday, November 12th.   

Express Travel Signature Party (F and J visa only)

Time: 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Location: Titan Hall 1123

The Travel Signature Party is a special time when international students and scholars can obtain a travel signature for overseas travel without waiting the standard 5-7 business days. Come by with your I-20 or DS-2019 and enjoy some fall treats while you wait for your travel request to be processed within the same day. All requests received after the party are subject to the standard processing time. Please note that this event is open to F and J visa holders only and all travel signatures are subject to approval by an ISS Advisor.

Faculty Development Center Workshop: Leading a Study Abroad or Away Program: A Faculty and Staff Toolkit

Time: 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. & 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Location: PLS 240

Whether you are a prospective program leader or a seasoned one, during this workshop, CSUF faculty and staff members will take away some valuable information and tips for running a successful program: current best practices, university processes, recruitment strategies, and more! Light refreshments will be provided.

Register for 1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Workshop

Register for 3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Workshop 

Tuesday, November 19

Peace Corps on Campus

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Location: Titan Hall 1123

Peace Corps service is the opportunity of a lifetime. Schedule time with a local recruiter who can answer your questions about what it's like to live, learn, and work with a community overseas. Plus, you can gain tips to guide you through the application process. Please email Thomas Badilla at tbadilla@peacecorps.gov to schedule an appointment. 

International Education Week Mixer

Time: 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Location: Titan Bowl & Billiards (TSU basement)

What does it mean to be a "Global Titan"? All CSUF students, faculty and staff are invited to enjoy free pizza, try Chinese calligraphy, play Lotería (a traditional Mexican game similar to bingo), learn a new language, explore Summer 2020 study abroad programs, take home a prize and more! Please note that pizza and prizes will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last.

Wednesday, November 20

Faculty International Professional Development Opportunities Workshop

Time: 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Location: EC-167

CSUF faculty are invited to learn about several international professional development opportunities, including how to become a resident director for a CSU International Program or go to Germany next summer for the CSU International Programs Faculty Partnership Seminar. Joining us to share their experiences as CSU IP resident directors will be Professors Juan Carlos Gallego (Modern Languages and Literatures), 2002-2003 and 2016-2017 in Spain, and Andrew Dickson (Visual Arts), 2018-2019 in Italy. 

Sign-up for Workshop

Study Abroad General Information Session

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Location: EC-167

The Study Abroad Office offers regular information sessions to all CSUF students looking to find the ideal program that fits their interests, budget and academic goals. Visit our Information Session page to learn more and reserve a spot for an incoming session.  

Sign-up for Info Session

Thursday, November 21

Study Abroad General Information Session

Time: 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

Location: EC-121

The Study Abroad Office offers regular information sessions to all CSUF students looking to find the ideal program that fits their interests, budget and academic goals. Visit our Information Session page to learn more and reserve a spot for an incoming session.  

Sign-up for Info Session

Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship Lunch & Learn

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Location: CP-120

All eligible undergraduate freshmen and sophomores (and faculty and advisors who work with them) are invited to learn more about the Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship program, an intensive 4-week, 3-credit summer study abroad program in Cape Town, South Africa with 100% of program fees and travel costs covered. Meet year’s CSUF recipient, Jasmine Garcia, and hear about her experience as a Frederick Douglass Global Fellow. Lunch will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. Please note that eligible undergraduate freshmen and sophomores are Federal Pell Grant eligible, have a minimum 3.0 GPA and are U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals or U.S. permanent residents, or degree-seeking international students studying on an F-1 student visa.  

Sign-up for Lunch and Learn

Diversity Abroad: State of Diversity and Inclusion in International Education (Webinar)

Time: 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. PST (2 p.m. to 3 p.m. EST)

Location: Webinar

Join Diversity Abroad, November 21st from 2-3 PM EST, as we discuss the state of Diversity & Inclusion in International Education during International Education Week. The release of Diversity Abroad’s second annual Survey of Diversity & Inclusion Among International Educators and Open Doors data provides an opportunity for the field of International Education and Cultural Exchange to reflect on demographic trends in the profession. This event is open to CSUF faculty, staff and administrators, and complimentary to join!

Register for Webinar.

Friday, November 22

Global Titans Ambassador Program Information Session

Time: 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Location: CP-130

The Global Titans Ambassador program is a voluntary program that provides study abroad and away alumni the opportunity to share their enthusiasm and passion for global education and experiences with the CSUF community. Learn more about this program and meet some of our 2019-2020 Ambassadors at this information session. This event is open to all CSUF students who participated in a study, internship, service-learning or research program abroad or away. 

Sign-up for Ambassador Info Session.

Global Friendsgiving Potluck

Time: 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Location: Housing Multi-Purpose Room (MPR)

Global Titans (Study Abroad/Away, CSUF Exchange, University Semester Abroad, Global Titan Buddies, International Students and Scholars) and the CSUF Housing community are invited to gather together for a potluck to share delicious food and this American holiday tradition. Please note that this event is by RSVP only. If you are interested in participating, please contact Juim Kim at juimkim@fullerton.edu