Beyond Borders Jamaica Students, FSU Students Engage in Cultural Exchange

Last week, 12 students from the University of the West Indies, Jamaica visited FSU's main campus as a part of the Beyond Borders program. The program provides a unique opportunity for FSU students to host incoming international students and participate in a short-term cultural exchange then travel to either Jamaica during Spring Break 2018 or Dresden, Germany for three weeks following the spring semester.

Over the course of the week, UWI students interacted with FSU students in the Beyond Borders program and the greater FSU community. One way they did this was by giving a classroom presentation in which they shared their culture through folklore, language, music, and dance. As a part of this dynamic presentation, FSU students joined UWI students as they performed various styles of Jamaican dance.

Through the program, UWI and FSU students spend time together dining, going on campus tours, attending performances, engaging in team building activities at The Rez, and more. One highlight is “shadow day,” during which each UWI student is paired with an FSU student to experience a typical day at FSU, including attending classes. Jordanna Roberts, an FSU freshmen studying exercise physiology, said she found Beyond Borders because she was looking for a study abroad program.

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Global Café: Caribbean Islands*

Friday, November 3, 2017
11 a.m. until food runs out | The Globe Dining Room

Enjoy authentic international cuisine and music at this student-led fundraiser for just $7 per plate (cash or check only).

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China (An Intercultural Program Series Event)*

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
7-9 p.m. | The Globe Auditorium

Learn about the diverse culture of Chinese food, traditional Chinese dance and music, and Chinese character calligraphy.

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Going Global Showcase

Monday, November 13, 2017
3:30-5 p.m. | The Globe Auditorium

This showcase of students’ international experiences from around the world will take place during International Education Week. If you are interested in creating a poster to showcase your international experience during Going Global, please apply by Friday, Oct. 27, 2017.

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Info Sessions

 


More Upcoming Events

International Coffee Hour – Every Friday | 5-6:30 p.m. | The Globe Lounge & Dining Room *

English Conversation Club – Monday-Friday | 4-5 p.m. | The Globe Lounge

Global Partner Certificate: Bridging Cultures III – Friday, 10/27 | 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. | The Globe Room 2300 | For more info & registration, visit cge.fsu.edu/globalpartner.

International Students: Optional Practical Training (OPT) Workshop – Thursday, 11/2 | 2 – 4 p.m. | The Globe Room 2300 | To register, click here.

Global Partner Certificate: Bridging Cultures IV – Friday, 11/3 | 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. | The Globe Room 2300 | For more info & registration, visit cge.fsu.edu/globalpartner.

Final Fall Global Café Date – Friday, 11/3 (Caribbean Islands) | 11:30 a.m. until food runs out | The Globe Lounge & Dining Room *

Intercultural Program Series: China – Wednesday, 11/8 | 7 – 9 p.m. | The Globe Auditorium | For more info, visit cge.fsu.edu/intercultural-programs/intercultural-program-series*

Engage Your World "Europe: Between a Russian Rock and an American Hard Place" – Tuesday, 11/14 | 5 – 7 p.m. | The Globe Auditorium | For more info, visit cge.fsu.edu/engageyourworld*

Intercultural Program Series: Japanese Tea Ceremony – Wednesday, 11/15 | 6 – 8 p.m. | The Globe Auditorium | For more info, visit cge.fsu.edu/intercultural-programs/intercultural-program-series*

FAMU-FSU Engineering International Education Week Reception & Student Organization Fair – Thursday, 11/16 | 3 – 5 p.m. | College of Engineering Pottsdamer Street Entrance (across from the golf course)

InternatioNole Trivia Night – Thursday, 11/16 | 7 – 9 p.m. | The Globe Dining Room