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Save the Date for CGE's Premier Cultural Event: The 22nd Annual International Bazaar

International Bazaar Spring 2017

Saturday, February 18, 2017 | 2-5 p.m. | FSU Union Ballrooms

Save the date for the Center for Global Engagement's 22nd Annual International Bazaar!

This free event is open to the public and will feature cultural displays, music and dance, interactive demos, global cuisine and a kids’ corner. A variety of international foods will be available for purchase at $5 per plate. 

The International Bazaar provides FSU students and the Tallahassee community with an opportunity to experience and explore cultural traditions from around the world without leaving our local community.

When: Saturday, February 18, 2017  |  2-5 p.m.

Where: FSU Union Ballrooms (75 N. Woodward Ave., Tallahassee, FL 32313)

What: music & dance, cultural displays, interactive demos, global cuisine, kids' corner

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For more information, visit: cge.fsu.edu/internationalbazaar.

 

FSU's Global Exchange Programs Welcomes New Students, Offers Opportunities for FSU Students

FSU Global Exchanges Student

The Center for Global Engagement recently welcomed 10 new incoming exchange students who will attend FSU for the Spring 2017 semester. FSU received 43 incoming exchange students during this academic year. Of these new students, several are from FSU’s newest global exchange partner universities: University of Macau; Hong Kong Baptist University; and Sungkyunkwan University. Students also joined us from existing partnerships with University of Groningen, the Netherlands; Oldenburg University, Germany; Hanyang University, South Korea; and University of Perugia, Italy.

The CGE offers the Global Nole mentor program to assist incoming exchange students with their pre-arrival questions and adjustment to life once at FSU. Exchange students are paired with volunteer FSU undergraduate students. The Global Nole mentors communicate with the new students before they arrive to Tallahassee and participate in social events to ensure they become involved in campus life as quickly as possible.

“[This] is my first experience with America and studying abroad, so I was very excited to come here,” said Sina Reetz, exchange student from Oldenburg University, Germany. “My mentor Catherine contacted me a few weeks before my arrival in Tallahassee, which made me less nervous and more confident to make my way around. The mentor program is an awesome and helpful opportunity to settle in and to meet new people. FSU is unbelievably impressive … and I'm very happy that I chose this university.”

FSU has recently expanded its exchange program options for FSU students in a variety of majors and now offers students exchange programs at 40 universities in locations around the world. FSU students can study at one of these prestigious universities while earning FSU credits, paying FSU tuition, and using their existing financial aid.  Students interested in finding out more about FSU’s Global Exchanges are encouraged to review the exchange program list and attend an information session. These sessions are held weekly on Tuesdays at 3:30 p.m. and Wednesdays at 12:30 p.m. in The Globe (GME Building), Room 2600.  Application deadlines for Summer and Fall 2017 programs is March 1*; Spring 2018 applications are due October 1.

Students interested in applying to be a Global Nole for 2017-2018 can email mkbuckley@fsu.edu for application information.

*note that some exchanges have earlier deadlines and are noted on the exchange program information pages online.

 

More Upcoming Events

 

International Coffee Hour – Every Friday | 5-6:30 p.m. | The Globe Lounge & Dining Room
U.S. students, scholars, and faculty gather for coffee and snacks every Friday. It's a great place to meet new people from various parts of the world, see old friends, and make plans for the weekend. Qualifies for the Global Citizenship Certificate

 

English Conversation Club – Every Monday-Friday | 4-5 p.m. | The Globe Lounge
International students, scholars, and their families at all levels of speaking English as a second/other language are invited to meet in a relaxed atmosphere to practice conversational English. Groups are led by experienced English tutors.

 

Global Citizenship Drop-In Advising – Tues. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | Wed. 1-3 p.m. | Fri. 1-3 p.m. | The Globe Suite 1200
Drop-in advising hours are for any student who wants to learn about the Global Citizenship Certificate. This certificate prepares FSU students to succeed in a diverse and multicultural world. Learn more: cge.fsu.edu/globalcitizen.

 

Global Exchanges Information Sessions – Every Tuesday 3:30 p.m. | Every Wednesday 12:30 p.m. | The Globe Room 2600
Find out how you can study at an international university while earning FSU credits, paying FSU tuition and using your financial aid! Topics covered include: selecting the right program, application process, and course selection and financial aid. See the complete list of FSU’s global exchange programs at: global.fsu.edu/exchanges.

 

Optional Practical Training (OPT) Workshop (for F-1 international students) – Fri., Jan. 20 | 2-4 pm | The Globe Room 2400
Note: Only for those registered. All F-1 international students nearing graduation are required to attend an OPT workshop (in person or online) if they are interested in working in the U.S. after graduation to gain experience in their field of study. Register here. Additional OPT Workshops this semester will be on the following dates: 2/17, 3/10, 3/24, 4/21

 

Global Partner Certificate: Bridging Cultures I (for Faculty, Staff & Grad Students) – Fri., Jan. 27 | 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | The Globe Room 2300
The Global Partner Certificate is a Center for Global Engagement professional development initiative for those interested in improving their intercultural communication, knowledge, skills, and awareness, as well as becoming more globally competent. This certificate recognizes an individual’s commitment to understanding and appreciating cultural diversity at FSU. Participants must complete all four workshops (in order) and three intercultural events offered on campus and/or in the Tallahassee community. Visit the CGE website for details.

 

Global Café - China – Fri., Jan. 27 | 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. | The Globe Dining Room
This week is co-hosted with the Chinese American Student Organization. Open to the public. $7 cash or check only. Qualifies for the Global Citizenship Certificate

 

Global Café - Philippines – Fri., Feb. 10 | 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. | The Globe Dining Room
This week is co-hosted with the Filipino Student Association. Open to the public. $7 cash or check only. Qualifies for the Global Citizenship Certificate

 

International Bazaar – Sat., Feb. 18 | 2-5 p.m. | FSU Student Union
This free event is open to the public and will feature cultural displays, music and dance, interactive demos, global cuisine and a kids' corner. A variety of international foods will be available for purchase at $5 per plate. Qualifies for the Global Citizenship Certificate

 

Global Café - Italy – Fri., Feb. 10 | 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. | The Globe Dining Room
This week is co-hosted with the National Italian Honor Society. Open to the public. $7 cash or check only. Qualifies for the Global Citizenship Certificate

Global Citizenship Certificate Qualifying Event  Denotes a Global Citizenship Certificate qualifying event.

The Global Citizenship Certificate is designed to help undergraduate students maximize the rich cultural learning experiences available to them on campus, in the community, and abroad. Learn more: cge.fsu.edu/globalcitizen.

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