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Global Citizenship Certificate Student Highlight: Rayne Neunie

Global Citizenship Certificate Helps Develop Critical Thinking Skills

Florida State University’s Global Citizenship Certificate helps undergraduate students maximize the rich cultural learning experiences available to them on campus, in the community, and abroad, preparing them to succeed in a diverse, multicultural world.

Rayne Neunie, a senior majoring in family and child sciences with a concentration in nursing, decided to pursue the certificate to develop the critical thinking and cross-cultural communication skills necessary to make a positive impact in her local, national, and global community.  

Last summer, Neunie traveled to Kehancha, Kenya, through FSU’s prestigious Global Scholars Program to conduct research on infant and maternal mortality rates. There, Rayne interned with the Kuria Development Community for the Marginalized (KDCM), a local non-governmental organization working in rural areas for vulnerable children, many of whom are affected by HIV/AIDS. She implemented the KDCM’s Mother Care Program to train birth attendants on the proper and safe procedures of child delivery. Rayne is passionate about public health and its role in creating and sustaining a healthy and stable society in developing countries such as Kenya.

"The Global Citizenship Certificate has opened doors for me in ways unimaginable. I have been challenged to think critically about global issues that I originally assumed never concerned me," said Neunie.“The intercultural activities that are encouraged throughout the certificate have illustrated to me that an individual does not need to travel the world to become a global citizen. Instead, the willingness to enter into a new environment that promotes global diversity and awareness is the key."

Not only does the certificate program help students to become more cross-culturally and globally conscious citizens of the world, but students also receive a transcript notation demonstrating to future employers and graduate schools that they are prepared for today’s global society.

For more information about the Global Citizenship Certificate, click here.

 

Global Citizens Award

Nominate a Nole for the Global Citizen Award

Global Citizen Award Nomination Deadline: February 15, 2017

The Global Citizen Award is presented to up to two outstanding students who have been actively engaged in intercultural initiatives and/or who have exemplified leadership in promoting and supporting a global community among Florida State University students. Students can be nominated by faculty, staff, or their peers. The deadline for nominations is February 15, 2017.

Visit the CGE website,  https://cge.fsu.edu/gca, for a list of nominee criteria and the online nomination form.

 

 

Global Café: China

Global Café of the semester Featuring China

Friday, January 27, 2017 | 11:30 a.m. until food runs out | The Globe Dining Room

Come to the first Global Café of the semester hosted by the Chinese American Student Organization, featuring China! 

MENU:

  • Fan Gen Ji He Shu Cai: White rice with stir fried chicken & vegetables in white sauce (vegetarian option available)
  • Jiaozi: Pork dumplings (vegetarian option available)
  • Bai Cai: Bok choy stir fried in a garlic oyster sauce
  • Jian Dui: Fried sesame balls filled with red bean paste
  • Zhen Zhu Nai Cha: Traditional Milk Tea

The event starts at 11:30 a.m. and runs until 2 p.m. or food runs out. It is $7 per plate, cash or check only.

 

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.

 

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. 24 | 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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