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Global Partner Certificate

Global Partner Certificate Develops Global Competency, Cross-Cultural Communication Skills

The CGE offers the Global Partner Certificate to FSU’s staff, faculty, or graduate students who are interested in developing a well-rounded understanding of diverse cultures and cross-cultural communication skills.

The certificate requires participation in four required Bridging Cultures workshops and three additional intercultural events, programs, or activities.  

Through these workshops, participants learn about intercultural communication differences across a variety of cultures, how to effectively manage intercultural conflict, and they even learn more about themselves in the process.

“Participants complete an Intercultural Effectiveness Scale test, which is a tool used to analyze each person’s current values, attitudes, beliefs and actions,” said Elcin Haskollar, Ph.D., the CGE’s Intercultural Education Specialist. “This helps them to identify the areas they need to develop to be more effective at cross-cultural engagement.”

Every week the participants receive a newsletter that highlights a series of events they can attend. Additionally, Bridging Cultures workshops are held at The Globe on Global Café dates to help participants fulfill the requirements of the certificate.

For more information about how you can register for the workshops, visit Or if you would be interested in scheduling a customized training for your office, center, department, or student organization, please contact Elcin Haskollar, Ph.D. at or 850-645-4793.


Global Cafe: Italy

CGE, National Italian Honor Society Co-Host Global Café Featuring Italy February 24

Thursday, February 24, 2017 | 11:30 a.m. until food runs out | The Globe Dining Room

Join us for the third Global Café of the semester co-hosted by the National Italian Honor Society featuring Italy! 


  • Penne all’Arrabbiata con Polpette: Penne pasta with arrabbiata sauce and meatballs (Vegan meatballs available)
  • Peperonata: Sautéed peppers, onions, eggplants with olive oil and garlic
  • Spiedini Caprese: Tomatoes, mozzarella balls, basil, olive oil, balsamic vinaigrette
  • Pane all’Aglio: Bread with garlic spread
  • Cannoli: Cannoli cake, layers of dip with chocolate chip cookie dough
  • Limonata: Lemonade

Global Café provides the opportunity to spend a culturally enriching lunch hour eating authentic food from around the world, listening to music and meeting students from the featured culture. Student groups and staff prepare lunch from authentic recipes and serve it to guests in The Globe Dining Room for just $7. The event is a fundraiser for the hosting student group.

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. Note: No coffee hour March 10 and March 17 due to Spring Break. 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:


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 Partner Certificate: Bridging Cultures III (for Faculty, Staff & Grad Students) – Fri., Feb. 24 | 10 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 - 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


International Student Employment Workshop – Sat., Feb. 25 | 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. | The Globe Auditorium
This workshop for international students features immigration attorney Fuji Wittenburg and presenters from the FSU Career Center. Hear more about transitioning from student to work visa status and options for obtaining permanent residence. Learn how to market your skills and identify potential job or internship opportunities. Postdoctoral and other FSU international employees are welcome to attend. Light breakfast and lunch are provided. To register, visit


Tax Workshop – Fri., March 3 | 1-5 p.m. | The Globe Auditorium
F-1 and J-1 students and scholars can attend our tax workshop to learn about filing taxes as residents and non-residents. GLACIER Tax Prep, tax preparatio software is provided by CGE for international students and scholars. Access is available now through your Glacier account.


Optional Practical Training (OPT) Workshop – Fri., March 10 | 2-4 p.m. | The Globe Room 2400
All F-1 international students nearing graduation are required to attend an OPT workshop (in person or online) if you are interested in working in the U.S. after graduation to gain experience in your field of study. Registration is required. To register, visit Multiple workshop dates are available: 3/10, 3/24, 4/21.

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:

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