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International Student Night - FSU Women's Basketball

Women's Basketball International Student Night February 9

Florida State University Athletics and the Center for Global Engagement invite students to come out and show their support for the FSU women’s basketball team and international student athletes at the FSU vs. Wake Forest game on Thursday, February 9, 2017, at 7 p.m.

Here are some fun facts about our current international team members.

Iho Lopez from Blanes, Spain (#22 – Forward)

  • Lopez ranked as the 19th-best forward in the ESPNW 2016 recruiting class.
  • She is a Freshmen at FSU.
  • She participated with Maria Conde on the first-place U20 European Championship team in 2016, playing an average of 16.4 minutes.

 Ama Degbeon from Grünberg, Germany (#25 – Center)

  • Degbeon was a Golden Torch Award Winner her Sophomore season.
  • She is a Junior majoring in biological science.
  • One of her most memorable wins was finishing first in the U20 European Championship in summer 2014.

 Maria Conde from Madrid, Spain (#11 – Forward)

  • Conde earned valuable playing time as a first-year player, playing in all 33 games and averaging 3.9 points, 2.1 rebounds, and shot 39.3 from the floor off the bench.
  • She is a Sophomore majoring in business.
  • She has been known to put the message, “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself,” in a fortune cookie after receiving the idea from one of her coaches in Madrid.

 Leticia Romero from Las Palmas, Spain (#10 – Guard)

  • Romero was a 2016 Silver Olympic Medalist for Spain.
  • She is a Senior majoring in international affairs.
  • One of her superstitions before a game is always sitting in the same spot in the film room.

 We hope to see you at the game!



UWI Interns

Pictured from left: Liana Coggins and Ann Clement-Kirton

Florida State University Hosts Interns from the University of the West Indies

Florida State University is hosting two higher education masters students from the University of the West Indies (UWI) for a six-week internship in the Division of Student Affairs.

The international students, Ann Clement-Kirton and Liana Coggins, are interning in the Center for Academic Retention and Enhancement and the Center for Global Engagement, respectively. The internship will provide them with practical experience and learning opportunities in a university setting as one of their final requirements before receiving their master’s degree.

“The staff at Florida State University are very warm, friendly and accommodating. I will be working with the Center for Academic Retention and Enhancement,” said Clement-Kirton. “I hope to observe and gain experience as to how student affairs services are delivered at a global university.”

“I will be working with the Center for Global Engagement. I have been particularly impressed with the reception by the CGE staff and the way everyone has helped us to settle in and get what we need,” said Coggins. “Through this experience, I am confident that I will be able to observe student services theory in practice and gain practical experience in dealing with students at the university level.”

Clement-Kirton and Coggins will be attending a variety of university events, speaking to FSU students about their home countries, volunteering at the Dalton Institute, attending some classes in FSU’s higher education program, as well as working on a capstone project.


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:


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 II (for Faculty, Staff & Grad Students) – Fri., Feb. 10 | 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 - 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


Optional Practical Training (OPT) Workshop – Fri., Feb. 17 | 2-4 p.m. | The Globe Room 2300
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: 2/17, 3/10, 3/24, 4/21.


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


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

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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