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The Center for Global Engagement’s 2017 Global Citizen Award recipients – Elisa Gomez and Anwer Al-Kaimakchi – were announced at FSU’s Leadership Awards Night, which celebrates students’ exemplary contributions to the FSU community.

International students who participated in the Global Ambassadors Program (GAP) this semester were recognized for their service to the Tallahassee community in a reception at the Center for Global Engagement.

GAP gives international students, faculty, and scholars the opportunity to be cultural ambassadors of their countries by engaging in speaking opportunities throughout Tallahassee at community organizations, K-12 schools, and FSU classes.

Holly Rae, 2014 Special Programs student from Canada, returned to FSU this semester to complete an internship with the CGE’s Special Programs department as part of her bachelor’s degree from the Limerick Institute of Technology in Ireland.

Through FSU’s Special Programs, students from international partners study hospitality management or intercultural communication, and they develop intercultural competencies through work-integrated learning at Walt Disney World® Resort.

The Center for Global Engagement held a graduation reception on Friday, April 21, to honor the more than 400 international students who completed degrees and programs during 2016-2017. 

Mary B. Coburn, the Vice President for Student Affairs, spoke to students, faculty, and staff at the reception and shared the importance of having international students at FSU.  

Beyond Borders Alumnus Casey Johnson, currently pursuing his master’s degree in radiation biology at the University of Oxford, claims his experience with the program helped him to develop a global mindset and was a major talking point in his interview for graduate school.

Henry Pranoto, Ph.D. candidate from Indonesia studying music education with a focus on choral conducting, will sing and conduct in FSU’s University Singers Concert on Tuesday, April 18 from 7:30-9:30 p.m. in Opperman Music Hall.

This University Singers Concert will feature Balinese Gamelan music. Pranoto and other university singers will be performing a Janger-Balinese piece.

The Center for Global Engagement’s Global Citizenship Certificate program, which allows undergraduate students to gain cross-cultural communication skills and competencies and to foster global-readiness, was mentioned as one of the outstanding programs contributing to FSU winning NAFSA’s 2017 Senator Paul Simon Award for Internationalization.

Florida State University recently won the 2017 Senator Paul Simon Award for Internationalization, awarded by NAFSA: Association of International Educators.

FSU’s Global Exchanges program will host visitors from Bergische Universität Wuppertal (BUW) at our next information session, on Tuesday, March 28, at 3:30 p.m. at The Globe (GME Building), Room 2600.

BUW is one of FSU’s reciprocal student exchange partners located in the heart of Europe in the city of Wuppertal, Germany.

Florida State University recently became one of only four universities to win a prestigious national award for integrating international education throughout the university.