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Learn about maximizing your intercultural, personal, and professional experiences from four returning Peace Corps volunteers at our Engage Your World event this Thursday, February 22.

Jared Tirone, FSU Peace Corps recruiter and graduate student in the College of Education’s International and Multicultural Education program, spoke with us about this event. “I’m most excited for students to learn about the life-changing aspects of the Peace Corps, and how the intercultural experiences shaped us as human beings,” Tirone said.

Thirteen international and domestic FSU students selected to attend the 12th Annual Florida International Leadership Conference (FILC) at Camp Winona from Feb 2–4, 2018, strengthened their leadership and communication skills.

The conference provided leadership-learning opportunities to 129 students from 14 colleges and universities in Florida through teambuilding exercises and sessions on a variety of topics ranging from global leadership and intercultural communication to campus activism.

Please join us for another exciting International Bazaar featuring cultures from around the world. Enjoy performances from more than 13 cultural groups, visit table displays from over 30 student and community organizations, and sample a variety of international foods. There will also be a kids’ corner that will provide children with engaging activities to learn more about the world in which they live.

The FSU Andean Ensemble and members of the Hispanic Graduate Student Association (HiGSA) will perform different pieces from the musical style of the Andes region.

Global Exchanges Bon Voyage Social
Brooke (far right) attended the Global Exchanges

The CGE’s New International Student Advisory Board will co-host International Coffee Hour this Friday at The Globe from 5-6:30 p.m.

The ISAB was established by the CGE to enhance international student engagement at Florida State University. 

“We’re really excited to introduce ISAB to our international students this Friday,” said Emily Leyava, program assistant charged with coordinating the new board. “We want students to know that the board is focused on producing additional enriching programming geared toward increasing engagement with the larger FSU community.”

The Center for Global Engagement's 23rd Annual 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.

In addition to performances from more than 13 cultural groups and table displays from more than 30 student and community organizations, the International Bazaar also features a variety of international food to sample.

When: Saturday, February 17, 2018  |  2-5 p.m.

Husain Haqqani served as Pakistan's ambassador to the United States from 2008-2011, and is widely credited with managing a difficult partnership during a critical phase in the global war on terror. He also served as advisor to four civilian Pakistani Prime Ministers including Benazir Bhutto, and as Pakistan's Ambassador to Sri Lanka in 1992-93.

We’re well into January, the time when people set their intentions for the new year. If having an international experience was on your list of 2018 resolutions, consider going on an FSU Global Exchange.

Applications for participating in a Global Exchange over the summer, next fall, or for the next academic year are due March 1*. Applications can take up to a month to complete, so now is the perfect time to attend an info session and learn about our 40+ exchange options in more than 20 different countries.

Florida State University’s Center for Global Engagement welcomes more than 110 new international students from 35 countries to campus this spring. To help new students succeed, CGE offered a luncheon and an orientation at The Globe where students met new friends and learned about FSU’s campus, resources, and maintaining their immigration status.

This semester, 41 pairs of graduate students spanning about 40 majors and 12 colleges participated in FSU’s Cultural Partner Program.

The program connects international and domestic graduate students for a semester-long intercultural interaction that provides them with the opportunity to develop cross-cultural competencies and knowledge of other cultures.