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Over 400 international students who completed degrees and programs were honored at a graduation reception held by the Center for Global Engagement on Friday, April 13. 

One hundred twenty-one undergraduate students and 284 graduate students completed degree programs at FSU during 2017-2018. In addition, 15 Special Academic Program students and 56 incoming Global Exchange students from over 25 international partner universities in 12 countries also completed their programs during this year. 

Daysi Chavarria won the Global Citizenship Certificate (GCC) scholarship to go on a Global Exchange and study at Sookmyung Women’s University in Seoul, South Korea, for Fall 2018. The GCC scholarship is awarded to FSU undergraduate students enrolled in the GCC and the Garnet & Gold Scholar Society who would like to use the scholarship funds to participate in one of FSU’s Global Exchange Programs.

International Students Alan Febraio Parma and Veronica Quintero Carrizo performed in the FSU Flying High Circus during the 71st Annual Home Show Series this spring.

“The circus is a place of wonderment where we can bring joy to people who watch our performances,” Parma said. “But most importantly, it is a special place where I found a second family miles away from home.”

William Vince Dewar, Lillie Sullivan, and Ramy Noseir (left to right above) received the Center for Global Engagement’s 2018 Global Citizen Award at FSU’s Leadership Awards Night held on April 10. 

These three exemplary FSU students, nominated for this prestigious award by FSU faculty and staff, were selected out of a competitive pool of over 10 nominees. Each of these students had made significant contributions toward fostering global understanding on campus, in the community, and abroad. 

Fifteen international students from FSU's Special Academic Programs (SAP) complete their yearlong program this semester, with most applying for FSU graduate programs in the fields of electrical engineering, public administration, finance, chemical oceanography, and communication.

Senior Jingwen Li, public administration major from Huazhong University of Science and Technology in Wuhan, China, said that the SAP program was of tremendous benefit to her. She is one of 14 students who hope to remain at FSU for graduate school.

Ten FSU students in the Beyond Borders short-term intercultural exchange program prepare to travel to Dresden, Germany, in May after having recently hosted German students on FSU’s campus for two weeks.

“I will always cherish the time that I had with the students from Germany,” said Carelyn Tiburcio, FSU junior studying editing, writing and media and international affairs. “They were so kind, curious, and I know for a fact that I’ve made lifelong friends. I can’t wait to go to Germany in May and create more memories!”

Twelve FSU students and two team leaders visited the University of West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica, during spring break as a part of FSU’s Beyond Borders short-term intercultural exchange program.

Engage Your World collaborates with Tiffany Rhynard for the screening of her documentary Forbidden on Thursday, March 22, at 5:30 p.m. in the Askew Student Life Center. Rhynard is one of the 10 recipients of the 2017-18 President’s Diversity and Inclusion Mini-Grant Awards.

Two higher education master’s students from the University of the West Indies (UWI) are completing six-week internships in the Division of Student Affairs to learn about administering student services according to their interests and backgrounds.

“My experience at FSU has given me a better perspective on what student services actually do for students,” said Shannette Holmes-Gilzeane, UWI intern for the Career Center. “It’s mind-blowing to see how the Career Center provides comprehensive services to prepare students for their job searches.”

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.