Welcome Fall 2016
New International Students and Scholars!
We are happy to welcome over 450 new international students from over 60 countries. 25 percent are undergraduate and 75 percent are graduate students.
The Center for Global Engagement staff welcome includes orientation and a variety of programs and events to introduce our new students to the CGE, FSU, Tallahassee, and life in the U.S.
Click here to find our Weeks of Welcome brochure and information on special programs, tours, and events
Click here for more information on FSU’s Seminole Sensation Week events
New International Students Welcome Dinner
Please join FSU President Thrasher, Vice President Dr. Coburn, the CGE staff and other new international students for a welcome dinner on
Monday, August 29 5:30 pm Union Ballrooms
PLEASE sign up by Thursday, August 25 BEFORE NOON for the dinner at the following address:
Prior sign up is required even if you already have a ticket. Check in will begin at 5:30 pm. FSU President John Thrasher will give opening remarks at 6:00 pm to personally welcome all of you to FSU.
Please don’t miss out on this opportunity.
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2016 Global Citizen Award Recipients Announced
The Global Citizen Award recognizes outstanding students who exemplify global citizenship. Through their intercultural engagement, both at home and internationally, this year’s Global Citizen Award recipients have built relationships across cultures and fostered global awareness and mutual understanding on the FSU campus.
Students were nominated by faculty, staff, or their peers and selected by a panel of judges. Congratulations to our recipients (pictured L to R above) Jesse Smith-Appleson, Marcella Cavallaro, and Ye Wang.
Global Ambassadors Program Brings Cultural Awareness to the Tallahassee Community
Intercultural exchange and sensitivity are values FSU’s Center for Global Engagement is constantly striving to promote. One program created to enhance the rich intercultural environment on campus and in the Tallahassee community is the Global Ambassadors Program (GAP). 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.
Participating in GAP allows international students to become more familiar with American culture, practice English speaking and presentation skills, and meet new people. The Tallahassee community also benefits by engaging with students from all around the world and being exposed to the similarities and differences between cultures.
One of GAP's most unique and rewarding partnerships is with the North Florida chapter of Boys Town, an organization that has touched the lives of more than 5,000 people in North Florida by giving at-risk children and families resources to foster a loving and supportive home environment. READ MORE…