Connect Virtually with CGE
The Center for Global Engagement continues to offer programs and services virtually.
The Center for Global Engagement has changed its process for conducting virtual events to ensure privacy for those attending.
We are now offering Virtual Meditation Monday and English Conversation Club (Monday through Friday). To engage in these, please sign up below and you will receive either daily or weekly emails with the zoom links and login instructions.
Please DO NOT share your zoom link with anyone once you have received it. If you know someone interested in participating, please instruct them to sign up for themselves. Additionally, our virtual events are open to those students, scholars, faculty, and staff who have set up an FSU Zoom account in order to ensure more privacy. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this new process, please email Laura Dean at email@example.com.
VIRTUAL MEDITATION MONDAY
Select Mondays | 12 – 12:30 p.m.
Sign Up for Meditation Monday: bit.ly/CGEmeditation
Join the CGE for a virtual 20-minute guided mediation.
Our Meditation Monday program resumed for May and will continue to be held twice a month on the following dates: May 3, May 17, June 7, June 21, July 19, & July 26.
Please sign up and you will receive a weekly email with the zoom link to log in. Please DO NOT share your zoom link with anyone once you have received it. If you know someone interested in participating, please share the link to signup (bit.ly/CGEmeditation).
VIRTUAL ENGLISH CONVERSATION CLUB
Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays | 4 – 5 p.m.
*Summer ECC will begin on Monday, May 10 and end on Friday, July 30.
Sign Up for ECC: bit.ly/CGE-ECC
Join us for English Conversation Club to continue practicing conversational English.
We invite all levels of speakers of English as a second/other language to meet in a relaxed atmosphere to practice conversational English. All international students and scholars are welcome to attend!
Please sign up and you will receive a daily email with the zoom link to log in. Please DO NOT share your zoom link with anyone once you have received it. If you know someone interested in participating, please share the link to signup (bit.ly/CGE-ECC).
FSU student groups and departments interested in collaborating with us on virtual programming can contact Laura Dean, CGE Programs Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Virtual Intercultural Programs
We invite anyone to explore other cultures and the world through these virtual activities designed to increase intercultural competence. Each of these events count toward the Global Citizenship Certificate for undergraduate students enrolled in our certificate program. Note that each item can only count toward one intercultural event category: social, cultural, experiential, or educational. Possible event categories are listed below.
ONGOING VIRTUAL EVENTS
*** Each virtual event listed below can be counted as a ‘social’ or ‘experiential’ intercultural event toward the Global Citizenship Certificate. when writing your reflection you may only pick ONE category per event.
French Language Table - Practice speaking French through Zoom! | Every Friday | 4 – 5 p.m. | For more info, For more info! GCC: social or experiential
Arabic Honor Society Presents: Conversation Tables - Mondays 1:00 to 1:30pm, Tuesdays 3:00 to 3:30pm, and Thursdays 3:00 to 3:30pm - Online - FSU's Arabic Honor Society is excited to be hosting conversation tables for the spring semester! Come chat and hang out, while practicing Arabic with your peers. | Zoom Meeting ID: 947 1094 1424
*** Each virtual tour listed below can be counted as a ‘social’ or ‘experiential’ intercultural event toward the Global Citizenship Certificate. when writing your reflection you may only pick ONE category per event.
The Acropolis, Athens View - A dream destination for classical history lovers, the Athens Acropolis is the home of the world-famous Parthenon, and has been admired by tourists for centuries. | For more info
Angkor Wat, Cambodia View - Angkor Wat, “the city of temples”, is the largest religious monument in the world, originally built as a Hindu temple complex dedicated to the god Vishnu in the first half of the 12th century. | For more info
British Museum, London Tour - An iconic museum located in the heart of London allows virtual visitors to tour a variety of historical artifacts. | For more info
Colosseum, Rome View - The Colosseum was the world’s largest amphitheater when it was built between AD70 and AD80 for sporting events and gladiatorial combat. | For more info
Eiffel Tower, Paris View - See one of the world’s most visited monuments on this interactive tour, which takes travelers up to the viewing platform of the 324-meter tower – give or take 18 cm. | For more info
Giants Causeway, Northern Ireland View - This fantastical section of County Antrim’s Atlantic coastline is made up of more than 40,000 interlocking, geometric (mostly hexagonal) basalt columns. | For more info
Guggenheim Museum, New York Tour - Features the Guggenheim’s famous spiral staircase, you can discover incredible works of art from the Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, Modern and Contemporary eras. | For more info
Hang Sơn Đoòng, Vietnam View - The world’s largest cave, Hang Sơn Đoòng in central Vietnam’s Phong Nha-Ke Bang national park. | For more info
The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles Tour - European artworks from as far back as the 8th Century can be found in this California art museum. Discover a huge collection of paintings, drawings, sculptures, manuscripts, and photographs. | For more info
MASP, São Paulo Tour - The Museu de Arte de São Paulo is a non-profit and Brazil’s first modern museum. Artworks placed on clear perspex frames make it seem like the artwork is hovering in midair. | For more info
Mount Everest, Nepal View - Explore Everest’s south base camp in Nepal, at an altitude of 5,380 metres, with interactive 360-degree views of snowy peaks and colourful prayer flags. | For more info
Musée d’Orsay, Paris Tour - Virtually walk through this popular gallery that houses dozens of famous works from French artists who worked and lived between 1848 and 1914. Get a peek at artworks from Monet, Cézanne, and Gauguin, among others. | For more info
Namib Desert Dunes, Namibia View - The swirling sculptural patterns the Namib desert’s sand dunes stretch for 31,000 square miles across the Namib-Naukluft national park in southern Africa. | For more info
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Tour - A famous American art museum that features two online exhibits. The first is an exhibit of American fashion from 1740 to 1895, including many renderings of clothes from the colonial and Revolutionary eras. The second is a collection of works from Dutch Baroque painter Johannes Vermeer. | For more info
National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul Tour - One of Korea’s popular museums can be accessed from anywhere around the world. Walk through six floors of Contemporary art from Korea and all over the globe. | For more info
Perito Moreno Glacier, Argentinian Patagonia View - Covering 97 square miles of Los Glaciares national park, the Perito Moreno is fed by the melting waters of the south Patagonian ice fields in the Andes. | For more info
Pyramids of Giza, Egypt View - On the edge of the desert where the sand ends and modern Cairo begins, the pyramids of Giza were constructed around 4,500 years ago as grand tombs for the pharaohs. | For more info
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam Tour - Explore the masterworks from the Dutch Golden Age, including works from Vermeer and Rembrandt. | For more info
Taj Mahal, India View - The 17th-century white marble “crown of palaces” in Agra, north India, combines Persian, Islamic and Indian architectural styles and took 22 years to complete. | For more info
Tokyo National Museum, Japan Tour - View a comprehensive collection of art works and antiquities from Japan as well as other Asian countries. | For more info
Uffizi Gallery, Florence Tour - A less well-known gallery houses the art collection of one of Florence, Italy’s most famous families, the de'Medicis. The building was designed by Giorgio Vasari in 1560 specifically for Cosimo I de'Medici. | For more info
Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam Tour - The largest collection of artworks by Vincent van Gogh, including over 200 paintings, 500 drawings, and over 750 personal letters. | For more info
Zhāngjiājiè National Forest Park, China View - Take flight around these towering natural columns, some stretching up over 1,000 metres, in an interactive video tour exploring the site, and zoom into high definition 360-degree shots from the sky. | For more info
*** Each of the films listed below can be counted as a ‘cultural’ intercultural event toward the Global Citizenship Certificate.
These films foster empathy with people of different backgrounds.
- Bread and Roses - Portrays the situation of Ana, a young Mexican woman who works illegally in the United States. | Rent on Vudu
- Dirty Pretty Things - About illegal workers in London. | Rent on YouTube, Amazon Prime, iTunes, Google Play
- In This World - Shows the journey of two Afghan brothers who are on their way to Europe.
Intercultural Conflict Films
These films illustrate the conflicts and problems that arise between members of different cultural groups.
- Ae Fond Kiss - The problems faced by an Irish woman and a man of Pakistani descent after they start a relationship. | Rent on iTunes
- A Love Divided - Based on a true story, reveals some causes of hostility between Catholics and Protestants in Ireland. | Available on YouTube
- Save the Last Dance - Shows the resentment a white teenage girl is exposed to due to her relationship with a black classmate. | Rent on YouTube, Amazon Prime, iTunes, Google Play
- Witness - Shows the culture clash between the mainstream American lifestyle and the Amish culture. | Available on Tubi
- Yasmin - Explores the anger and estrangement a young British Muslim woman feels because of the way she is treated in the wake of the 2001 terrorist attacks. | Available on Amazon Prime
Movies are authentic cultural products, and many tend to be culture-bound. These types of film allow students to identify the stereotypes held by a certain culture.
- Green Card - Portrays a Frenchman full of joie de vivre in a stereotypical way. | Available on Hulu
- Mind Your Language - A British comedy series from the 1970s. Although somewhat dated, it portrays stereotypical characters from different countries. | Available on Amazon Prime & YouTube
- The Prince and Me - Portrays Paige, an American student who displays stereotypical values of achievement, success, ethics, equality, optimism, efficiency, and pragmatism. Interestingly, these values were also identified by researchers looking at the rhetoric of several U.S. presidential election campaigns. | Available on Hulu
Traditions & Intergenerational Conflict Films
Conflict often ensues when a traditional value system is upheld in spite of the influence of modernization. Oftentimes, members of the younger generation adopt modern ideas, even though they live in a traditional environment. These films provide examples of different cultural traditions and inter-generational conflict due to cultural expectations.
- Double Happiness - A young Chinese-Canadian woman who comes into conflict with her traditional family. | Available on YouTube
- Monsoon Wedding - Offers an interesting glimpse into a Punjabi wedding and can be used in the classroom to compare wedding traditions and discuss the concept of arranged marriages. | Rent on YouTube, Amazon Prime, iTunes, Google Play
- The Story of the Weeping Camel - Deals with a family of camel herders in Mongolia. | Rent on Netflix
- Whale Rider - A Maori girl in New Zealand and her conflicted relationship with her grandfather and culture. | Available on Tubi
Paraverbal & Nonverbal Communication Films
Paraverbal communication is how individuals use different voice qualities to communicate; it includes aspects such as volume, intonation, speed, and pitch. Nonverbal communication refers to the communicative use of body language, including proxemics (the distance between speakers), haptics (touching), oculesics (eye contact), and kinesics (body movement and gestures). Silent viewing is a suitable technique to study nonverbal communication.
- Bread and Roses - Portrays the situation of Ana, a young Mexican woman who works illegally in the United States. | Rent on Vudu
- The Joy Luck Club - Chinese | Rent on YouTube, Google Play
- Real Women Have Curves - Mexican | Available on Hulu
- My Big Fat Greek Wedding - Contains an example of proxemics. | Available on Hulu
Monochronic & Polychronic Perceptions of Time Films
Monochronic individuals or societies tend to be data-oriented and value planning, structure, and punctuality. Polychronic individuals or societies accept unstructured activities and interruptions and do not mind improvisation or a change of plans.
- Cast Away - Questions the monochronic concept of planning and efficiency. | Available on Hulu
- My Big Fat Greek Wedding - Examples of polychronic behavior. | Available on Hulu
Individualism vs. Collectivism Films
In general, people or societies that gravitate towards individualism value self-sufficiency and independence, while those who embrace collectivism value group involvement when it comes to making decisions or attaining goals. A number of contemporary filmmakers explore the topic of second-generation immigrants who are torn between the traditional values and the collectivism of their parents and the liberalism and individualism of the modern Western societies they live in.
- Bend It Like Beckham - A teenage Pakistani girl who has grown up in Britain and wants to be a footballer. | Available on Hulu
- Real Women Have Curves - Shows the dilemmas a young Mexican girl experiences when she has to decide between the demands of her Mexican family and her aspirations as a young American. | Available on Hulu
Intercultural Competence Journey Films
- Outsourced - About Todd who heads to India to train his replacement after his entire department is outsourced. | Available on NBC
Racial Injustice Films
- American Son - An estranged couple reunite in a Florida police station to help find their missing teenage son. | Available on Netflix
- If Beale Street Could Talk - A young woman embraces her pregnancy while she and her family set out to prove her childhood friend and lover innocent of a crime he didn't commit. | Available on Hulu
- King in the Wilderness - A portrait of Martin Luther King Jr. during the last years of his life, from his part in the Voting Rights Act of 1965 to his assassination in 1968 | Available on HBO Max
- The Hate U Give - Tells the story of Starr Carter, who lives in two worlds: the poor, black neighborhood where she resides and the mostly white prep school she attends. | Available on Hulu (with premium subscription)
- Let It Fall: Los Angeles 1982-1992 - Filmmaker John Ridley examines a decade of tensions, civil unrest and events in Los Angeles that culminated in citywide violence following the Rodney King verdict on April 29, 1992. | Available on Netflix, Amazon Prime
- 13th: From Slave to Criminal with One Amendment explores the "intersection of race, justice, and mass incarceration in the United States;" it is titled after the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, adopted in 1865. | Available on Netflix, YouTube
- Strong Island - When filmmaker Yance Ford investigates the 1992 murder of a young black man, it becomes an achingly personal journey since the victim, 24-year-old William Ford Jr., was the filmmaker's brother. | Available on Netflix
- 3 Minutes, Ten Bullet - Filmmaker Marc Silver uses the shooting death of black teenager Jordan Davis to examine Florida's `Stand Your Ground' self-defense law. | Available on HBO Max
- What Happened, Miss Simone? - American biographical documentary film about Nina Simone directed by Liz Garbus | Available on Netflix, Amazon Prime
- Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise - The story of iconic writer, poet, actress and activist Maya Angelou whose life intersected some of the most significant moments in the recent history of the United States of America. | Available on Amazon Prime
- Hoop Dreams - Hoop Dreams uses high school basketball as a jumping-off point to explore issues of race, class, and education in modern America. | Available on Amazon Prime, HBO Max
- Freedom Riders - Follows the inspirational story of American civil rights activists' peaceful fight against racial segregation on buses and trains in the 1960s. | Available on Amazon Prime
- The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson - Investigates the mysterious 1992 death of black LGBTQ+ rights activist and Stonewall veteran, Marsha P. Johnson | Available on Netflix
- Stay Woke - The Black Lives Matter Movement - Film starring Jesse Williams about the Black Lives Matter movement, and the events that led to the uprising of the movement | Available on Amazon Prime
- Kiki - In New York City, LGBTQ youth-of-color gather on the Christopher Street Pier to practice the performance-based art form Ballroom | Available on Amazon Prime, Hulu
Women in STEM Films
- Hidden Figures - Three brilliant African-American women at NASA -- Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe) -- serve as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn (Glen Powell) into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation's confidence, turned around the Space Race and galvanized the world. | Available on Disney+, Hulu, Sling TV, YouTube, Vudu, Amazon Prime Video, and iTunes
- Radioactive - After the death of her beloved husband, Marie Curie's commitment to science remains strong as she tries to explain previously unknown radioactive elements. But it soon becomes terrifyingly evident that her work could lead to applications in medicine that could save thousands of lives -- or applications in warfare that could destroy them by the billions. | Available on Amazon Prime Video
East Asian Culture & Art Media
- Symposium: East Asian Paintings Conservation in the 21st Century - Over 120 professionals and students attended the symposium, which introduced recent trends in training practices in Japan, issues of historical mountings in Korean paintings, challenges of conserving modern and contemporary art in China, art historical findings gleaned from conservation and scientific analysis of an important early Buddhist painting in Japan, and recent advances in the study of Edo and Meiji period colorants in Japanese paintings and prints. | Part 1 & Part 2
- Picturing Possessions: Korean Munbangdo Painting - Join Met curator Eleanor Soo-ah Hyun to discover a Korean still-life painting genre that emerged in the late 18th century. Munbangdo, (sometimes called chaekgeori) portray an array of objects associated with the scholar's study, such as books, ancient treasures, fruit, flowers, and new technology. Through the objects and the painting style, munbangdo represent three significant trends in the art of the late Joseon dynasty: illusionism, antiquarianism, and auspicious symbolism. | Watch here
- Another World Lies Beyond: Religious Arts of China at The Met - Premodern China teemed with images of the divine. From the humblest printed image of the Stove God, hung in the kitchen, to the most lavish ritual painting created for a Buddhist monastery, people filled their world with objects that served as portals to realms beyond their own and to forces beyond their control. This exhibition presents a rich display of such images—mostly drawn from the Museum's collection—ranging from serene, monochrome Buddhist paintings to raucous, colorful sculptures of popular deities. | Watch here
- A Story of Passion: Jade at The Met - Discover the story behind one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of jade in the world in this talk focused on the 1902 gift of over 1,000 objects to The Met by businessman and philanthropist Heber Bishop. The collection ranges from Chinese lapidary works to samples from prehistoric Europe and Precolumbian Central America. | Watch here
- The Tale of Genji: Dreams at Dawn - One of the most remarkable developments of Genji imagery in contemporary times is the emergence of numerous manga versions of the tale. Dreams at Dawn (Asaki yumemishi), a multivolume interpretation by the female artist Yamato Waki, has surpassed the others in artistry and attention to the historical details and literary features of the original. | Watch here
- The Poetry of Nature in Japanese Art: Nanja School - Painters of the so-called Literati (or Nanga) school, which flourished during the latter half of the Edo period (1615–1868), drew inspiration from ancient Chinese ink painting, calligraphy, and poetry to create a distinctive form of Japanese pictorial art. Such China-inspired paintings with literary associations or poetic inscriptions are introduced and interpreted. | Watch here
- The Poetry of Nature in Japanese Art: Popular Verse in Late-Edo Painting, Prints, and Books - Prints and paintings by artists of the Ukiyo-e school, which focused on depicting courtesans and Kabuki actors, are often enlivened by inscriptions of playful verse called kyōka, literally "mad poems." Oftentimes, anthologies of kyōka were published as books with lavish, woodblock printed illustrations. The clever wit of text-image interaction in such pictorial works will be translated and explicated. | Watch here
- Sunday at The Met: Japanese Bamboo - Learn about the unique craft and history behind contemporary bamboo basketry. | Watch here
*** Each of the documentaries listed below can be counted as a ‘educational’ intercultural event toward the Global Citizenship Certificate.
After The Escape - How Art Helps Refugees Feel At Home. | Available on YouTube
American Factory - Documentary about Chinese company Fuyao’s factory in Ohio that occupies Moraine Assembly, a shuttered General Motors plant. | Available on Netflix Breakthrough in Renewable Energy - Documentary about renewable energy on a global scale. | Available on YouTube
Chernobyl - Mini-series about the catastrophic damage of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, which suffers a nuclear accident in 1986. | Available on HBO
Daughters of Destiny - Follows the journey of five girls as they strive for a brighter future in India. In India, children impacted by generational poverty are denied access to education. | Available on Netflix
Disinformation and Democracy: People & Power (Part 1 & 2) - How social media is being used to undermine the core principles of representative governance. | Available on YouTube
Drones, Robots, Mobile Payments - Africa's Growing Digital Business - Tells the stories of five immigrants who have enriched Germany's culture. | Available on YouTube
Fire at Sea - Showcases the European migrant crisis—specifically the dangerous boat journeys across the Mediterranean Sea. | Rent on YouTube, Amazon Prime, iTunes, Google Play
Fleeing Climate Change: The Real Environmental Disaster - Documentary about migration and climate change. | Available on YouTube
Given - See the world through the eyes of a six-year-old boy as he travels from his home in Hawaii to 15 different countries with his family. | Rent on YouTube, Amazon Prime, iTunes, Google Play
Human Planet - Highlights different regions and people groups from all around the world. | Rent on YouTube, iTunes, Google Play
I Am Not Your Negro - Based on James Baldwin's unfinished book, this visual essay explores racism through the stories of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. | Available to on Kanopy, Amazon Prime
A Journey through Mongolia - Travel documentary from our one-month trip through the great expanses of the Mongolian plains. | Available on YouTube
LA 92 - Examines the tumultuous period following the verdict in the Rodney King trial in 1992 | Available on Amazon Prime, Netflix
Life in a Day - After sending out a global request for people to film and send in videos of their day, producer Ridley Scott and Oscar-winning director Kevin MacDonald received over 80,000 clips from people across the globe. | Available on YouTube
Living On One Dollar - Set in rural Guatemala, this documentary follows four friends as they embark on a social experiment, attempting to live within the local community for 56 days—working, eating, and living solely on one dollar a day. | Available on YouTube
The Look of Silence - Showcases the painful aftermath of the 1965 and 1966 Indonesian Genocide through the lens of a surviving family. | Rent on YouTube, Amazon Prime, iTunes, Google Play
One Child Nation - Documentary about China’s one child policy. | Available on Amazon Prime
Salam Neighbor - Takes viewers into Syrian refugee camps where the biggest humanitarian crisis of our era is currently happening. | Rent on YouTube, Amazon Prime, Google Play
Sherpa - Explains the painful, and sometimes deadly, cost of Western tourism on the Himalayan communities. | Rent on YouTube, Amazon Prime, iTunes, Google Play
The Square - Story of the Egyptian Revolution, beginning in 2011. | Available on Netflix
Tales by Light - Docu-series following professional photographers from around the world as they seek to document vanishing cultures and the last great wildernesses on earth. | Available on Netflix
Traveling Iran by Train - Travel documentary about Iran. | Available on YouTube
Traveling Ecuador by Train - Travel documentary about Ecuador. | Available on YouTube
Whose Streets? - An account of the Ferguson uprising as told by the people who lived it. | Available on Amazon Prime, Hulu
4 Little Girls - Centers around the 1963 bombing of 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. | Available on Amazon Prime, HBO Max
Dark Girls - Explores a deep-seated bias within black culture against women with darker skin. | Available on Amazon Prime
CODEGIRL - Join high school-aged girls from around the world as they try to better their community through technology and collaboration in this thrilling, heartfelt documentary. | Buy or rent
Space to Explore - A short documentary profiling aerospace engineer Natalie Panek — and her big dream to be the first to set foot on Mars. | Watch here
The Leadership - Australian CEO and ‘dreamer’ Fabian Dattner, leads an international group of 76 female scientists on an Antarctic voyage designed to transform them “into the sort of leaders they want to be.” Her hope is that once these women are primed to lead in science, they will be able to make meaningful change around the world. | Watch here
Lise Meitner: The Mother of the Atom Bomb - To historians, physicist Lise Meitner deserves to be placed with Einstein, Heisenberg, and Otto Hahn. In the 1930s on the verge of World War II, she led a small group of scientists who discovered that splitting the atomic nucleus of uranium releases enormous energy. As the documentary’s central conflict evolves between a modern woman and a society that sees family as her only mission, it exposes Meitner’s achievements as a scientist and as a pioneer of feminism. | Available on Amazon Prime Video
Ada Lovelace: The Making of a Computer Scientist - Augusta Ada King, the Countess of Lovelace, is an iconic figure in our vision of computing’s past for her remarkable work with Charles Babbage and on the possibilities of computing machines. | Watch here
Halfway - ‘Halfway’ is a short film about the daily struggles of women in STEM. The script was developed based on real experiences of women who work in STEM/academic environments. | Watch here
Women in Science | Gender Equality Documentary - Through interviews with women in typically male dominated industries or roles, we look at how to move past previously existing gender stereotypes. | Watch here
A Conversation with Women in STEM - A panel including representatives from Indiana University's Center of Excellence for Women in Technology, Women in STEM Living-Learning Center, and Office of Science Outreach discusses the history and current status of women in STEM fields as researchers, leaders, and pioneers. | Watch here
*** Each of the podcast episodes listed below can be counted as an ‘educational’ or "cultural" intercultural event toward the Global Citizenship Certificate.
"Diversity Talks" S.1 E.1: Annie Grier - Featuring Annie Grier, Senior Coordinator from FSU’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Office. Available on iTunes, Spotify and Youtube.
"Diversity Talks" S.1 E.2: Petra Doan - Featuring Dr. Petra Doan, Professor of Urban & Regional Planning. Available on iTunes, Spotify and Youtube.