• Connect Virtually with CGE

Connect Virtually with CGE

The Center for Global Engagement continues to offer programs and services virtually.

Immigration Services for International Students, Scholars and FSU Departments

International Students and Scholars

CGE Advisors are available during normal business hours for questions via email or to schedule phone or Zoom appointments. Please scan and submit applications for CPT, OPT, STEM OPT, I-20 extensions, travel signatures, etc., or drop/add or major change forms, to your CGE advisor via Dropbox or email.

For more information about how to access our services online click here.

 
FSU Departments

The CGE will continue to provide all immigration services for FSU departments remotely. Click here for more information.

 

CGE Programs

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, English Conversation Club (Monday through Friday), and Virtual International Coffee Hour each Friday. To engage in each of 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 lmdean@fsu.edu.

 

VIRTUAL MEDITATION MONDAY
Every Monday | 12 – 1 p.m.

Join the CGE for a virtual 20-minute guided mediation followed by open discussion and connection.

Please sign up below 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

MEDITATION MONDAY SIGN UP HERE

 

VIRTUAL ENGLISH CONVERSATION CLUB
Every Monday – Friday  | 4 – 5 p.m.

Join us for English Conversation Club led by CGE staff members Monday – Friday from 4–5 p.m. on Zoom 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 below 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

ECC SIGN UP HERE

 

Virtual International Coffee Hour

Join us for virtual International Coffee Hour, which will be held each Friday from 5–6:30 p.m. on Zoom, so that we can all stay connected and continue to support each other in these challenging times.

Watch Our Live Cooking Demonstration Beginning at 5 p.m.
Most students say one of the things they like best about International Coffee Hour is the opportunity to sample unique snacks from other cultures. Now you will have the opportunity to see how some of these unique snacks are actually made as Chef Jesse gives us a live demonstration.

Note: Each Wednesday prior to virtual International Coffee Hour, we will post the ingredient list and basic instructions on our website here and on our Facebook page so you can follow along with us if you wish and enjoy your own creation. It will be possible to purchase all the ingredients from Publix to ensure you can get the necessary items with the option for home delivery. 

Engage in Conversation
Following the demonstration, we will move right into a more familiar format of International Coffee Hour: gathering in smaller groups for conversation. Instead of meeting around tables, you will be placed in Zoom groups for discussion. 

Your group can choose from our conversation topics about the featured culture or feel free to select your own topic for discussion.

Connect with Us
This event is open to all current FSU students, scholars, faculty and staff, so please be sure to invite all of your friends to join us!

If you choose to follow along with Chef Jesse or make this recipe another time, please take pictures of your creation and share them with us in the Facebook event or on Instagram or Twitter using #FSUglobal.

Sign Up
Please sign up below 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

ICH SIGN UP HERE

 

VIRTUAL CGE MOVIE NIGHT
Next Movie Night: June TBD

Join CGE staff in watching a selected blockbuster movie once a month. Each week leading up to our movie night, CGE will release a poll with options to select the upcoming movie.

On Wednesday, May 13, we watched Wonder Woman by popular vote. Our next Movie Night will be in June (TBD).

Please sign up below and you will receive an 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

SIGN UP HERE

 

Collaborations

FSU student groups and departments interested in collaborating with us on virtual programming can contact Laura Dean, CGE Programs Coordinator, at lmdean@fsu.edu.

 

Virtual Intercultural Programs

We invite anyone to explore other cultures and the world through these virtual activities designed to increase intercultural competence. Additionally, each of these events count toward the Global Citizenship Certificate for undergraduate students enrolled in our certificate program.

 
Virtual Social & Experiential Events 

While all listed virtual events here are counted as a social & experiential event, 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, click here!

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, click here!

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, click here!

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, click here!

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, click here!

French Language Table - Practice speaking French through Zoom! | Every Friday | 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. | For more info, click here!

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, click here!

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, click here!

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, click here!

International Coffee Hour - Watch live cooking sessions and engage in conversation with your fellow peers. | Every Friday | 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. | For more info, click here!

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, click here!

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, click here!

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, click here!

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, click here!

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, click here!

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, click here!

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, click here! (Links to an external site.)

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, click here!

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, click here!

Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam Tour - Explore the masterworks from the Dutch Golden Age, including works from Vermeer and Rembrandt. | For more info, click here!

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, click here!

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, click here!

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, click here!

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, click here!

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, click here!

 
Virtual Cultural Events

*** The list of films below can be counted as a cultural intercultural event. These films can be found online.

Empathy 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. | For more info, click here!

Intercultural Conflict 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

Stereotypes Films: 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 

 

Virtual Educational Events

**** The list of documentaries below can be counted as an educational intercultural event. These educational documentaries can be found online.

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

A Journey through Mongolia - Travel documentary from our one-month trip through the great expanses of the Mongolian plains. | Available on YouTube 

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

Other Campus resources

Virtual FSU

The Division of Student Affairs has been working diligently to provide students with support and services remotely and has launched a new website called Virtual FSU.

The site highlights the many virtual opportunities and resources related to student engagement, health and wellness, career readiness, and inclusive communities, including online medical and counseling appointments, ongoing programs and services, and opportunities to connect.

 

Social Media

Connect with us on social media on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube by searching @FSUCGE.

International students are invited to join our Facebook Group for FSU International Students by clicking here, if you’re not already a member.