International Coffee Hour Returns Weekly
The Center for Global Engagement welcomes the entire FSU community to International Coffee Hour each Friday classes are in session from 5–6:30 p.m. in The Globe (GME Building).
Enjoy refreshments from a featured culture and interact with students, scholars, and faculty from around the world.
"We are pleased to be able to offer International Coffee Hour again each week for all," said CGE Director Dr. Cynthia Green. "International Coffee Hour provides a warm environment for cultural exploration leading to increased global awareness among the campus community. Many attendees over the years have shared that they've found friends and built community by attending Coffee Hour."
CGE transitioned the program to a virtual space in March 2020 to provide the FSU community with an opportunity to continue to learn and engage during COVID-19. The CGE’s Virtual International Coffee Hour showcased more than 45 unique recipes from around the world with multicultural Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) and international students, serving approximately 2,000 participants.
International Coffee Hour, which usually draws crowds of 250 to 300 members of the FSU community during the fall and spring semesters, has provided a way for domestic and international students, scholars, faculty, and staff to learn about a featured country or culture each week for more than 30 years.
Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) and FSU departments can submit an application to co-host a Coffee Hour. Students can share their cultures through traditional snacks and beverages at no cost to their RSO. They are encouraged to submit traditional recipes, help prepare and serve the snacks, as well as share music, dance, cultural displays, and interactive activities to promote their culture.
"Without the involvement from RSOs, departments, and international students – or the support from our student staff and volunteers – International Coffee Hour wouldn't be quite so vibrant and welcoming," said CGE Programs Coordinator Michelle Lawson. "We look forward to co-hosting International Coffee Hour with the Middle East Center at FSU on Friday, November 5. We are accepting applications to co-host for this fall and spring."
For more information about International Coffee Hour, visit cge.fsu.edu/intlcoffeehour.