CGE Newsletter January 15, 2016

Global Connections Newsletter

The Center for Global Engagement Newsletter

Welcome to Global Connections, the Center for Global Engagement's new weekly newsletter where you will find important information about upcoming events and other CGE news. We hope to see you at one of our events soon!

Engage Your World: Prospects for Peace & Conflict in South Asia

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Thu, Jan 21 | 5:30 pm | The Globe Auditorium - Join us for the semester's first Engage Your World featuring Pankaj Chakraborty, PhD, Assistant Professor & Chair of the Department of Political Science at Holy Cross College, Agartala, Tripura, India, and Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence at King's College.

Co-sponsored with the FSU School of Communication, South Asian Media and Cultural Studies, and the FSU Institute for Intercultural Communication and Research, the event is free and open to the public.

Global Cafe: Cambodia

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Fri Jan 22 | 11:30 am-2 pm | The Globe Dining Room - The spring's first Global Cafe features Cambodia, co-hosted with the Global Peace Exchange student organization. The meal will highlight Bai Soch Chrouk (pork marinated in coconut milk, served with jasmine rice) or the vegetarian option, Khmer fried rice.

This student-centered program is designed to increase awareness and appreciation of the cultural diversity on campus. Lunch closes at 2pm (or when food runs out). $7 cash or check only.

More Upcoming Events


International Coffee Hour - Every Friday | 5-6:30 pm | The Globe Lounge & Dining Room
U.S. students, scholars, and faculty gather for coffee and snacks every Friday. It's a great place to meet new people from various parts of the world, see old friends, and make plans for the weekend.


English Conversation Club - Every Monday-Friday | 4-5 pm | The Globe Lounge
International students, scholars and their families at all levels of speaking English as a second/other language are invited to meet in a relaxed atmosphere to practice conversational English. Groups are led by experienced English tutors.


Intercultural Program Series: Greece - Wed, Jan 27 | 7 pm | The Globe Auditorium
Uncover the treasured traditions of this iconic civilization and experience Greek music, dance, food, and more!


Optional Practical Training (OPT) Workshop (for international students) - Fri, Jan 29 | 2-4 pm | The Gloom Room 2300
All F-1 international students nearing graduation are required to attend an Optional Practical Training (OPT) workshop (in person or online) if you may be interested in working in the U.S. after graduation to gain experience in your field of study. NOTE: The average processing time for OPT authorization is 2-3 months. Therefore, please start your preparations for OPT early.

It is advised you attend a workshop BEFORE graduation, preferably the semester prior to your final term. Registration is required. To register, visit


Global Cafe - Vietnam - Fri, Feb 5 | 11:30 am-2 pm | The Globe Dining Room
This week is co-hosted with the Vietnamese Student Association. $7 cash or check only. 


Intercultural Program Series: Lebanon - Tue, Feb 9 | 7 pm | The Globe Auditorium
Learn more about Lebanon and the Lebanese culture--more details soon! 


International Bazaar - Sat, Feb 13 | 2-5 pm | FSU Union Ballrooms
The annual International Bazaar showcases music, dance, and food from around the world. The event gives campus and community cultural groups the opportunity to share their history and heritage while giving individuals the opportunity to learn about various cultures and traditions. 


Global Cafe - Mexico - Fri, Feb 19 | 11:30 am-2 pm | The Globe Dining Room
This week is co-hosted with the Mexican American Student Association. $7 cash or check only.


Global Cafe - Guatemala - Fri, Mar 25 | 11:30 am-2 pm | The Globe Dining Room
This week is co-hosted with PeaceJam. $7 cash or check only.