CGE Newsletter March 24, 2016

Global Connections Newsletter

March 24, 2016

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New 'Global FSU' Website Highlights All Things International at FSU

Global FSU website

FSU is pleased to announce that a new GLOBAL FSU website has been launched and is currently featured on the FSU home page. It is available at and under Get to Know FSU on the home page. The website is designed to highlight all things international at FSU and emphasize the extent of our global footprint. It also serves as a  portal for students to quickly find all of the options available to them for international engagement abroad, as well as for intercultural opportunities on campus. The travel policy section includes the new international health insurance requirements for all outbound students beginning this summer, as well as information for faculty and advisors who support/facilitate students and groups going abroad.

If you have an FSU program or information you would like added to this website, please send the information to

Intercultural Programs Series: Native Tribes of the Southeastern U.S. 

Native Tribes of the Southeastern US

Tue, Mar 29 | 7 pm | The Globe Dining Room
Come celebrate the cultures of the Creek and Seminole native tribes through dance, art, and food! The event is co-hosted with the American Indian Student Union and Mission San Luis.

"I believe this is an important discussion for our campus to have since our campus identity is based on the image of the Seminole tribe," said Lauren Coffman, Student Assistant for Intercultural Programs and organizer of the event. "I hope that whomever attends will learn about the diversity and beauty of these tribes."

The Intercultural Program Series offers a way to experience global cultures without having to leave campus, and it's designed to engage individuals through hands-on participation. Free and open to the public. Qualifies for the Global Citizenship Certificate

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. Qualifies for the Global Citizenship Certificate


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.


Tax Workshop for International Students and Scholars - Fri, Mar 25 | 1-3 pm for those filing as a Resident for tax purposes | 3-5 pm for those filing as a Non-Resident for tax purposes | The Globe Auditorium
This workshop is facilitated by a certified tax specialist and covers options for F-1, J-1 students and scholars, H-1, O-1, TN, and PR who earned U.S. income in 2015. Registration is required. Visit the CGE website for more information.


Global Cafe - Guatemala - Fri, Mar 25 | 11:30 am-2 pm | The Globe Dining Room
This week is co-hosted with PeaceJam. The meal features kak'ik (Mayan turkey stew with onions, tomatores, and bell peppers, garnished with mint.) A vegetarian option will also be available. Open to the public. $7 cash or check only. Qualifies for the Global Citizenship Certificate


Intercultural Program Series: The Islands of Indonesia - Thu, Apr 14 | 7 pm | The Globe Auditorium
Come explore the diversity of Indonesian culture through music, dance, food, and more! Featuring members of the FSU Gamelan Ensemble. Free and open to the public. Qualifies for the Global Citizenship Certificate


CGE International Student Graduation Reception - Fri, Apr 15 | 3:30-5 pm | The Globe Auditorium
All international students who completed their programs in Fall 2015 or will finish in Spring 2016 are invited to attend the CGE Graduation Reception. Guests (faculty, staff, family, and friends) are welcome. RSVP to by April 8, 2016 confirming how many guests you plan to bring.


Optional Practical Training (OPT) Workshop (for F-1 international students) - Fri, Apr 22 | 2-4 pm | The Globe Room 2300
Note: Date change to April 22. Only for those registered. All F-1 international students nearing graduation are required to attend an OPT workshop (in person or online) if they are interested in working in the U.S. after graduation to gain experience in their field of study. Registration for this workshop is full.

Qualifies for the Global Citizenship Certificate  Denotes a Global Citizenship Certificate event

The Global Citizenship Certificate is designed to help undergraduate students maximize the rich cultural learning experiences available to them on campus, in the community, and abroad.