• International Education Month 2019
  • International Education Week
  • International Education Month – Going Global Showcase
  • International Education Week
  • International Education Month – Intercultural Programs at FSU
  • International Education Month – President Thrasher

International Education Month

Due to the increased profile of FSU's global footprint and winning two prestigious awards for internationalization in the last two years, FSU will celebrate international education throughout the month of November.

“FSU has a rich history of supporting internationalization and cultural diversity,” said President John Thrasher. “Ensuring that our students have the skills, competencies and global awareness needed for success in the 21st  century has long been one of our top priorities.”

This year, FSU has planned a schedule of enriching events to celebrate IEM and explore other cultures and global issues.

Date, Time & Location Event Description
Wednesday, Oct. 30
7 p.m. | Landis Green
CDU Presents: American in Paris

Club Downunder presents American in Paris! Step into France at American in Paris, where you can listen to the sounds of Europe via a live string duo while eating French foods and recreating art from the Louvre! Enjoy a photo booth with an Eiffel tower backdrop and a lock painting station, so you can bring souvenirs back from your trip abroad!

Wednesday, Oct. 30
4:30 – 6 p.m. | The Globe Auditorium
Saving Colombia's Fragile Peace The College of Social Science and Public Policy's Broad International Lecture Series, in partnership with the Center for Global Engagement, presents a talk by Adam Isacson, Director for Defense Oversight at WOLA: Advocacy for Human Rights in the Americas.
Wednesday, Oct. 30
7:30 p.m. | Opperman Music Hall
Contemporary African Ensemble World Music Ensembles presents Contemporary African Ensemble and Old Time Ensemble in Opperman Music Hall.
Thursday, Oct. 31
11 a.m. – 3 p.m. | Landis Green
International and Cultural Studies Fair Meet with and learn about international and global-related programs at FSU. Program staff will be on hand to answer questions and offer advice about undergrad and graduate programs in International Affairs, Asian Studies, Russian and East European Studies and Latin American and Caribbean Studies.
Thursday, Oct. 31
5:30–7 p.m. | Innovation Hub
British Debate Team at FSU Details to follow.
Friday, Nov. 1
4–5 p.m. | The Globe
La Toussaint hosted by La Table Française La Table Française will be hosting an event to celebrate La Toussaint (All Saints Day) which is a very popular holiday in France.
Friday, Nov. 1
5–6:30 p.m. | The Globe Dining Room
International Coffee Hour Featuring Mexico Join us for refreshments from Mexico and interact with students, scholars, and faculty from around the world. This event is open to all current FSU students, faculty and staff.
Saturday, Nov. 2
7 p.m. | Landis Green
CDU Presents: Día de los Muertos Join Club Downunder, the Hispanic Latino Student Association and the Mexican American Student Association on Landis Green to learn about ofrendas, paint ceramic sugar skulls, eat delicious food (like the traditional sweet bread concha), and dance the night away!
Sunday, Nov. 3
11 a.m. – 4 p.m. | FSU Reservation
Diwali Celebrations 2019 The event is held by the Indian Students Association of Tallahassee in order to celebrate one of the biggest festivals in India.
Sunday, Nov. 3
3–7 p.m. | ASLC
Iranian Student Film Showcase A showcase of student thesis films from the Tehran-based Hilaj Film School, followed by a panel. Presented by the Iranian Student Association. Free to the general public.
Sunday, Nov. 3
7:30 p.m. | ASLC
Screening of "Les Intouchables" La Table Française presents this screening of "Les Intouchables" as part of National French Week at FSU!
Monday, Nov. 4
6 p.m. | ASLC
Screening of "Capernaum" and Middle East Film Festival Closing Reception Enjoy a screening of Capernaum, a Lebanese film that was nominated for The Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2019, followed by a closing reception for the Middle East Film Festival. This event is free and open to the public.
Monday, Nov. 4
6:30–8 p.m. | SSB 201
'Who Tells Your Story' Hosted by PRSA The Puerto Rican Student Association will be hosting an evening to teach about important Puerto Rican figures and their influence on the island and abroad.
Tuesday, Nov. 5
3 p.m. | The Globe Auditorium
IEM Opening Reception with President Thrasher
Followed by Going Global Showcase
Join us for the International Education Month Opening Reception with President Thrasher followed by Going Global Showcase featuring students’ experiences abroad.
Tuesday, Nov. 5
5 p.m. | Dodd Hall DHA 103
Everything Inside: An Evening with Edwidge Danticat

The Winthrop-King Institute at FSU will be hosting "An Evening with Edwidge Danticat" in Dodd Hall Auditorium.

The award-winning writer Danticat will read from and discuss her most recent book Everything Inside. A book signing will follow the event.

Wednesday, Nov. 6
6 – 7 p.m. | Bellamy 202
Francophone World Trivia Night La Table Française presents Francophone World Trivia Night as part of National French Week at FSU!
Thursday, Nov. 7
9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. | Strozier (LIB)
Immigration: An Interdisciplinary Symposium Throughout the day FSU Libraries will be exploring the immigrant and refugee experience. Presentations and conversations will cover areas such as: law, history, literature,  and anthropology.  Join us for an engaging day of presentations and discussions. Lunch and coffee will be served. If you're planning to attend, please RSVP here: https://fsu.libcal.com/calendar/events/Immigration.
Thursday, Nov. 7
10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. | Innovations Park Building B
Equity Research Corner Open House This event is a collaboration of research centers that address equity issues related to health, social, and educational barriers for a range of individuals, families, and communities. Learn more by attending this open house event!
Thursday, Nov. 7
6 – 7:30 p.m. | The Globe Auditorium
Québec Dance Workshop The Center for Global Engagement will present this dance workshop with students from La Table Française as they explore traditional Québécois culture through music and dance as well as other French-Canadian winter holiday festivities. 
Thursday, Nov. 7
6 – 8 p.m. | William Johnston Building Gallery
Stories Laid in Stone: Modern Architecture in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem This is an FSU Department of Art History student-curated exhibit that will showcase the variety of modern architectural styles in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, exploring the cities’ myths, cultures, and identities through the lens of architecture.
Thursday, Nov. 7
7 p.m. | CMX Cinemas Fallschase
9th Annual Florida State University Veterans Film Festival This documentary featuring soldiers deployed to Afghanistan talks about the preparation and the struggles and dangers they go through in and out of combat.
*Free admission (no ticked required)
Friday, Nov. 8
11:30 a.m. until food runs out
The Globe Dining Room
Global Café Featuring Nigeria Enjoy a culturally enriching lunch hour eating authentic food, listening to music, and meeting students from the African Student Association. Support ASA and enjoy this unique experience for just $10 per plate (cash or check only).
Friday, Nov. 8
12–2 p.m. | The Globe Auditorium
Around the World with International Programs

Explore the cultures of FSU’s year round study centers; Florence, London, Panama, and Valencia! Learn about study abroad and the variety of opportunities FSU International Programs has to offer, and join us for activities, crafts, and food!

Friday, Nov. 8
5–6:30 PM | The Globe Dining Room
International Coffee Hour Featuring Cuba Join us for refreshments from Cuba and interact with students, scholars, and faculty from around the world. This event is open to all current FSU students, faculty and staff.
Wed., Oct. 2 – Sat., Nov. 9
Museum of Fine Arts at FSU
"Identity in the Ottoman Empire" Exhibit  Saturday, Nov. 9, is the closing date for the "Identity in the Ottoman Empire" Exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts at FSU co-sponsored by the Middle East Center. This is free and open to the public.
Monday, Nov. 11 Veterans Day (University Closed)  
Wednesday, Nov. 13
12–3 p.m. | Landis Green
Arabian Pavilion Henna, coffee, and sweets will be served. This event is free and open to the public.
Wednesday, Nov. 13
7–8:30 p.m. | The Globe Auditorium
AZIZA! Middle Eastern Ensemble Performance More information to follow.
Wednesday, Nov. 13
7 p.m. | ASLC
Screening of "Persepolis" In this autobiographical story, a young girl grows into a punk-loving teenager amidst the growing political tensions in Iran. Presented in French with English subtitles and free to the general public.
Thursday, Nov. 14
1–5 p.m. | Diffenbaugh
Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics Open House The Modern Language Department's 11 language programs (Arabic, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Hebrew, Portuguese, Russian) and Linguistics will table to provide students with information about offerings, programs, and events.  A display of cultural items and some food and sweets will be provided in order to highlight the diversity and the global cultural aspects of the department. This event is free and open to the public.
Thursday, Nov. 14
5–8 p.m. | WJB (2009)
Circus Performers and Popular Media in Fin de Siècle France The French Lecture Series will host a symposium on circus performers and popular media with Jennifer Forrest (Texas State U), Katherine Brion (New College, FL), Jennifer Lemmer-Posey (Ringling Museum) Robert Stilling (English, FSU).
Thursday, Nov. 14
5 p.m. | FAB (0249)
Japanese Film Series' Screening of "Beyond Reality: Dreams" The Department of Modern Languages & Linguistics's Japanese Film Series presents a screening of "Beyond Reality: Dreams."
Friday, Nov. 15
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Honors, Scholars and Fellows
2019 Fall Research Day This interdisciplinary event showcases research and creative activities from FSU students across campus.
Friday, Nov. 15
4–6 p.m. | The Globe Auditorium
Global Exchanges Fair

Meet with international students from FSU’s partner universities and Global Exchange students who have recently returned from abroad!

FSU offers students the opportunity to study at one of 45+ international partner universities worldwide. Visit global.fsu.edu/exchanges to learn more.

Friday, Nov. 15
5–6:30 p.m. | The Globe Dining Room
International Coffee Hour Featuring Vietnam Join us for refreshments from Vietnam and interact with students, scholars, and faculty from around the world. This event is open to all current FSU students, faculty and staff.
Monday, Nov. 18
2–4 p.m. | Kellogg Building
(Rooms 315, 316, & 317)
Open House at the Middle East Center Tea and Middle Eastern sweets will be served. This event is free and open to the public.
Monday, Nov. 18
4:30–7 p.m. | The Globe Auditorium

Engage Your World Intercultural Dialogue Series presents "Human Rights in West Africa: Global Principles, Local Realities"

An interdisciplinary group of scholars will explore the tensions and overlap between the universalistic claims of human rights advocates, and the more locally grounded cultural perspectives of African communities. This talk is presented by The FSU Department of Religion, FSU College of Communication & Information’s John H. Phipps Fund, The Mande Studies Association & The Center for Global Engagement’s Engage Your World Intercultural Dialogue Series.

Wednesday, Nov. 20
12–2 p.m. | Stone Building Courtyard
College of Education International Social Join the College of Education as we celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange. Taste international treats, send a postcard, enter to win IEW inspired swag, and meet students to learn more about their home countries and cultures. Representatives from various international organizations on campus will also be there to share information about their groups. 
Wednesday, Nov. 20
12–3 p.m. | Landis Green
Arabian Pavilion Henna, coffee, and sweets will be served. This event is free and open to the public.
Wednesday, Nov. 20
3–5 p.m. | Williams Building
Global Career Pathways: Teaching English Abroad Seminar Grab your passport and let us help you start your search for a teaching abroad opportunity! You are likely excited at the possibility of doing meaningful work in an exciting new destination, all the while making incredible new friends and learning about awesome new cultures. It doesn't hurt that you could get paid to do it either. RSVP here.

Friday, Nov. 22
5–6:30 p.m. | The Globe Dining Room

International Coffee Hour Featuring Saudi Arabia
(Co-hosted by CIES)

Join us for refreshments from Saudi Arabia and interact with students, scholars, and faculty from around the world. This event is open to all current FSU students, faculty and staff.

Saturday, Nov. 23
5 p.m. | ASLC
Screening of "Batay La"  FSU’s School of Communication, the United Faculty of Florida-FSU, and the Center for Participant Education welcome audiences to attend the premiere community screening of Batay La (The Struggle) immediately followed by a panel discussion. Batay La examines the current anti-imperialist movement in Haiti, led for decades by grassroots workers’ rights organization Batay Ouvriye. The event opens and closes with Haitian roots music from Miami-based artist Jan Sebon of Kazaak International.
Wednesday, Nov. 27 – Friday, Nov. 29 Thanksgiving Holiday (University Closed)  

Information about International Education Week:

FSU is expanding on International Education Week, a joint initiative led by the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education, which is celebrated across the nation during the third week of November. This observance provides universities with an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and acknowledge the importance of having international students and scholars on our campuses. To learn more about this initiative, visit the official U.S. International Education Week website

Don't see your event listed? Please email Rebecca at rebecca.sage@fsu.edu with date, time, location and relevant details to submit events.

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