INTERNATIONAL

International Education Week

International Education Week Banner with world map background

 

November 15th – November 19th

International Education Week is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This is a joint initiative by the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education as a part of their efforts to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn and exchange experiences in the United States.

For questions, please contact: Andrea Marques-Perez at amarques@csun.edu

Requests for accommodation services (e.g., sign language interpreters or transcribers) must be made at least five (5) business days in advance.  Please contact Andrea Marques-Perez at amarques@csun.edu no less than five (5) business days prior to your desired session to request that accommodation services be provided.

Special thanks to: CSUN Professors Nate Thomas, Paula Thomson, John Roscigno, Melissa Weininger, and Amy Levin, Fulbright Faculty Scholars, CSUN Departments of Kinesiology, Jewish Studies, Music and Cinema & Television Arts, CSUN Students, Alumni and Staff.

Week at a Glance

Monday, November 15, 2021

WORLD WITHIN REACH

AN EXPLORATION OF EXCHANGE OPPORTUNITIES
Presented by CSUN Study Abroad Advisors
Time: 10:00am-11:00am
Location: Zoom

AN INTERNATIONAL STUDENT PANEL PRESENTATION
Presented by Student Panels for an International Curriculum and Education (SPICE) 
Time: 1:00pm-2:00pm
Location: Zoom 

STUDY ABROAD PHOTO COMPETITION 
Voting opens November 15th and closes November 19th at 10:00am
Cast your vote for your favorite study abroad and exchange student photo! You can check out the photos and list of events on the Study Abroad Fair site.

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 

A JOURNEY WITH CSUN MATADORS: AN EXCHANGE STUDENT PANEL 
Presented by Study Abroad Students and Alumni
Time: 11:00am-12:00pm
Location: Zoom 

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 

THE ART OF DANCE AND MUSIC – AN INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVE
Dance and Music Competition
In Collaboration with Dr. Paula Thomson (Kinesiology)  and Dr. John Roscigno (Music)
Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm
Location: Zoom

Thursday, November 18, 2021

A CSUN FULBRIGHT FACULTY PRESENTATION
In collaboration with Dr. Amy Levin (Graduate Studies) and CSUN Fulbright faculty
Time: 12:30pm-1:30pm
Location: Zoom

U.S. FULBRIGHT STUDENT OPPORTUNITIES – GROUP PRESENTATION SESSION 
In collaboration with Fulbright U.S. Student Program 
Time: 3:00pm-4:30pm
Location: Online

A VIRTUAL MOVIE NIGHT
In collaboration with Professor Nate Thomas (CTVA) and Dr. Melissa Weininger (Jewish Studies)
Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm
Location: Zoom 

Friday, November 19, 2021

COFFEE HOUR’S GOT TALENT!
CSUN Talent Show
Time: 11:00am-1:00pm
Location: Zoom 

STUDY ABROAD PHOTO COMPETITION 
Voting opens November 15th and closes November 19th at 10:00am
Cast your vote for your favorite study abroad and exchange student photo! You can check out the photos and list of events on the Study Abroad Fair site.

* $25 Amazon Gift Card will be raffled at the end of each presentation between attendees (CSUN student and student alumni only).

Monday, November 15th, 2021


WORLD WITHIN REACH

An Exploration of Exchange Opportunities

Presented by CSUN Study Abroad Advisors
Time: 10:00am-11:00am
Location: Zoom
Register for World Within Reach - An Exploration of Exchange Opportunities 

Join this session to hear from your CSUN Study Abroad Advisors to learn more about study abroad opportunities through CSUN! With 21 countries to choose from, and countless majors, CSUN has something for everyone!

Presentations followed by Q&A.

A $25 Amazon gift card will be raffled between attendees (CSUN student and student alumni only).

An International Student Panel Presentation

Presented by Student Panels for an International Curriculum and Education (SPICE)
Time: 1:00pm-2:00pm
Location: Zoom
Register for World Within Reach - An International Student Panel Presentation

Student Panels for an International Curriculum and Education (SPICE) members share about their country and culture including history, cuisine, traditions, holidays, dress attire, music, and historical sites.

Presentations followed by Q&A.

SPICE Panelists:
Megi Gazi, Albania
Abdullah Al Busaidi, Oman
Muhammad Faisal, Pakistan
Purva Choudhary, India

A $25 Amazon gift card will be raffled between attendees (CSUN student and student alumni only).

 

Tuesday, November 16th, 2021


A Journey with CSUN Matadors - An Exchange Student Panel

Presented by Study Abroad Students and Alumni
Time: 11:00am-12:00pm
Location: Zoom
Register for A Journey with CSUN Matadors - An Exchange Student Panel

Join this session to hear directly from your fellow Matadors! Current students and alumni from CSUN programs such as CSU International Programs, Campus-Based Exchange Programs and the National Student Exchange will be answering questions about their experience abroad and on exchange.

Study abroad and NSE current students and alumni panelists:

A $25 Amazon gift card will be raffled between attendees (CSUN student and student alumni only).

Wednesday, November 17th, 2021


The Art of Dance and Music - An International Perspective

Dance and music Competition
In Collaboration with Dr. Paula Thomson (Kinesiology)  and Dr. John Roscigno (Music)
Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm
Location: Zoom
Register for The Art of Dance and Music - An International Perspective

Join us as we showcase the dance and musical talent CSUN has to offer! Attendees will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite dance or music video, with winning videos announced at Friday’s Coffee Hour’s Got Talent! session. Following the video showcase, hear from current CSUN Dance and Music students as panelists discuss their experience and creative process.

Dance and Music Competition Entry Details: Share a dance or music recording using this Google form in which you are performing, past or present (Make sure we can clearly identify you in the video). The performance should have at least one international component to it, such as artist, style, history, inspiration, theme, etc. Dance/Music Video Competition open to all current CSUN students.

1st Place Prize: $100
2nd Place Prize: $75
3rd Place Prize: $50

Entry Deadline: Monday, November 15th by 5:00pm.

A $25 Amazon gift card will be raffled between attendees (CSUN student and student alumni only).

Thursday, November 18th, 2021


A CSUN Fulbright Faculty Presentation

In collaboration with Dr. Amy Levin (Graduate Studies) and CSUN Fulbright Faculty Scholars
Facilitated by Dr. Amy Levin, AVP Graduate Studies
Time: 12:30pm-1:30pm
Location: Zoom
Register for A CSUN Fulbright Faculty Presentation

Fulbright Faculty Scholar Presenters:
Dr. Richard Moore, Department of Management
Dr. Mintesnot Woldeamanuel, Department of Urban Studies and Planning
Dr. Joanne Scillitoe, Department of Management
Dr. Meiqin Wang, Department of Art

Presentations followed by Q&A.

U.S. Fulbright Student Opportunities – Group Presentation Session

In collaboration with Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Time: 3:00pm-4:30pm
Location: Online
Register for U.S. Fulbright Student Opportunities – Group Presentation Session

Please join us for an interactive Group Presentation Session (GPS) to learn about opportunities for U.S. citizens to pursue graduate or professional study, conduct research, or teach English. During the session, you will find out about the types of Fulbright awards, application components, tips, and get your questions answered. Following the program overview, attendees will enter a breakout room with their Fulbright Program Adviser (FPA) to learn more about applying through their institution. Eligibility requirements will vary. Applicants must be citizens or nationals of the United States of America at the time of application. Permanent residents are not eligible. Applicants must have a conferred bachelor's degree or equivalent before the start of the grant.

A $25 Amazon gift card will be raffled between attendees (CSUN student and student alumni only).

A Virtual Movie Night  

In collaboration with Professor Nate Thomas (CTVA) and Dr. Melissa Weininger (Jewish Studies)
Time: 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Location: Zoom
Register for A Virtual Movie Night

Screening of the Senior Film "When a Flame Stands Still", followed by Q&A with Director and Professors and a Panel regarding the movie and Holocaust (Jewish studies)

Synopsis: In the midst of the Holocaust, an orthodox Jewish couple is forced to separate and go into hiding. Unable to see, hear, or touch one another, each reminisces about their love story from the day they first met to the day they parted ... with only their memories and the dim glow of a lamp to soften the darkness.

Director: Michael Canon

A $25 Amazon gift card will be raffled between attendees (CSUN student and student alumni only).

Friday, November 19th, 2021


Coffee Hour’s Got Talent!

CSUN Talent Show
Time: 11:00am-1:00pm
Location: Zoom
Register for Coffee Hour's Got Talent!

Do you have a talent or a hobby you want to share? Showcase your talent! Poetry reading, cooking, painting, crafting, skateboarding, etc. Talent show is open to all current CSUN students and alumni. At the end of Coffee Hour, we will tally the votes and announce the winners!

1st Place Prize: $100
2nd Place Prize: $75
3rd Place Prize: $50

Coffee Hour’s Got Talent Entry Details: Upload your video highlighting your talent using this Google form. The video should be no more than 2 minutes long (make sure we can clearly identify you in the video).

Entry Deadline: Wednesday, November 17th by 5:00pm.

A $25 Amazon gift card will be raffled between attendees (CSUN student and student alumni only).

Study Abroad Photo Competition

Voting opens November 15th and closes November 19th at 10:00am.

Cast your vote for your favorite study abroad and exchange student photo! You can check out the photos and list of events on the Study Abroad Fair site.