California State University, Fresno is planning a full schedule of events celebrating International Education Week, Nov. 15-21. The events will showcase study abroad opportunities for students, Fulbright programs for faculty, and international scholars and students. Events will include:
Saturday, Nov. 15 – International Culture Night. This will be the 25th anniversary of the popular and entertaining celebration of the cultural diversity that international students bring to Fresno State. The event will begin at 7 p.m. in the Satellite Student Union.
Monday, Nov. 17 – The International Business Programs will conduct two panel sessions on cultural influences in business negotiations and on study abroad opportunities for business students. It will be from 9 a.m. to noon in University Business Center, room 194. Staff of the Study Abroad Office will be in the Free Speech area from noon to1 p.m. to distribute information and answer questions on study abroad opportunities for students.
Tuesday, Nov. 18 – Two Fresno State faculty members, Dr. Helda Pinzon-Perez (Health Science) and Dr. Vincent Biondo (Philosophy) will describe their Fulbright Scholar research programs in the Dominican Republic and the United Kingdom at 8:30 a.m. in McLane Hall, room 193.
Dr. Paul Oliaro, Vice President for Student Affairs, will present a slide show on his work in South Africa at International Coffee Hour at 2 p.m. in University Student Union, room 312.
A reception honoring foreign-born faculty members will be held in The Vintage Room at 3 p.m. There will be a presentation on the dangers facing Armenian Natural Resources in the University Business Center auditorium from 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 19 – Dr. Robert Hudgens, director of Study Abroad, will present a seminar at 10 a.m. in Family Food Science, room 112, entitled: “The Internationalization of Higher Education.”
A luncheon will recognize and honor the 10 visiting scholars, who are currently on campus. The Migrant Student Alliance will present a program on the Mexican Revolution at 7 p.m. in the Satellite Student Union.
Thursday, Nov. 20 – A Migrant Day Conference, sponsored by the College Assistance Migrant Program, will be held in the Satellite Student Union from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
The Kremen School of Education and Human Development will conduct a faculty/student panel presentation on short-term, faculty-led study tours at 2 p.m. in Education Building, room 140.
Friday, Nov. 21 – A video, capturing student reflections on the value of their study abroad experiences, will be shown at 10 a.m. in Family Food Science, room 112. Staff of the Study Abroad Office will be in the Free Speech area from noon to 1 p.m. to distribute information and answer questions on study abroad opportunities for students.
International Education Week is a sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Education. Hosted by the nation’s schools and college campuses, the week is a time to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange programs. It is also a time to reflect about America’s place in the world and to assess how universities are preparing students for success in a global environment.
For more information, contact Dr. Robert Hudgens in the Office of Study Abroad and International Exchanges at 559.278.6452.