International Career Panel Presents a World of Knowledge

On April, 12, 2017, CSU held its second annual International Careers Panel hosted by International Studies, the International Development Minor, the Career Center, and the departments of Political Science and Languages, Literatures, and Cultures. This event successfully connected students with professionals in the fields of diplomacy, language teaching, translation, international development, tourism, and more. Those of you who missed it can view the full video here:

INST Alumnus in the Press for Hiring People with Disabilities

Starry night cafe

CSU International Studies Alum Justin Wells ’11 recently purchased Fort Collins espresso cafe Starry Night, where he and his sister partnered with Stepping Stone Support Center in order to provide work opportunities for adults with disabilities. The siblings’ humanitarian efforts gained the attention of the Coloradoan. Read the full story here:

http://www.coloradoan.com/story/life/2016/09/10/csu-alumni-buy-coffee-shop-hire-people-disabilities/90185138/.

 

 

INST Major Hannah Purtymun Wins Griswold Scholarship

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The William J. & Jean S. Griswold Scholarship is awarded annually to outstanding students who demonstrate a passion for history, foreign languages and a commitment to CSU’s international community. For the full coverage of this distinction in Source, click here.

INST Major Carl Kasten Wins Prestigious Boren Award for International Study

In May 2015, INST Major Carl Kasten became the third CSU student and the youngest undergraduate to be awarded a Boren since 2001! He is currently using his award to spend his junior year at the London School in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Kasten was featured in CSU’s Source Magazine. Read the full article HERE.

INST Majors Receive Critical Language Scholarships (CLS)

Two CSU INST majors, Elizabeth Hale and Jenna Hamilton, have been named critical language scholars for the 2016-2017 year, in a national competition. They will use their scholarships to pursue language study in Jordan and Russia, respectively. Read more about their achievement in CSU’s Source magazine: http://source.colostate.edu/critical-language-scholarship-takes-three-students-abroad-language-cultural-immersion/.

 

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INST SP16 Week 3 Infomail

Events marked with a star (*) qualify for the INST 300 academic event requirement.

Events:

  1. Black History Month Keynote Speaker: Melissa Harris-Perry*

Feb. 2, 2016 7-9 pm LSC Ballroom

Free for CSU Students, $10 for community

Tickets required. Get your tickets here!

Melissa Harris-Perry is the Presidential Endowed Chair in Politics and International Affairs at Wake Forest University. There she is the executive Director of the Pro Humanitate Institute and founding director of the Anna Julia Cooper Center on Gender, Race, and Politics in the South. She is the host of Melissa Harris-Perry, which broadcasts live on MSNBC.

  1. The Africa Center Seminar Series Speaker: Jessica Davis*

Development & Evaluation of Locally-Made Fertilizers in Ethiopia

Feb. 4, 2016 4-5 pm Johnson Hall Rm 108

Free & open to the public!

Dr. Jessica Davis is a Professor in the Department of Soil & Crop Sciences at CSU and a member of the Africa Center Leadership Team.  She has been collaborating with Hawassa University in Ethiopia on the project, “Development & Evaluation of Locally-Made Fertilizers in Ethiopia,” since 2010. Few Ethiopian farmers apply fertilizer due to their high cost; therefore, crop yields are low, and malnutrition is common.  The goal of our work is to make fertilizers from locally-available materials, thus reducing the costs due to importation and transportation and leading to improved soil fertility and enhanced crop yields.

  1. Free the Slaves Speaker: Maurice Middleberg*

Feb. 10, 2016 4 pm LSC Cherokee Park Ballroom

Free & open to the public!

Slavery generates $150 billion for trafficker each year. There are tens of millions enslaved today and 26% are children under 18. Get smart. Get active. Get vocal. And get going!

Opportunities

  1. The College of Liberal Arts is looking for student contributors for its Instagram account. If you would like to help represent the International Studies Major and would be willing to take a few fun and interesting photos, email the International Studies Director at Andrea.Williams@colostate.edu.
  2. Conversation Partners at INTO CSU English Language Programs

Conversation partner volunteers sign up for as many day/time slots as they’d like, depending on their availability. Volunteers don’t need to prepare anything; they should just attend regularly and be prepared to participate. Here is the schedule for conversation partner sessions for the first part of the Spring 2016 semester:

Wednesdays 10:10-11:10* (Jan. 20-Feb. 10 and Feb. 17-Mar. 9)

Tuesdays 10:10-11:10 & 3:20-4:20 (Feb. 2- Apr. 12)

Wednesdays 8:30-9:30 & 1:40-2:40 (Feb. 3- Apr. 13)

Students from all over the world come to INTO Colorado State University (INTO CSU) to study English. Most students are preparing for undergraduate or graduate study at CSU or another US university, while other students are studying English to help them achieve various personal or professional goals.

Having conversation partners join them in their classes gives INTO CSU students a chance to meet new people, practice their listening & speaking skills, and make connections with the larger CSU and Fort Collins community, and conversation partners also benefit from learning about INTO CSU students’ interests, cultures, and traditions.

For more info, click here!

  1. Mount Vernon Fellowship Program Details:

Application Deadline: February 5, 2016

Program Dates: June 6-July 13, 2016

Location: Washington, D.C. and Mount Vernon, VA

Financial Details: We offer a fully funded program. Generously supported by noted philanthropist and business leader David M. Rubinstein, the Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows program offers each student a stipend as well as housing, meals, activities, and all transportation to and from Washington, D.C.

Study George Washington’s leadership while walking in his footsteps on the Mount Vernon estate and by exploring the nation’s capital. Discover different leadership styles as you build your own leadership skills. Apply your leadership skills to your personal cause through an individual capstone project. Work with a mentor in your field who will help build your professional network and offer insight and support for your personal cause.

To apply for the program or learn more, students can visit here.

  1. High School Diversity Conference

Deadline to submit proposal: March 4th by 5pm

Conference date: April 13, 2016 8am-2pm LSC

Proposals are now being accepted for the Colorado State University: High School Diversity Conference! Any interested students, faculty and staff are invited to submit a proposal to host a session at the High School Diversity Conference. The conference and its sessions are designed to develop and enhance diversity awareness, knowledge, and leadership skills for students in the 9th through 12th grades.

Submit proposals here!

  1. MURALS: Multicultural Undergraduate Research Art and Leadership Symposium

April 1, 2016

For general info, contact Bridgette Johnson at Bridgette.johnson@colosate.edu

With the Multicultural Undergraduate Research Art and Leadership Symposium, we are intentionally reaching out to students of color in various disciplines and exposing them to a variety of undergraduate research opportunities. Mentoring, presenting research, networking, and learning about multicultural leadership are four main aspects of the program. Slated for April 1, 2016, MURALS is an event that allows students to network and present their research (creative writing, visual art, performing art, science, social science, humanities) while graduate students provide feedback and faculty serve as mentors.

Awards and accolades will be presented to students at the end of the day.

  1. Capitol Hill Days 2016: Advocacy Weekend

April 15-19, 2016 Washington, D.C.

Open to anyone, no registration fee!

The weekend includes informational sessions on international reproductive health issues, an advocacy training, in preparation for a lobby day on Capitol Hill. Capitol Hill Days is open to anyone, and there is no registration fee. Students are eligible to apply for a travel and housing stipend to cover their costs for the weekend.

Please click here to view the flyer, registration form, application form and any additional information about the weekend.

INST SP16 Week 2 Infomail

Events:

  1. International Night: Education in China*

Jan. 28, 2016 7-8:30 pm Harmony Library

Event Contact Phone: 970-221-6740

Free & open to the public!

Please join Judy Coker-Blaa for her presentation on her teaching/learning experience in Xianning China. Judy spent forty years as a business executive prior to teaching in the People’s Republic of China from 2007 and 2011. She was invited to teach at the Hubei University of Science & Engineering in Xianning, and Shanxi Datong University in Datong, China. In Xianning, China, Judith was the first American female permitted to teach at the university. Located in central China most citizens there had never seen a foreign female previously.

  1. Friday Afternoon Club: Potluck Night

Jan. 29, 2016 6-8 pm International House

Event Contact: Nancy Sturtevant nancy.sturtevant@colostate.edu

Free!

Join us for our monthly potluck this Friday! Please bring your favorite dish to share. The last Friday of every month is always a potluck FAC. So please plan on bringing something to share, or a donation on these nights. We hope to see you there!

The “FAC”s occur every Friday at 6pm in International House throughout the year,   and themes vary each week. There will always be light refreshments and a great international community, so we hope you bring your family & friends and join us!

  1. 2016 Chinese Spring Festival Gala*

Jan. 31, 2016 6-8 pm

Fort Collins Lincoln Center, 417 W. Magnolia St.

Tickets are free & can be picked up at the Lincoln Center or the Confucius Institute (1413 S College Ave)

Celebrate the Lunar New Year with the Confucius Institute of Colorado State University at the 2016 Chinese Spring Festival Gala. Enjoy musical performances by artists from China and the University of Northern Colorado that include traditional Chinese instruments like the cucurbit flute, the pipa and the zither.

In modern China, Spring Festival is the celebration of Chinese New Year, also known as Lunar New Year. It is the most important holiday of the year – a time for family to come together in the tradition of honoring gods and ancestors.

  1. Black History Month Keynote Speaker: Melissa Harris-Perry*

Feb. 2, 2016 7-9 pm LSC Ballroom

Free for CSU Students, $10 for community

Tickets required. Get your tickets here!

Melissa Harris-Perry is the Presidential Endowed Chair in Politics and International Affairs at Wake Forest University. There she is the executive Director of the Pro Humanitate Institute and founding director of the Anna Julia Cooper Center on Gender, Race, and Politics in the South. She is the host of Melissa Harris-Perry, which broadcasts live on MSNBC.

  1. The Africa Center Seminar Series Speaker: Jessica Davis*

Development & Evaluation of Locally-Made Fertilizers in Ethiopia

Feb. 4, 2016 4-5 pm Johnson Hall Rm 108

Free & open to the public!

Dr. Jessica Davis is a Professor in the Department of Soil & Crop Sciences at CSU and a member of the Africa Center Leadership Team.  She has been collaborating with Hawassa University in Ethiopia on the project, “Development & Evaluation of Locally-Made Fertilizers in Ethiopia,” since 2010. Few Ethiopian farmers apply fertilizer due to their high cost; therefore, crop yields are low, and malnutrition is common.  The goal of our work is to make fertilizers from locally-available materials, thus reducing the costs due to importation and transportation and leading to improved soil fertility and enhanced crop yields.

  1. Free the Slaves Speaker: Maurice Middleberg*

Feb. 10, 2016 4 pm LSC Cherokee Park Ballroom

Free & open to the public!

Slavery generates $150 billion for trafficker each year. There are tens of millions enslaved today and 26% are children under 18. Get smart. Get active. Get vocal. And get going!

Opportunities

  1. Conversation Partners at INTO CSU English Language Programs

Conversation partner volunteers sign up for as many day/time slots as they’d like, depending on their availability. Volunteers don’t need to prepare anything; they should just attend regularly and be prepared to participate. Here is the schedule for conversation partner sessions for the first part of the Spring 2016 semester:

Wednesdays 10:10-11:10* (Jan. 20-Feb. 10 and Feb. 17-Mar. 9)

Tuesdays 10:10-11:10 & 3:20-4:20 (Feb. 2- Apr. 12)

Wednesdays 8:30-9:30 & 1:40-2:40 (Feb. 3- Apr. 13)

Students from all over the world come to INTO Colorado State University (INTO CSU) to study English. Most students are preparing for undergraduate or graduate study at CSU or another US university, while other students are studying English to help them achieve various personal or professional goals.

Having conversation partners join them in their classes gives INTO CSU students a chance to meet new people, practice their listening & speaking skills, and make connections with the larger CSU and Fort Collins community, and conversation partners also benefit from learning about INTO CSU students’ interests, cultures, and traditions.

For more info, click here!

  1. Mount Vernon Fellowship Program Details:

Program Dates: June 6-July 13, 2016

Location: Washington, D.C. and Mount Vernon, VA

Application Deadline: February 5, 2016

Financial Details: We offer a fully funded program. Generously supported by noted philanthropist and business leader David M. Rubinstein, the Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows program offers each student a stipend as well as housing, meals, activities, and all transportation to and from Washington, D.C.

Study George Washington’s leadership while walking in his footsteps on the Mount Vernon estate and by exploring the nation’s capital. Discover different leadership styles as you build your own leadership skills. Apply your leadership skills to your personal cause through an individual capstone project. Work with a mentor in your field who will help build your professional network and offer insight and support for your personal cause.

To apply for the program or learn more, students can visit here.

 

Events marked with a star (*) qualify for the INST 300 academic event requirement.

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EVENTS:

 

  1. *Latin American Politics Film Series Presents: Cocalero

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

6:30pm, Behavioral Sciences 103

Hosted by the Department of Political Science. See attached flyer for details.

 

  1. *Symposium: Solitude and Exuberance: A Tribute to Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Friday, April 17, 2015

9am-6pm

Morgan Library

Hosted by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures. See attached flyer for full symposium schedule and event locations.

 

  1. *“Two Perspectives on Working in the Middle East”

Monday, April 20, 2015

3:30-5pm

Morgan Library Event Hall

Join us for an engaging discussion as distinguished guests Ed Darack and Elizabeth Stanley share their experiences and offer advice for traveling and working in the region. Refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public. Hosted by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures and the International Studies Major. See attached flyer for details.

 

4.* International Language Café

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Lory Student Center Room 324

7-8:30pm

Join GAIA for its second language café of the semester. Explore the language culture here on campus. A night of conversation, coffee and cookies for those interested in languages from around the world. All are welcome, and refreshments will be served. See attached flyer for details.

 

  1. *Middle East and African Cooking Class

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

5-7:30pm

Gifford Room 239

Cost: $5 (cash or check); RSVP recommended

Let our chef guide you through the preparation of traditional Middle Eastern and African food, and learn about its cultural importance. All participants will enjoy a tasty meal. See attached flyer for details. Hosted by GAIA, Global Village, and the International Studies Major.

 

  1. *Competitive Scholarships and Fellowships Info Sessions for Advanced Undergraduates

The Office for Undergraduate Research and Artistry’s Nationally Competitive Scholarship Program cordially invites you to the following information sessions this month:

  1. Top UK Graduate Awards Info Session: Wednesday, April 15 in TILT 222 from 4:30pm to 6:00pm

The United Kingdom has most prestigious institutions of higher education in the world. For more than a century, Oxford, Cambridge, the London School of Economics and the UCL system have been favorite destinations of study for future leaders such as Bill Clinton, Colin Powell, and CSU’s very own Chris Counts. Come and learn More about the Marshall, Mitchell, Gates-Cambridge, and Rhodes Scholarships as well as the UK Partnership Grants.

  1. Fulbright U.S. Student Program Information Session:  Monday, April 20 in Clark A101 from 12pm to 1pm

The Fulbright Program U.S. Student program is the United States’ flagship international educational exchange program. More than 100,000 U.S. students have undertaken grants for study and research or teaching abroad since the program began in 1948. Lauren Meager, a CSU student who has recently completed a Fulbright in Nepal, will share her experience.

  1. NSF-GRFP Information Session: Thursday, April 30 in TILT 222 from 4:30pm to 6:00pm

The NSR-GRFP provides fellowships for graduate study in fields within NSF’s mission. Undergraduate seniors, first-year and second-year graduate students are all eligible to apply. Sarah DeLozier, a CSU graduate student and NSF-GRFP awardee will present on the award.

If you are unable to attend these sessions, but would like to talk to Mary Swanson, CSU’s Nationally Competitive Scholarship Advisor about them, please contact her directly at Mary.Swanson@colostate.edu.

 

OPPORTUNITIES:

 

  1. INST 487: International Studies Internship

One credit. Fall 2015.

International Studies is seeking an advanced undergraduate student to provide administrative support for the program. Responsibilities may include: compiling and analyzing data, editing newsletters and mailings, coordinating events, research, development, marketing, and recruitment, according to the student’s interest and experience.

Desired skills and qualifications: Writing, editing, interpersonal relations, time management, willingness to learn. Experience with graphic editing preferred. International Studies majors preferred.

 

  1. INST 495: Independent Study—Commodities

One credit. Fall 2015.

The International Studies Program is seeking an advanced undergraduate student to conduct  research on the subject of global commodities. This independent study aims to develop new International Studies curriculum. It will be overseen by Program Director Andrea Williams.

The ideal candidate is an International Studies major with a strong academic record and demonstrated research and writing skills, who is self-motivated, interested in pedagogy, and keen to learn more about this subject.

To apply for either of these opportunities: Please send your resume and a brief cover letter stating your interest and relevant skills to Dr. Andrea Williams: Andrea.Williams@Colostate.EDU.

 

  1. Seeking Student Peace Corps Ambassadors, 2015-2016

Message from Tomas Pickering, CSU’s Peace Corps Rep.: I am looking for interested CSU students to participate in the Peace Corps Ambassadors Internship program for the 2015 – 2016 academic year. Please take a look at the attached job description and consider applying through the online link in this email. Basically, in this position you work with me to help provide information about Peace Corps and in return I’ll help support you in your application to Peace Corps with a letter of recommendation. It doesn’t guarantee you’ll be accepted but it does increase your odds significantly. I’ll also be flexible with the job duties to meet your interests and try to help you develop skills of your interest. If you have any questions feel free to email me. Ideally, I am looking for between 2 and 4 students to help in this position.

The Details In Brief

  • The internship: Campus Ambassadors, an unpaid, on-campus internship with Peace Corps
  • Core duties: Targeted peer-to-peer outreach through presentations, social media, event planning, and more
  • Dates of service: September 2015—April 2016
  • How to apply: Through this online application:   http://form.jotform.us/form/42254886616160
  • Application deadline: Thursday, April 30th, 2015

 

  1. For more updates and information, check out the Spring 2015 Newsletter, available on the International Studies Website.

 

The Spring 2015 Newsletter is Here!

Hot off the press…

The Spring 2015 INST Newsletter can be accessed HERE. Read stories by students and alumni, browse Fall 2015 course listings, get career advice, see what events INST is hosting, and more. Thanks to all who contributed!

INST Info Mail – Weeks 9-10

*International Night at the Library: Journey through Central Asia, the Silk Road

Thursday, March 26
7-9pm @
Harmony Library, Community Room 

Please join Klaus Lorenz for a presentation on The Silk Road, which connected China with Europe for 1800 years. Camel caravans carried all kinds of goods, but also science and culture from Xian, China to Venice and Rome in Europe. We will travel sections of this network through the former Soviet Republics of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan.
Klaus has traveled to over 80 countries and shared many of these adventures with us at the Library Program.

 

*What is a bandit? A talk by Dr. Juan Pablo Dabove, University of Colorado Boulder

Monday, March 30: 4-5 pm

Location: Behavioral Sciences 131

Talk in Spanish

What is banditry? Have Robin Hood-like social bandits ever existed? What are the political and cultural implications of banditry? How do these questions play out in the postcolonial context of Latin America? How do social sciences and humanities think about this crucial figure? In his talk, Prof. Juan Pablo Dabove, author of Nightmares of the Lettered City. Banditry and Literature in Latin America, 1816-1929, will show how the bandit trope is in constant dispute and revision. Contrasting the “realist” and the “nominalist” currents of the debate on banditry, his talk will focus specifically on the figure of Juan Moreira, a famed Argentinean rural bandit from the nineteenth century.
[This event is part of the FLL Lecture Series and the FLL graduate seminar on Outlaws: Pirates, Maroons, Bandits, Guerrilleros and Narcos in Latin American Literature, taught by Prof. Sophie Esch ]

 

 

*Presenting Isatou Ceesay, Gambian Environmental Activist

Monday March 30th

5-6:30 p.m.

Clark A 204

 

Isatou Ceesay is the leader of a movement to collect, wash and recycle plastic bags into crocheted purses and other gifts.  She is also now featured in a children’s book: http://oneplasticbag.com/.

The Gambia is notorious for human rights issues especially when it comes to women.  Projects like Ceesay’s allow women to earn money help women to be able to get basic literacy education and stand up for themselves, not to mention the environmental benefits. See the attached flyer for details. Contact: Bethany DeHamer: betuska@gmail.com. Free and open to the public.

 

*International Language Café

April 1st 2015

LSC Room 312

6-7:30pm

Coffee & Cookies Provided

We invite you to explore the language culture here on campus. A night of conversation, coffee and cookies for those interested in languages from around the world. Anyone who speaks or has an interest in learning a foreign language is encouraged to come. Help facilitate cross-cultural discussions through interaction with students from all over the world!

Hosted by: Global Awareness & International Affairs (GAIA)

Questions? Contact Andrew Marca: armarca@rams.colostate.edu

 

 

International Studies Events and Opportunities, Weeks 8-9

INST Info Mail Weeks 8-9

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

*FRACKING: Does it Pose a Risk to our Environment? 

Tuesday, March 10th

5:00pm – 6:30pm

Avogadro’s Number, 605 S. Mason St.

 

This diverse panel of Colorado State University experts will discuss the potential impacts of new techniques for oil and gas extraction on soil, water, air quality, and biodiversity, as well as greenhouse gas emissions associated with natural gas gathering and processing. Free and open to the public. Part of the “Managing the Planet Panel Series” hosted by CSU’s School of Global Environmental Sustainability. For questions regarding the series or current panel, please contact Michael Streight at Michael.Streight@ColoState.edu or (970) 491-1423.

 

*“Concern for Human Rights in D.C. and Hollywood” with Michael Haas

Wednesday, March 11th

4-5pm

Behavioral Sciences Building A101

 

On March 11, the Department of Communication Studies is hosting a talk by Michael Haas, an expert in the area of international human rights, who has recently turned his attention to popular representations — motion pictures in particular — that have played have played a role in bringing rights violations to light. His talk is the second in a series of invited lectures that are concerned with the convergence of humanitarian advocacy and mass media — talks that are made possible through the support of the Morgan Chair fund. Dr. Haas has edited and authored over 40 books on the topics of government and politics, and in 2010 he was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize.

 

You will find a longer description of the event in this link (a Source article that was published this morning): http://source.colostate.edu/speaker-concern-for-human-rights-declines-in-d-c-rises-in-hollywood/. This event is free and open to the public.

 

 

She’s the First: Kickoff Meeting

Thursday, March 12th

5:30pm

LSC 312

 

She’s the First is a new student organization that fundraises and raises awareness for global female education issues. We are holding our first meeting this Thursday. See attached flyer more information.

 

*Presenting Isatou Ceesay, Gambian Environmental Activist

Monday March 30th

5-6:30 p.m.

Clark A 204

 

Isatou Ceesay is the leader of a movement to collect, wash and recycle plastic bags into crocheted purses and other gifts.  She is also now featured in a children’s book: http://oneplasticbag.com/.

The Gambia is notorious for human rights issues especially when it comes to women.  Projects like Ceesay’s allow women to earn money help women to be able to get basic literacy education and stand up for themselves, not to mention the environmental benefits. See the attached flyer for details. Contact: Bethany DeHamer: betuska@gmail.com. Free and open to the public.

 

 

*Violent Extremism & U.S. Response, a discussion with U.S. Senators John McCain & Lindsey Graham

Wednesday, April 1st

7pm

Ellie Caulkins Opera House, Denver Performing Arts Complex (Denver)

 

The CELL would like to extend complimentary student tickets to this upcoming event: Violent Extremism & U.S. Response, a discussion with U.S. Senators John McCain & Lindsey Graham, moderated by Ed Henry, Chief Whitehouse Correspondent for Fox News.

 

Tickets will sell out! If you are interested in attending, please reserve your tickets ASAP by clicking HERE and choosing “Balcony” level seats at $0 (please note that, while tickets are free, there is a nominal processing fee).

 

 

“How a Study Abroad Adventure Will Make You a Phenomenal Leader, Entrepreneur or Job Candidate” with Matt Shoup

Thursday, April 2

12:30 pm – 1:45 pm
Physiology 103

Matt Shoup, a 2003 FLL alum in Spanish, studied abroad in Alcalá, Spain.
He now runs a very successful painting business “M & E,” is a small business coach, and donates very generously to scholarships for FLL students to study Spanish abroad.

 

I will be sharing my experience studying abroad in Spain during my 2002 spring semester at Colorado State University.  During this message, I will share all of my most memorable experiences, stories and a few embarrassing moments.  I will also share some of the biggest take aways, lessons learned as well as things nobody will ever tell you about studying abroad.

 

This message will teach students how a study abroad adventure will make you a phenomenal leader, entrepreneur and/or job candidate.  We will also have lots of fun in the process! All are welcome.

During this presentation I will share:

 

The Study Abroad Roller Coaster Cycle

5 Tips to Maximize your Study Abroad Adventure

Travel Hacking- The $100 weekend

Getting the Language Right

What nobody tells your about “Reverse Culture Shock”
http://www.mattshoup.com/event/the-study-abroad-adventure

 

Please address any questions about the event to:

María del Mar López-Cabrales, Ph.D.

Professor of Spanish and Latin American Literatures Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures C Clark 117A Colorado State University Fort Collins, CO 80523

Phone: 970-491-5957  /  Fax:  970-491-2822

E-mail:  Cabrales@ColoState.edu

http://central.colostate.edu/people/cabrales/

 

 

OPPORTUNITIES:

 

  1. Colorado School of English Summer Internship

CSE is hiring for a summer intern to assist at our language school in Denver, Colorado. The intern will gain professional experience managing social media platforms and online marketing, as well as coordinating school activities and special events. The intern must be passionate about working with students of different cultures and backgrounds in an ESL setting. See attached for more information.

 

  1. Apply to become a Cultural Mentor!

Apply by April 13th for the Fall 2015 position

 

Are you ready to make a difference to newly arriving international students? Interested in becoming an intercultural communicator, and making friends from around the world? Then apply today to become part of the volunteer team of Cultural Mentors!

 

Learn more about the application process and the benefits of becoming a Cultural Mentor. This position is open to everyone–students and scholars, Americans and Internationals, graduate and undergraduate. Apply or learn more here: http://isss.colostate.edu/cultural_mentor_selection/.

 

  1. Please see the attached grant applications for the International Development Studies travel grant and the Von Grunebaum Award.  The International Development studies travel grant is available to faculty and students associated with the International Development Studies program for research or conference travel related to international development.  The Von Grunebaum Award is for an outstanding student in Asian Studies.  More information can be found at CSU’s International Initiatives Website.  The deadline for all grants is March 25, 2015.

 

International Studies Events and Opportunities, Weeks 5-6

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UPCOMING EVENTS

 

*Lecture: “Heritage Speakers in Language Programs: Who Is Really at Fault?” (In English), Featuring Dr. Maite Correa, Associate Professor of Spanish at CSU

Wednesday, February 18th

5pm

Behavioral Sciences A-101

Part of the Department of Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Lecture Series. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dr. Fernando Valerio-Holguin: fvalerio@mail.colostate.edu

 

*Israel in the American Media as Explained by Israeli Emissary Yoni Alon

Wednesday, February 18th

6-7:30pm

Lory Student Center 324

Come to the LSC for an evening of learning about and discussing the portrayal of Israel in the media, Prime Minister Netanyahu’s upcoming visit to America, and the upcoming elections in Israel and how it relates to us as Americans.

 

Holocaust Awareness Week: February 20-27

See attached flyer for a full listing of events

 

*“Institutional Racism: The Continuing American Dilemma,” with Imam Khalid Griggs

February 20th 2015

5pm-8pm
Behavioral Sciences 101

In honor of Black History Month, CSU’s Muslim Student Association will be hosting Khalid Griggs to speak about Institutional Racism in America today. Free food and admission. Everyone is welcome. For questions email the MSA: israae@rams.colostate.edu.

 

*Film: Antarctica: A Year on Ice

Tuesday, February 24th

Screening: 6:30pm

Panel Discussion: 8pm

Behavioral Sciences Room 131

Part of the School of Global Environmental Sustainability Antarctic Lecture Series. See attached flyer for more information.

 

GAIA Meeting

Wednesday, February 25th

6-7pm

Clark C-144

Join Global Awareness and International Affairs for its second meeting of the semester. This week we’ll be holding elections, making plans for upcoming events on campus, and discussing current international news. All are welcome. For more information, email razaneltayeb@gmail.com or visit us on Facebook.

 

*Panel: “Flood, Fire, and Ice: Environmental History and Environmental Extremes”

Thursday, February 26th

4pm-5:30pm

Clark A203

A panel discussion featuring Dr. Ruth Alexander and Dr. Adrian Howkins, faculty in History, and Dane Vanhoozer, History graduate student and USFS firefighter. The panelists will offer brief presentations that demonstrate how historians are drawing on (and contributing to) the work of resource managers and ecologists while researching the history of extreme environments and events. We look forward to a lively discussion with the audience after our presentations. Presented by the CSU Public Lands History Center / the American West Program.

 

*Bangladeshi Garment Workers Speak Out!

Thursday, February 26th

6:30-7:30pm

Clark A-205

Bangladeshi labor organizer Kalpona Akter, and Mahinur Begum, a garment worker and survivor of the deadly Rana Plaza collapse, will speak about their struggle to force brands like VF Corporation, the parent company of JanSport, to sign a legally binding agreement to improve apparel factory safety and working conditions in Bangladesh, as well as what students can do to make CSU sweat-free!

This event is free and open to the public. Sponsored by: CSU’s International Studies Program, the Office of International Programs, Global Awareness and International Affairs (GAIA), and the Council of International Student Affairs. For more information, contact: Julia Wang at Julia@usas.org or visit www.usas.org.

 

UNA Dinner to Benefit Children in Syria

Saturday, February 28th

6:30 p.m.

Christ United Methodist Church, 301 East Drake, Fort Collins

Great Food—Important Cause!! The United Nations Association of Northern Colorado is hosting a dinner to benefit children in Syria. The dinner will feature Syrian food catered by Fatafeat restaurant in Fort Collins.  Also an acclaimed Syrian American Poet, Amal Kassir, will recite her poetry and show pictures of Syria. This is a fundraiser to benefit UNICEF in Syria.  The dinner will be held at Christ United Methodist Church, 301 East Drake, Fort Collins. Suggested donation is $25. All proceeds will go to the USFund for UNICEF in Syria.  RSVP to Betty Weber at 970-613-1789 or before February 23. Pay at the door–sorry no credit cards.

 

Two Events in Boulder, Sponsored by UC-Boulder’s Center for Asian Studies:

  1. Dance Arirang: Traditional Korean Dance and Music by Lee Mi Sook Dance Company of South Korea
    Wednesday, February 18

6:00 p.m.
Old Main Chapel, 1600 Pleasant St., CU-Boulder
This event will feature traditional Korean music and dance by Lee Mi Sook Dance Company of South Korea. Hosted by National Unification Advisory Council Denver Chapter, sponsored by the Korea Foundation and collaborated by CKA, KSODA CSKA and Center for Asian Studies at CU Boulder. In honor of American veterans of the Korean War. Featured performances include the Boochaechoom (Fan Dance), the Suljanggo (Solo Drumming), the Taepyeongmu (Dance of Peace), and the Arirang.

2. Career Tracks in Asian Studies
Thursday, February 19

5:00 p.m.
Humanities 135, CU-Boulder
Networking Reception will Follow
Open to all majors, Career Tracks in Asian Studies will introduce you to professionals with Asian expertise who work in international business and in organizations that build local connections with Asia. Come learn how you can apply your Asian interests in a global career! This semester’s panel features Jan Goerzen, Event and Marketing Manager at WorldDenver, a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing a deep understanding of global affairs and cultures; Stanley Harsha, a retired diplomat and journalist who has international experiences ranging from reporting for Reuters in Venezuela to working as a diplomat in Indonesia; and David Wagner, a leading media and business communication consultant who conducts seminars worldwide and offers personal coaching to global business and political leaders.

 

 

OPPORTUNITIES:

 

  1. CSU’s Center for Undergraduate Research (CURC) is now preparing for its annual CURC showcase on April 22, 2015. Students are invited to present their research either as a poster or oral presentation. Details and deadlines can be found on the CURC website: http://curc.colostate.edu/.

 

  1. Submissions Wanted for the Spring International Studies Newsletter

International Studies Majors and Alumni are encouraged to submit articles and images relating to their work, research, or travel experiences for the upcoming newsletter. Articles should be approximately 500 words. For more information or to submit, contact Dr. Andrea Williams: Andrea.Williams@colostate.edu.

 

  1. Please see the attached grant applications for the International Development Studies travel grant and the Von Grunebaum Award.  The International Development studies travel grant is available to faculty and students associated with the International Development Studies program for research or conference travel related to international development.  The Von Grunebaum Award is for an outstanding student in Asian Studies.  More information is attached and can be found at CSU’s International Initiatives Website.  The deadline for all grants is March 25, 2015.

 

  1. United Nations Intensive Summer Study Program

The United Nations Intensive Summer Study Program will be offered from Monday, June 8 to Friday, June 12, 2015, by the School of Diplomacy and International Relations at Seton Hall University and the United Nations Foundation – United Nations Association of the USA.  Designed for advanced undergraduate and graduate students, this unique program immerses participants in the political dynamics of the United Nations. Participants will attend official sessions at United Nations headquarters as well as briefings at UNA-USA.  Directed by Dr. Courtney Smith, Senior Associate Dean at the School of Diplomacy, and Ms. Minh-Thu Pham, Senior Director of Policy at the United Nations Foundation, the course is designed to familiarize students with the inner workings of the United Nations by bringing them together with distinguished practitioners working in the field of multilateral diplomacy.  The program is structured around a series of seminars led by U.N. officials and representatives of governments and civil society on a wide range of global issues currently on the U.N. agenda. Visit the Program website at http://www.shu.edu/academics/diplomacy/un-program.cfm to apply online. The application deadline is April 1, 2015.  Students will be notified of their status by April 15, 2015. For additional information, contact Dr. Courtney Smith at (973) 313-6203 or courtney.smith@shu.edu.

 

New – Global Citizenship Facebook Page

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Visit the new Global Citizenship Facebook Page to learn more about the program and CSU’s Center in Todos Santos, Mexico! Click HERE. We hope you LIKE it!

International Studies Launches Global Citizenship Program in Todos Santos, Mexico

This two-week summer short course at CSU’s International Center in Todos Santos, Mexico, uses service and experiential learning to cultivate confident and conscientious global ambassadors.  Students will engage with the local population through volunteer work, communal meals, community forums and other involvement. At the same time, students will study globalization firsthand through class activities, fieldtrips, and hands-on experience with local NGOs.

This program allows CSU student ambassadors to give back meaningfully to a community in need. It is a great opportunity for students interested in non-profit or development work while implementing their Spanish language skills. The billable program cost is $2,115.00. More info can be found here: https://studioabroad.colostate.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgram&Program_ID=11511. There will be an info session for the program on Thursday, February 5th, at 5pm in Animal Sciences 135.

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Housing Options for INST Majors

International Studies encourages you to consider living in a residential community that focuses on global experiences.  These residential communities are located in Westfall Hall (International themed community) and Parmelee Hall (Global Village Residential Learning Community).  On your housing application, please consider ranking these options within your top three choices to integrate your coursework with your on-campus living experience.  To learn more about Housing & Dining Services, please visit www.housing.colostate.edu

DU Middle East Studies Media

Interested in learning more about current conflicts in the Middle East? Check out these resources from the University of Denver School of International Studies:

Director Nader Hashemi recently appeared on the PBS Newshour to discuss what role Middle Eastern states should play in confronting the ISIS crisis, and he also sat down for an ISIS Q&A with our own University of Denver Magazine.

For those of you who missed our two fantastic events at the very beginning of the Fall Quarter, you can now watch them both on our YouTube Channel:

We also have four new interviews conducted during our Egypt conference as part of our CMES Conversations initiative:

Director of International Studies Speaks at Middle East Crisis Panel

International Studies Director Andrea Williams joined CSU colleagues James Lindsay of History and Gamze Cavdar of Political Science, along with two US veterans assigned to the Middle East, to answer questions on current unrest in the region. International Studies major Josephine Bush reported on the panel for the Collegian. Read the full article here: http://www.collegian.com/2014/09/colorado-state-hosts-making-sense-middle-east-panel-tuesday-night/88144/.

GAIA Named Best New Student Organization of the Year at the Annual SOAR Awards

Global Awareness and International Affairs (GAIA), the International Studies club, gained this prestigious distinction at the 12th Annual Student Organization and Advisor Recognition (SOAR) Award Ceremony, which celebrates the existence and achievements of over 400 student organizations on campus. Since its formation in September 2013, GAIA has hosted numerous campus events promoting global awareness, inter-cultural interaction, professional development, activism and involvement. Congratulations GAIA members, and thanks for all of your hard work this year! GAIA is open to all CSU students, not just INST majors. To learn more or to join, email Kiera Jackson at kieramj@hotmail.com, or like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gaiacolostate.