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The University Office of Global Programs (Global Penn State) will be closed December 24 through January 2 for winter break and staff will have limited access to email.

Offices will reopen Monday, January 5, 2015. Have a safe and happy New Year.

Note: Individual staff days off may vary.

 

International Education Week

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The logo for International Education Week

IEW kicks off during the week of November 12-19, 2014. The Pennsylvania State University joins various colleges, universities, embassies, and community organizations around the world by recognizing International Education Week (IEW). This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education is an opportunity to prepare Americans for a global environment and to celebrate the benefits of international exchange.

In conjunction with IEW, the Institute of International Education (IIE) released its annual "Open Doors" report which recognized Penn State as 10th in the nation for international student enrollment from the 2013 report. In 2012/13 Penn State attracted a record number 6,693 students at University Park from more than 100 countries. Penn State is also ranked 19th nationally for the number of students studying abroad.

Please see the schedule of events below to celebrate IEW, hosted by colleges, campuses, units, and centers across Penn State as well as local community organizations. 

Global Programs encourages student and community organizations, faculty, and staff from academic and student affairs units - from all races, ethnicities and nationalities - to host any type of event or program that celebrates global education inside and outside the classroom.

Registration forms and information resources are available through Global Programs.

These are some of the great events happening around campus!

Tuesday, November 11th

  • 12-1:30pm Penn State Behrend International Chat, The Impact of International Students in the Classroom- Forum/Discussion, McGarvey Commons

Discuss faculty perspective, best practices, and other issues in relation to the increase of international students in our classrooms/College.

Wednesday, November 12th

  • 12-1pm Come visit Global Programs staff in the HUB to celebrate the official International Education Week kick-off day!
  • 12-1pm Penn State Behrend Logan Music Noon Series: Sonic Escape Chamber World Music, McGarvey Commons
  • 1:30pm The Center for Global Studies Brown Bag Lecture: "Edgar Allen Poe, 1845, and the "Invention" of American World Literature," 101 Old Botany Building

This presentation focuses on the mid-nineteenth-century “invention” of an American world literature by Edgar Allan Poe, Cornelius Mathews, and Evert A. Duyckinck. When Poe, Mathews, and Duyckinck write about U.S. American literature in both local and international terms, they do so from within a country that was experiencing its own rampant internationalization and transformation—economically, politically, and militarily—into an imperial power on a global scale.

Presenter Micah Donohue is an ABD doctoral student in the Department of Comparative Literature currently finishing a dissertation that explores the intersections of irony, metaphor, translation, monstrosity, and poetic recombination in the literature of the Americas. His work focuses on literary texts from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries written in English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish.

Special Instructions: Students, faculty, and members of the public are welcome to attend. Bring your lunch and join in the discussion; coffee, tea and cookies will be provided.

  • 3pm Center for Global Studies: “A Thousand Suns,” Foster Auditorium

This event will feature a screening of the film, "A Thousand Suns," provided by the Global Oneness Project, followed by a panel discussion about topics covered in the film. The description of the film is as follows:

                "A Thousand Suns tells the story of the Gamo Highlands of the African Rift Valley and the unique worldview held by the people of the region. This isolated area has remained remarkably intact both biologically and culturally. It is one of the most densely populated rural regions of Africa yet its people have been farming sustainably for 10,000 years. Shot in Ethiopia, New York and Kenya, the film explores the modern world's untenable sense of separation from and superiority over nature and how the interconnected worldview of the Gamo people is fundamental in achieving long-term sustainability, both in the region and beyond."

           To date, panel guests include Khanjan Mehta, director of the Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship and Engineering Program at Penn State, and Chanda Burrage, a Penn State PhD candidate researching East African/Middle East relations and livelihoods in the cross-border cattle value chain. The final panel guest is TBA.

  • 4-5:15pm Climate Change in Developing Countries: Impacts and Solutions, 410 Boucke

Climate change has become a topic of much concern across the globe. However, those impacted most by climate change and its effects are developing countries, who have done little to contribute to global warming.

Following the screening of the film "When the Water Ends" from Yale e360, panelists Robert Crane (professor in the Department of Geography in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences), Michael Jacobson (professor of Forestry Resources in the College of Agricultural Sciences), and Peter Buckland (graduate assistant at the Penn State Sustainability Institute) will discuss the effects of climate change in developing countries, as well as research being done by Penn State faculty and students, and what we, as individuals in developed countries, can do to help mitigate such effects.

Contact Megan at mjr5439@psu.edu for more information.

  • 4:30pm Penn State Behrend Reimagining the Humanities Speaker Series with Dr. Shalini Puri, "Towards a Disciplinary Humanities: A Scholar's Journey Through the Grenada Revolution," Metzgar lobby
  • 5pm Peace Corps, 103 BOA Career Center Services. Come learn about the intersection of Peace Corps service and international education!  Bring your questions and get them answered by a returned Peace Corps volunteer. Contact Liz at peacecorps@psu.edu.
  • 6:30-9pm Global Connections: "Women's International Night," Minitab World Headquarters (1829 Pine Hall Road, State College)

    Women’s International Night is a fun evening that brings together community women to enjoy international appetizers, drinks, dessert competition, cultural dances, and crafts from around the world! Contact gc-cc@psu.edu for more information.

Thursday, November 13th

  • 12-1pm Come visit Global Programs staff in the HUB for games, prizes, and international showcases!
  • 7:30pm Jewish Studies Program, “The Myth of Dead Sea Scrolls,”102 Paterno Library

    Professor Daniel Falk is a specialist in the study of the Dead Sea Scrolls and ancient Judaism, His books include: Daily, Sabbath, and Festival Prayers in the Dead Sea Scrolls (1998) and Parabiblical Texts: Strategies for Extending the Scriptures in the Dead Sea Scrolls (2007). He is a member of the International Team of Editors of the Dead Sea Scrolls.

    This lecture is free and open to the public.

Friday, November 14th

  • 12-1pm Come visit Global Programs staff in the HUB for games and prizes!
  • 2:30-4pm The Center for Global Studies:"The United Nations: An Overview of its Work, its Agencies, and the Hiring Process", 112 Katz Building

This talk will focus on the composition of the United Nations, its history, and structure as the Headquarters of international diplomacy worldwide. It will also address the current issues faced by the Organization as it thrives to achieve its mission and its role in achieving development and peace. The talk will conclude with an explanation of the hiring process, career opportunities, and the importance of language training within this process.

Fulbright Scholar Said Maalouf graduated from The School of International Affairs at Penn State in 2013. Prior to coming to Penn State, Mr. Maalouf had various experiences working in the private and non-profit sectors in both Beirut and Paris. After his graduation, he was hired at the United Nations' Division for Public Administration and Development Management as a Consultant in Public Administration, contributing to the Division's flagship publication "The 2014 UN e-Government Survey". Mr. Maalouf's current post at the UN is Public Information Assistant, working on outreach programs, addressing public inquiries, and promoting the mission and work of the UN to the people it serves. He speaks fluent English, French, Arabic, Spanish, and Portuguese.

This lecture is sponsored by the Center for Global Studies and the School of International Affairs. Contact Sarah at cgsinfo@psu.edu for more information.

  • 4-7pm Penn State Behrend, "Asian Student Organization Talent Show, 112 Reed Union Building.

Saturday, November 15th

  • 6pm Indian Community of State College: Festival of Lights 2014, Mount Nittany Middle School Auditorium (656 Brandywine Drive)

    This cultural program will feature music and dance performances by community members. A catered dinner will follow the program. Tickets are available at Kaarma Restaurant, Krishan Grocers, Websters Bookstore & Café and State College International Foods Market. Ticket price: Adults $18; college students $15; children 6-18 years $12; children under 5 are free.

  • 6:30pm Panamanian Student Organization, Let’s Celebrate Panama, 410 Boucke Building

The program is meant to celebrate a time of cultural significance in Panama. November represents the month of the country. Many important national holidays like independence from Spain and separation from Colombia occured in this month. We willl have a power point presentation about Panamanian history facts and culture. We will also have a brief explanation of the dishes provided in the dinner. We will carry out a Q&A in order to make the presentation more engaging to those who attend.

Those who answer correctly will win a prize (Panamanian artesany). Tickets costs $5. Contact Aminta at aep5248@psu.edu for more information.

Sunday, November 16th

  • 9am-5pm International Student Council: Soccer Tournament, West Fields
  • 5pm Leadership Jumpstart Class: World Culture Festival, Alumni Hall (HUB)

    This event will feature music and dance performances by a variety of organizations, the overwhelming majority of which are Penn State student groups. During the music and dance performances, there will also be displays from other (and some of the same) organizations about the cultures which they represent. We envision those who attend walking around to these displays before settling down to pay closer attention to the performances. We are in the process of acquiring ethnic food to serve at the event. This event is free and open to anyone.

    The objective of this event is to help educate the community about various cultures, promote cultural awareness, and help those of all cultures connect with each other. The displays will have information about cultures, and the music/dance acts will help garner appreciation for unique cultures through universally recognizable mediums.

    Contact Bryan at bhs5097@psu.edu for more information.

Monday, November 17th

  • 12-1pm Come visit UOGP staff and volunteers at the IEW table in the HUB!
  • 12-1pm Penn State Greater Allegheny Campus, "Negotiating Space in the Serbian Maternity Ward," - Lijiljana Pantovic, Ostermayer Room, SCC

Ljiljana Pantovic is currently pursuing her PhD in Anthropology at the University of Pittsburgh. Previously she has received a Masters in Gender Studies from the Central European University in Budapest, Hungary and a Masters in Anthropology and Ethnology from the University of Belgrade, Serbia. Her research centers around gender in the Balkans. Specifically dealing with medical institutions, reproduction politics and reproductive technologies.

  • 1-5pm College of Engineering Fair, Kunkle Lounge

    This event provides engineering students with the opportunity to interact with other engineering students who have had international experience to learn about the many opportunities available!

    Attendees will learn about ways for engineering students to gain international experience Special Instructions: The event will go from 1:00-5:00pm in Kunkle Lounge (corner of Hammond and Sackett Buildings).  Stop by as your schedule permits to learn more! Contact Kim at kbaran@engr.psu.edu for more information.

  • 3pm United States Embassy, Ougadougou: IEW Panel: Large Public Universities, U.S. Embassy Sector 15, Ouaga 2000 Avenue Sembene Ousmane Rue 15.873 Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

This year, the U.S. Embassy will once again be organizing special events during International Education Week, November 17-21, 2014.  Part of our planning includes offering panel discussions every afternoon during that week (except Friday) with each day focusing on a particular kind of institution of higher education in the USA. Penn State will be represented by Jessica Ouedraogo, Assistant Director for the 2iE-Penn State Centre for Collaborative Engagement.

Attendees will gain a deeper understanding of Penn State's background, offerings, and perspective on globalization.  Participants will also have the opportunity to ask questions about the University and environment, as well as learn about the application process.

  • 3:30pm Career Services, 206 Ag Engineering Building

 This is a workshop given by Dr. Richard Rateau of the College of Agricultural Sciences Experiential Learning and Career Services Center.  Advice will be offered on how to incorporate study abroad and other international experiences into your resume and how to talk about global learning experiences in job interviews.

The purpose of the event is to provide practical advice to students on how to best present knowledge, skills and dispositions gained from global learning experiences in order to set themselves apart in the job market. Contact Melanie at mjm727@psu.edu.

  • 4pm Career Enrichment Network, CLA: “What’s Your Story?”, 105 Chambers Building

How is it being an international student in the College of the Liberal Arts at Penn State? Come share your experiences with other international students and staff from the college. Additionally learn about the Career Enrichment Network, a resource for Liberal Arts students who are seeking opportunities to engage in career-related, international, and professional development activities. Cookies and refreshments will be served.

This event is one of five sessions which will take place during International Education Week, if you aren't able to attend, please consider joining another day:

Monday, November 17th, 4 pm- 5 pm 105 Chambers Tuesday, November 18th, 11:15 am- 12:15 pm in 308 Willard Tuesday, November 18th, 2:15 pm- 3:15 pm in 174 Willard Wednesday, November 19th, 1:30 pm- 2:30 pm in 269 Willard Thursday, November 20th, 5 pm- 6 pm in 107 Willard

  • 5-7pm The Council for Engaged Scholarship (COES) Student Lightning Presentations: 2014 Engaged Scholarship Expo,  Heritage Hall, Hetzel Union Building

This event brings together faculty, staff and students to share engaged scholarship experiences, opportunities and inspiration. Contact Kristin at KLT16@psu.edu.

Stop by the University Office of Global Programs table!

  • 6:30-8pm, Generation Study Abroad Presentation by Jennifer Connor, 410 Boucke

Fulbright Social Media Program Officer, Jennifer Connor , graduated from Penn State Schreyer Honors College in 2011 with honors in Journalism, Anthropology and International Studies. She began her career as a journalist, then online editor at a local newspaper outside of Philadelphia, but could not ignore her passion for cross-cultural understanding and international education. During her time at Penn State, Jennifer volunteered as a Global Ambassador promoting study abroad opportunities and internationalization on the Penn State campus and received the W. LaMarr Kopp International Achievement Award for her efforts. Today, Jennifer runs the social media editorial strategy and implementation for the U.S. Department of State Fulbright Programs via the Institute of International Education (IIE) in New York City.

Jennifer Connor will give a general study abroad presentation about the Gilman, Boren, Critical Language Scholarships, study abroad funding resources, in addition to student testimonials from PSU students who studied abroad.

This event is co-sponsored by University Fellowship Office and University Office of Global Programs.


Tuesday, November 18th

  • 11:15am Career Enrichment Network, CLA: “What’s Your Story?”, 105 Chambers Building

    How is it being an international student in the College of the Liberal Arts at Penn State? Come share your experiences with other international students and staff from the college. Additionally learn about the Career Enrichment Network, a resource for Liberal Arts students who are seeking opportunities to engage in career-related, international, and professional development activities. Cookies and refreshments will be served.

    This event is one of five sessions which will take place during International Education Week, if you aren't able to attend, please consider joining another day:

    Monday, November 17th, 4 pm- 5 pm 105 Chambers Tuesday, November 18th, 11:15 am- 12:15 pm in 308 Willard Tuesday, November 18th, 2:15 pm- 3:15 pm in 174 Willard Wednesday, November 19th, 1:30 pm- 2:30 pm in 269 Willard Thursday, November 20th, 5 pm- 6 pm in 107 Willard

  • 12pm Hubert Humphrey Fellowship Program, “Education and Gender in Iraq, Pakistan, and Sudan,” Foster Auditorium

Panel discussion about Education and Gender. Contact Leila Bradaschia at lmb36@psu.edu.

  • 12-1pm Fulbright U.S. Student Program Presentation by Jennifer Connor, Grandfather Clock Lounge (Atherton Hall)

Representative from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, Jennifer Connor, will present on Tuesday, November 18, at 12 PM in the Grandfather Clock room in Atherton Hall. Fulbright is a post-undergraduate fellowship that provides fully-funded study/research grants, as well as English Teaching Assistantships to over 150 countries. Stop by to learn more about Fulbright opportunities from Jennifer, who also is a Penn State Schreyer Honors College ‘11 graduate with honors in Journalism. Pizza will be provided. Please RSVP here.

 1-2pm Penn State Alumni panel to follow to talk about their experiences living and working abroad.

This event is co-sponsored by the University Fellowship Office and University Office of Global Programs.

  • 12:30pm Career Services, “Share the Moment: Get the Job”, 119 Osmond Building

 A workshop given by Dr. Richard Rateau of the College of Agricultural Sciences Experiential Learning and Career Services Center.  Advice will be offered on how to incorporate study abroad and other international experiences into your resume and how to talk about global learning experiences in job interviews.

The purpose of the event is to provide practical advice to students on how to best present knowledge, skills and dispositions gained from global learning experiences in order to set themselves apart in the job market. Contact Melanie at mjm727@psu.edu.

  • 3pm Global Entrepreneurship Week: “I Have an Idea for a Business. Now What?”, Kunkle Lounge (Hammond Building)

Meet with representatives from the Nittany Consulting Group, IST Student Group, and Happy Valley Communications in collaboration with the Penn State Small Business Development Center to chat about a business idea.  Assistance is always free and confidential.  This service is offered every Tuesday and Thursday during the semester and is open to all Penn State students, staff, and faculty.  During Global Entrepreneurship Week, Nittany Consulting Group will have two consultants available in Kunkle Lounge.

  • 4pm Global Entrepreneurship Week: “Immigration and Business,” 117 HUB (Freeman Auditorium)

Learn from a practicing immigration attorney about the following:

        -Options for working in the U.S. after graduation: B-1, EB-2, EB-5, E1 and

E2 visas.

      -What kind of work you can and cannot do while on an F-1 or J-1 visa.

      -What kind or work you can and cannot do while on OPT or an H-1b visa.

      -Establishing companies in your home country in order to partner with U.S.

companies.

      -Consequences for working without authorization by United States Citizenship and Immigration Services.

Contact Leslie at lmd24@psu.edu for more information.

  • 6pm Center for Spiritual & Ethical Development: "Interfaith Giving Thanks Celebration," Pasquerilla Spiritual Center (Garden Room)

Come join us for a bountiful feast to celebrate the harvest season! Contact Beth at csed.pasquerilla@gmail.com.

  • 6pm Poetry Without Borders, Foster Auditorium (Paterno Library)

Poetry Without Borders is an annual, university-wide, student-run poetry reading forum where students and faculty expose the audience to different languages and cultures. The event aims to bring together people with different backgrounds and passions. In the past, we had contributions from languages such as German, Chinese, Mongolian, Kazakhs, Norwegian, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Turkish, Hebrew, Dutch, Russian, Ukrainian, and Portuguese, and students and faculty from different majors and research fields. This year’s theme is “Tides of Change,” an inspiration for the readers to comment with poems on the current political and social events or to reflect on their own spiritual journey. The event will now go into its second year and has been supported by the Department of German and Slavic Languages and Literatures at Penn State, the Max Kade German-American Research Institute, the Department of Comparative Literature, the Penn State University Libraries, and the Center for Global Studies. Contact Lauren at ljb232@psu.edu.

  • 7:30pm Global Entrepreneurship Week: “Take a Risk: Study Abroad,” 113 Carnegie Building (Auditorium)

Shannon Sweeney will moderate a panel of students who chose a path that is similar to starting a business: an experience that cannot be taught or duplicated in a class room and involves risk, challenges and the ability to solve unexpected problems.  The experience of studying, living or working abroad, fits perfectly into the themes of GEW about “…spotting opportunities, taking risks, solving problems, being creative, building connections, and learning from both failure and success. It is about… making your mark on the world…doing good while doing well at the same time.” So come with an open mind and meet four students who had very different experiences. Hear how those experiences have influenced their college career path.

  • 8pm Student Programming Association Lecture Series: Ziauddin Yousafzai, Schwab Auditorium

Father of children's education advocate Malala Yousafzai, will speak at Penn State, according to a press release issued by the Student Programming Association. As the United Nations Special Advisor on Global Education, and Chair of the Malala Fund, Yousafzai has protested against the Taliban in Pakistan.

Students can receive free tickets on Nov. 4 and the general public on Nov. 11. Tickets will be available at Eisenhower Auditorium, the Bryce Jordan Center, the HUB-Robeson Center Ticket Desk and the Downtown Theatre Center, according to the release.

Co-sponsored by Student Programming Association and the University Office of Global Programs.

Wednesday, November 19th

  • 11am Smeal College of Business Abroad EXPO, Business Building Lobby

The Smeal Abroad EXPO gives study abroad alumni a great opportunity to share their stories, advice and cultural experiences with prospective study abroad students. This event provides an opportunity for targeted peer to peer interaction about study abroad. By providing students a forum to speak about their study abroad experiences, prospective students are able to ask candid questions, learn first-hand about actual experiences, and become generally informed about the resources available to them. Contact Stephanie at smm45@psu.edu.

  • 12-1pm Presentation by Professor Emeritus of Mid-East History, Arthur Goldschmidt: “The Nile and the Egyptians,” Foster Auditorium (Paterno Library)

Almost everyone knows the Nile and Egypt and can find them on the map, but how much do we really know about Egypt’s history through the ages, the symbiotic relationship between the Egyptian people and the River Nile, the effects of two millennia of foreign rule, and the recent efforts of the Egyptian government and people to modernize their country? Join us in Foster Auditorium as Dr. Goldschmidt explores the lifestyles and indigenous ways of living of the Egyptians living along the Nile.

Arthur Goldschmidt, Jr., Professor Emeritus of Middle East History at Penn State University, is best known for his Concise History of the Middle East, a popular textbook whose eleventh edition is now in preparation, but he has also written the Historical Dictionary of Egypt (4th ed., 2014) and numerous other books and articles on 19th and 20th century Egyptian history. He graduated from Colby College in 1959 and earned his Ph.D. in history and Middle Eastern studies from Harvard University in 1968.

Co-sponsored by ICIK and PSU Libraries.

12:15-1:15pm College of Liberal Arts: “Beyond the Classroom, “ 113 Keller Building

What could be a more opportune time to get involved on campus than International Education Week ? International Education Week celebrates all things international. If you are an international student, then this is the week which honors you, your achievements, your struggles and your experiences. This is the week the College of the Liberal Arts is also doing its third session of How to Succeed at Penn State titled “Beyond the Classroom.”

During this session, you will learn the different ways and opportunities to get involved on campus and beyond. As you may have figured out by now, American higher education goes beyond classroom education, and what you learn outside of your classes is equally important to what you learn in the classroom. This is a wonderful opportunity to discover more about what Penn State and the College of the Liberal Arts has to offer you.

The attendance to the workshop is by SIGN UP ONLY as there is limited space available. Click here to register.

We look forward to seeing you! Contact Nimisha at nxt5031@psu.edu for more information.

1:30pm ICIK, PSU Libraries, CC UNA: Indigenous Knowledge for International Education, Foster Auditorium (Paterno Library)

Norma Keller, representing the Centre County United Nations Association (CC UNA), Helen Sheehy, representing the Penn State University Libraries, and Audrey Maretzki, representing the Interinstiutional Consortium for Indigenous Knowledge (ICIK), will discuss collaborative international educational initiatives involving ICIK, CC UNA and the University Libraries.

Since 1995, The Interinstitutional Consortium for Indigenous Knowledge (ICIK) has engaged faculty, students and community residents in programs that bring indigenous and local knowledges into the classes, research programs and outreach initiatives of Penn State and community-based organizations. This event will illustrate how "other ways of knowing" can enhance the global learning experiences of students, expand the educational horizons of faculty and provide meaningful educational opportunities involving community residents.

3-4pm Career Enrichment Network, CLA: “What’s Your Story?”, 114 Sparks

How is it being an international student in the College of the Liberal Arts at Penn State? Come share your experiences with other international students and staff from the college. Additionally learn about the Career Enrichment Network, a resource for Liberal Arts students who are seeking opportunities to engage in career-related, international, and professional development activities. Cookies and refreshments will be served.

This event is one of five sessions which will take place during International Education Week, if you aren't able to attend, please consider joining another day:

Wednesday, November 19th, 3-4pm pm in 114 Sparks Thursday, November 20th, 5 pm- 6 pm in 107 Willard

  • 6:30pm Global Entrepreneurship Week: “U.S. Banking Basics for International Students”, 158 Willard Building (Pollock Road)

US Banking Basics for International Students:

      -types of banks

      -credit and how it works

      -why to utilize a bank

     - different account that are available and how they work

     - what you need to start a business

Entrepreneurs and international students considering starting a business and need to know more about American banking should attend.

  • 7pm Study Abroad 101, 373 Willard Building

The process of studying abroad can feel overwhelming for many students, with hundreds of program options to consider, several application requirements to complete and deadlines to remember.

Study Abroad 101 is a one-hour presentation designed to give students an overview of studying abroad through Penn State - how to navigate the website and search for programs, how to make an appointment with an adviser and start an application, how to evaluate cost and financial aid opportunities and many other important considerations. Contact Whitney at wjl12@psu.edu.

Thursday, November 20th

  • 11:30-12:30 2iE (Burkina Faso) & Penn State Bilingual Cultural Exchange

    Penn State University Park’s French 201: Oral Communication class and 2iE Internmediate English class will communicate via Polycom for a bilingual cultural exchange.

  • 3pm Global Entrepreneurship Week: “I have an Idea for a Business. Now What,? Kunkle Lounge (Hammond Building)

Meet with representatives from the Nittany Consulting Group, IST Student Group, and Happy Valley Communications in collaboration with the Penn State Small Business Development Center to chat about a business idea.  Assistance is always free and confidential.  This service is offered every Tuesday and Thursday during the semester and is open to all Penn State students, staff, and faculty.

  • 7-9pm Global Connections: “Found in Translation: World Poetry Read by World People,” Webster’s Bookstore Cafe

The 10th annual event will be held on Webster’s Bookstore Cafe in downtown State College. Selected international members of our community will read a poem in their native language and then provide an English translation. This is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the voices, sounds and poetry of over 15 different cultures!

Events from 2013:

  • College of Engineering International Engineering Information sessions about engineering opportunities abroad.
  •  Global Brigades Student Panel - an introduction to academic advisers and educational professionals to Global Brigades.
  • College of AgSciences International Programs seminar about the Congressional Hunger Fellowship and issues related to food sovereignty.
  • Penn State Career Services - presentation on changing characteristics of the jobs and job search in global world.
  •  Global Connections' Women's International Night Out
  •  Global Ambassadors Student Organization- Study Abroad 101.
  •  Global Entrepreneurship Week is a weeklong series of events directed at students and community members interested in entrepreneurship.
  • The DUS Leadership Council welcomes international students to an Open House. DUS students will be there to share their experiences exploring majors, getting involved with co-curricular activities, and transitioning to college. 
  • Join Global Programs and Student Affairs screening of "The Dialogue," a movie about intercultural understanding and the communication skills needed for conflict mediation and problem solving.
  • Global Shenanigans in the HUB!  Staff from Global Programs and student volunteers will share lots of ideas about how you can get involved globally!
  •  Global Connections World Affairs Forum at Schlow Centre Region Library.
  •  "Creative Strategies for building a syllabus for travel" with Neil Brown.
  •  CIEE, a leader in international education and exchange, and Global Programs' screening of "Girl Rising." Hear the stories of triumph over pain as girls around the world seek an education to better their lives.
  •  Global Connections  U.N. of Poetry! Enjoy the voices, words, and sounds of poetic language from around the world. From Icelandic to Bengali, Korean to Hebrew, people will read in their native languages and in English translation.

 

Additional information can be found at www.iew.state.gov.