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International Education Week

Heading for International Education Week
The College of Professional and Global Education’s International Office invites all students, faculty, and staff to celebrate International Education Week (IEW) at Cal State LA, November 14 – 18. This U.S. initiative is part of
efforts to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences. A focal point of Cal State LA’s annual IEW is to provide
international and domestic students, faculty, and staff opportunities to socialize together through shared experiences.

The International Office is planning several events and activities. Below is a preliminary schedule.*

Monday, November 14

IEW Kickoff
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
University Student Union (USU) Plaza
We kick off IEW with Golden Eagle Radio providing the beat as attendees participate in Origami (Japan); Henna (Pakistan, India, Africa, Middle East), and Caricature drawings (Europe).  Also, we will help get everyone excited for one of the greatest international sporting events of the year: the World Cup 2022 in Qatar! Thirty-two teams, including the U.S., Mexico, Japan, South Korea, and Brazil, will compete in this prestigious fútbol competition beginning November 20. Wear your favorite country’s jersey and stop by our World Cup booth for prizes, games, and photo ops.

Tuesday, November 15

Scholarship Search with Sallie Mae
10 to 11 a.m. (via Zoom)
International students can learn about available scholarships to support their studies, interests, hobbies, and careers.
Meet and Greet Mixer, International Style!
2:30 to 4 p.m.
USU – Los Angeles Room
ALL STUDENTS, FACULTY, and STAFF ARE WELCOME TO JOIN! At the mixer, Cal State LA students, faculty, and staff - both local and international - can enjoy meeting one another and practicing their language skills. Whether you are a Modern Language student, a native speaker, a study abroad student, or someone who just enjoys meeting people from around the world, stop by this fun and interactive social event. Coffee, tea, pastries, and special prizes will be provided. Please RSVP.

Wednesday, November 16

Optional Practical Training (OPT) Workshop
10 to 11:30 a.m. (via Zoom)
International students will learn everything they need to know about F-1 Visa OPT including rules and regulations, the application process, and other key information.
Let’s Go Study Abroad!
11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
USU – San Gabriel Room
This information session will inform students on how to find the ideal study abroad program to fit their budgets, Academic goals, and cultural interests.
Music in Me Talent Show
1 to 4 p.m.
SHOW US YOUR MUSICAL TALENT! ALL STUDENTS ARE INVITED to submit their personal music performances on video for consideration to appear on YouTube and other social platforms. Watch.

Thursday, November 17

Global Perspectives on Ending Gender-Based Violence
10 to 11:30 a.m.
USU, Los Angeles Room A (3rd floor)
In 2000, the United Nations designated November 25 as International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, marking the brutal assassination in 1960 of the three Mirabal sisters, political activists in the Dominican Republic. November 25 and the ensuing 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence which follow (ending on December 10 (International Human Rights Day), are commemorated around the world, providing individuals and groups a chance to mobilize and call attention to the urgent need to end violence against women and girls. This session will include guest speakers and seek to provide a “safe and brave space” for domestic and international students to collectively learn and share their experiences and perspectives – especially in light of disturbing events in Iran, India, Mexico, Ukraine, South Africa, and even the U.S.

Friday, November 18

Faculty Panel: How International Education and Research Benefits You, Your Students, and Our University
10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
USU - Los Angeles Room A or via Zoom
Join us for this special session highlighting the international research and teaching experiences of Cal State LA Faculty (e.g. Fulbright Scholar Program), study abroad programming, and how internalization supports our Students, and our university’s diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) work.
Understanding Your Options After Your F-1 Status Ends
11 a.m. to 12 p.m. (via Zoom)
David Strashnoy is a former U.S. Department of State Consular Officer leveraging that expertise to successfully resolve the most difficult U.S. immigration matters for his clients, with a personal touch. He represents corporate and individual clients across all U.S. visa categories and industries, with a focus on work authorization and green cards for investors, entrepreneurs, artists, athletes, highly skilled workers, university students and scholars, as well as families.
Cinema from Around the Globe
12 to 4 p.m.
University Library Community Room - B131
Movies bring people together! Everyone is invited to rediscover, or see for the very first time, one or two award-winning classic international films: Slumdog Millionaire and Spirited Away (2 p.m.).
*Subject to change.
**This session is co-sponsored by Cal State LA’s Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and the International Office.