International Education Week

Be Part of International Education Week (IEW)!

International Education Week (IEW) takes place November 16-20, 2020. It is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education is part of an effort to promote programs that prepare citizens for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences.

International Affairs has compiled a robust schedule of events that will take place virtually and that are open to our entire campus community to highlight San Diego State's engagement in International Education. Take a look at the schedule at-a-glance, or click on the expanded schedule below for summaries and more information on each program offered.

Join us for the IEW Opening Remarks, given by President Adela De La Torre and Cristina Alfaro, Interim Associate Vice President for International Affairs on Monday, November 16 from 2:00pm - 2:30pm. Details in the expanded schedule below.

Schedule, at-a-glance (expanded schedule updated with more events and details)IEW Calendar

For questions, please contact Ricky Paniagua at [email protected].

International Education Picture

The SUNY COIL Center is happy to offer a 30-minute introduction to COIL webinars tailored to curious instructors, lecturers, staff.

Time: 12pm (PST)

Hosted By: International Affairs and the SUNY Coil Center

Via: ZOOM

Hindi Yuva members, Deeksha K. Udayshanker and Nivedita Ramadoss, will host a Community Circle focused on Desi-American students and issues that affect them.

Time: 1pm (PST)

Hosted By: Hindi Yuva members, Deeksha K. Udayshanker and Nivedita Ramadoss

Via: ZOOM

Join the SDSU community as we kick-off IEW with opening remarks given by President Adela De La Torre and Cristina Alfaro, Interim Associate Vice President for International Affairs.

Time: 2:00pm - 2:30pm (PST)

Hosted By: International Affairs

Via: ZOOM

Join International Student Success Advisor Bianca Chau, and Erika Hess, LMFT, for this check-in session with students that discusses the international cultural implications on mental health.

Time:  2:00pm - 2:30pm (PST)

Hosted By: the ISC and C&PS

Via: ZOOM

The valley of Oaxaca, known as the birthplace of corn, served as the breadbasket for much of Mexico for hundreds of years. Oaxaca also is known for its extensive regional market system that includes the exchange of non-nutrient staples such as utilitarian ceramic, basketry, woven textiles, and other such elements of quotidian life. Intensive exploitation of the landscape in the 1970s resulted in massive deforestation, erosion, and a failure of the land to produce adequate subsistence for rural communities throughout the valley of Oaxaca. In this discussion, Dr. Pérez moves the conversation on the research of deforestation and environmental degradation into a conversation on social justice by discussing the impact to people within rural communities that were intimately bound to the durability of the natural landscape. Dr. Pérez focuses on the impact of deforestation on an agricultural community that also is renowned for the production of utilitarian ceramic, the health maladies that have resulted from alternative strategies to survive, and the revelation that the State considers the survival of these communities as non-essential and thus disposable. Her more recent work in collaboration with colleagues Dr. John Love, Dr. Chanqi Liu, Dr. David Larom, and Maestra Angelina Trujillo incorporates the responses of Indigenous farmers to lost knowledge due to out-migration, landscape scarring from chemical fertilizers, and climate shifts. Throughout her discussion, Dr. Pérez also demonstrates the importance that student researchers, who have accompanied her on her research over the last 20 years, bring to not only data collection but also to empowering communities impacted by social and environmental injustices. 

Time:  2:30pm-3:30pm (PST)

Via: ZOOM

Join the Behner Stiefel Center for Brazilian Studies in collaboration with Southwest College for a live capoeira class with Mestre Paulo Batuta. Capoeira is a martial art that was developed by enslaved Africans in Brazil. It combines self-defense with dance, music, acrobatics, and combat. Today capoeira is practiced worldwide. Mestre Batuta will teach capoeira moves, songs, and the history of capoeira.

Time: 4pm (PST)

Hosted By: Behner Stiefel Center for Brazilian Studies 

Via: ZOOM, Passcode: jinga 

Submit a short 10-15 second video, or a photo with a short write-up that highlights a cultural food, clothing, or other part of your country. Or, if abroad, highlight a local market, festival, or part of your city! The creativity is yours!

Submit via Google Form, watch the stories on the ISC Instagram page

 

The SUNY COIL Center is happy to offer a 30-minute introduction to COIL webinars tailored to curious instructors, lecturers, staff.

Time: 7am (PST)

Hosted By: International Affairs and the SUNY Coil Center

Via: ZOOM

This presentation by the International Student Center will discuss the rules for on-campus and off-campus employment and internships for F-1 students, and how to address student concerns surrounding immigration problems due to employment. Learn about off-campus work authorizations Curricular Practical Training (CPT-during your degree program) and Optional Practical Training (OPT-after you graduate).   

Time:  3:00-4:00pm (PST)

Hosted By: International Student Center

Via: ZOOM

Sit with a panel of alumni who have had a variety of international experiences as they share their wisdom and do a Q + A with students.

Time: 4-5pm (PST)

Hosted By: Fowler Center for Student Success 

Via: ZOOM

Test your knowledge in this fun trivia challenge as you learn about international opportunities!

Time: 7pm (PST)

Hosted By: Fowler Center for Student Success 

Via: ZOOM

Submit a short 10-15 second video, or a photo with a short write-up that highlights a cultural food, clothing, or other part of your country. Or, if abroad, highlight a local market, festival, or part of your city! The creativity is yours!

Submit via Google Form, watch the stories on the ISC Instagram page

The SUNY COIL Center is happy to offer a 30-minute introduction to COIL webinars tailored to curious instructors, lecturers, staff.

Time: 9am (PST)

Hosted By: International Affairs and the SUNY Coil Center

Via: ZOOM

The CFD596-Kumeyaay Shumall Project evaluates early childhood education and family interaction patterns throughout the life cycle in a cross-cultural setting.  The course is formatted on the concepts of Glocalization: local action to engage global challenges and opportunities that focus on the connection between the Sustainable Development Goals, as defined by the United Nations, and the local community.  Emphasis will be placed on theories, research findings, and family practices while on the Kumeyaay reservation. The relationships between indigenous family roles will be integrated with early childhood education, heritage, and culture.

Time: 12pm (PST)

Via: ZOOM

Join the Global Education Office as they dive into discussions that highlight and explore virtual international programs with guest speakers from various program partners.

Time: 1:00pm-2:30pm for faculty and staff and  2:45pm-3:45pm for students.

Hosted By: International Affairs-Global Education Office

Via: Registration for Staff and Faculty, Registration for Students

Through lenses of gender and race, this panel discusses how racism affects Afro-Brazilians and how they have organized and come together to fight for justice in contemporary Brazil. This event is the third in the series "Race, Racism and Resistance in Latin America”

Time: 4:30pm (PST) 

Hosted By:  Behner Stiefel Center for Brazilian Studies, Center for Latin American Studies, and the Department of Africana Studies

Via: ZOOM

APIDA Resource Center and APIDA ERG will host a panel of SDSU Desi-American faculty. We are proudly featuring Dr. Sunil Kumar and Dr. Mahasweta Sarkar. This is a great opportunity for students to mix and mingle with faculty and vice versa!

Time: 5pm (PST) 

Hosted By:  APIDA Resource Center and APIDA ERG

Via: ZOOM

Take your team to victory by solving the right path with the help of the spymaster and problem solving operatives! This version of Codenames will have an international twist with the themes of culture, food, and more! 

Time: 7pm (PST) 

Hosted By: International Affairs Student Assistant Team

Via: Discord and join the ISC server to play. Pre-joining the server is recommended.

Submit a short 10-15 second video, or a photo with a short write-up that highlights a cultural food, clothing, or other part of your country. Or, if abroad, highlight a local market, festival, or part of your city! The creativity is yours!

Submit via Google Form, watch the stories on the ISC Instagram page

The SUNY COIL Center is happy to offer a 30-minute introduction to COIL webinars tailored to curious instructors, lecturers, staff.

Time: 11am (PST)

Hosted By: International Affairs and the SUNY Coil Center

Via: ZOOM

Our U.S. military ties with The Kingdom of Bahrain date back to the 1970s and Bahrain, located in the Persian Gulf, has been home to the U.S. Navy's Fifth Fleet since the mid-1990s. Bahrain plays a key role in the regional security architecture and is a vital U.S. partner in defense initiatives. Ambassador Charles Hostler was the U.S. Ambassador to Bahrain (1989 - 1993) during the Gulf War.

Time: 1-2pm (PST)

Hosted By:  President’s Lecture Series in conjunction with the Charles W. Hostler Institute on World Affairs

Register via this link

Join former international students Miffy Yuan and Bianca Chau as they lead a discussion with SDSU International Student Alumni on OPT and how they navigated the experience of job hunting in the U.S. as foreigners.

Time: 1:30pm (PST)

Hosted By: ISC and SDSU Global Campus

Via: ZOOM and RSVP

Everytime we meet someone new, the first question we often ask and get is “Where are you from?” This simple-looking question can trigger complicated feelings within many of us who feel like we belong to a lot of places but not in one particular place. We will discuss the effects of constant moving, sense of loss, feeling caught in between multiple cultures and how this may affect the way we make decisions and establish social relationships. Ultimately, the goal of this session is to explore ways we can not only understand and welcome complexity in our own lives, but also extend the support to others.

Time: 5pm (PST)

Hosted By: AAPIphany

Via: ZOOM 

Submit a short 10-15 second video, or a photo with a short write-up that highlights a cultural food, clothing, or other part of your country. Or, if abroad, highlight a local market, festival, or part of your city! The creativity is yours!

Submit via Google Form, watch the stories on the ISC Instagram page

The SUNY COIL Center is happy to offer a 30-minute introduction to COIL webinars tailored to curious instructors, lecturers, staff.

Time: 9am (PST)

Hosted By: International Affairs and the SUNY Coil Center

Via: ZOOM

Learn the basics of the H1B Work Visa, plus several other non-immigrant visa options and basic green card information. This info session is geared toward international students and others who have an interest in this subject. Presented by: David Strashnoy, David Strashnoy Law, PC, Moderated by: Lisa Lyons, Senior International Student Advisor

Time: 2-2:30pm (PST)

Hosted By: ISC and SDSU Global Campus

Via: ZOOM

Learn more about Phi Beta Delta, an international honor society that recognizes scholarly achievement in international education. Phi Beta Delta is an academic and professional society that is resolutely interdisciplinary and International. Learn about eligibility and benefits. Great for your professional development and resume/portfolio!

Time: 4-5pm (PST)

Hosted By: Phi Beta Delta

Via: ZOOM

We are hosting a super fun evening with Desi-American comedian, Kabir Singh. He will perform and offer a Q & A. Come to this fun-filled hour of laughs and chuckles.

Time: 6pm (PST)

Via: ZOOM

The Friday Fun continues! APIDA Center will host a Jeopardy-style Diwali game and Hindu Yuva will host an online scavenger hunt. Don't miss out on the fun!

Time: 6pm (PST)

Hosted By: APIDA Center

Via: ZOOM

Submit a short 10-15 second video, or a photo with a short write-up that highlights a cultural food, clothing, or other part of your country. Or, if abroad, highlight a local market, festival, or part of your city! The creativity is yours!

Submit via Google Form, watch the stories on the ISC Instagram page