International Education Week 2021

International Education Week November 15-19, 2021

International Education Week (IEW) is a nationwide joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education to promote international education and exchange worldwide. Campuses across the United States participate in this annual celebration.

Every November, CSUDH's Office of International Education partners with other offices, departments and colleges within the university to provide our campus community with international, multi-cultural, and globally-themed events. This allows students, faculty and staff alike the opportunity to broaden their cultural perspectives.

Join CSUDH International student LibbyKimie Donkor and our global student family as they explore what it means to be ENGAGED, RESILIENT, and GLOBAL at California State University, Dominguez Hills!

Schedule of Events

IEW Schedule 2021 (2)

Join us for a Virtual Lecture or Discussion!

Join us for a Virtual Lecture or Discussion!

Monday, November 15

Pathway to Leadership in the Philippines and the US: Part I

Monday 15, 2021 @ 5pm via Zoom  |


Jo Ann Paanio, J.D.

Advocacy Director

Washington DC


Pathway to Leadership in the Philippines and the US: Two Parts Series featuring students from San Pedro College in the Philippines and CSUDH learning from each other how to become leaders in their respective countries. Advocacy Director Jo Ann Paanio, JD and CSUDH alumni will introduce the students how to be engaged in leadership roles in the US. LIEZEL PALO, San Pedro College, will present that of the Philippines. Students from both campuses will have the opportunity to ask questions, work in teams and reflect on pathways to leadership in the two countries. Dr. Salhi (CSUDH) and Dr. June Prieto (SPC) will moderate the event. 

Tuesday, November 16

International Visiting Scholars Seminar Series II :“History of the Tonga People and 21Ways to Respect Indigenous People”

Tuesday 16, 2021 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM  | Via Zoom


Cheryl McKnight

Director of the Center for Service Learning, Internships and Civic and Community Engagement (SLICE) at California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH)   

To register for the event, please go to:

Wednesday, November 17

Student Study Abroad Experience: Educational Experience Away from Home

Wednesday, November 17 @ 4 PM  |  Zoom ID: 843 0698 2065


Katey Alvarez, CSUDH student


A live discussion with CSUDH student, Katie Alvarez currently studying in Japan. Come and learn about her life in South Korea and how she funded her study abroad experience.

Registration link:

Thursday, November 18 

Lecture: Engaging in Study Abroad 

Thursday, November 18, 2021 @ 9 AM - 11 AM  |  Zoom ID: 867 0676 8889

Study Abroad Providers Team-up to Discuss the Value and Benefits of Study Abroad

Guest speakers (9 AM - 10 AM):

Ms. Victoria Thompson

University Relations Coordinator (West Coast)

University Study Abroad Consortium (USAC)


Ms. Kathryn Theisen

University Partnership Coordinator

Cultural Experiences Abroad (CEA)

Guest speakers (10 AM - 11 AM)

Mr. Douglas Lee

Stanley Prep


Mr. Rob Goodwin

Stone & Compass

**Other providers (USAC or ISA or CIEE)


Come hear from some of our study abroad providers and learn about Service-Learning opportunities abroad.

Registration link:

Thursday, November 18

Lecture: My 2021 Fulbright Specialist Experience

Thursday, November 18 @ 11:30 AM-12:45 PM  |  Via Zoom (registration link below)


Dr. Maria Avila

Associate professor of Social Work at California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH)

Guest Speakers:

Dr. Dinael Guevara

Professor of Electronics Engineering in the Department of Electrical and Electronics at Universidad Francisco de Paula Santander in Columbia


Mr. Luis Fernando Bustos Marquez

Candidate for master’s degree in Mathematics Education from Universidad Francisco de Paula Santander in Columbia


Come and hear about Dr. Avila’s three-week Fulbright experience in May 2021, teaching pedagogical skills at the Universidad Francisco de Paula Santander in Cúcuta, Colombia.  Dr. Avila will be joined by two of her colleagues from the hosting university.

Via Zoom

To register for the event, please go to:

Register to Join Us for an On-Campus Event!

International Candy Tasting | November 15th from 12pm-1pm


Fashion Show and Chopstick Tournament | November 16th from 12pm-2pm


International Calligraphy and Origami Making | November 17th from 12pm - 1pm


International Game Night | November 18th from 4pm-6pm


Join the Movie Watch Party - Saturday, November 20th!

Movie Night with Dr. Katherine Chu!

Asian Film Watch Party streaming “One Child Nation.” 

To sign up for the virtual watch party:

  1. Participants need to use a non-toro email to sign up, join the group, and receive the watch party link
  2. Participants need to be a subscriber to Netflix or Amazon Prime. 
  3. Check their email on the night of the watch party.  Click the watch party link.