International Education Week 2022

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International Education Week, November 14-18, 2022

International Education Week (IEW) celebrates the benefits of cultural and academic exchange programs around the world. 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, multicultural, and globally-themed events. Most sessions will be on Zoom (Meeting ID 893 7733 4143).

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Virtual IEW Events | November 2022

International Education Week Virtual Events

Most virtual events are held on Zoom (see descriptions below for further information).

Monday, Day 1

Virtual Event

Tuesday, Day 2

Virtual Event

Wednesday, Day 3

Virtual Events

Thursday, Day 4

Virtual Events

Friday, Day 5

Virtual Event


Monday, November 14, 2022

"Learn About Scholarships with the Fulbright Student Program"

11:00 a.m. PST on Zoom

RSVP at https://apply.iie.org/register/11.14GPS_IEW.

ToroLink RSVP.

Description: Please RSVP and join us for an interactive Group Presentation Session (GPS) about opportunities for U.S. citizens to pursue fully-paid graduate or professional study, conduct research, or teach English in other countries. During the session, you will learn about the types of Fulbright awards, application components, and tips and get your questions answered. Following the program overview, you will enter a breakout room with Ormond Rucker, the CSUDH Fulbright Program Adviser, to learn more about applying through CSUDH.

Flyer for Fulbright U.S. Student Program, with the text "Learn about scholarship opportunities with the Fulbright Student Program." The session will occur on Monday, November 14, 2022 at 11:00 am PST.

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Tuesday, November 15, 2022

"How to Fund Your Study Abroad"

11:00 a.m. PST on Zoom

RSVP on ToroLink: https://torolink.csudh.edu/event/8589441

Zoom Link: https://csudh.zoom.us/j/89377334143 (Meeting ID 893 7733 4143)

Description: Led by Katey Alvarez, a study abroad alumna (South Korea 2021-22) and scholarship recipient (Fund for Education Abroad; Freeman-ASIA). Katey shares her study abroad experience and tips on how to receive scholarships to fund education abroad. 

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Wednesday, November 16, 2022

"Meet our Exchange Program in Japan: Toyo University"

4:00 p.m. PST on Zoom

RSVP on ToroLink: https://torolink.csudh.edu/event/8594747

Zoom Link: https://csudh.zoom.us/j/89377334143 (Meeting ID 893 7733 4143)

Description: Exchange students who are currently studying at Toyo University share their experience studying and living abroad in Tokyo, Japan. 

 

Virtual Movie Night: "Joshua" Documentary Film

9:00 p.m. PST virtual watch party

A flyer marketing the Joshua virtual movie night for IEW 2022.

Description: Join Dr. Katherine Chu, who leads this virtual movie screening of the 2017 documentary film "Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower."  

Instructions to Join the Virtual Movie:

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Thursday, November 17, 2022

"Meet the Academy for International Education (AiB), Germany"

10:00 a.m. PST (virtual event)

RSVP on ToroLink: https://torolink.csudh.edu/event/8602603 

Zoom Link: https://csudh.zoom.us/j/89377334143 (Meeting ID 893 7733 4143)

Description: Speak with two representatives from the Academy for International Education (AiB) in Bonn, Germany. Below are the bios of the two speakers:

Janette Yamanian, Senior Academic Manager

Janette holds a Master’s degree in North American Studies with majors in Political Science and History. She studied at the University of Heidelberg and the University of Bonn and has been working in international academic exchange for the past seven years. At AiB, she’s responsible for university relations and academic planning, as well as training and managing the junior staff.

Amir Yousif, Junior Academic Manager

Amir received his Bachelor’s degree in English Studies with a minor in Politics and Society from the University of Bonn. Having been a former international student in Norway and the U.S. himself, Amir has worked in international academic exchange for a combined three years with AiB and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). He’s responsible for the daily program management and academic planning.

 

Learn about Faculty-Led Study Abroad Programs 

2:30 p.m. PST (virtual event)

RSVP on ToroLink: https://torolink.csudh.edu/event/8602636

Zoom Link: https://csudh.zoom.us/j/89377334143 (Meeting ID 893 7733 4143)

Description: Listen to CSUDH faculty discuss their Winter, Spring Intersession, and Summer 2023 faculty-led study abroad trips that are open to all students. Want to learn more? Email us at studyabroad@csudh.edu. 

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Friday, November 18, 2022

"Where Are You Now? Our International Alumni Share Their Stories."

11:30 a.m. PST (virtual event)

RSVP on ToroLink: https://torolink.csudh.edu/event/8603071

Zoom Link: https://csudh.zoom.us/j/89377334143 (Meeting ID 893 7733 4143)

Description: Get to know more about former international undergraduate and graduate students who studied at CSUDH. This virtual panel is moderated by Dr. Hamoud Salhi, Senior International Officer at CSUDH. Alumni panelists include Libbykimie Cecil, Jenny Fernandez, Chinaemerem Isika, Anand Mishra, and Sharmista Tulasi. 

Speaker bios are listed below:

Libby Kimie Donkor

Libby Kimie graduated from CSUDH in 2022 with a B.A. in Business Administration and a focus on Entrepreneurship. She is currently working as a Social Media Coordinator for a small entertainment planning company called R.T. Clown Inc. Libby is also self-employed and has been working on setting up her business since June. She says: “I am living my dream.” 

Jenny Fernandez

Jenny graduated from CSUDH with a Master's in Computer Science in 2020. After graduation, she worked for Amazon as a Software Development Engineer and is currently working with JPMorgan Chase as a Senior Software Engineer. Despite graduating during Covid, she believed in making an impact through her work, and that keeps her going. She lives by the beach in Tampa, Florida and enjoys traveling and painting in her free time.

Chinaemerem Isika

Chinaemerem Isika was a Mathematics undergraduate student at CSUDH from 2015 to 2019. After graduating in December 2019, he has worked as a host options specialist at Unify Credit Union. He recently finished his master’s degree in Data Science from National University in San Diego and is currently looking for a data analyst/data scientist job.

Anand Sai Mishra

Anand graduated from CSUDH with an M.S. in Computer Science in December 2020, specializing in Network and Distributed System under the guidance of Dr. Beheshti. He currently works for SailPoint Technologies, a world leader in the Identity and Access Management field. Working as a Cloud Deployment Engineer in the Expert Services team, Anand works with top industry professionals, assisting them in securing their environment and the broader internet. Since graduating from CSUDH, he has also participated in seminars and published papers for his research in military-grade encryption and inter-vehicular ad-hoc networking. He is highly interested in discussions on cybersecurity, networks, and technology in general and always encourages anyone and everyone to do the same.

Sharmista Tulasi 

Sharmista graduated from CSUDH with a Master’s degree in 2021, specializing in Computer Science. She currently works for CDK Global as a Software Engineer. Since graduating from CSUDH, she has also participated in Toastmaster club events, and has been a part of the CDK impact and wellness group. Sharmista is highly interested in learning new technology, hiking, and traveling. Her favorite classes were Guitar and Math and Design Analysis. She currently lives in Portland, Oregon.

Five international alumni from CSUDH share their stories about studying at CSUDH and what they're doing now. This panel is moderated by CSUDH's Senior International Officer, Dr. Hamoud Salhi.

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In-Person IEW Events | November 2022

International Education Week In-Person Events

Tuesday, Day 2

In-Person Event

Thursday, Day 4

In-Person Event


Tuesday, November 15, 2022

International Candy Tasting

2:30 p.m. PST (in-person event)

RSVP on ToroLink: https://torolink.csudh.edu/event/8596206

Location: SBS walkway, between the Social and Behavioral Sciences Building and Natural Science and Mathematics (campus map).

Description: Join us in celebrating International Education Week by sampling candy from different regions in the world such as Japan, Mexico, Iran, Canada, and Indonesia.  


Thursday, November 17, 2022

An image flyer for the Nov 17 event "A Night in Seoul."

"A Night in Seoul"

5:00 p.m. PST (in-person event)

RSVP on ToroLink: https://torolink.csudh.edu/event/8563624

Location: "La Casita," the Latinx Cultural Resource Center, Loker Student Union (LSU) 110.

Description: This event is in collaboration with the CSUDH Korean Culture Club (KCC), Asian and Pacific Cultural Center (APCC), and La Casita. Do you want to go to Seoul, South Korea? Are you curious about nightlife in South Korea? Tired of watching TikTok videos and wishing you were in South Korea at night? Join us and experience a night in Seoul, Dominguez Hills Edition.

Archived IEW Events

IEW November 2021

See a video from our IEW 2021 event, made by CSUDH international student Libby Kimie Donkor.


Monday, November 15, 2021

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

Speaker: Jo Ann Paanio, J.D., Advocacy Director, Washington DC

Description: 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. 

Monday, November 15 

EVENT: International Candy Tasting


Tuesday, November 16

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

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

Tuesday, November 16

EVENT: Fashion Show and Chopstick Tournament

Wednesday, November 17

"Student Study Abroad Experience: Educational Experience Away from Home"

Speaker: Katey Alvarez, CSUDH student

Description: 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.

Wednesday, November 17 

EVENT: International Calligraphy and Origami Making

Thursday, November 18 

"Engaging in Study Abroad: Study Abroad Providers Team-up to Discuss the Value and Benefits of Study Abroad"

Speakers:

  • Ms. Victoria Thompson, University Relations Coordinator (West Coast), University Study Abroad Consortium (USAC)
  • Ms. Kathryn Theisen, University Partnership Coordinator, Cultural Experiences Abroad (CEA).
  • Mr. Douglas Lee, Stanley Prep
  • Mr. Rob Goodwin, Stone & Compass

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

Thursday, November 18 

"My 2021 Fulbright Specialist Experience"

Speakers: 

  • Dr. Maria Avila, Associate Professor of Social Work at California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH)
  • Dr. Dinael Guevara, Professor of Electronics Engineering in the Department of Electrical and Electronics at Universidad Francisco de Paula Santander in Colombia
  • Mr. Luis Fernando Bustos Marquez, Candidate for Master’s degree in Mathematics Education from Universidad Francisco de Paula Santander in Colombia

Description: 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.

Thursday, November 18 

EVENT: International Game Night

Saturday, November 20

"Movie Night with Dr. Katherine Chu: Asian Film Watch Party Streaming 'One Child Nation.'"


See a video from our IEW 2021 event, made by CSUDH international student Libby Kimie Donkor.

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