The Center for International Service organizes events
and special programs throughout the year for CSI
students, faculty, and staff, oftentimes inviting
local and international visitors. For more information
about any of the Center’s events, please check
out CSI’s Events Calendar. You may also contact
the Center at 718-982-2100 or stop by Building 2A,
room 206 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
International Coffee Hours
This is an open house in the Center’s lounge
area, located in building 2A, Room 206. It takes
place the second Thursday of every month from 4:00 - 5:30pm. International students, study abroad participants,
faculty and staff with an interest in international
affairs are welcome to gather for this monthly event.
Celebrate the Chinese Spring Festival
This February 21, 2013 from 2:30-4:30pm in Building 1C-Green Dolphin Lounge, come explore the rich Chinese culture through participation in the celebration of the most important Chinese traditional holiday, namely the Spring Festival. There will be a lion dance, a Chinese Brush Painting workshop and a lot of giveaways. Learn about the Chinese language, the most enduring culture and civilization, and learn about different programs of study abroad in China. This program is sponsored by the Department of World Languages and Literatures and the Center for International Service, and is funded by the Campus Activities Board using the Student Activity Fee.
International Career Fair and Panel Discussion
Join us on Thursday, February 28, 2013 in the Center for the Arts for a fair and panel about international work opportunities for students. There will be over a dozen organizations or businesses at the afternoon career fair. The fair will be followed by a panel discussion with distinguished visitors and alumni speaking about a range of career opportunities, all with an international focus.
Immigration 101 Workshops
Each semester the Center for International Service staff offers a series of workshops for international students and scholars about a variety of topics ranging from career planning to optional practical training, among others. For a list of the most recent semester’s Immigration 101 offerings, look at our most recent flyer.
World on Wednesday
This is a weekly lecture series that generally takes
place every Wednesday throughout the semester from
12:20 – 1:10 pm in the Campus Center. Lectures
are given primarily by CSI faculty and some staff
on topics that range from music, politics, literature,
or current events of a particular country or region.
Study Abroad Information Sessions
Students are invited to come to the lounge area of
the Center for International Service for study
abroad information sessions. Most sessions are
general in scope and explain the various destinations
and types of programs, semester or short-term.
Some sessions may focus on a specific session (such
as summer) or a region or country (such as China
or Italy). The education abroad unit of the Center
generally offers 1 or 2 info sessions a week during
both fall and spring.
Passport Day: Apply On-Campus for a U.S. Passport
Have you ever wanted to travel abroad but don’t have a passport? Apply for a passport in one stop. Avoid the long lines at the Post Office and New York Passport Agency. You may also apply for and receive an International Student or Educator Identity Card. This event is for students, faculty, staff, or friends in the community who are U.S. citizens and interested in getting a passport. It will take place in the Center for International Service.
Please note the Passport Day scheduled for November 13, 2012 has been cancelled and we hope to schedule one for next semester or year. For details on the requirements to obtain a passport in general, visit www.travel.state.gov.
International Education Week
This is an event celebrated usually in the third
week of November every year on all campuses in
the U.S. and around the world. Here at CSI, we
offer forums and lectures with an international
focus on topics that range from culture to politics
to immigration. We also celebrate our study abroad
programs and offer information sessions for CSI
students who wish to participate.
The designation of International Education Week was originally a joint initiative of the US Department of State and the US Department of Education to recognize the value of global exchanges between the US and other countries. This annual initiative aims to promote international understanding and build support for educational exchange. www.iew.state.gov
CAMP UNITY: A Documentary Film Screening and Meet the Filmmaker
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Center for the Arts, Lecture Hall (Building 1P-Room 119)
A Double PG CLUE event. Refreshments will be served.
CAMP UNITY is a controversial, award-winning documentary about Iraqi students uniting through hip hop, jazz, orchestra, and Broadway at an American arts academy in Iraqi Kurdistan. Arabs and Kurds, Christians and Muslims, Americans and Iraqis from distinct cultures combine forces to put on Gala shows in local communities.
Filmmaker Ryan White will be in attendance. The film is an official selection of the 2012 Greenville International Film Festival... http://www.gviff.com/festival/films/campunity/
This event is sponsored by the Center for International Service and the Eta Lambda Chapter of the Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars.
Funded by the Campus Activities Board using the Student Activity Fees.
Call the Center for International Service at 718-982-2100 for more information, or stop by the office in Building 2A, Room 206.
Meet the CUNY Diplomat-in-Residence
Each year CUNY hosts a Diplomat-in-Residence, who keeps an office at City College but makes visits to all the CUNY campuses to promote careers in foreign service.
Extended Coffee Hour with Holiday Open House
December 13: 4-6 p.m.
Join us for an informal holiday celebration. Students, visiting scholars, faculty members, staff, and those who would like to make new friends — all are welcome!
Classroom Visit Program
Study abroad program advisors in the education abroad
unit of the Center for International Service make
close to 100 class visits each year to promote
CSI’s wide range of international study programs
to our students. CSI faculty who are interested
in receiving an advisor to visit his/her class
for a brief explanation of our wide range of international
study program offerings are invited to contact
International Visitors and Speakers
The Center for International Service welcomes delegations,
large and small, from around the world to the CSI
campus each semester. CSI has partnerships with
other universities and international organizations
and often will invite campus reps, faculty and
students to participate in our visitors’ on-campus
experience. The Center also sponsors and announces
special lectures with an international focus throughout