The Center for Global Engagement organizes events and special programs throughout the year for CSI students, faculty, staff, and the community, oftentimes inviting local and international visitors. Detailed information on the various program and events can be found in this section of our site (see links to the right) and on the CSI Calendar of Events. If you’re interested in hosting or inviting international scholars and would like our assistance, please contact Winnie Brophy, Special Programs Assistant, at or at 718.982.2100.


World on Wednesday

The World on Wednesday (WOW) is a weekly lecture series that aims to enrich the CSI community through lectures by CSI faculty and invited guests that focus on a broad range of topics of international interest. From music to politics, literature, science, business, global relations, and current events, these lectures offer a unique opportunity to hear about the issues affecting the globe and the world we live in. Peace, justice and social responsibility are a major theme of these lectures as they aim to inform and stimulate dialogue among the community. Please encourage your students and, of course, your colleagues to attend these terrific lectures on campus. Each lecture will take place either at the Green Dolphin Lounge or Room 211 in the Campus Center (1C) from 12:20pm - 1:10pm on Wednesdays during the term.  A “CC” CLUE Event.

International Film Festival

The Center is pleased to present a weeklong international film series. Screenings of feature films focusing on aspects of global importance will be shown throughout the festival. The purpose of the festival is to highlight to students and others international issues as well as the rigors of studying film and media and promote studying film as crucial to a comprehensive and multidisciplinary liberal arts education. This festival also helps us to fulfill the mission of CSI "to strengthen our diversity and foster civic mindedness, and nurture responsible citizens for our city, country, and the world." Through interaction with our speakers, faculty and students, the festival provides forums for the exchange of ideas and critical thinking on a global scale.

International Film Festival Schedule

In recognition of International Education Week, The Center for Global Engagement and the CSI Library are presenting 5 films during International Education Week, held November 14 -18, 2016.

There will be screenings at 11am and 2pm. All film screenings are free and will take place in the Library building, room 1L-103 (Library Electronic Theatre). This is a CC CLUE event.

International Education Week

Celebrated nationally every November, IEW aims to celebrate and raise awareness of the benefits of International Education. 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 with events, workshops, and lectures that highlight the opportunities. The designation of International Education Week is 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. Visit their site for more details. The calendar of events can be found by following the links below:

  • International Education Week Schedule
  • Join the Celebration
    November 14-18, 2016 marks the 17th anniversary of International Education Week (IEW), an annual celebration of international education and exchange worldwide. Institutions across the United States and around the world are hosting events throughout the week to recognize international students, education abroad, and internationalization.


    In an effort to provide programs and services that prepare CSI students for a global environment, the Center for Global Engagement puts on a weeklong series of events to celebrate international education here at the College of Staten Island.

    If you attend our events, want to share photos, or just want to help us spread the word, please use #CSIIEW2016 to tag your posts!

International Coffee Hour

Taking place on place the second Thursday of every month, the International Coffee Hour is an open house gathering of international students, study abroad participants, faculty, staff, and others in the community. This event is held at the Center (located in building 2A, Room 206) and takes place from 4:00 - 5:30pm. Anyone wishing to meet and mingle with others who are interested in global issues is encouraged to attend.

Immigration 101 Workshops

Each semester the Center for Global Engagement 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 below:

Study Abroad Information Sessions

Students are invited to come to the lounge area of the Center for Global Engagement 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 info sessions weekly during both fall and spring. Find out when the next Study Abroad Information Session will be happening on CSI’s Events Calendar.

Classroom Visits

Study abroad program advisors from the Center for Global Engagement make close to 100 class visits each year to discuss the benefits of studying abroad and 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 the Center at