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 Coordinator, at Winnie.Brophy@csi.cuny.edu or at 718.982.2100.

World on Wednesday

World on Wednesday Logo 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.  A “CC” CLUE Event.

Lecture Series Schedule Spring 2018
12:20pm – 1:10pm; Campus Center (1C), Room 211

 

March 7
Title: Robot vs Despot: A Child's Guide to Martial Law in the Philippines
Speaker: Lara Saguisag, English Department
Summary: Prof. Lara Saguisag from the English Department will talk about the history Martial Law in the Philippines. Come and learn about the significance of this law affect and how it affect the people in Philippines.
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March 14
Title: Institute for Shipboard Education, Semester at Sea
Speaker: Nan Sussman, Psychology and Emily Greenblatt, Semester at Sea
Summary: Prof. Nan Sussman from the Department of Psychology, and Emily Greenblatt, from Semester at Sea, will speak about this unique program. Semester at Sea offers comparative ocean voyages that prepare students to be engaged global citizens.  Earn college credit and see the world by SHIP!
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March 21
Title: My Recent Trip to Hungary
Speaker: Judit Kerekes, School of Education x 4112, 973-591-1351

Prof. Judith Kerekes from the School of Education will share her personal experience from her recent trip to Hungary. Come and learn about this beautiful country with magnificent landmarks. Lot of photos will be presented!
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March 28
Title: History and Pedagogy of Cuban Education
Speaker: Susan Sullivan and CSI students
Summary: Prof. Susan Sullivan from the school of Education and a group of students who came back from a study trip in Cuba will speak about their personal experiences.  Come and learn about Cuba’s history and this first hand exciting experience!
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April 11
Title: Liberal Arts Education and Colleges in East Asia
Speaker: Mikiko Nishimura, International Christian University, Japan, Fulbright Scholar
Summary: Fulbright visiting scholar Prof. Mikiko Mishimura from International Christian University (ICU), Japan will speak about Liberal Arts Education and Colleges in East Asia. The Fulbright Program, one of the most prestigious and selective scholarship programs operating worldwide, was conceived by Senator J. William Fulbright in the aftermath of World War II to promote leadership, learning and empathy between nations.
She is also a Senior Associate Professor of Sociology of Education at ICU and has worked extensively in education planning and research and has been involved in project formulation, implementation, and evaluation in education and poverty alleviation in fourteen countries.
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April 18
Title: My Trip to Macedonia and Bulgaria
Speaker: Chang-Hui Shen, Biology
Summary: Prof. Chang-Hui Shen, Chair of the Biology Department will share his conference presentation from his recent trip to Macedonia and Bulgaria. Lots of photos will be shared about these two beautiful countries.
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April 25
Title: "I want to stay and teach in the U.S.!": Learning from the Experiences of International Teacher Candidates in Early Childhood Education
Speaker: Ting Yuan, School of Education
Prof. Ting Yuan from the School of Education will share her research study on the learning-to-teach journeys of a group of international teacher candidates in their early childhood teacher education programs. ​There has been a surge of international teacher candidates who plan to stay and teach in the United States. The changing teacher profiles in the United States also suggest that international teacher candidates have become a new teaching force representing racially and linguistically diverse teachers in this country.
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International Coffee Hour

Coffee Hour LogoTaking 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.

Study Abroad & Exchanges Information Sessions

Study Abroad

Spring 2018


Tuesday, February 13, 2:30pm-3:20pm
Session Focus:  Summer Programs
Location:  2N-006
Advisor:  John Dunleavy
Event Description:  Did you know that you can study in another country while earning credits towards your CSI degree?  Come to a workshop to learn how to take advantage of the study abroad opportunities that are available to you in countries all over the world. Co-Curricular CLUE

Tuesday, February 27, 2:30pm-3:20pm
Session Focus:  General Study Abroad
Location:  2N-006
Advisor:  Lucy Amon
Event Description:  Did you know that you can study in another country while earning credits towards your CSI degree?  Come to a workshop to learn how to take advantage of the study abroad opportunities that are available to you in countries all over the world. Co-Curricular CLUE


Tuesday, March 06, 2:30pm-3:20pm
Session Focus:  Study in Italy
Location:  2N-006
Advisor: John Dunleavy
Event Description:  Come and learn about study abroad opportunities in Italy.  This program hosts CSI students for winter and summer sessions as well as academic semesters.  Scholarships available. Co-Curricular CLUE


Tuesday, March 13, 2:30pm-3:20pm
Session Focus:  Scholarship and Financing Study Abroad
Location:  2N-006
Advisor:  Russell Davis
Event Description:  :  Learn about scholarships and ways to finance your study abroad program.  This session will give you an overview of financial aid and study abroad scholarship opportunities from CSI, CUNY and other providers. Co-Curricular CLUE


Tuesday, March 20, 2:30pm-3:20pm
Session Focus:  Study Abroad Exchange Ambassador Programs
Location:  2N-006
Advisor:  Lucy Amon
Event Description:  Come learn about being a study abroad exchange ambassador in Australia, France, Ireland, Hong Kong, Italy or Japan. Use your financial aid to help cover the cost of this opportunity. Pay CUNY tuition and study at an international institution. Co-Curricular CLUE.


Tuesday, March 27, 2:30pm-3:20pm
Session Focus:  General Study Abroad
Location:  2N-006
Advisor:  Lucy Amon
Event Description:  Did you know that you can study in another country while earning credits towards your CSI degree?  Come to a workshop to learn how to take advantage of the study abroad opportunities that are available to you in countries all over the world. Co-Curricular CLUE


Tuesday, April 10, 2:30pm-3:20pm
Session Focus:  General Study Abroad
Location:  2N-006
Advisor:   Russell Davis
Event Description:  Did you know that you can study in another country while earning credits towards your CSI degree?  Come to a workshop to learn how to take advantage of the study abroad opportunities that are available to you in countries all over the world. Co-Curricular CLUE


Tuesday, April 17, 2:30pm-3:20pm
Session Focus:  Study Abroad Exchange Ambassador Programs
Location:  2N-006
Advisor:   Lucy Amon
Event Description: 
Come learn about being a study abroad exchange ambassador in Australia, France, Ireland, Hong Kong, Italy or Japan. Use your financial aid to help cover the cost of this opportunity. Pay CUNY tuition and study at an international institution. Co-Curricular CLUE.


Tuesday, April 24, 2:30pm-3:20pm
Session Focus:  General Study Abroad
Location:  2N-006
Advisor:   John Dunleavy
Event Description: 
Did you know that you can study in another country while earning credits towards your CSI degree?  Come to a workshop to learn how to take advantage of the study abroad opportunities that are available to you in countries all over the world. Co-Curricular CLUE


Tuesday, May 1, 2:30pm-3:20pm
Session Focus:  Study in China
Location:  2N-006
Advisor:  Russell Davis
Event Description:  Learn about credit bearing study abroad and exchange programs in China and Hong Kong (semester, summer and January winter intersession).  Learn about special grants and scholarships available to CSI students for study in Asia. Co-Curricular CLUE

Immigration 101 Workshops

Immigration 101 Workshops

Spring 2018 Workshops Schedule
Date  Time Workshop Location
Thursday, February 8 3:00-4:00    Employment Options for F-1s 2A-206
Thursday, February 15 3:00-4:00    Scholarships for International Students** 2A-206
Tuesday, February 20 3:00-4:00    Employment Options for J-1s 2A-206
Thursday, March 8 3:00-4:00    Optional Practical Training for F-1s 2A-206
Tuesday, March 20 9:00-1:00    Life After Graduation: Employment Options** Immigration Attorney Appointments 2A-206
Tuesday, March 20 2:30-4:00    Life After Graduation: Employment Options** Immigration Attorney Workshop IP-120
Tuesday, April 17 3:00-4:00    Optional Practical Training for F-1s 2A-206
Thursday, May 3 3:00-4:00    Know Before You Go 2A-206

 

 

**Lead by guest speaker (TBD)

Please call (718) 982-2100 for more information

International Education Week

International Education Week Logo CSI Celebrates
International Education Week
November 13-17, 2017

 

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13

  • Information Session: Gilman International Scholarship
    12:30pm-1:30pm, Building 1C – Room 227

 

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14

  • INFORMATION SESSION: SCHOLARSHIPS AND FINANCING STUDY ABROAD
    2:30pm-3:20pm, Building 2N – Room 006
  • IMMIGRATION 101: LIFE AFTER GRADUATION: EMPLOYMENT OPTIONS
    2:30pm-4:30pm, Center for the Arts - Lecture Hall (1P-119)

 

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15

  • EXHIBITION: CSI’S 12TH ANNUAL GIS DAY 
    ORIGINS AND DESTINATIONS: INTERNATIONAL AND STUDY ABROAD STUDENTS AT CSI
    A Presentation: Where International Students Call Home & Where CSI Students Study Abroad
    Speaker: Dr. Stephen Ferst, Ed.D
    9:30am-1:00pm, Center for the Arts-Williamson Theater (1P)
  • PASSPORT SERVICES: APPLY FOR A U.S. PASSPORT OR INTERNATIONAL STUDENT/EDUCATOR IDENTITY CARD
    10:30am-3:00pm, Center for Global Engagement, Building 2A, Room 206
    Apply for a passport in one stop.
  • A PRESENTATION: WORLD ON WEDNESDAY LECTURE SERIES: DISCOVER THE WORLD THROUGH A FULBRIGHT PROGRAM
    Speaker: Peter Raucci, Institute of International Education (IIE)
    12:20pm-1:10pm, Building 1C - Campus Center, Room 211
  • OPEN PLAY DATE: INTERNATIONAL SPORTS DAY WITH OFFICE OF ATHLETICS, INTRAMURALS & RECREATION
    1:00pm-4:00pm, Sports and Recreation Center, Building 1R, Main Gym
    Many sports are available including, badminton, indoor soccer, basketball, baseball, table-tennis, etc. Come and play and earn prizes for free. Please wear sneakers.

 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17

  • SOCIAL PROGRAM: ENGLISH LANGUAGE INSTITUTE CULTURE DAY
    9:30am-4:00pm, Campus Center, Building 1C-Green Dolphin Lounge

 

WEEK OF NOVEMBER 6 THROUGH 9

INTERNATIONAL FILM SERIES CO-SPONSORED WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF THE LIBRARY
Library Theater, Building 1L-Room 103

Monday, November 6, 1:00pm- 3:10pm - City of God (Brazil, 2002, 130 mins)
Tuesday, November 7, 11:00am -1:00pm - Amelie (France, 2001, 120 mins)
Tuesday, November 7, 2:00pm - 4:20pm – Nobody Knows (Japan, 2004, 140 mins),
Wednesday, November 8, 1:00pm-3:00pm – Music of the Heart (U.S.) (U.S.A., 1999, 124 mins)
Thursday Nov 9, 11:00am – 1:00pm - 1984 (U.K., 1984, 110 mins)
Thursday Nov 9, 2:00pm – 4:00pm Talk to Her (U.K., 2002, 120 mins)

 

These are all CLUE events.
 

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.

CSI Study Abroad Fair

Flags of the worldThursday, February 22, 2018
12:30pm -3:30pm
Center for the Arts (1P) Atrium

Learn about study abroad opportunities worldwide!
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Come and learn about study abroad opportunities worldwide. Talk with representatives from programs, meet CSI students who have studied abroad, and discover CSI, CUNY, and other program options. Enter a raffle for prizes including a scholarship to study abroad. Learn about scholarships and financial aid to help you study abroad.

This is a CC CLUE event. Call the Center for Global Engagement at 718.982.2100 for more information.

Moon Festival Celebration

Moon Festival CelebrationChinese Program & Study Abroad Open House

Tuesday, October 3, 2017
2:30pm-4:00pm
Center for the Arts (1P)
Atrium

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Come celebrate together and learn about the Moon Festival! Come join us and have a fun-filled afternoon of games and prizes! Learn about China and Chinese-related resources at CSI! Refreshments/moon cakes will be served. This is a PG CLUE Event.

This program is funded by the Campus Activities Board using the student activity fees.

Call the Center for Global Engagement at 718-982-2100 or The Department of World Languages Literatures at 718-982-3700 for more information.

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 StudyAB@csi.cuny.edu

International Film Festival

International Education Week FilmIn recognition of International Education Week, the Center for Global Engagement and the CSI Library will present six films during International Education Week, held Nov 6-10, 2017.

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

 

Monday Nov 6, 2017 – City of God (Brazil, 2002, 130 mins), directed by Fernando Meirelles & Kátia Lund
1pm and 3:10pm screenings

In poverty-stricken Rio de Janeiro in 1970s, two young men choose different paths. Rocket
(Alexandre Rodrigues) is a photographer who documents the increasing drug-related violence of his neighborhood. José “Zê” Pequeno (Leandro Firmino da Hora) is a drug dealer who uses Rocket’s photos to increase his fame.   

 

Tuesday Nov 7, 2017- Amelie (France, 2001, 120 mins), directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet
11am and 1pm screenings

A comedy about a young woman who discretely orchestrates the lives of the people around her, creating a world exclusively of her own making. Shot in over 80 Parisian locations, director Jean-Pierre Jeunet invokes his incomparable visionary7 style to capture the exquisite charm and mystery of modern-day Paris.

 

Tuesday Nov 7, 2017- Nobody Knows (Japan, 2004, 140 mins), directed by Hirokazu Koreeda
2pm and 4:20pm screenings

Preteen Akira Fukushima (Yuya Yagira) and his young siblings have been abandoned by their mother, Keiko. Keiko has moved in with a new lover, has left Akira in charge of his brother, two sisters and a whole apartment, with little money and food to see them through.

 

Wednesday Nov 8, 2017- Music of the Heart (U.S.A., 1999, 124 mins) directed by Wes Craven
1pm and 3pm screenings

Based on the true story of Roberta Guaspari, an East Harlem music teacher who inspires her students to play violin. When her music program is terminated after ten years, she plans a concert fundraiser at Carnegie Hall to re-instate the program.

 

Thursday Nov 9, 2017- 1984 (U.K., 1984, 110 mins) directed by Michael Radford
11am and 1pm screenings

In a story based on George Orwell’s classic novel, Winston Smith (John Hurt) is a government employee whose job involves the rewriting of history in a manner that casts his fictional country’s leaders in a charitable light.

 

Thursday Nov 9, 2017- Talk to Her (U.K., 2002, 120 mins) directed by Pedro Almodóvar
2pm and 4pm screenings

Male nurse Benigno (Javier Cámara) becomes infatuated with a complete stranger when he watches dancer Alicia (Leonor Watling) practice from the anonymity of his apartment. After being injured in a car accident, Alicia is brought to a nearby hospital, where he happens to be her caregiver.

 

This film series is a Co-Curricular CLUE event.  For more information, please contact the Center for Global Engagement at 718-982-2100 or visit us at Building 2A, Room 206