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International Education Week 2021

NOVEMBER 15-19 IS INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK (IEW)!

What is IEW?

IEW is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education that celebrates the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. Augsburg University, the Center for Global Education and Experience, International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) and the International Student Organization (ISO) will be celebrating the week with multiple activities and events!

Keep an eye out in the daily A-mail for events, as well as ISO’s Instagram account: @iso_auggie and the study abroad office Instagram account: @global_auggies

2021 Events and Activities

Tuesday, November 16:

  • Power of Language, Christensen Center Lobby, 9am-noon

    • Auggies come from around the world and speak many languages. Stop by the Power of Language table in Christensen to learn more about study abroad programs that focus on studying language abroad!

Wednesday, November 17:

  • Study Abroad Tabling, Christensen Lobby, 11:30 -1pm

    • Come to get inspired and get more information about global opportunities available to Auggies!

Thursday, November 18:

Friday November 19:

  • Summer Study Abroad in Health Sciences Webinar, On Zoom, 10-11am
    • Explore courses for pre-med, pharmacy, physical therapy and more – next summer in Cyprus! Register in advance for the Summer Health Sciences in Cyprus webinar. 

New Program Brings Together CGEE Southern Africa & the Pan-Afrikan Center

The Center for Global Education and Experience (CGEE) is excited to introduce a brand-new two-week summer program for Augsburg students, created in collaboration with Augsburg’s Pan-Afrikan Center. The pilot program, Anti-Apartheid and Black Lives Matter: Global Movements for Racial Justice, will run May 17 – 28, 2021.

Global Movements for Racial Justice was created in response to the racially motivated murder of George Floyd in our home city of Minneapolis. With much of CGEE’s work typically focusing on global settings, it became clear in the summer of 2020 that we should use our pedagogy and unique programming style to shed light on the inequities and injustices within our own backyard and in communities across the United States. Continue reading “New Program Brings Together CGEE Southern Africa & the Pan-Afrikan Center”

International Education Week 2020

November 16-20 is International Education Week (IEW)!

What is IEW?

IEW is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education that celebrates the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. Augsburg University, the Center for Global Education and Experience, International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) and the International Student Organization (ISO) will be celebrating the week with multiple activities and events! 

Keep an eye out in the daily A-mail for events, as well as ISO’s Instagram account: @iso_auggie and the study abroad office Instagram account: @global_auggies Continue reading “International Education Week 2020”

International Education Week 2019

International Education Week (IEW), November 18-22, 2019, is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education that celebrates the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. Augsburg University, the Center for Global Education and Experience, and the International Student Organization (ISO) will be celebrating the week with multiple activities and events!  Continue reading “International Education Week 2019”

CGEE Guest Speaker on Central America

Join CGEE in welcoming our newest instructor, Fernanda Soto Joya, PhD, to the Augsburg campus during International Education Week 2018! Fernanda will be discussing the current political situation in Guatemala & Nicaragua – two of Augsburg’s global study center locations.

The presentation “Social Change and Politics in Nicaragua and Guatemala” is an excellent opportunity for the Augsburg community to be updated on the current events in locations where Augsburg has a global presence, as well as meet CGEE’s newest instructor! Please join us from 3:30 – 4:30 pm in the East Commons on Thursday, November 15th, and enjoy Central American coffee and thoughtful discussion. There will be time for socializing before and after the presentation. Continue reading “CGEE Guest Speaker on Central America”

Retirement Celebration for Kathy McBride

Please join the campus community in congratulating Kathy McBride on her 30  years of service to Augsburg University! Kathy is the Regional Co-Director of the Central America program for the Center for Global Education and Experience. In her time with Augsburg, Kathy has taught countless students from Augsburg and around the country on the Central America semester program as well as individuals learning about the region via short-term educational seminars. In addition to her service to Augsburg, all four of her children attended Augsburg, and two of them married fellow Auggies!

In all her work at Augsburg, Kathy has lead with a critical eye and a generous  heart, always holding her students and Augsburg to the highest standard. Kathy is a caring colleague whose impact on Augsburg and its’ legacy is far reaching.

Kathy will be on campus next week, so we will celebrate her in person! Students, staff, faculty and administrators are welcome.

Date: Thursday, October 26, 2017

Time: 3-4:30 pm

Location: Christensen Center, East Commons. 

cake and coffee will be served. 

#YouAreWelcomeHere Campaign

 

Augsburg College is encouraging students to submit videos to the #YouAreWelcomeHere campaign.

What is it?

From www.youarewelcomehereusa.org:

“The #YouAreWelcomeHere is a welcome message from U.S. higher education to international students around the world. It is a campaign designed to affirm that our institutions are diverse, friendly, safe and committed to student development. Participating institutions and organizations are communicating the message in statements, photos, videos, events and other creative expressions that feature students, faculty, and staff. The repetition of the statement, “You are welcome here,” by a broad array of people from different backgrounds–from college presidents to football players–is powerful and demonstrates that we support internationalization across our campus communities and across the country.”

Continue reading “#YouAreWelcomeHere Campaign”

Speaking of Sabbaticals with Jeanine Gregoire

 

The Center for Teaching and Learning has partnered with the Center for Global Education and Experience to bring to Augsburg faculty and staff, “Speaking of Sabbaticals with Jeanine Gregoire”. Her topic will be “Immigration, Migration and More:  A yearlong journey to develop an Education semester abroad program in Mexico.”

You can find out more, and RSVP to the luncheon on CTL’s website. Friday, March 24th, 11:30-12:30pm, Marshall Room (spots limited; RSVP required).

CGEE study center in Mexico
Our campus in Mexico!

 

International Education Week 2016

This week, November 14-18, is International Education Week.  This is a national celebration happening at schools across the US, and beyond.

Augsburg International Student Organization is holding a number of events this week that you are invited to attend:

Monday: International Showcase 10am-2pm in Christensen Lobby
International Auggies will be showcasing their home countries. Stop by to learn more about the diverse countries Auggies call home:

  • Togo
  • China
  • Japan
  • Singapore
  • Tanzania
  • U.K
  • Vietnam
  • Palestine
  • Germany
  • Netherlands
  • Italy
  • France
  • Lebanon
  • Sweden
  • Suriname
  • Uganda
  • Spain

Tuesday – Study Abroad Tabling in Christensen 11am-1pm
Do you want to go abroad? We’ll have information about short-term programs coming up this summer, and how you can get started with study abroad.

Wednesday: Game Night
6-8 pm in the Christensen Student Lounge
Test your trivia skills in International Jeopardy!

Thursday: International Coffee Hour with student presentation
4-5pm Marshall Room–Coffee and snacks provided!
Malek will present Lebanon and his home school, American University of Beirut

Friday: International Dance Party
7 to 11 pm in East Commons

All Week: International Dishes in the Cafeteria!

Scholarship Winners, November 2015

Congratulations to our scholarship winners!

Augsburg students winning awards for January short term travel are:

  • Winta Gebre has been awarded the Mary Witt Scholarship & the Students of Color Endowed scholarship for her program traveling to Guatemala
  • Hani Mire has been awarded the Mary Witt Scholarship & the Students of Color Endowed scholarship for her program traveling to Guatemala
  • Maly Thao has been awarded the Mary Witt Scholarship for her program traveling to Guatemala
  • LaTiona Washington has been awarded the Mary Witt Scholarship for her program traveling to Nicaragua

 

Students from other institutions winning awards for January short term travel are:

  • Michael VanBrocklin has been awarded the Yackel Religious Studies Endowed Scholarship Award for his program to Cuba in January, with the Methodist Theological School in Ohio (MTSO).

 

The next round of applications will be due January 15th, 2016, for short term, customized programs at CGEE permanent sites traveling February – August 2016.