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Come Away with Me!

Come Away

November 15 - 21, 2021

A full week of events to celebrate International Education!

Events will be in-person and virtual!

International Education Week (IEW), is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education is part of the efforts to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences.




Time Event Location Description
12:00 - 1:15 pm IEW - Kick Off Outside USU on Speaker's Platform Join us during the lunch hour for our Kick Off our event for International Education Week. A week of celebrating the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide with colorful, interactive and educational displays of diversity and culture. Enjoy music, performances, cultural clothing, activities, giveaways and more. 
4:20 - 5:05 pm Global Student Voices LIVE at Fresno State A zoom meeting will be held with students from Fresno State, Myanmar, and Japan to share experiences and perspectives of being students during the pandemic.

November 16th Events
Time Event Location Description
2:00 - 3:00 pm International Coffee Hour Library 2206 &  
3:00 - 4:30 pm International Teleconferences



This presentation by Dr. Helda Pinzon-Perez from the Department of Public Health to reflect on our experiences planning and implementing four international teleconferences with countries such as Colombia, Chile, Mexico, Dominican Republic, and The US. In the past, three International Teleconferences have been conducted virtually and have improved access to students, faculty, staff, and community members in the participating countries. The fourth International Teleconference will be conducted in March, 2022.
6:00 - 7:30 pm Global Lecture on Mental Health: Neurology and Culture Faculty lectures with INTI Malaysia partner school on Psychology. Dr. Miller will present on Neuroimaging of psychiatric disorder and Dr. Swami will present on Asian and Asian American mental health. (Lecture open to students from INTI International College (Malaysia) and Fresno State) 

November 17th Events
Time Event Location Description
12 -1 pm  Fresno State CultureFest  USU 312-314 CultureFest celebrates culture and diversity with all Fresno State student cultural clubs and organizations to expand community global knowledge and appreciation for diversity on campus.
POSTPONED Native American Heritage Month Panel: Healing through Preservation and Unification    Featured guest educators from the tribal council of North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians to discuss "Healing through perservation and unification." Please
3:00 - 4:00 pm Faculty Publications on Global Map Library The Geospatial Information Center and Digital Services-Information Technology of the Library have developed the Faculty External Collaboration Dashboard to serve as an interactive instrument for faculty to report their external collaboration resulting in scholarly publications. The launching ceremony will showcase faculty's publications on a global map. We can see the reach of our professors' scholarly activities around the globe.

November 18th Events
Time Event Location Description
  Art Exhibition organized by Sikh Students Association

Fresno State campus near the Student Union

Artisit: Sukhpreet Singh 
Paintings on Sikh history and Punjabi rural life
10 - 11 am  Peace Corps 



“Serving in the Peace Corps is a great way to immerse yourself in a new culture, learn a new language, and have the experience of a lifetime. Education and English-teaching specialists are needed to address global education and training needs at grassroots levels. Help improve a community's education levels, teaching methods, and language competencies, while gaining global skills for your career.Join us at this information session to learn about Volunteer experiences, ask questions about service, and gain tips to guide you through the application process.”
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Fulbright faculty and student info session


Are you interested in researching or teaching abroad? Join the virtual Fulbright Information Session during International Education Week to learn more about how faculty and students can apply for a fully funded yearlong Fulbright to one of more than 140 countries. Previous faculty and student recipients of the award will be available to share their experiences and answer your questions. 
2 - 3 pm Building a Network that Works for You

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The Career Development Center in collaboration with the International Office presents this interactive workshop discussing networking tips & the job search during COVID.

November 19th Events
Time Event Location Description
  Art Exhibition organized by Sikh Students Association Fresno State campus near the Student Union Artisit: Sukhpreet Singh 
Paintings on Sikh history and Punjabi rural life

12 - 1 pm


Language Hour  Languages Interested in languages or thinking about traveling? Learning just a few basic phrases in different languages, can be fun, easy and incredibly useful. Join us for a language hour where we are teaching some must know phrases in Chinese, Arabic, Japanese and Hindi. 

November 21st Events
Time Event Location Description
6:00 - 8:00 pm International Culture Night North Gym & Live Stream International Culture Night (ICN) connects the Fresno State campus and the local community with culture and traditions from around the world, specifically showcasing the performing arts and fashion of cultures in and around campus.