Cultural Programming

The Office of International Services provides several cultural programming events throughout the year. Event signups typically open 2-3 weeks before the event. For more information please write to ois@govst.edu.
  

Date

Times

Events

Description

 

24-Aug

9:00am-3:00pm

International Student Orientation

Mandatory orientation for all new international students. Topics cover important immigration details as well as campus services and activities.

 
 
 

1-Sep

3:00pm-4:30pm

Public Health Brigade to Nicaragua Mixer

Mixer for former and interested participants to meet and share their experiences.

 
 
 

5-Sep

3:00pm-4:00pm

Study Abroad 101

Info session on upcoming study abroad programs, how to apply and scholarships available.

 
 
 

6-Sep

3:00pm-4:30pm

Mix n' Mingle

Mixer for new and current students to meet and get to know each other and OIS staff. Icebreakers will encourage conversation and pizza will be served.

 
 
 

8-Sep

10:00am-3:00pm

Chicago Trip

Train ride to Chicago to visit Millenium Park and have lunch at Giordano's for Chicago-style deep dish pizza.

 
 
 

11-Sep

3:00pm-4:00pm

Study Abroad 101

Info session on upcoming study abroad programs, how to apply and scholarships available.

 
 
 

13-Sep

11:30am-12:30pm

Global Lunch Series

Brown bag presentation by GSU faculty or staff on topics of global interest - "Japan Inside Out" by Maribeth Voss and Akiko Ota

 
 
 

21-Sep

3:00 - 4:30pm

Perceptions of Race Abroad

Based on Ta-Nehisi Coates' book "Between the World and Me", we will have panel discussion on race as it is perceived in the U.S. and abroad.

 
 
 

21-Sep

4:30 - 6:30pm

Japanese Cooking Lesson

OIS and EXL Staff who lived in Japan will be teaching students how to cook and eat Japanese.

 
 
 

26-Sep

11:30am-4:30pm

Study Abroad Fair

Upcoming study abroad programs and program providers will be in the Hall of Governors promoting their programs. Stop by to see what program is best for you!

 
 
 

10-Oct

5:00-8:00pm

Diwali Festival

Indian Festival of Lights and street market - includes a variety of performances and food.

 
 
 
 

12-Oct

4:30 - 6:30pm

Ethiopian Cooking Lesson

OIS Staff who served in the Peace Corps in Ethiopia for 2 years will be teaching students how to cook and eat Ethiopian.

 
 
 

14-Oct

1:00pm-11:30pm

Fright Fest

International Students can sign up to spend the day at an American amusement park with a Halloween Theme.

 
 
 

18-Oct

11:30am-12:30pm

Global Lunch Series

Brown bag presentation by GSU faculty or staff on topics of global interest - Mindfulness by Michelle Sebasco

 
 
 

9-Nov

4:00pm

Silk Road Rising "Wild Boar"

A live theatre performance from one of Hong Kong's most acclaimed playwrights. The story is about a gripping investigation of journalistic integrity, city planning, and social conscience.

 
 

Nov. 13-17

11:30am-12:30pm

International Education Week

The Office of International Services works with units around the university to host several cultural programming events.

 
 
 

15-Nov

11:30am-12:30pm

Global Lunch Series

Brown bag presentation by GSU faculty or staff on topics of global interest

 
 
 

20-Nov

4:30 - 6:30pm

Thanksgiving Cooking Lesson

OIS Staff who is familiar with American cooking will be teaching students how to cook and eat a traditional Thanksgiving dinner.

 
 
 

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Conversational Café

Once a month ESL students will have conversation with other GSU students to improve and practice their English while sharing their culture over food.

 

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Holiday Party

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