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CROP Korea GSW World Cafe 11.10.15

2015-16 Programs


Wednesday  11.18.15 Financial Aid and Study Abroad Workshop

ACE 108 / 11am - Noon


Who Am I?  A Look Into Cultural Identity - Perspectives of the African-American and the African Diaspora

Nursing Building Auditorium, GSW Campus
W2W sanctioned Event
11.2.15 -
Masankho K. Banda: "Celebrating our Cultural Identities Through the Arts"

Press Release  W2W


Wednesday 11.4.15 11:00am

"Stories from Malawi”- W2W Convocation in the GSW Storm Dome; Lecture / Performance (See Flyer Above for more details)

W2W Sanctioned Event
Thursday 11.5.15 Noon - 1:30 GSW & Study Abroad in Malawi -   Lunch Discussion about  possibilities for  study abroad / service learning program in Malawi - Everyone welcome Marshall Student Center Old Faculty Dining Room - Please purchase lunch in Cafeteria or bring your own.

Monday 11.9.15 4:00 - 5:00pm

International Education at CSU with Dr. Neal McCrillis and Dr. Becky Becker from Columbus State University

Teaching Circle: International Education Nursing Auditorium, Room 124 Rosalynn Carter Health and Human Services Insitutue

Tuesday 11.10.15 7:00 - 8:30 pm 

World Cafe - See here! Faculty Dining Room - W2W Sanctioned Event


10.29.15 -
2015 Student Conference and Field Trip: International Civil and Human Rights APPLICATION for Student W2W Fieldtrip Scholarship
10.22.15 Global Lunch and Learn
"Collaborations in Clay:
Artists on the Silk Road"
10.1.15 Global Photography Field Trip: Atlanta with Prof. Tonia Hughes


9.23.15 Global Lunch and Learn
"Life in Dubai:
From Deserts to Divas!"
with Dr. Suzanne Conner, School of Business
9.22.15 "Sustainability: Can we balance the needs of people, plant, and profit?"  

Past Programs

2014-15 Windows to the World Events




Teaching Arist, Cultural Edudator, and Community Leader and Performer
Masankho K. Banda

Celebrating Culture and Community

Through the Arts

Man dancing


Nov.2 - Nov 5, 2015
Events are FREE and open to the GSW Americus Sumter County Community


  • Americus-Sumter County Schools
  • Americus-Sumter County Arts Council
  • GSW African Student Association
  • Georgia Southwestern State University


Traditional African Culture shared threw Stories, Song, Dance, and the Drums - a celebration of our cultural identities
Preformances - Presentations
GSW Forum/Panel Discussion
Drumming/Dance Workshops

Date/Time Event Location/Details/Comments
Highlighted Sessions are Mandatory
Saturday, August 15
All Day Students arrive/Atlanta-Hartsfield Airport or Columbus

GSW Van and ISO-Team will meet students in lobby of international arrivals or with Groom Shuttle


7:00pm Drive to Americus/GSW
11:00pm Student ID's / Check into Residence Halls
Sunday, August 16
10:30am ISO Check-in / Meet next to Cafeteria - by Post Office Marshall Student Center
11:00am-12:00pm Brunch (Combined Breakfast/Lunch) Campus Cafeteria at the RFoC
1:00pm Orientation Welcome ARC Room 106 - ISO-Team
1:30pm - 2:30pm Immigration Overview ARC Room 106  Bring Original Passports, I-94's, I-20's (F-1 students) or DS-2019's (J-1/ non-ELI CHEPD students)
3:30  Walmart Runs Meet in front of Marshall Student Center
7:00pm  Welcome Picnic - GSW Lake House All new international students are invited. Sponsored by the Christian Student Center and Williams Road Church
7:00 - 11:00 Campus Recreation Open House / Tour the Campus with ISO Team Student Success Center / Dome
*Open to all students
7:00-11:00pm Laser Tag and Movie Night

Student Success Center STORM Dome, SSC 2nd Floor Conference Rooms, Rock Climbing Wall, & Intramural Gym *Open to all students

Monday, August 17
10:00am Academic Environment at GSW ACE 106 - Welcome Greeting - Dr. Charles Patterson, GSW President; Dr. Helen Tate - Associate Vice-President for Academic Affairs
10:30am Academic Resources ACE 106 - Academic Resources: Dr. Lauren DiPaulo, Ms. Linda Randall, Ms. Talisha Adams, Ms. Ru Story-Huffman
11:00am Campus Life Panel Discussion GSW Students ACE 106 - Student Panel: International & US students: Life at GSW
Noon - 1:00pm Lunch Campus Cafeteria
1:00pm Excursions / Co-Curricular Programs ACE 106 - ISO Team
2:00 Public Safety Campus Police - Chief Tracy and Officer Josey
2:15pm Leadership Opportunities ACE 106 - Mr. Josh Curtain, Director of Student Life and Organizations
2:30pm Residential Life ACE 106 - Ms. Jill Hohnecker, Residence Life - Campus Coordinator
2:45pm Campus Recreation Opportunities ACE 106 - Ms. Angela Lea Summer, Director of Intramurals and Campus Recreation
3:00pm Campus Safety GSW Police ACE 106 - Chief Tracy and Staff
3:30pm Walmart Runs Meet in front of the MSC (Marshall Student Center)
5:30-7:00pm Picnic & Philip Fox Band (Country Music)

Centennial Plaza - Free for all GSW students with valid GSW ID

Tuesday, August 18
9:00am Registration ARC - Academic Advising F-1 and non-ELI CHEPD students
9:45am Student Employment / Campus and Career Services ACE 106 - Ms. Sandra Fowler - Director of Career Services Center
10:15am Health Services ACE 106 - Ms. Ann Miller, Director of Student Health Center
Ms. Ann Miller, Director of Student Health Center
10:30am Fitness and Wellness Anna Champion, Director of Fitness and Wellness
11:00am Health Insurance and Student Accounts ACE 106 - Ms. Christy Barry, Director of Student Accounts
Noon - 1:00pm Lunch Campus Cafeteria
1:30pm Banking Services - Money and Finance Matters ACE 212
*Wells Fargo -Opening student bank accounts; Discuss realities of credit cards
Aft Open  Evening Open  
Wednesday, August 19

Classes Begin!

Tuesday, August 25

6:00pm-7:30pm     Welcome Picnic with FACE - GSW's International Friendship Program: 6:00pm Old Faculty Dining Room, Marshall Student Center, GSW


"Opening Windows to the World"

The GSW Intercultural Outreach Program is designed for both American students who have studied abroad and international students who are currently studying in America. Students who have a passion for other cultures have the opportunity to share their international expertise with GSW and the Americus community through visual presentations as well as displays of contemporary cultural artifacts, e.g. currency, clothing, or local traditional novelties.

GSW Intercultural Ambassadors are trained to encourage, inspire, and ignite global curiosity in those around them through their presentations as well as cultural conversations in settings such as: 

  • Residence Life Programs
  • GSW Classes
  • Middle and High School Classes
  • Rotary and Kiwanis Clubs
  • Magnolia Manor

If you have an adventurous spirit or just want to learn more about the world around you, then this is the perfect group for you!

For more information on booking an Intercultural Ambassador or becoming an Intercultural Ambassador please contact:

Maribel Greene
International Student Advocate
ACE 204-A
(229) 931-2346 

Intercultural Ambassadors 


Dominic Annan

International Student from:

  • Ghana

Kate Yancey

Study Abroad in:

  • China
  • Western Europe

Tabias Pittman

Study Abroad in:

  • China

Haohang Xu

International Student from:

  • China

Taralkumar Ahir

International Student from:

  • India

Interested in Becoming an Intercultural Ambassador?

What to Expect as an Intercultural Ambassador
Intercultural Ambassador Application 


Upcoming in International Education:

Fall, 2015                   Study Abroad Teaching Circle

February 3 -5             2016 WISE Conference: Navigating Study Abroad for Faculty who Teach Study Abroad 

February 5-6              USG Americas Council 19th Annual Conference on the Americas

Education Abroad Resources

Visiting Scholars

GSW Visiting Scholars Manual


Best Practices: Short-Term Faculty-Led Study Abroad - Article/International Educator May_June 2015

Opening a Window on the World at Columbus State University - Article/International Educator Sept-Oct 2015
The Cleary Act - Safety and Study Abroad        

Intercultural Activities

ACIREMA - A Cultural Simulation 

Faculty/Staff Intercultural Data Base:  GSW has a wealth of cultural resources among our own faculty and staff from whom students can learn about the world!  GSW faculty and staff who are willing to be contacted to share their cultural expertise with the campus community, please click HERE .

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