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Spring 2016 Events





Intercultural Skills for the Global Economy -with Dr. Mick Vande Berg, Institute for Cross-Cultural Teaching and Learning Webinar Series


 127 Administration Building                          Faculty Staff Professional Development - Teaching Circle for Study Abroad




"My Year in China" with GSW  student Tabias Pittman

Nursing Auditorium

W2W Sanctioned Event



Study Abroad Fair Marshall Student Center Hallway


Monday 2.08.2016  


W2W "Brazil: Contemporary Issues of a BRIC Nation" 

Dr. Eric Spears, Assistant Vice-President for International Education at Georgia College, and Assistant Professor of Geography

Nursing Auditorium, GSW Campus

W2W Sanctioned Event

Thursday 2.11.16   4:00-5:00pm 

Intercultural Learning / Faculty Seminar:  Dr. Chu Chu Wu, Professor in the College of Education, will speak about her experience as an AASCU Fellow at the AASCU Japan Studies Institute.

Conference Room, School of Business

11:30-12:30 PM

Global Lunch and Learn Series
Bulgaria: Pearl of Eastern Europe” with Dr. Phil Szmedra

Education Building,
Room 100
W2W sanctioned Event

2.19.16 - 2.21.16 GILC (Georgia International Leadership Conference) - For U.S. and international GSW students interested in developing their leadership skills  Eatonton, GA



"Through the LENS: A Photographic Narrative of the Hindu and Sikh Religions of India"

with Dr. Parvinder Singh Sethi, Professor of Geology, Radford University

Nursing Building Auditorium,
GSW Campus 
W2W sanctioned Event

International Women's Day Program Nursing Building Auditorium,
GSW Campus 
W2W sanctioned Event

11:30 AM-12:30

Global Lunch and Learn Series:  NEPAL 
with Dr. Kailash Ghimire, GSW Math Department
Old Faculty Dining Room
W2W sanctioned Event

Peru Study Abroad

March 18-27 See Flyer


International Education Week April 4th-7th, 2016 See the flyer
11:30 AM-12:30
Global Lunch and Learn Series: ROMANIA 
with Dr.Catalina Casaru, Assistant Professor of Excercise Science
Old Faculty Dining Room
W2W sanctioned Event
World Cafe Faculty Dining Room
W2W Sanctioned Event
11:00 AM - 12:30
Career Workshop Nursing Building Auditorium,
GSW Campus 
W2W sanctioned Event
4:00 - 5:30 PM
Return Peace Corps Volunteer Panel Discussion Program Nursing Building Auditorium,
GSW Campus 
W2W sanctioned Event



11:00am- 2:00pm

Taste of the World! (TOTW) Marshall Student Center 
6:00-9:00 PM
Brazilian Carnival: Come experience the music, culture, food and flavors of the Brazilian Carnival celebration twhich marks the beginning of Lent in the Christian religion. SSC Conference Room
11:30 AM - 12:30
Global Lunch and Learn Series Old Faculty Dining Room
W2W sanctioned Event

Summer 2016 Events


China Study Abroad May 8th - June 1st See Flyer


Bulgaria Study Abroad June 2-30th See flyer

Past Programs

Fall 2015 Events


Wednesday  11.18.15 Financial Aid and Study Abroad Workshop

ACE 108 / 11am - Noon

Tuesday 11.10.15 7:00 - 8:30 pm

World Cafe - See here!

Faculty Dining Room - W2W Sanctioned Event
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


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.
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

11.2.15 - 11.5.15

Masankho K. Banda: "Celebrating our Cultural Identities Through the Arts"

Press Release  W2W

11.2.15 7:00pm

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


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?"  


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 


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Upcoming in International Education:

January 21                Intercultural Learning Through Education Abroad with Mick Vande Berg (PDF of Webinar Presentation)

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 America

February 11               Intercultural Learning:  Internationalizing the Curriculum - Dr. Chu Chu Wu will speak about her experience                                    attending the AASCU Japan Studies Institute, 4:00pm, School of Business Conference Room  

March 4, 2016            Application Deadline for the Japan Studies Institute through AASCU

March 25                   Faculty Application Deadline, 2017 USG Asia Council Study Abroad Program in China    

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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