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Dear F-1 and J-1 students,

While you’re here in the U.S., you’re required to complete tax forms, even if you didn’t earn any income during 2015. ALL students need to complete the form 8843, even if you have not been employed in any way during 2015 in the U.S.

You must file a US Federal Tax Return if any of the following apply:

  • You worked in the US (on campus employment, in a paid internship (CPT), on OPT paid employment, etc.
  • You received a stipend, grant or allowance in 2015
  • If you had no earnings – you must file the form 8843 (see above)

Sprintax

Please see instructions HERE for how to complete the Form 8843.

Georgia Southwestern State University has arranged free access to Sprintax Federal Tax preparation software. Sprintax will guide you through the tax preparation process and check if you’re due a tax refund.

If you had income in 2015, then early in 2016 you will receive your income documents (e.g. W2, 1042s) from Georgia Southwestern State University or your employer. Make sure they have your correct contact details so these can be sent to you.

If you have any questions, please email Sprintax at hello@sprintax.com.

We are in the process of getting this information set-up on the ISSS Website: https://gsw.edu/academics/international-student-programs/services

CROP Korea GSW World Cafe 11.10.15

Fall 2016 Events

August

08.23.2016

06:30-08:00 PM

International Students Welcome Reception & Information Meeting  in ACE 108 Flyer

08.30.2016

05:30-07:00 PM

OPT and CPT Workshop - In ACE Building Room 108 Flyer

September

09.07.2016

06:30-07:30 PM

Financial Aid & Study Abroad Workshop - in ACE Building 108 Flyer

09.14.2016

06:30-08:00 PM

Bulgaria Study Abroad Returnees Program- Presentation *W2W  in Carter I, Nursing Auditorium Flyer

09.21.2016

10:00 AM-12:00 PM

GSW Study Abroad Fair - in the Marshall Student Center Flyer

09.28.2016

07:00-09:00 PM

World Café  *W2W - in the Marshall Pavilion- Private Dining Room Flyer

October

10.6.2016-

10.9.2016

Appalachian Culture Fall Break Trip *W2W Flyer

November

11.03.2016-

11.05.2016

GSW First Annual Global Issues Conference

"Responding to Terrorism in the 21th C." *W2W

Flyer

December

12.10.2016-

12.19.2016

2016 Guatemala Coffee and Culture Travel Seminar Flyer


Past Programs

September

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

October

10.1.15 Global Photography Field Trip: Atlanta with Prof. Tonia Hughes
10.22.15 Global Lunch and Learn
"Collaborations in Clay:
Artists on the Silk Road"
 
10.29.15 -
10.31.15
2015 Student Conference and Field Trip: International Civil and Human Rights APPLICATION for Student W2W Fieldtrip Scholarship

November

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

Video

11.2.15 - 11.5.15

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

Video 1

Video 2

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
Wednesday  11.18.15 Financial Aid and Study Abroad Workshop

ACE 108 / 11am - Noon

January

Thursday

1.21.16

3:00-4:00pm

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

Tuesday

1.26.16

5:00-6:00pm

"My Year in China" with GSW  student Tabias Pittman

Carter I, Room 124

W2W Sanctioned Event

1.27.16

10am-2:00pm

Study Abroad Fair Marshall Student Center Hallway

February

2.3.16 - 2.5.16

2016 WISE Conference:
Navigating Study Abroad for Faculty who Teach Study Abroad

Faculty/Staff

2.5.16 - 2.6.16

USG Americas Council 19th Annual Conference on the America

Faculty/Staff

Monday 2.08.2016  

4:00-5:00pm

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

Carter I, Room 124, 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.

Faculty/Staff
Conference Room, School of Business

Thursday
2.18.16

 

Intercultural Learning Courses Before and After Study Abroad:
Four Decades of Preparing Students for International Education Experiences
Presenter: Bruce La Brack, University of the Pacific

 

Faculty/Staff
Crawford Wheatley Hall, Room 127

Thursday
2.18.16
11:30-12:30 PM

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

Video


Education Building,
Room 100
W2W sanctioned Event

2.19.16 - 2.21.16 GILC (Georgia International Leadership Conference) - An outstanding opportunity for US and international students from across GA colleges and universities to engage in thoughtful dialogue, social interaction, cultural exchange, and leadership development activities See Video I HERE Eatonton, GA  Video II

March

Tuesday
3.1.16
6:30-8:00PM

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

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

Carter I, Room 124
GSW Campus 
W2W sanctioned Event

 

Friday
3.4.16

 

Application Deadline for the Japan Studies Institute through AASCU

Faculty/Staff

Tuesday
3.08.16
4:00-6:00PM
International Women's Day:  Peace Corps Experiences of Women around the World   Video
Carter I, Room 124
GSW Campus 
W2W sanctioned Event

Wednesday
3.09.16
11:00am - 12:15pm

Global Health and Cultural Experiences with the 2015-16  Humphrey Fellows Carter I, Lecture Hall, GSW Campus W2W sanctioned Event

 

Thursday
3.17.16
4:00 - 5:00 PM

 

Developmental Learning for Intercultural Competence
Presenter: Michael Paige, University of Minnesota   - Webinar will be held in the School of Business Conference Room

Faculty/Staff

Peru Study Abroad

March 18-27 See Flyer
Thursday 3.24.16 Faculty Application Deadline, 2017 USG European Council Programs Faculty/Staff

 

Friday
3.25.16

 

Faculty Application Deadline, 2017 USG Asia Council Study Abroad Program in China Faculty/Staff

Wednesday, 
3.30.16
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

April

Tuesday
4.05.16
4:00 - 5:30 PM
University 4000 Study Abroad - PERU / Student Panel Presentation 124 Carter I

W2W sanctioned Event

Wednesday
4.06.16
11:30-1:30pm

Taste of the World! (TOTW) Marshall Student Center 

 

Wed - Friday
4.6.16-4.8.16

 

The Forum on Education Abroad National ConferenceAtlanta GA;
GSW Faculty Application
Conference Sessions

Faculty/Staff

Friday & Saturday
4.8.16 - 4.9.16

"Teaching South Korea"
Faculty Development Workshop at GSU Perimeter College, Clarkston Campus
Faculty/Staff
Wednesday
4.20.16
7:00-8:30pm
World Cafe' - Interactive Dialogue, Music, and Food  participation Limited: Pre-Register HERE New Faculty Dining Room
Thursday
04.21.16
12:00 - 12:50pm
Jamaica - Study Abroad Presentation / Transcultural Nursing Course 124 Carter I
W2W sanctioned Event

Friday
04.22.16
6:30PM- until

Holi Festival -ISA and CAB are co-sponsoring an Indian celebration of colors, love and unity.

GSW Lakehouse Beach

Thursday
4.21.16
4:00-5:00 PM

Key Concepts for Overworked International Educators:
Lessons Learned in Putting Theory Into Action

Presenter: Janet Bennett, Intercultural Communication Institute

Faculty/Staff

May

5.8.16 - 6.1.16 China Study Abroad See Flyer

5.12.16 - 5.22.16

Tanzania Exploratory Trip Faculty/Staff

Thursday
5.19.16
4:00-5:00 PM

Making It Developmental:
Building a Process for Student Development

Presenter: Tara Harvey

Faculty/Staff

June

6.2.16 - 6.30.16 Bulgaria Study Abroad See flyer

 

 

Africa

Who

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









Celebrating Culture and Community



Through the Arts

Man dancing

When

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

Sponsors

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

What

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

Drum

 


"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.  

GSW Global Ambassadors participate in training on preparing presentations and facilitating interactive cultural activities and games to promote intercultural communication competency with GSW students.  Opportunities for cultural outreach include: 

Presentations and panel discussions

Interactive cultural simulations, games and communication activities

Hosting International Coffee Hours

Participating in Windows to the World Programs such as:

  • The World Cafe
  • GSW's Global Issues Conference - "Global Perspectives on Terror in the 21st C"
  • Race and Cultural Identity Forum
  • The GILC - Georgia International Leadership Conference (February) 

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 participating as a Global Ambassador please contact:

The Office of International Programs
ACE Building Room 101

(229) 931-2467
Windows2World@gsw.edu 

Global Ambassadors 

Dominic

Dominic Annan

International Student from:

  • Ghana
Kate

Kate Yancey

Study Abroad in:

  • China
  • Western Europe
Tabias

Tabias Pittman

Study Abroad in:

  • China
Haohang

Haohang Xu

International Student from:

  • China
Taralkumar

Taralkumar Ahir

International Student from:

  • India

 

 

12.2.15 ZNU Visit GROUP Cropped

Academic Advising Guidelines: Windows to the World

 

Faculty Resources on International Education

International Professional Development Opportunities for Faculty and Staff

Faculty Resources on Study Abroad

Visiting Scholars

GSW Visiting Scholars Manual

ARTICLES

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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