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Spring 2017

HSU Global Ambassadors Fund for Study Abroad Announces Inaugural Winners

Congratulations to Leticia Sanchez an International Studies major with a concentration in Global Culture and Karl Gareth Jones Oman, an Environmental Resources Major, who have both been selected to receive the Spring 2017 HSU Global Ambassadors Fund award. The purpose of this award is to support full-time HSU students seeking to study abroad anywhere in the world for at least a semester and to cover costs not readily paid from other sources. For those aiming to study abroad in Spring 2018, details of the application process are available via the websites for International Studies or the Center for International Programs. The next deadline will be: October 2, 2017.

Panel: “Syrian Refugees: Escaping the Horrors of War, Coping with World Apathy,” Feb. 27.

Over five million Syrians have fled their country seeking safety and freedom, away from the horrors of the civil war. As the world copes with the largest humanitarian crisis of our lifetime, the US has played a small part in the efforts to relocate and resettle refugees. Now, there is fear that even this meager involvement will stop, leaving one of our world's most vulnerable populations in limbo indefinitely. Come learn about the situation and what you can do to help! Panelists include Dr. Leena Dallasheh and Dr. Jared Larson of the Politics Department.

19th Annual International Latino Film Festival, Feb. 28-March 2.

Held at the Minor Theatre in Arcata from 6-10:20 p.m. Students and the general public are invited to view three outstanding films relating to the theme “Immigration to the United States:” Who is Dayani Cristal? (Marc Silver, 2013); Dream: An American Story (Aldo Bello, 2015), and Made in L.A. (Almudena Carracedo, 2007). All films will be shown in Spanish and English with English subtitles. The festival is free to students enrolled in SPAN/HIST/ES 396 and SPAN 99A courses. A limited number of tickets will be available to community members. To inquire about receiving a ticket, please email Kristy Carlsen at kristy-carlsen@redwoods.edu or call 707-476-4316. For all other questions regarding this event, please contact the HSU Department of World Languages and Cultures at 707-826-3226.

Let's Talk about the Middle East, March 2.

Free film showing ("Baran") and discussion led by Dr. Leena Dallasheh at the Richard's Goat Miniplex (401 I Street, Arcata). Thursday, March 2, 7 p.m.

Meet with a Peer Mentor March 27 - April 6

Peer mentors can provide help planning your next semester as well as offering advice for studying abroad. Hours: M: 11am - 1pm T: 8am - 10am W: 12pm - 2pm Th: 2pm - 3pm in Lib115 or email Maggie Martinez for an appointment: mrm892@humboldt.edu

Talk “Syrian Refugees: Escaping the Horrors of War Coping with World Apathy”

When: Monday, February 27, 6:00pm – 8:00pm Where: Founders Hall 125, Humboldt State University

Description: Over five million Syrians have fled their country seeking safety and freedom, away from the horrors of the civil war. As the world copes with the largest humanitarian crisis of our lifetime, the US has played a small part in the efforts to relocate and resettle refugees. Now, there is fear that even this meager involvement will stop, leaving one of our world's most vulnerable populations in limbo indefinitely. Come learn about the situation, and what you can do to help!

Lets Talk About the Middle East (Film Series + Discussion) with HSU Professor Leeena Dallasheh

Film Title: Baran directed by Majid Majidi at Richards Goat Miniplex 7pm Thursday, March 2nd Open to all ages 401 I St. Arcata

The 19th Annual International Latino Film Festival

The 19th Annual International Latino Film Festival will be held February 28th, March 1st, and 2nd, at the Minor Theatre in Arcata from 6:00 p.m. to 10:20 p.m. This long-standing community event is a collaboration of College of the Redwoods Humanities Department and Humboldt State University’s World Languages and Cultures Department. Students and the general public are invited to view three outstanding films relating to the theme “Immigration to the United States:” Who is Dayani Cristal? (Marc Silver, 2013); Dream: An American Story (Aldo Bello, 2015), and Made in L.A. (Almudena Carracedo, 2007). All films will be shown in Spanish and English with English subtitles.

$1000 Benavides-Garb Family International Travel Scholarship Award

ELIGIBILITY: For students accepted to participate in an HSU-approved study abroad program during the 2017-18 Academic Year (includes summer of 2017). Preference will be given to students who have never participated in an academic program abroad. All HSU students in good standing may apply. Special consideration will be given to students with financial need. Prior recipients of this scholarship are not eligible to reapply. APPLICATIONS: Available online at https://wlc.humboldt.edu/content/scholarships Bring or send a hard copy of the application and essay (see application for instructions) to arrive by February 8, 2017, before 5:00 p.m., to: Department of World Languages and Cultures BSS Building 206, Humboldt State University Arcata, CA 95521 Award will be announced during International Education Week February 13-16.

International Education Week February 13-16

This FREE annual event is open to campus and community members alike. Sponsored by the Academic and Career Advising Center, Center for International Programs, the College of Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences, the College of eLearning and Extended Education, the International Advisory Committee, Library, the Multicultural Center, and the Global Connections Club, this week offers a variety of fun and interesting events:

    Keynote speaker, Dr. Gual Soler, "Training the Global Leaders of the Future with Science Diplomacy" Tuesday, February 14th 5:00pm-6:45
    Panel discussions on current events and global topics
    Workshops on studying, working and living abroad
    Food, fun and more from around the world

A unit of credit is available for attending this event. For more information on International Education Week go to: http://www2.humboldt.edu/iew/

HSU Globabl Ambassadors Fund -- Deadline March 10

The purpose of this award, established by Dr Alison Holmes, Leader of the International Studies Program, is to support full-time HSU students seeking to study abroad anywhere in the world for at least a semester and to cover costs not readily paid from other sources. Details of the application process are available in the links below and on the International Studies website here. For those aiming to study abroad this coming summer or next fall/academic year, the deadline will be: March 10, 2017.

Fall 2016

First Informational Meeting for the Study Abroad Program in Dakar, Senegal this Summer (2017)

The first informational meeting for the summer study abroad program in Dakar, Senegal will take place Wednesday, December 7th. 2:00-2:50 in WLC Lab, BSS 202. All majors are welcome! The trip will take place from May 29th - August 4th, 2017 with HSU Professor Joseph Dieme.

Recipients of the first-ever Global Ambassadors Fund scholarship at Humboldt State

Congratulations to two International Studies students, Andrea Sarber and Caitlin McCollum-Martinez, who have been selected to receive the first-ever Global Ambassadors Fund scholarship at Humboldt State!

The purpose of this award, established by Dr. Alison Holmes, Leader of the International Studies Program, is to support full-time HSU students seeking to study abroad anywhere in the world for at least one semester. The recipients of this scholarship receive a grant up to $500.00 to cover costs not readily paid from other sources, such as travel expenses and insurance.

The recipients of the Global Ambassadors Fund scholarship are featured on the scholarship page at: http://www2.humboldt.edu/internationalstudies/global_amb_scholarship.html

Let’s Talk About the Middle East Film Series + Discussion with HSU Professor Leena Dallasheh Thursday, December 1st.

It will be on December 1st @ 7pm located at Richard’s Goat Tavern in Arcata. The film that will be featured is “Bab El Oued City” directed by Merzak Allouache. Open to All Ages.

Talk on Wednesday, Nov. 9 "The Global Refugee Crisis: International & Local Responses."

Join HSU professors (including Politics lecturer Dr. Jared Larson) and students as they discuss the ongoing refugee crisis, their work in refugee camps, and how to plug into relief efforts. Wednesday, Nov. 9, 6:30-8:30 p.m., BSS 166.

Oaxaca, Mexico Study Abroad Second Informational Meeting. November 29th, 2016

When: November 29th
Room: BSS (Behavioral and Social Sciences Building) room 408.
Time: 7:00-9:00pm.
Earn 12 units of Spanish Language and Culture. The trip takes place Summer 2017, May 30-August 4. For more information go to: https://www2.humboldt.edu/wlc/spanish/oaxaca.html

International Education Week Informational Meeting Wednesday, November 30

This informational meeting will take place from 5:00-6:00pm in Founders Hall 236 on Wednesday, November 10. Need a unit? Learn about international topics and issues by attending and participating in a variety of events throughout the week. International education week takes place February 13-16, 2017. There will be Panel Discussions, Workshops, and Presentations. Enjoy food and fun from all around the world!
For more information visit: www.humboldt.edu/iew

Let's Talk About The Middle East Film Series + Discussion with HSU Professor Leena Dallasheh. Thursday, November 10th

It will be on November 10th @ 7pm located at Richard's Goat Tavern in Arcata, open to all ages. The film that will be featured is "West Beirut" directed by Ziad Doueiri.

International Cultural Festival Saturday, November 5th

The International Cultural Festival will take place Saturday, November 5th from 1:00 to 5:00 pm in the KBR! Come meet students from around the world and watch them showcase their country, culture, and traditions! Enjoy live performances from Dancing to Percussion, and try some FREE International food! Returnees from different Study Abroad programs will also be there so here's a chance for you to chat with students about living abroad. If you have any questions, Contact Ariana Hendren from Global Connections at ach510@humboldt.edu.

Major meeting -- Wednesday, October 26

It will be from 5-7 p.m. in Founders Hall 236. This is a great way to get your questions answered, hear top tips from fellow students, meet new folks and get the first peek at the list of all the classes that will be offered next semester that count for different Concentrations – including the special topics classes.

Peer mentor advising -- Oct. 24 through Nov. 4

Meet with International Studies peer mentor Maggie Martinez before your advising session. She'll have open hours every day for two weeks in Karshner Lounge: Mondays noon-2 p.m., Tuesdays 10-10:50 a.m., Wednesdays 2-4 p.m., Thursdays 2:30-3:30 p.m., and Friday 10 a.m.-noon. She can be contacted at mrm892@humboldt.edu.

Campus Dialogue on Race

Keynote speaker Ian Haney Lopez will address “Anger in Politics: Exploring the Connection Between Race, Democracy and Economic Equality.” His talk will be Thursday, November 3, at 6 p.m. in the Kate Buchanan Room. Find the full program here.

Voter Registration

Still need to register to vote for the General Elections? Do it here.

Let's Talk about the Middle East

FREE film showing ("Rana's Wedding") and discussion led by Dr. Leena Dallasheh at the Richard's Goat Miniplex (401 I Street, Arcata). Thursday, October 20, 7 p.m.

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Soup and Substance: Misconceptions of Islam

Come learn and discuss with Dr. Leena Dallasheh about common misconceptions and beliefs of Islam. FREE soup and salad.
Wednesday, October 12, noon-1p.m., Nelson Hall 106.
Only 20 spots available; RSVP to cab@humboldt.edu to reserve your spot.

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Panel on "Islam's Contribution to Modernity," October 15

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Travel grants for students studying abroad -- application deadline extended to October 17

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INTL has started a blog!

If you are abroad - or even if you are staying home – contribute, participate, chat and comment on the world as we see it. It's easy to get into the system and we hope you will use this as a way to stay in touch.
Check it out! https://www.humboldt.edu/isjournal/international-studies-blog

International Advisory Committee:

It's looking for a student representative so if you are in student government, etc., check it out how to see what other international stuff happens on campus.
Contact Dr. Alison Holmes at alison.holmes@humboldt.edu for further information.

Global Connections Club:

Connect with our international students and all students on campus who have an international interest. The club meets every Thursday at the Multicultural Center.
Email: global@humboldt.edu.

Toyon Multilingual Journal of Literature and Art

Toyon is looking for multilingual submissions. How great is that for your language skills!?
For more information: http://www.toyonliterarymagazine.org/submit.html.
Close date: September 30.

International Education Week February 13-17, 2017:

Spring registration is not long away, so be thinking about this and how you might like to get more involved – help organize volunteers, set up the display window, get a student panel together from your time abroad. Lots to do!

Summer study abroad:

World Languages & Cultures will be going to Oaxaca, Mexico, for 10 weeks and they are going to try to go to Senegal as well. If you are interested in either program, let the faculty leading the program know you are interested and start planning (e.g., informational meeting at the Center for International Programs, financial aid, courses, etc.).

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