Cultural Programming

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

DateTimesEventsDescriptionLocation
24-Aug9:00am-3:00pmInternational Student OrientationMandatory orientation for all new international students. Topics cover important immigration details as well as campus services and activities. Engbretson Hall
1-Sep3:00pm-4:30pmPublic Health Brigade to Nicaragua MixerMixer for former and interested participants to meet and share their experiences. Hall of Honors
5-Sep3:00pm-4:00pmStudy Abroad 101Info session on upcoming study abroad programs, how to apply and scholarships available. E-Lounge
6-Sep3:00pm-4:30pmMix n' MingleMixer 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. Lakeside Lounge
8-Sep8:30am-4:30pmChicago TripTrain ride to Chicago to visit Millenium Park and have lunch at Giordano's for Chicago-style deep dish pizza. Millenium Park
11-Sep3:00pm-4:00pmStudy Abroad 101Info session on upcoming study abroad programs, how to apply and scholarships available. E-Lounge
13-Sep11:30am-12:30pmGlobal Lunch Series Brown bag presentation by GSU faculty or staff on topics of global interest - "Japan Inside Out" by Maribeth Voss and Akiko OtaE-Lounge
15-Sep10:00am-12:00pmGilman Scholarship WorkshopThe Gilman Scholarship is for Federal Pell Grant recipients who are intersetd in studying abroad for at least 21 days. We will go over the application process and tips for a successful application. E-Lounge
21-Sep3:00 - 4:30pmExperiences of being African-American in the U.S. and AbroadBased on Ta-Nehisi Coates' book "Between the World and Me", we will have panel discussion on the African-American race as it is perceived in the U.S. and abroad. Engbretson Hall
21-Sep4:30 - 6:30pmJapanese Cooking LessonOIS and EXL Staff who lived in Japan will be teaching students how to cook and eat Japanese.Prairie Place
26-Sep11:30am-4:30pmStudy Abroad FairUpcoming 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!Hall of Governors
4-Oct2:30-4:00pmConversational CaféOnce a month ESL students will have conversation with other GSU students to improve and practice their English while sharing their culture over food. Lakeside Lounge
10-Oct5:00-8:00pmDiwali Festival Indian Festival of Lights and street market - includes a variety of performances and food.Center for Performing Arts
12-Oct4:30 - 6:30pmEthiopian Cooking LessonOIS Staff who served in the Peace Corps in Ethiopia for 2 years will be teaching students how to cook and eat Ethiopian.Prairie Place
14-Oct1:00pm-10:30pmFright FestInternational Students can sign up to spend the day at an American amusement park with a Halloween Theme. Six Flags
18-Oct11:30am-12:30pmGlobal Lunch SeriesBrown bag presentation by GSU faculty or staff on topics of global interest - Mindfulness by Michelle SebascoE-Lounge
8-Nov2:30-4:00pmConversational CaféOnce a month ESL students will have conversation with other GSU students to improve and practice their English while sharing their culture over food. Lakeside Lounge
9-Nov6:00-11:30pmSilk 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. Chicago 
Nov. 13-17TBDInternational Education WeekThe Office of International Services works with units around the university to host several cultural programming events.Hall of Governors
15-Nov11:30am-12:30pmGlobal Lunch SeriesBrown bag presentation by GSU faculty or staff on topics of global interest E-Lounge
20-Nov4:30 - 6:30pmThanksgiving Cooking LessonOIS Staff who is familiar with American cooking will be teaching students how to cook and eat a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. Prairie Place