International Education & Global Engagement

International Education Week (IEW) is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education is part of our efforts to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences.

CSULB celebrates IEW every year and this year it is scheduled to take place from November 13-17, 2017.

Students, Staff, faculty and community members are invited to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange by:


IEW 2017 Schedule of Events


Math Education in China
4:00 pm—5:30 pm
Location: UTC 203
A series of lectures hosted by the College of Education:
  • 'East China Normal University and Its Mathematics Education Program' by Zhilng Wang, Visiting Scholar
  • 'Teaching a Geometry Open Lesson to Eighth Grade Students in China' by Prof. Dunia Zeineddine, 2014-2016 Math Ed. graduate student, College of Education
  • 'Teaching and Visiting Elementary Schools in China' by Prof. Cynthia Pulido, 2015-2017 Math Ed. graduate student, College of Education
  • Presentation by Prof. Cristina Cortes, 2015-2017 Math Ed. graduate student, College of Education
  • 'Travel and Presenting at 2017 CTRAS Conference in China' by Breanne Ulloa, 2015-2017 Math Ed. graduate student, College of Education
  • Presentation by Prof. Christina Perez, 2015-2017 Math Ed. graduate student, College of Education

International Education Week Kick-Off Festival
11:00 am—1:00 pm
Location: USU South West Terrace
Visit student and department booths offering snacks, activities and information about different cultures. Watch performances from cultures around the globe!
African Cultural Extravaganza
12:30 pm —2:00 pm
USU Beach Auditorium
Come and enjoy dancing, drumming, food, and a fashion show! This event also includes study abroad opportunities and speakers from African countries.
International Internships Panel
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Career Development Center, BH 250
Internships and study abroad opportunties can help launch your career. Why not combine the two to improve your career readiness skills and global awareness? Hear from a panel of students about their internships abroad. How did they get their internship? How much money did they need or spend? How did they find housing? What did they learn? Join us for an interactive dialogue and uncover the how and why of internships abroad. For all majors and class levels.
International Scholarship and Fellowship Information Workshop
3:00 pm—4:30 pm
Location: Multicultural Center, F03-003
Learn how to fund study abroad, internship, or graduate research opportunities around the globe.

CSULB Cultural Film Festival
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: CSULB University Theater
Come and watch Filipino-American-produced films and shorts, as well as Q&A sessions with the directors and producers.
Feature Film: 'Kamera Obskura' directed by Raymond Red
Two short movies: 'The Legend of the Basketball Ghosts' and 'Miss Understanding' by Gabe Pagtama

American Language Institute Poster Session
1:00 pm—2:50 pm
Location: Friendship Walk
International students from the American Language Institute on campus present posters on various topics, including food, culture, and more.  Come and chat with us!
'Neemkomok' (“She Returns”) (2017) Film Screening & Discussion
3:30 pm–5:00 pm
Location: Multicultural Center Conference Room, FO3-02
In 1810, Isadora, an Indigenous Californian (Tongva) woman, faces a battle to survive after being emancipated from the abusive Los Angeles mission where she was raised. She's helped by Domingo, a Franciscan friar, on the journey to bring her to a native village where she can she can be safe.
Film Screening: Approved for Adoption
6:30 pm—8:00 pm
Location: University Library, Room 305
A heartfelt true story about a boy named Jung adopted from South Korea by a Belgian family. The film is animated by Jung and interspersed with home movies from his childhood. Refreshments will be served.
David Lamelas: A Life of Their Own
Ongoing exhibit September 17 – December 10
Location: University Art Museum
The University Art Museum (UAM) is pleased to present, the first US monographic exhibition of the Argentine-born pioneer of conceptual art, David Lamelas. The exhibition reframes customary narratives about conceptual art-makers and their practices in the late 20th and early 21st century, taking cues
CSULB Arts School’s Exchange Program with Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts
Date/Time: TBD
Location: FA 118
For more information about CSULB IEW 2017:
Email Carolina De la Rosa
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