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Current Events

Portuguese Studies at SJSU:
Vindimas at the Mansion

The Portuguese Studies is program is holding a fundraising event on Friday, October 17 at the Willow Heights Mansion in Morgan Hill. For more information on this event, please click here.

International Education Week
2nd Annual
Lunch Time Talk: Careers in World Languages

Our second annual Lunch Time Talk event will take place this year on Wednesday, November 19 from 12:00pm to 1:15pm. Light snacks will be provided. Location TBD. Please check back here for updates.


Past Events


Nancy Morejón Visits SJSU

World-renowned Cuban Poet, Nancy Morejón will be presenting her newest book at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Library on Saturday, September 13 from 4:00-5:30 in room 225. 

Book Presentation by Dr. Anne Fountain

The Department of World Languages and Literature proudly presents Anne Fountain, Ph.D. and her newest book, José Martí, the United States and Race on Wednesday, September 17 in Clark Hall 412 2:00-3:00. 

Department of World Languages and Literatures

Graduation Ceremony and Reception

The WLL graduation ceremony and reception is open to all graduating Undergraduate and Graduate students graduating in Spring 2014 and Summer 2013 and Fall 2013. The ceremony will be held on Thursday, May 22nd from
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm in the University Theater.

Foreign Languages Week 2014

March 3-7, 2014

Come celebrate and experience the diversity of your community at Foreign Languages Week. Keynote Speaker Misako Rocks, graphic novelist and 2010 Woman of the Year by Nikkei women's magazine, will talk about her rags to riches story as well as sign autographs after her speech. March 4, 5pm-6pm at MLK Library rrom 225/229. View our Calendar of Events and be sure to mark your calendars!
FLW 2014 and Misako Rocks

Department of World Languages and Literatures Graduation Ceremony and Reception

May 4, 2013 
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library room 229-225 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Graduation Ceremony and Reception is open for all graduating students graduating in May 2013 and for those who graduated in December 2012 and August 2012. For more information on this event, please click here or contact Eleanor Marsh at You can also RSVP here for this event.

A Night of Fado

March 10, 2013 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Support the Portuguese Studies Program of San José State University with an evening of Fado, a Portuguese genre of music. Appetizers and Portuguese wine will be served after a showing of the film, "Heaven's Mirror: A Portuguese Voyage" by Joshua Dylan Mellars. This event will take place at SES Hall, 1375 Lafayette Street, Santa Clara, CA. For tickets and more information, please contact Maria Alsheikh at (408) 807-4702. All proceeds go to the Portuguese Studies program here at San José State University.

Foreign Languages Week 2013

March 4-8, 2013

Come celebrate and experience the diversity of your community at Foreign Languages Week. Special Events include German students performing songs and poetry, a Japanese Sumie Workshop, a Presentation of Mexican Folklore and Dances, a demonstration of Arabic Calligraphy and many others. Expand your knowledge of and appreciation for all of our different cultures and traditions at this year's Foreign Languages Week! 
More Information  and Calendar of Events 

 You Can Go to Cuba

January 7-18, 2013

There are currently no more informational sessions for this event.  Please contact Anne Fountain at 408-258-7006 or with questions and for more information. More information about the You can go to Cuba event [PDF].