Global Spartan Month

Global Spartan Month

Join us in celebrating international education and exchange throughout the month of March. Learn about new cultures and share your own. Discover opportunities to study abroad, make global connections and expand your worldview right here on campus. 

Global Spartan Month is for everyone. Learn, share and connect with our #GlobalSpartan community! 

Featured Events Workshops
Study Abroad & Away Food & Culture
Make Connections Opportunities for Faculty & Staff

 

Featured Events

Photo Contest

Enter our annual Global Spartan Photo Contest and share your unique cultural perspective through photography! Prizes will be awarded to our Top 3 Fan Favorite photos and our committee-selected Most Impactful Narrative winner. Learn more.

 

Study Abroad & Away

Study Abroad & Away 101

View On-Demand

View the Study Abroad & Away 101 video to learn essential information about study abroad and away. All students should watch the video before applying for a program. 

 

Summer & Winter Short-Term Study Abroad & Away Programs: What is on the Horizon?

March 3, 2021 | 3:00 PM-4:00 PM PT | Join SAA event

Hosted by SAA

What is on the horizon for short term study abroad and away programs? In this session we will highlight the programs being offered in summer 2021 and what we are planning for winter 2022. Join us!

 

Finding the Best Study Abroad Program for You!

March 4, 2021 | 12:00 PM-1:00 PM PT | Join SAA event

Hosted by SAA

Are you interested in studying abroad or away but not sure where to begin? Tune in to learn about how to search for a study abroad program and start your adventure today!

 

Study Abroad for World Languages, Literatures & Linguistics Majors

March 11, 2021 | 12:00 PM-1:00 PM PT | Join SAA event

Hosted by SAA

Do you have a major or minor in the World Languages & Literatures or Linguistics departments? Are you interested in studying languages in another country? Come join advisors from the Study Abroad & Away office and the WLL and Linguistics Departments to hear about exciting program options, ask questions and learn what you need to know about participating in study abroad and away as a World Languages & Literatures or Linguistics student.

 

Study Abroad & Away: Town Hall for Sophomores

March 12, 2021 | 3:30 PM-4:30 PM PT | Join Town Hall

Hosted by SAA

Are you a Sophomore at SJSU? This is the perfect time to explore Study Abroad programs! Join our webinar to learn about how to explore our programs and find the best fit for you! We will talk about how to build study abroad into your academic plan, how to explore what is out there for you, and how to get more information to start your journey. Study abroad is for all Spartans, let's find a program for you!

 

Fulbright Info Session: Study, Research, or Teach Abroad

March 16, 2021 | 3:00 PM-4:00 PM PT | Join Fulbright event

Hosted by SAA

Have you ever thought about studying, researching, or teaching abroad? Join us to learn how you can receive a Fulbright grant while you immerse yourself in another community, gain valuable professional skills, and explore the world.

 

Study Abroad & Away: Town Hall for Freshmen

March 19, 2021 | 3:30 PM-4:30 PM PT | Join Town Hall

Hosted by SAA

Are you a Freshman at SJSU? Have you always dreamt of studying abroad while in college? Have you thought about it and didn't know where to begin? This is a webinar for you. We will talk about how to build study abroad into your academic plan, how to explore what is out there for you, and how to get more information to start your journey. Study Abroad is for all Spartans, let's find a program for you!

 

Traveling Abroad with Advance Parole: Information Session for DACA Recipients

March 24, 2021 | 4:00 PM-5:00 PM PT | Join Info Session

Hosted by SAA, UnDocuSpartan Student Resource Center, Immigrant Legal Defense

Join us for an informational session to learn about the options DACA holders have to travel abroad through Advanced Parole. Participants will learn about the requirements, the risks, and tips to prepare for future travel plans related to employment, humanitarian, and educational purposes including the opportunity to study abroad. SJSU students, staff, and faculty are invited to attend!

 

Money Matters: Financing Your Study Abroad

March 25, 2021 | 12:00 PM-1:00 PM PT | Join SAA event

Hosted by SAA

Are you interested in studying abroad but not sure how much it costs or how to pay for it? Come join staff from the Study Abroad and Away office and the Financial Aid office, as we break down different program costs, explain how you can use financial aid and scholarships to fund your program, and give valuable tips on budgeting and more!

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Make Connections

Conversation Club

Multiple dates and times, click below to join.

March 5, 2021 | 11:00 AM-12:00 PM PT 

March 12, 2021 | 11:00 AM-12:00 PM PT

March 19, 2021 | 11:00 AM-12:00 PM PT

March 26, 2021 | 11:00 AM-12:00 PM PT

Hosted by International Gateways

Open to all SJSU students! Great for students who want additional English speaking practice or to those are simply looking for a chance to meet new people from around the world.

 

Global Connections

Multiple topics, click the date to join. Hosted by ISSS, International Gateways, CAPS

Celebrating Women's History Month

March 1, 2021 | 11:00 AM-12:00 PM PT

We'll be discussing the contributions of women to society across cultures. What roles do women play in society? What women's issues prevalent in various countries? We invite you to join the discussion and share your cultural perspective.

International Games

March 8, 2021 | 11:00 AM-12:00 PM PT

We're celebrating Global Spartan Month through games! Join us to play some games from around the world.

Sleeping for a Better You

March 15, 2021 | 11:00 AM-12:00 PM PT 

Presenters: Karin Voelker and Sarah Urda, CAPS

Everyone knows we need sleep to survive, but not everyone knows how important sleep is to THRIVE! This workshop will give helpful tips and information about sleep to improve your mood, physical health,and your ability to learn.

Persian New Year Celebration

March 22, 2021 | 11:00 AM-12:00 PM PT

Celebrate and learn about Nowruz, the Persian New Year. Director of International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) Parinaz Zartoshty shares about Nowruz traditions.

 

ISSS x SAA x GSN Social Mixer

March 5, 2021 | 3:00 PM-4:00 PM PT | Join Mixer

Hosted by ISSS, Study Abroad & Away (SAA), Global Student Network (GSN)

Make global connections and learn more about opportunities abroad! In this event, people from all around the world will gather together to play a few ice breaker games while also learning about different cultures.

 

Thursday Tea Time

Multiple dates and times, click below to join.

March 4, 2021 | 3:00 PM-4:00 PM PT 

March 11, 2021 | 3:00 PM-4:00 PM PT  

March 18, 2021 | 3:00 PM-4:00 PM PT 

March 25, 2021 | 3:00 PM-4:00 PM PT

Hosted by ISSS

Our weekly meetup will continue through spring! Come hang out with us, meet new people, relax, and have a good time. Bring your favorite beverage!

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Workshops

Sprintax Nonresident Tax Webinar

March 3, 2021 | 1:00 PM-2:00 PM PT | Join Tax Workshop

Hosted by ISSS & Sprintax

Sprintax is offering a special tax workshop for SJSU international students! Learn more about how to submit your taxes as a nonresident.

 

Writing Workshop: Common Grammar & Punctuation Errors

March 10, 2021 | 12:00-1:00 PM PT | Join Writing Workshop

Hosted by ISSS & the Writing Center; Presenter: July Simeona

Have you had an instructor comment that your essay has excellent content, but your writing is weakened by too many serious grammar errors? In this workshop, we will review some of the most common grammar and punctuation errors in student writing, including run-ons, comma splices, and general punctuation misuse.

 

Strategies for Job Search Success: International Student & Alumni Panel

March 18, 2021 | 4:00 PM-5:00 PM PT | Join Webinar

Hosted by ISSS, Career Center

Curious about what the job search is like as an international student? Tune into this panel discussion, where current international students and alumni share their experiences and offer tips and strategies for a successful job search. This event is brought to you by ISSS and the Career Center.

 

"What's in a name?" Name Pronunciation Series

Whether we were given a name or have elected to use a preferred name, our names are closely tied to our identities and an expression of who we are as a person. We might be scared to pronounce a name that looks unfamiliar to us, but oftentimes, the small act of trying to pronounce a name or asking about a name (rather than avoiding saying names) is greatly appreciated by the individual whose name we seek to pronounce.

Peer educators, tutors, mentors, staff and faculty are encouraged to us for our "What's in a name?" series. Each of the workshops are facilitated by international students, who want to share more about their culture and language with you. We welcome you to join us for these interactive sessions. Click on a date and time below to register.

Chinese Names

March 11, 2021 | 4:00 PM-5:00 PM PT 

Facilitated by Global Leaders Haojun Song & Yuyi Huang

Indian Names

March 17, 2021 | 4:00 PM-5:00 PM PT 

Facilitated by Global Leader Riya Shah

Vietnamese Names

March 25, 2021 | 4:00 PM-5:00 PM PT 

Facilitated by Global Leaders Mindy Trieu & Thi Bui

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Food & Culture

Global Leader Chat: American Slang & Culture

March 3, 2021 | 7:00 PM-8:00 PM PT | Join Global Leader Chat

Hosted by ISSS & Facilitated by Global Leaders Neng Xiong, Thi Bui, and Mindy Trieu

Slang! We use it all the time, but do we all know what they mean? What are some aspects of American culture that might be different than what you're used to? Join our conversation on American slang and culture to learn more!

 

Cultural Conversations: Exploring Social Justice

March 11, 2021 | 7:30 PM-8:30 PM PT | Join Cultural Conversation

Hosted by ISSS, MOSAIC; Presenters: Chris Yang & Sharon Singh

You may have heard the term “social justice” before, but have you ever wondered what it’s really about? In this Cultural Conversation, we’ll explore the concepts of privilege, power, and oppression to understand better what social justice means, both in your home country and in the U.S.

 

Eating & Cooking in the U.S.

ISSS is pleased to partner with Professor Jamie Kubota and students in the Nutrtion, Food Science, & Packaging program, who have created a series of workshops about food culture in the U.S.

Campus Food Resources

March 5, 2021 | 12:00-12:45 PM PT | Join event

Learn where you can access cheap (and sometimes even free) groceries to cook at home.

Healthy Eating in the U.S.

March 12, 2021 | 12:00-12:45 PM PT | Join event

Find out what a healthy plate looks like and learn tips for making good choices while dining out.

Cooking Basics--Adapting to the U.S. Kitchen

March 19, 2021 | 12:00-12:45 PM PT | Join event

This session willl cover how to follow a recipe in English by reviewing basic cooking skills, American measurements, and common kitchen tools.

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Opportunities for Faculty & Staff

In addition to the event below, faculty and staff are invited to join any of the events listed on this page. The "What's in a name?" Name Pronunciation Series might be of particular interest to faculty and staff who work with international students.

 

Tools for Centering Racial Equity in Data Processes

March 9, 2021 | 10:00-11:30 AM PT | Join event

Hosted by the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee within the College of Professional & Global Education

This session will focus on equity in the data lifecycle. We will walk through some real world examples of data practices and structures that both proliferate structural racism, and reveal ways to dismantle it. From data policy making, to collection, to analysis, and data use there are ways to integrate and keep center racial equity in the data lifecycle. Examples from a toolkit released through the non-profit Actionable Intelligence for Social Policy group from the University of Pennsylvania will be used.

Presenter Bio: Angela Bluhm, she/her/hers, is an Analyst for the Educator Advancement Council in the Oregon Department of Education. Angela previously served as Research, Data, and Communications Coordinator for the Oregon Longitudinal Data Collaborative in the Chief Education Office and later in the Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC) where she built and analyzed data policies around the ethical use of data in government. Angela served on the Actionable Intelligence for Social Policy’s national workgroup for Centering Racial Equity in Government Data Processes.

 

Traveling Abroad with Advance Parole: Information Session for DACA Recipients

March 24, 2021 | 4:00 PM-5:00 PM PT | Join Info Session

Hosted by SAA, UnDocuSpartan Student Resource Center, Immigrant Legal Defense

Join us for an informational session to learn about the options DACA holders have to travel abroad through Advanced Parole. Participants will learn about the requirements, the risks, and tips to prepare for future travel plans related to employment, humanitarian, and educational purposes including the opportunity to study abroad. SJSU students, staff, and faculty are invited to attend!

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