Global Connections

Learn, explore, connect!

Open to all students.

Join our weekly Global Connections meetup to connect with people from around the world, explore cultural topics, and learn tips for improving your overall well being. 

Each week we rotate through different themes:

  • S=Social: Meet others, play games, and hang out.
  • C=Culture: Develop intercultural skills and explore cultural topics.   
  • W=Wellness: Tips & tricks to a healthy mind and body.
  • D=Diversity in America: Learn, share, and ask about diversity in the U.S.

We meet every Monday from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (PST) online. Everyone is welcome. Click on the link to join us: http://csu.sjsu.edu/globalconnections 

Global Connections is brought to you by Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS), International Gateways, and International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS).

Fall 2020 Schedule

We are excited to return to our weekly meet ups this fall!

[S] August 24: Global Connections Kick Off!
This is our first meeting of the year! We'll spend the hour getting to know each other through casual conversation and fun activities. JOIN US

[C] August 31: Engaging in Zoom Culture
Zoom has become a huge part of our daily lives, but does how we engage over Zoom change when we interact in a different culture? Share your experiences and get tips and strategies for effective and appropriate Zoom engagement in the U.S. setting. JOIN US!

September 7: Labor Day Holiday (no meeting; campus closed)

[D] September 14: International Student Experiences in Times of Change
We're experiencing a lot of change from crossing cultures, to changes in immigration policy, to understanding racism and social justice in the U.S. How are you managing change? What questions or concerns do you have? Come share them in this safe, non-judgmental space. JOIN US!

[W] September 21: Self Care
With everything going on in the world and in our lives, it's important that we make time to take care of ourselves. Learn tips and strategies for managing stress and keeping healthy. JOIN US!

[S] September 28: De-Stress Activities & Games
Take a break and come hang out with us. Today's meet up is a chance to relax and enjoy some down time with friends. JOIN US!

[C] October 5: Mid-Autumn/Moon Festival
Many cultures celebrate the mid-autumn or moon festival. We'll be discussing lunar festivals around the world. Come and share your story! JOIN US!

[W] October 12: Wellness with Expressive Arts
Bring your arts and craft supplies (markers, paper, whatever you have on hand)! We'll be getting creative and practicing self-care through art. JOIN US!

[S] October 19: De-Stress Activities & Games
Take a break and come hang out with us. Today's meet up is a chance to relax and enjoy some down time with friends. JOIN US!

[S, C] October 26: Halloween Spook-tacular!
Wear a costume, use a fun Zoom filter, or put up a Halloween-inspired virtual background. We're talking all things Halloween today. JOIN US!

[C] November 2: So you want to be President?
In preparation for the November 3rd election day, we'll be playing some informative and fun games about the U.S. Presidency. JOIN US!

[W] November 9: Mindfulness for Post-Election Stress
We will be practicing ways to self-care and do mindfulness exercises to help us manage stress that may come from the current sociopolitical climate and recent election. Please join us and meet other international students. JOIN US!

[C] November 16: Celebrating International Education Week
November 16-20 is International Education Week. Stay tuned for this special Global Connection discussion topic. More information is coming soon. JOIN US!

[C] November 23: Thanksgiving & Harvest Festivals
From Thanksgiving to harvest festivals around the world, we're sharing our favorite foods and traditions. JOIN US!

[S] November 30: De-Stress Activities & Games
Take a break and come hang out with us. Today's meet up is a chance to relax and enjoy some down time with friends. JOIN US!