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.

In spring 2022, we'll meet online every Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (PT). Everyone is welcome. Join us!

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

Spring 2022 Schedule 

Click here to register and join!


January 25, 2022 | Global Connections Fall Kick Off! | Social 

This is our first meeting of the semester. We hope you'll join us for fun and games! Connect with peers and SJSU staff who are here to support you. Learn more about Global Connections.

February 1, 2022| Lunar New Year| Culture

Many cultures celebrate the Lunar New Year. Join Global Leaders Mindy and Willis as they share about their Lunar New Year traditions. You can also read a blog post about how Lunar New Year is celebrated in Vietnam.

February 8, 2022 | Checking in! How's it going? | Wellness

This will be a time for international students to connect with one another and check in with how the semester is going. We'll also see how you're doing adjusting to the U.S. and the SJSU system. Come join us to meet new friends and learn about resources on campus.

February 15, 2022 | Love & Relationships Across Cultures| Culture & Diversity

What does love look like in your culture? How do values and beliefs about romantic relationships and friendships differ around the world? Join us as we explore these topics in a relaxed, non-judgmental space.

February 22, 2022 | Fun & Games | Social

Take a study break and get to know others through fun online games!

March 1, 2022 | Learn about International TV/Movies | Wellness, Culture, Diversity

Who doesn't like a good TV show or movie? Come share about your favorite TV show or movie from your home culture. Get global recommendations from your peers.

March 8, 2022| Fun & games! | Social

Take a study break and get to know others through fun online games!

March 15, 2022 | Meanings and Origins of American Idioms and Slang | Culture

Explore the meanings and origins of everyday expressions and learn how they might be different from what you're used to. Join our cultural discussion to learn more.

March 22, 2022| Nowruz, Persian New Year | Culture, Diversity

Come celebrate and learn about Nowruz, the Persian New Year!

April 5, 2022 | Ramadan| Culture, Diveristy

Have you heard of Ramadan, but you're not exactly sure what it is? Join us to learn more about this Islamic tradition.

April 12, 2022 | Perfektionism | Wellness

Ever feel like you have certain standards that you try to meet but you have a hard time being satisfied? If so, you may be struggling with perfectionism. Please join Minji Yang (CAPS Counselor) to learn about what perfectionism is and how to develop self-compassion to help you be an overall more successful and healthy SJSU student!

April 19, 2022| Stress Management| Wellness

Finals are just around the corner. Join us to learn tips that will help you manage the stress that happens this time of year.

April 26, 2022 | Fun & Games | Social

Take a study break and get to know others through fun online games!

May 3, 2022 | De-Stress Activities | Social, Wellness

This is our last session of the year! Take a study break, play some games, relax, and de-stress with us.