AGSC Celebrates International Education Week


Posted December 2, 2021

As part of this year’s International Education Weekthe Global Career Series featured an incredible lineup of global organizations, including the U.S. Department of State, USAID, the Peace Corps, the U.S. Department of Commerce, the Metro Atlanta Chamber, the Japan America Society of Georgia, the Brazilian American Chamber of Commerce of the Southeast, the Japan Exchange Teaching (JET) Program, the Latin American Association, the Globe Academy, the International Rescue Committee, the Carter Center, and Care International. Representatives from these organizations shared information about career and internship opportunities and advice about how to find a rewarding global career and thrive in one. 438 students, faculty, and community members attended the series, organized by the Atlanta Global Studies Center, The Center for Urban Language Teaching and Research, the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies Career and Alumni Services, and the Global Studies Program. If you missed it, you can watch all the video here.

Thank you to all the speakers, moderators, and audience members who participated and made this the most engaging Global Career series yet! 

Discover Asia attracted 362 students, staff, and faculty to five Perimeter College campuses to view visual and interactive exhibits on China, Vietnam, Japan, Korea, and India. On the iCollege platform, 382 students browsed virtual exhibits on various Asian cultures and learned about the diversity of Asian communities here in Atlanta. Students reflected on their discoveries by writing and responding to posts on discussion boards.

In “Bringing the World to Atlanta’s K12 classrooms,” Dr. Yali Zhao, Associate Professor of Social Studies and Multicultural Education at Georgia State University, and Dr. Lou Tolosa-Casadont, Clinical Associate Professor and World Language Program Coordinator at the University of Georgia, spoke to future and current K12 teachers and demonstrated how to connect students to peers in another country and build global competence, communication skills, digital literacy, and teamwork through virtual exchange. Classroom activities and project ideas were provided. The recording is available here.

Across all IEW events, over 2,750 attendees joined in celebrating Georgia State’s commitment to global engagement and international education. This year boasted over 25 signature events hosted with partners across Atlanta and Perimeter campuses, representing several colleges and dozens of units and departments. 

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Diana Christine Wrenn Rapp
Assistant Director, AGSC