FACULTY EXPERIENCES ABROAD ADD GLOBAL CONTEXT TO SDSU EDUCATION
On one of her many research trips to rural Uganda, associate professor of global health Susan Kiene and her family were invited to dinner by a local villager. The woman served her guests chicken—a big gesture in an area where meat is expensive and typically reserved for special occasions.
Kiene and her guests soon found out just how big a gesture it was.
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FACULTY SPEAKERS ADD TO THE POWERFUL MESSAGE OF INTERNATIONAL PEACE VILLAGE
When SDSU students from all over the world flock to Montezuma Hall for the 60th annual International Peace Village on November 17, they’ll be coming together to put their unique culture and customs on display. But Dipak Gupta, professor emeritus of political science, believes they’ll be doing something even more significant.
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TRANSFORMED BY STUDY ABROAD, AN ALUMNUS GIVES BACK
Daniel Soto, ’09, admits to being pretty intimidated when he first arrived in Sau Paulo, Brazil, for his study abroad experience. He had studied Brazilian Portuguese in classes, but struggled to grasp the slang needed to carry on a conversation. Also, as a community college transfer student who had never before lived away from home, he wondered if he could handle life on his own.
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IMPERIAL VALLEY CAMPUS STUDENTS BROADENING THEIR HORIZONS ABROAD
CALEXICO, Calif. - Hop on Interstate 8 from SDSU’s main campus, head east and put the city in your rearview mirror. Endure white-knuckled driving as you battle sharp turns and strong gusts through the Laguna Mountains. Then, abruptly and dramatically, descend into the stunningly barren Colorado Desert.
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FIRST-TIME TRAVELER FINDS CREATIVE WAY TO MAKE STUDY ABROAD WORK
Accounting sophomore Kyrie Buckhalter recalls the rush of excitement when it arrived in the mail. He pulled it from the envelope, held it in his hands and flipped through the pages. It was a passport. His passport.
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STUDENTS RECEIVE PRESTIGIOUS SCHOLARSHIPS FOR SUMMER PROGRAMS
Shania Bennet could hardly bear to look. The biology junior was certain that the email waiting in her inbox from the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program was a rejection letter. It was, in fact, the opposite.
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HHS STUDENTS TAKE ACTION TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE ABROAD
While on a Spring Break study abroad program that included visits to many of the dazzling sights of cosmopolitan London, kinesiology senior Tony Grizzle admits he wasn’t exactly thrilled when he looked at the itinerary and saw a visit to the North London Hospice. Little did Grizzle know, it would be that experience that would stick with him the most – and inspire him and his classmates to take action.
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CHAMPION FOR STUDY ABROAD WINS SDSU’S GLOBAL DIVERSITY AWARD
At a biotechnology firm in Emeryville, Calif., Inemesit Williams, who often goes by Ine, worked side-by-side with colleagues from around the globe. Her co-workers were predominantly made up of immigrants and first generation Americans – people with roots in Cambodia, Vietnam, China, the Philippines and elsewhere. Williams was enriched by the experience, but also witnessed the conflict created by cultural differences, as things such as social cues, gender dynamics and views on hierarchy became pitfalls.
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INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ESSAY CONTEST WINNERS ANNOUNCED
Jaysmit Jadhav was named the winner of the inaugural International Student Essay contest hosted by the International Student Center. A graduate student from India, Jadhav earned the top honor among the 23 entrants with his charming telling of adjusting to life in the U.S. and overcoming the stresses inherent in such a life-changing transition.Jaysmit Jadhav was named the winner of the inaugural International Student Essay contest hosted by the International Student Center. A graduate student from India, Jadhav earned the top honor among the 23 entrants with his charming telling of adjusting to life in the U.S. and overcoming the stresses inherent in such a life-changing transition.
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AMBASSADORS BUILD GLOBAL AWARENESS IN LOCAL SCHOOLS
On a recent bright and crisp San Diego morning, Brian Shirey informed his fifth grade students that he had a mile run planned for them. A look of concern washed over their faces almost immediately – and it had nothing to do with physical exertion.
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ART STUDENT DRAWS INSPIRATION FROM AN UNCOMMON DESTINATION
Sabrina Anderson was feeling sick, that’s the first thing she recalls. Still, she was determined not to let that fact deter her New Year ’s Eve celebration. After all, she wasn’t about to ring in 2015 just anywhere. Anderson – currently a senior at SDSU – had just completed a semester abroad in the United Arab Emirates, of UAE, and she stuck around a little longer to stay with a new friend from her public relations class and her family. As darkness fell over the Arabian Peninsula, Anderson shook off her illness and ventured with her hosts out into the desert to build a raging bonfire. As 2014 passed into 2015, they lit paper lanterns and watched them ascend against the night sky.
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