FSU to celebrate International Education Month in November

November is International Education Month at Florida State University, a time when the university spotlights the successes and the importance of international programs and people at FSU and the university’s presence abroad. 

An award-winning national leader in campus internationalization, FSU honors its commitment to international education throughout the month of November with events that celebrate its diverse community and the importance of global connections, perspectives and experiences. 

An opening reception featuring an address from FSU President Richard McCullough followed by the Going Global Showcase will kick off the festivities Tuesday, Nov. 2. More than a dozen events, including a series of talks, concerts and performances highlight the monthlong celebration. 

International Education Month began as International Education Week, a joint initiative between the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education and was commemorated during the third week of November. 

For more information and a full schedule of events, visit https://global.fsu.edu/iem.


International Education Month Opening Reception and Going Global Showcase
3–5 p.m. | The Globe
FSU’s International Education Month Opening Reception with President McCullough will be followed by the annual Going Global Showcase featuring students’ international experiences.


Engage Your World: Daughters of the Forest (Film Screening and Q&A with Dr. Ramos-Mattoussi) 
7–8:30 p.m.| Askew Student Life Center
FSU’s Center for Global Engagement’s Engage Your World Speaker Series, Learning Systems Institute and Askew Student Life Cinema present a film screening of “Daughters of the Forest,” an uplifting coming-of-age story set in the untamed wilds of the Mbaracayu Reserve in rural Paraguay. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Flavia Ramos-Mattoussi who will discuss her work with USAID-funded “Women’s Leadership Program in Paraguay.”


International Coffee Hour: Co-Hosted with FSU’s Middle East Center
5–6:30 p.m. | The Globe
Every Friday from 5-6:30 p.m., The Globe offers refreshments from a featured culture and interaction with students, scholars and faculty from around the world. This particular coffee hour is co-hosted with FSU’s Middle East Center. 


FSU’s Andean Ensemble Performance
7 p.m. | The Globe
College of Music presents the FSU Andean Ensemble p
erforming music of South America, Central America, and more.


2nd Global Africas: Gender, Representation, and the Maghreb
9 a.m–1 p.m. | Register for event
Hosted by the Winthrop-King Institute for Contemporary French and Francophone Studies and co-sponsored by the FSU Center for the Advancement of Human Rights and the FSU Middle East Center, this event will bring together Tunisian director Raja Amari, Moroccan rapper Khtek, and Moroccan artist Merieme Mesfioui.


FSU Libraries Abroad: An International Librarianship Panel
9 a.m. | Register for event
Hosted by Distance Library Services, in collaboration with FSU International Programs and University Libraries, the panel will discuss topics such as library instruction and information literacy for study abroad students, their engagement and user needs, and preparing students for a residential library experience.