International Education Week
Week 8 | Fall Term | Monday, Nov 16 - Friday, Nov 20, 2020
International Education Advocacy
Monday, Nov 16 | Click Here to Get Informed and Get Involved
Global learning leads to a more engaged and welcoming United States, more responsive and participatory government, and a more secure and peaceful world. Organizations like NAFSA, IIE, and the Presidents' Alliance advocate for policies that foster the exchange of ideas, create a commonsense immigration process, support the evolution and improvement of democratic institutions, and encourage enlightened global engagement. Click the link above to learn about their advocacy efforts, the economic value of international students in the U.S., and how you can take action and make a difference.
No Passport Required: Virtual Travel Experiences
Tuesday, Nov 17 | Click Here to Start Your Journey
When travel is out of reach, we can still feel the excitement of travel and learn about the world around us through photos, stories, videos, and courses - all available at our fingertips to enjoy at our own pace. Click the link above to open up a world of opportunity.
Coming to America - The International Spouse Experience
Wednesday, Nov 18 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM PST | Zoom Recording | Presentation Slides
Members of the Caltech International Spouses Club (CISC) share their personal stories of accompanying their spouses to the United States and to Caltech. They will speak about the challenges and the humorous side of cultural adjustment and how they found their unique ways to grow their own paths and contribute to the local community. Presented by CISC president Ameya Joshi and CISC members Dalia and Nidhi. Zoom recording will be posted here after the event.
Behind the Consular Curtain
Thursday, Nov 19 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM PST | Zoom Recording | Presentation Slides
Immigration attorney, Avi Friedman, will provide insight into the processes behind visa decisions, with a focus on the international students and scholars (postdocs, faculty, staff). Learn about current issues at the Department of State, including administrative processing, denials, and revocations, and how to overcome these issues. Zoom recording will be posted here after the event.
International Education Roundtable Discussions
Friday, Nov 20 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM PST | RSVP For Meeting Link
International Offices staff and the GSC International Student Committee (ISC) will host virtual discussion circles on the site, wonder.me. Topics will include: Travel, Student Advocacy + Leadership, F-1 and J-1 Student Employment Options, and Scholar Employment (postdoc, green card, etc.). This session is designed to address questions from international students and scholars.
Celebrating and promoting international education and exchange, International Education Week is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education to recognize the global exchange environment between the United States and other countries.
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