Spring 2022 Events

The International Education Center’s Global Citizenship Project (GCP) begins a new programming theme this academic year: Transcending Divisions. Check out some of our prior events on our GCP YouTube Playlist. Our calendar includes events for prospective and current international students, study abroad info sessions, meetings for employees, and cultural events open to the public.

January

Wednesday, January 5, 12, and 19, 10:00 a.m.
International student check-in session.
Please choose a day and register for your check-in session.

Thursday, January 6, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., via Zoom.
English as a Second Language (ESL) Program Info Session
This info session will give prospective students an overview of the English as a Second Language program offered by Brookdale Community College
Please register for this event.

Thursday, January 6, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., via Zoom.
English as a Second Language (ESL) Program info session
This info session will give prospective students an overview of the English as a Second Language program offered by Brookdale Community College
Please register for this event.

Wednesday, January 12, and 19, 10:00 a.m.
International student check-in session.
Please choose a day and register for your check-in session.

Thursday, January 13, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon, MAN 108 and via Zoom
International Student Orientation
New International students will learn about Brookdale and adjustment to academic life by meeting current Brookdale students, faculty and staff.
Please register for the orientation.

Tuesday, January 18, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., MAN 108 and via Zoom
F-1 Student Immigration Regulations
Follow up session to International Student Orientation for new F1 international student. We will explain all the F1 student immigration rules and regulations that students must obey in the U.S. to stay in legal F1 status. We will answer all questions regarding this topic.
Please register for the this session.

Wednesday, January 19, 10:00 a.m.
International student check-in session.
Please register.

Thursday, January 27, 11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
International Education Advisory Council
Open to all employees interested in international issues.
Zoom link: https://brookdalecc.zoom.us/j/96854061978


February

Tuesday, February 1, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., via Zoom
Global Citizenship Orientation & Kick-off
The Global Citizenship Distinction Initiative (GCD) is a recognition program open to all students, regardless of major or GPA, who want to engage in globally focused curricular and co-curricular activities as they pursue a degree. Learn more here.
Join on Zoom https://brookdalecc.zoom.us/j/93103392167

Thursday, February 3, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., via Zoom
F-1 Students! How to apply to Brookdale
Meet a member of the International Education Center. Learn about Brookdale and our academic programs. Get help in completing your application. Ask questions about online and in-person classes. Find out about the visa application process.
Please register for this event.

Thursday, February 3, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., via Zoom
General Study Abroad Info Session
Learn about semester, J-term and summer study abroad options. Learn about scholarships and how to use financial aid to fund your study abroad experience.
Zoom: https://brookdalecc.zoom.us/j/97870842857

Monday, February 7, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., via Zoom
Global Citizenship Project Meeting
Faculty from all disciplines who are interested in infusing global issues into their classes and planning GCP activities are invited to attend.
Link if joining via Zoom: https://brookdalecc.zoom.us/j/93755037267

Wednesday, February 9, at 4:00 p.m., via Zoom
Faculty-Led Study Abroad Info Session – Peru
Faculty leaders will provide information about a Winterim 2023 short-term study abroad program to Peru including itinerary, courses, costs and application deadlines and procedures.
Zoom: https://brookdalecc.zoom.us/j/91607089700

Thursday, February 10, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., via Zoom
General Study Abroad Info Session
Learn about semester, J-term and summer study abroad options. Learn about scholarships and how to use financial aid to fund your study abroad experience.
Zoom: https://brookdalecc.zoom.us/j/97870842857

Thursday, February 10, 5:00 p.m., Center for the Visual Arts (CVA) Gallery
Transcending Divisions: World Walk Exhibition Opening Reception
Beginning on January 17, 2022, and running for four weeks, the CVA gallery will display the beautiful photography of Tom Turcich, a New Jersey native, who is on an epic journey walking around the world with his dog Savannah. His photos and experiences literally transcend borders and divisions. Please join us virtually for a reception and Q & A with the artist.
Link to Q & A with Tom Turchich: https://brookdalecc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_GAydMpdRTxmuOTr93oKQRg
Sponsored by the Global Citizenship Project and the Graphic Design Department

Friday, February 18, 12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m., via ZoomCivility Week: “Defeating Human Trafficking: What Can We Do?”Presented by Dr. Janice ThomasDirector of the International Education CenterDr. Rajkumari WesleyAssociate Professor of Psychology, & Global Citizenship Distinction Students Belinda Asamoah, Norkiris Concepcion, Sophia Jimenez, and Taïphane Orange
The Global Citizenship Distinction cohort is focused on the theme of Human Trafficking this academic year. Trafficking is a worldwide concern that is finally receiving the attention it deserves. Students have made international collaborative presentations to promote awareness and prevention of this social problem. They are working hard to raise their voices, to stop this iniquitous action from affecting the lives of people worldwide. Do not miss this important panel discussion – learn and see how you can make a difference!Zoom Link: https://brookdalecc.zoom.us/j/93365058089

Thursday, February 24, 11:30 am – 1:00 p.m., MAN 108F-1 Students Resume Writing and Interviewing American StyleCareer Services and Transfer Pathway representatives will share with international students how to write an American style resume and how to prepare for a job interview in the U.S. It is a very popular workshop for the international students because these requirements in their home country may be different.
Please register for this event.
Sponsored by Career, Leadership and Transfer Pathways and International Education Center

Thursday, February 24, 11:45 p.m., MAN 104 or via Zoom
Faculty-Led Study Abroad Info Session – Peru
Faculty leaders will provide information about a Winterim 2023 short-term study abroad program to Peru including itinerary, courses, costs and application deadlines and procedures.
Link if joining via Zoom: https://brookdalecc.zoom.us/j/91607089700


March

Tuesday, March 1, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., via Zoom
GCD Monthly meeting
The Global Citizenship Distinction Initiative (GCD) is a recognition program open to all students, regardless of major or GPA, who want to engage in globally focused curricular and co-curricular activities as they pursue a degree. Learn more here.
Join on zoom https://brookdalecc.zoom.us/j/93103392167

Thursday, March 3, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., via Zoom
Employment Options for F-1 International Students
Gaining practical experience is an important part your education in the U.S. Learn about on-campus and off-campus work opportunities for F-1 students. We will cover topics such as Curricular Practical Training (CPT), Optional Practical Training (OPT), On-campus Employment, and Off-Campus Employment Based on Economic Hardship. You will also learn about campus resources that can assist you in searching for internships and jobs.
Please register for this event.

Tuesday, March 8, 11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Student Life Center, Twin Lights I
Transcending Divisions: Israeli/Palestinian Relations
Dr. Saliba Sarsar, a professor of political science at Monmouth University and contributor to an innovative plan for peace negotiations between Israel and Palestine, will guide the audience through a lecture, film viewing, and discussion on the importance and possibility of advancing peace between Israel and Palestine. Audience members will gain historical context on the Israeli/Palestinian divide, view the short film Admissions, and engage in a post-viewing discussion about the possibilities for peace.
Sponsored by Global Citizenship Project and History Department

Thursday, March 17, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., via Zoom
Connect with Current International Students
Hear from current Brookdale international students about what it is like to attend a community college.  Learn about classes, student activities, athletic programs, and more.
Please register for this event.

Thursday, March 24, 11:45 p.m., MAN 104 or via Zoom
Faculty-Led Study Abroad Info Session – Peru
Faculty leaders will provide information about a Winterim 2023 short-term study abroad program to Peru including itinerary, courses, costs and application deadlines and procedures.
Link of joining via Zoom https://brookdalecc.zoom.us/j/91607089700

Friday, March 25, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., via Zoom
Global Citizenship Project Meeting
Faculty from all disciplines who are interested in infusing global issues into their classes and planning GCP activities are invited to attend.
Link if joining via Zoom: https://brookdalecc.zoom.us/j/93755037267

Thursday, March 31, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., via Zoom
F-1 Students!  How to apply to Brookdale
Meet a member of the International Education Center.  Learn about Brookdale and our academic programs. Get help in completing your application.  Ask questions about online and in-person classes.  Find out about the visa application process.
Please register for this event.

Thursday, March 31, 11:45a.m. – 1:00 p.m., via Zoom
International Education Advisory Council
Open to all employees interested in international issues.
Zoom link: https://brookdalecc.zoom.us/j/96854061978

Thursday, March 31, 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Bankier Library
Transcending Divisions: The Human Library
Challenge your own biases and come to the Bankier Library to check out a “book.” At this event, people are open books willing to share their story and engage in a conversation with “readers.” This event will provide a safe space for dialogue and an opportunity to ask difficult questions.
Sponsored by Global Citizenship Project, Bankier Library, Community College Opportunity Grant, and the Civility Week Planning Committee.
Free and Open to the Public


April

Tuesday, April 5, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., via Zoom
GCD Monthly meeting
The Global Citizenship Distinction Initiative (GCD) is a recognition program open to all students, regardless of major or GPA, who want to engage in globally focused curricular and co-curricular activities as they pursue a degree. Learn more here.
Join on zoom https://brookdalecc.zoom.us/j/93103392167

Thursday, April 7, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., via Zoom
Learn English at Brookdale
This info session will give you an overview of the English as a Second Language program offered by Brookdale Community College. You will learn how to apply, about online and in-person classes, what types of ESL classes are offered, costs, and program dates.
Please register for this event.

Thursday, April 7, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm, Student Life Center, Navesink Rooms
International Festival
Each spring the International Student Association hosts the annual International Festival. The festival is intended as a multicultural celebration, featuring ethnic food booths, dance and music, arts and crafts, and cultural booths. Several Brookdale clubs and organizations, and individual students are involved in the festival representing their unique international or cultural significance.
Sponsored by International Student Association, Student Life and Activities, International Education Center
Free and Open to the Public

Thursday, April 14, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., via Zoom
F-1 Students! How to start your Bachelor’s Degree at Brookdale
Learn from Brookdale Community College about pathways to Bachelor degree programs at 4-year colleges and universities in the U.S. and abroad. Topics of discussion include what is an Associate’s degree, the many benefits of attending a community college, funding your education, and pathway programs with transfer partners.  You will get to meet representatives from two of our many transfer partners: New Jersey City University and Stockton University.
Please register for this event.

Thursday, April 14, 1:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m., MAN 105
Transcending Divisions: The Mühldorf Train of Death Film Viewing & Discussion led by Professor Marc Bonagura
In the last days of World War II, on 25 April 1945, the Nazis committed one of their last atrocities. A train with over 3,600 prisoners in 60 to 80 wagons departed from the concentration camp at Mühldorf, conveying mainly Hungarian Jews southwards to Tyrol. Declared goal of the Nazis: none of the prisoners should survive the end of the war. Laszlo “Leslie” Schwartz was 14 years old at the time and probably the youngest prisoner on this train of death. In the film, six teenagers accompany Leslie as they retrace the journey of the train of death, supplementing the emotional memories of Leslie Schwartz with their own archival research and encountering “forgotten resistance” in their conversations with German contemporary witnesses.
Source material: Copyright: Beatrice Sonhüter
Sponsored by Center for World War II and Conflict Resolution and Global Citizenship Project.

Thursday, April 21; 11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., via Zoom
International Education Advisory Council
Open to all employees interested in international issues.
Zoom link: https://brookdalecc.zoom.us/j/96854061978

Thursday, April 21, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., via Zoom
Learn English at Brookdale
This info session will give you an overview of the English as a Second Language program offered by Brookdale Community College.  You will learn how to apply, about online and in-person classes, what ESL classes are offered, costs, and dates.
Please register for this event.

Friday, April 22, 10:0 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., via Zoom
Global Citizenship Project Meeting
Faculty from all disciplines who are interested in infusing global issues into their classes and planning GCP activities are invited to attend.
Link if joining via Zoom: https://brookdalecc.zoom.us/j/93755037267

Monday, April 25, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Student Life Center, Twin Lights I & II
Global Citizenship Awards Ceremony
At the 11th annual Global Citizenship Project (GCP) Awards ceremony, Brookdalians will be celebrated for their globally minded coursework and/or their service to the community.
Sponsored by International Education Center, Global Citizenship Project & Student Life & Activities.
Free and open to the public.

Thursday, April 28, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., via Zoom
Employment Options for F-1 International Students
Gaining practical experience is an important part your education in the U.S. Learn about on-campus and off-campus work opportunities for F-1 students. We will cover topics such as Curricular Practical Training (CPT), Optional Practical Training (OPT), On-campus Employment, and Off-Campus Employment Based on Economic Hardship. You will also learn about campus resources that can assist you in searching for internships and jobs.
Please register for this event.


May

Tuesday, May 3, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., via Zoom
GCD Monthly meeting
The Global Citizenship Distinction Initiative (GCD) is a recognition program open to all students, regardless of major or GPA, who want to engage in globally focused curricular and co-curricular activities as they pursue a degree. Learn more here.
Join on zoom https://brookdalecc.zoom.us/j/93103392167

Thursday, May 5, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., via Zoom
Learn English at Brookdale
This info session will give you an overview of the English as a Second Language program offered by Brookdale Community College.  You will learn how to apply, about online and in-person classes, what ESL classes are offered, costs and dates.
Please register for this event.

Thursday, May 26, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., via Zoom
F-1 Students! How to Apply to Brookdale
Meet a member of the International Education Center. Learn about Brookdale and our academic programs. Get help in completing your application.  Ask questions about online and in-person classes.  Find out about the visa application process.
Please register for this event.


June

Thursday, June 9, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., via Zoom
How to Apply for your F1 Student Visa at a U.S. Embassy
We will review the visa application process and provide advice to help you prepare for your visa interview.  Topics include what documents to bring, questions you may be asked, and what to do if your visa is denied.
Please register for this event.

Thursday, June 23, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., via Zoom
Pre-Arrival Information for Accepted Students
We will cover everything you need to know before arriving to Brookdale.  Topics include I-20, the visa application process, housing, placement tests, advising and class registration, methods of payment, health insurance, immunizations, travel, COVID-19 requirements, etc.
Please register for this event.


July

Thursday, July 7, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., via Zoom
How to Apply for your F1 Student Visa at a U.S. Embassy
We will review the visa application process and provide advice to help you prepare for your visa interview.  Topics include what documents to bring, questions you may be asked, and what to do if your visa is denied.
Please register for this event.

Thursday, July 21, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., via Zoom
Pre-Arrival Information for Accepted Students
We will cover everything you need to know before arriving to Brookdale.  Topics include I-20, the visa application process, housing, placement tests, advising and class registration, methods of payment, health insurance, immunizations, travel, COVID-19 requirements, etc.
Please register for this event.

Thursday, July 28, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., via Zoom
Learn English at Brookdale
This info session will give you an overview of the English as a Second Language program offered by Brookdale Community College.  You will learn how to apply, about online and in-person classes, what ESL classes are offered, costs, and dates.
Please register for this event.


August

Thursday, August 4, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., via Zoom
Pre-Arrival Information for Accepted International Students
We will cover everything you need to know before arriving to Brookdale. Topics include your I-20 form, the visa application process, housing, placement tests, advising and class registration, methods of payment, health insurance, immunizations, travel, COVID-19 requirements, etc.
Please register for this event.

Thursday, August 11, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., via Zoom
Learn English at Brookdale
This info session will give you an overview of the English as a Second Language program offered by Brookdale Community College.  You will learn how to apply, about online and in-person classes, what ESL classes are offered, costs, and dates.
Please register for this event.

Thursday, August 25, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., via Zoom
Learn English at Brookdale
This info session will give you an overview of the English as a Second Language program offered by Brookdale Community College.  You will learn how to apply, about online and in-person classes, what ESL classes are offered, costs, and dates.
Please register for this event.

Thursday, August 25, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., via Zoom
Learn English at Brookdale
This info session will give you an overview of the English as a Second Language program offered by Brookdale Community College.  You will learn how to apply, about online and in-person classes, what ESL classes are offered, costs, and dates.
Please register for this event.