Fall 2022 Events

The International Education Center’s Global Citizenship Project (GCP) continues our 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.

August

Learn English at Brookdale
Thursday, August 25, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., via Zoom
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.

Learn English at Brookdale
Thursday, August 25, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., via Zoom
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.


September

International Student Orientation
Thursday, September 1, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon, MAN 105 and via Zoom
New International students will learn about Brookdale and adjustment to academic life by meeting current Brookdale students, faculty, and staff.
Please register for new student orientation.

F-1 Student Immigration Rules
Tuesday, September 6, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., MAN 108 and via Zoom
Follow up session to International Student Orientation for new F1 international students. 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 this session.

Peru Faculty-led Study Abroad Info Session
Tuesday, September 13, 7:00 p.m., via Zoom
Issues in Women’s Studies and English Special Project Have you always wanted to see Machu Picchu? Hike a part of the Inca trail? Immerse yourself in Peruvian culture? If so, join us and learn more about this exciting program: If Join on Zoom: https://brookdalecc.zoom.us/j/98717356924

F-1 Students! Apply to Brookdale
Thursday, September 15, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., via Zoom
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.

Student Involvement Fair
Thursday, Sept. 15, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Location Student Life Center (outdoors)
Stop by the International Education Center (IEC) table to learn about global opportunities at Brookdale including study abroad, global citizenship distinction, and virtual global opportunities.
Sponsored by Student Life and Activities

Global Citizenship Distinction Initiative (orientation)
Tuesday, September 20, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., MAN 108 and via Zoom.
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.
If joining via Zoom: https://brookdalecc.zoom.us/j/93103392167

Italy Faculty-led Study Abroad Info Session
Wednesday, September 21, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., CVA 204 and via Zoom
Naples and Milan: Interior Design and Architecture Rome, Florence, Venice. Been there? Done that? We get it. Which is why this “Back-to-the- Future”-style adventure takes a different tack on the study of architecture and interior design in the Mediterranean. Learn more about this program and meet the faculty leaders.
If joining via Zoom: https://brookdalecc.zoom.us/j/94606086949

Peru Faculty-led Study Abroad Info Session
Thursday, September 22,11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., in MAN 104
Issues in Women’s Studies and English Special Project Have you always wanted to see Machu Picchu? Hike a part of the Inca trail? Immerse yourself in Peruvian culture? If so, join us and learn more about this exciting program.

London Faculty-led Study Abroad Info Session
Thurs., Sept. 22, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., in MAN 108 and via Zoom
Travel “Across the Pond” to explore London, England through the lens of Psychology. Take a tour of London looking through the lens of Psychology. You will also visit main London attractions such as Big Ben and Parliament, Westminster Abby, Tower Bridge, Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, and more. Join us to learn about this program and meet faculty-leaders.
If joining via Zoom: https://brookdalecc.zoom.us/j/99752893893

Peru Faculty-led Study Abroad Info Session
Monday, September 26, 7:00 p.m., via Zoom
Issues in Women’s Studies and English Special Project Have you always wanted to see Machu Picchu? Hike a part of the Inca trail? Immerse yourself in Peruvian culture? If so, join us and learn more about this exciting program.
Join via Zoom: https://brookdalecc.zoom.us/j/98717356924

Transcending Divisions: The Political History of DACA and Advance Parole
Tuesday, September 27, 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. in Twin Lights I
Brookdale Alumna, Monmouth County YMCA Board Member and American Friends Service Committee on National Legislation, Red Bank, NJ Advocacy Corps Organizer Itzel Perez Hernandez will give a presentation on the political history of DACA and Advanced Parole highlighting how non-citizens have been and can be powerful actors in our democratic process. It is a collaboration between the Smithsonian planning committee, the campus club Dreamers+ and the International Education Center. This program complements the Smithsonian exhibit-MoMS Voices and Votes at Brookdale hosted by the Monmouth Museum from August 20 – October 2, 2022. Sponsored by the Smithsonian Planning Committee, Dreamers+, & the International Education Center

Employment Options for F-1 Students
Thursday, September 29, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., via Zoom
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), and Off-campus Employment based on Economic Hardship. You will also learn about internship opportunities.
Please register for this event.

International Educational Advisory Council Meeting
Thursday, September 29, 11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., via Zoom
Open to all employees interested in international issues.
Join via Zoom: https://brookdalecc.zoom.us/j/96854061978

Transcending Divisions: Brookdale’s 2nd Annual Story Exchange for Empathy
Thursday, September 29, 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., SLC Butterfly Garden (Rain location: MAC 208)
The story exchange, facilitated by Diversity Director Angela Kariotis, intends to navigate and heal our divided world charged with a mission to cultivate “radical empathy.” We are looking for ten participants to be part of Brookdale’s second-ever Story Exchange. 5 students and 5 faculty and staff to be paired with each other. Students will receive a swag bag and $25 gift card for participating. Click here to register for the event.
Sponsored by the Director of Diversity and Inclusion/CCOG, Global Citizenship Project & International Education Center

Global Citizenship Project Meeting
Friday, September 30, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., via Zoom
Faculty from all disciplines who are interested in infusing global issues into their classes and planning GCP activities are invited to attend.
Join via Zoom: https://brookdalecc.zoom.us/j/93755037267


October

Global Citizenship Distinction Initiative Monthly Meeting
Tuesday, October 4, at 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., MAN 108 and via Zoom
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.
If joining via Zoom: https://brookdalecc.zoom.us/j/93103392167

Study Abroad Info Session
Thursday, October 6, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., in MAN 108 and via Zoom
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.
If joining via Zoom: https://brookdalecc.zoom.us/j/97870842857

Transcending Divisions: Indigenous People’s Day
Monday, October 10

Time To Listen? Messages From the Indigenous People Of America
Monday, October 10, 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.,  Fee: $45, includes lunch

Join us for a unique opportunity to receive and better understand messages and teachings from the native people of America.

Filmmaker, Judit Papp will present a talk on her documentary, “1” The Message, a film providing insight into the Native American spiritual world and philosophy of life. Living among native people, listening to their stories, and seeing the world through their eyes moved her to invite individuals from various tribes living throughout the country to sit, share their experiences and offer a message in their own words.

Reuben Fast Horse, member of the Hunkpapha Lakota from Standing Rock Reservation in South Dakota, Chief Sitting Bull’s Tribe will share his knowledge, experience, and skills offering further insight into the culture, struggles, and hopes of native people in America.
Register for this event. Held on the Lincroft campus, Center for the Visual Arts Gallery, parking lot #2.

Offered through Continuing and Professional Studies, Lifelong Learning Program

“1” The Message: Film Screening and Discussion
Monday, October 10, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., MAS 001

Filmmaker, Judit Papp will present her documentary, “1” The Message, a film providing insight into the Native American spiritual world and philosophy of life.

This compelling award-winning documentary is the result of her desire to spread awareness of current native situations, debunk the Hollywood image of native people, and emphasize the importance of our connection to nature, the planet and each other.

After the film screening, Reuben Fast Horse, member of the Hunkpapha Lakota from Standing Rock Reservation in South Dakota Chief Sitting Bull’s Tribe, will participate in discussion and share his knowledge, experience, and skills offering further insight into the culture, struggles, and hopes of native people in America.
Indigenous Day events are sponsored by Lifelong Learning, Diversity and Inclusion/CCOG, International Education Center, and Wellness Center

Transcending Divisions: Culture Share with Personal Artifacts

Tuesday, October 11, 2:30 pm, Center for Visual Arts, CVA Gallery
The Tenement Museum’s digital exhibition Your Story, Our Story encourages people from across the country to share personal artifacts that highlight stories of immigration, migration, and cultural identity. Join us to share a personal artifact or just listen to the stories. We will see how each story is part of the larger compilation of narratives that shape our nation.
Sponsored by the Global Citizenship Project, Diversity and Inclusion/CCOG, History Department, International Education Center

Tips on Applying for a Student Visa
Thursday, October 13, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., via Zoom
We will review the visa application process and will provide advice to help you prepare for the visa interview at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate.
Please register for this event.

F-1 Students Working in the U.S.
Thursday, October 13, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., in MAN 108 and via Zoom
The representatives from the Career office will talk about career preparation resources such as: resume writing, interview skills, and other events offered through Career, Leadership & Transfer Pathways.
If joining via Zoom, please register for this event.

Civility Week: “Imagine Social Media Conscience”
October 17 – October 21
https://www.brookdalecc.edu/civility-week/

Social Media Around the World (A Civility Week Event)
Tuesday, October 18, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Location TBA
In this panel presentation we will hear from international students and learn how social media is experienced in different countries. Light refreshments will be provided.
Sponsored by International Education Center and International Student Association

Italy Faculty-led Study Abroad Info Session
Tuesday, October 18, 12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m., in CVA 204 and via Zoom
Naples and Milan: Interior Design and Architecture
Rome, Florence, Venice.  Been there? Done that?  We get it. Which is why this “Back-to-the- Future”-style adventure takes a different tack on the study of architecture and interior design in the Mediterranean.  Learn more about this program and meet the faculty leaders.
If joining via Zoom: https://brookdalecc.zoom.us/j/94606086949

Study Abroad Info Session
Thursday, October 20, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., in MAN 108 and via Zoom
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.
If joining via Zoom: https://brookdalecc.zoom.us/j/97870842857

Global Citizenship Project Meeting
Wednesday, October 26, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., via Zoom
Faculty from all disciplines who are interested in infusing global issues into their classes and planning GCP activities are invited to attend.
Join via Zoom: https://brookdalecc.zoom.us/j/93755037267

Connect with Current International Students
Thursday, October 27, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. and via Zoom
Hear from 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.

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

F-1 Student Employment Workshop with an Immigration Lawyer
Thursday, October 27, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., in MAN 108 and via Zoom
We are excited to offer you a fantastic opportunity to learn firsthand from Eileen King English, an immigration lawyer. She will talk about recent immigration changes, and different types of visas that offer employment opportunities after F-1 status.
Please register for this event.

London Faculty-led Study Abroad Info Session
Thursday, October 27, 11:30 – 12:30, in MAN 104 and via Zoom
Travel “Across the Pond” to explore London, England through the lens of Psychology.
Take a tour of London looking through the lens of Psychology. You will also visit main London attractions such as Big Ben and Parliament, Westminster Abby, Tower Bridge, Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, and more. Join us to learn about this program and meet faculty-leaders.
If joining via zoom: https://brookdalecc.zoom.us/j/99752893893


November

Global Citizenship Distinction Initiative monthly meeting
Tuesday, November 1, at 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., MAN 108 and via Zoom
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.
If joining via Zoom: https://brookdalecc.zoom.us/j/93103392167

Study New Jersey International Student College Fair
Thursday, November 3; 8:30am – 3:00pm, Twin Lights I, II
Brookdale Community College is hosting an in-person Study NJ International Student College Fair for local high school, language school, and community college international students. This yearly event is organized by Study New Jersey. It is a recruitment event for Brookdale and other Study NJ institutions where students and guidance counselors will visit our campus and speak directly to Brookdale and other New Jersey school representatives.
For more information visit www.studynewjersey.us.

Transcending Divisions: Outbound/In: Locating Women’s Boundaries
Friday, November 4, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m., via Zoom

Outbound/In: Locating Women’s Boundaries, is a documentary film by Shashwati Talukdar. It is the product of a collaborative project between the filmmaker, Diditi Mitra (Brookdale Community College) and Nida Sajid (University of Minnesota) on Sikh migration from Punjab, India. The film presents only one piece of the puzzle on Sikhs, Punjab and international migration. That is, it focuses on three Sikh women (two of whom live in Punjab, and one lives in the United States) and their views on international migration. Audience members will view the documentary and engage in a Q&A with the creators of the project.
Join us via Zoom: https://brookdalecc.zoom.us/j/92958680039
Sponsored by the Global Citizenship Project, International Education Center, Sociology Department

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

International Educational Advisory Council Meeting
Thursday, November 10, 11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. MAN 108 and via Zoom
Open to all employees interested in international issues.
If joining via Zoom: https://brookdalecc.zoom.us/j/96854061978

International Education Week
November 14 – 18
International Education Week (IEW) is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide.

Transcending Divisions: Mission JOY: Finding Happiness in Troubled Times – virtual and in-person documentary screening!

Join us as we prepare for our spring 2023 Global Read, The Book of Joy, by viewing the documentary, Mission JOY

Tuesday, November 15 – Thursday, November 17, Virtual Screening
You will have access to the film for a 72-hour period to view the film on your own.
Register to receive link.

Wednesday, November 16, 6:00 p.m. MAN 105, In-Person Screening

Discussion facilitated by Angela Kariotis, Director of Diversity and Inclusion
Sponsored by Global Citizenship Project, International Education Center, Student Life & Activities, Diversity and Inclusion/CCOG, Wellness Center

International Education Week Study Away Fair!
Tuesday, November 15, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Student Life Center lobby.
Join us for our fall study abroad fair! Learn about our summer 2023 faculty-led study away programs to Arizona, Costa Rica, Italy, England, Peru. Also learn about J-Term, summer, and semester programs in dozens of other destinations. We will have info about financial aid and scholarships. Enjoy free snacks, play games, and win prizes!
Sponsored by the International Education Center, Student Life and Activities, and the Office of Financial Aid.

London Faculty-led Study Abroad Info Session
Tuesday, November 15, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., in MAN 104 and via Zoom
Travel “Across the Pond” to explore London, England through the lens of Psychology.
Take a tour of London looking through the lens of Psychology. You will also visit main London attractions such as Big Ben and Parliament, Westminster Abby, Tower Bridge, Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, and more. Join us to learn about this program and meet faculty-leaders.
If joining via Zoom: https://brookdalecc.zoom.us/j/99752893893

Tips on Applying for a Student Visa
Thursday, November 17, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., via Zoom.
We will review the visa application process and will provide advice to help you prepare for the visa interview at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate.
Please register for this event.

Transcending Divisions: Friendsgiving
Thursday, November 17, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Student Life Center Patio
Rain date TBA
The Innovation Network (TIN), together with The International Student Association (ISA) and Women in Learning and Leadership (WILL) will host a Friendsgiving event in connection with our annual theme “Better Together.”

Friendsgiving will feature free food and beverages, games, prizes, activities, and guest speakers with a focus on having fun while meeting new friends in a relaxed, safe environment.

The event is free and open to all Brookdale students. For more information on the 2nd Annual Friendsgiving event, contact TIN:

Debbie Mura 732-224-2781; Elana Maloney 732-224-2735 Student Life & Activities, 732-224-2788
Sponsored by The Innovation Network (TIN)


December

Pre-Arrival Information for Accepted International Students
Thursday, December 1, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., via Zoom.
We will cover the topics of I-20, visa, housing, testing, advising and class registration, methods of payment, health insurance, immunizations, travel, COVID-19 requirements, etc.
Please register for this event.

Global Citizenship Project Meeting
Friday, December 2, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., via Zoom
Faculty from all disciplines who are interested in infusing global issues into their classes and planning GCP activities are invited to attend.
Join via Zoom: https://brookdalecc.zoom.us/j/93755037267

Global Citizenship Distinction Initiative Info Session
Tuesday, December 6, at 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., MAN 108 and via Zoom.
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.
If joining via Zoom: https://brookdalecc.zoom.us/j/93103392167

London Faculty-led Abroad Info Session
Thursday, December 8, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., in MAN 104 and via zoom
Travel “Across the Pond” to explore London, England through the lens of Psychology.
Take a tour of London looking through the lens of Psychology. You will also visit main London attractions such as Big Ben and Parliament, Westminster Abby, Tower Bridge, Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, and more. Join us to learn about this program and meet faculty-leaders.
If joining via Zoom: https://brookdalecc.zoom.us/j/99752893893

Italy Faculty-led Study Abroad Info Session
Wednesday, December 14, 12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m., in CVA 204 and via Zoom
Naples and Milan: Interior Design and Architecture
Rome, Florence, Venice.  Been there? Done that?  We get it. Which is why this “Back-to-the- Future”-style adventure takes a different tack on the study of architecture and interior design in the Mediterranean.  Learn more about this program and meet the faculty leaders.
If joining via Zoom: https://brookdalecc.zoom.us/j/94606086949

ESL Program info session
Thursday, December 15, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., via Zoom
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.