Fall 2021 Events

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

September

International Student Orientation
Thursday, September 2; 9:00 a.m. – 12:00, MAN 106 or 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.

Friday, September 10, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. CVA Gallery
Souls Shot Opening Reception
Remarks from Laura Madeline, Executive Director of Souls Shot at 5:30 pm; Panel discussion to follow.

Thursday, September 16, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m., LAH 208
Faculty-Led Study Abroad Info Session – Italy: Fashion Merchandising
Faculty leaders will provide information about a summer 2022 short-term study abroad program to Italy including itinerary, courses, costs and application deadlines and procedures.

Monday, September 20, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., LAH 208
Faculty-Led Study Abroad Info Session – Italy: Fashion Merchandising
Faculty leaders will provide information about a summer 2022 short-term study abroad program to Italy including itinerary, courses, costs and application deadlines and procedures.

Tuesday, September 21, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m., CVA 204
Faculty-Led Study Abroad Info Session – Italy: Interior Design
Faculty leaders will provide information about a summer 2022 short-term study abroad program to Italy including itinerary, courses, costs and application deadlines and procedures.

Tuesday, September 21, at 4:30 p.m., via Zoom.
Global Citizenship Distinction Initiative (orientation)
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, September 23, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., via Zoom
Understanding the Community College Pathway to a Bachelor’s degree
Hear from Brookdale Community College and our University Partners on the community college route and pathways to 4-year universities. Topics of discussion include: the many benefits of attending a community college; Pathway programs with partner schools; what is an Associate’s degree; and, time for Q and A.
Please register for this event.

Thursday, September 23, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., in MAN 108 or 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.
Link if joining via Zoom: https://brookdalecc.zoom.us/j/97870842857

Tuesday, September 28, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., LAH 205
Faculty-Led Study Abroad Info Session – Italy: Hospitality and Culinary
Faculty leaders will provide information about a summer 2022 short-term study abroad program to Italy including itinerary, courses, costs and application deadlines and procedures.

Tuesday, September 28, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m., LAH 208
Faculty-Led Study Abroad Info Session – Italy: Fashion Merchandizing
Faculty leaders will provide information about a summer 2022 short-term study abroad program to Italy including itinerary, courses, costs and application deadlines and procedures.

Thursday, September 30, 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m., MAN 106
Faculty-Led Study Abroad Info Session – Paris: Creative Writing & English Literature
Faculty leaders will provide information about a summer 2022 short-term study abroad program to Paris including itinerary, courses, costs and application deadlines and procedures.

Thursday, September 30, 11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. MAN 104 & Via Zoom
International Educational Advisory Council Meeting
Open to all employees interested in international issues.
Link if joining via Zoom: https://brookdalecc.zoom.us/j/96854061978

Thursday, September 30, 4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. CVA Gallery
GCP Narrative 4 Story Exchange
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.” Participants will convene and debrief in the CVA surrounded by the work of Souls Shot Portrait artists. Space is limited, but we welcome staff, students, faculty, and community to sign-up. Click here for a brief explanation from Angela on how the story exchange will work.
Please register for this event with this link: https://forms.gle/o3S1odFP1hucRWVH7
Sponsored by the Director of Diversity and Inclusion/CCOG, Global Citizenship Project & International Education Center


October

Tuesday, October 5, at 4:30 p.m., via Zoom
Global Citizenship Distinction Initiative info session
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, October 7, 10:00 a.m., via Zoom
Employment Options for F-1 International students
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.
Please register for this event.

Thursday, October 7, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 pm, Location TBA
Is that a dog on your plate?: A Dialog on discourse and social awareness
Facilitated by Dr. Barbara Jones and Dr. Matthew Kalos. Presented as part of Civility Week. Through a panel discussion on the key anthropological themes of ethnocentrism, cultural relativism, cultural universals, reflexivity, and holism, we will tackle the issues of civil discourse and social awareness. Three international students will share their cultural stories (from behaviors as disparate as food taboos to marriage patterns) that we will then frame within the language of anthropology. By highlighting the universality of cultural responses to human needs, our goal with this presentation is to show how ethnographic stories can help each of us find the familiar in the foreign. In rethinking the foreign as familiar, tolerance and mutual respect for our cultural differences becomes not only possible but much more likely.
Sponsored by Anthropology Department & International Education Center.

Tuesday, October 12, 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., Culinary Education Center, Windows Dining Room
Faculty-Led Study Abroad Info Session – Italy: Hospitality and Culinary
Faculty leaders will provide information about a summer 2022 short-term study abroad program to Italy including itinerary, courses, costs and application deadlines and procedures.

Tuesday, October 12, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., MAN 10
Faculty-Led Study Abroad Info Session – Paris: Creative Writing & English Literature
Faculty leaders will provide information about a summer 2022 short-term study abroad program to Paris including itinerary, courses, costs and application deadlines and procedures.

Thursday, October 14, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., in MAN 108 or via Zoom
F-1 Students Working in the U.S.
A representative 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. International Education Center staff will discuss two types of practical training (OPT and CPT) and economic necessity employment work permits.
If joining via Zoom, please register for this event.

Thursday, October 14, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., LAH 208
Faculty-Led Study Abroad Info Session – Italy: Fashion Merchandizing
Faculty leaders will provide information about a summer 2022 short-term study abroad program to Italy including itinerary, courses, costs and application deadlines and procedures.

Friday, October 15, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., CVA 204
Faculty-Led Study Abroad Info Session – Italy: Interior Design
Faculty leaders will provide information about a summer 2022 short-term study abroad program to Italy including itinerary, courses, costs and application deadlines and procedures.

Wednesday, October 20, 11:30 a.m.
Philadelphia Story: Abolitionists, Indian Removal, and the Price of Denial
Paul Chaat Smith, a Comanche author, essayist and curator, will explore the contemporary landscape of Native American art and politics during a “Lunch and Learn” program.
Here is the link to the registration page for the event: https://www.chhange.org/events/abolitionists-indian-denial
Sponsored by Chhange, Brookdale’s History Department, and the Global Citizenship Project

Wednesday, October 27, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., MAN 106 or 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, October 21, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., via Zoom
Tips on Applying for a Student Visa
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.

Thursday, October 21, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., in MAN 108 or 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.
Link if joining via Zoom: https://brookdalecc.zoom.us/j/97870842857

Thursday, October 28, 11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. MAN 104 & Via Zoom
International Educational Advisory Council Meeting
Open to all employees interested in international issues.
Link if joining via Zoom: https://brookdalecc.zoom.us/j/96854061978


November

Tuesday, November 2, at 4:30 pm, via Zoom
Global Citizenship Distinction Initiative info session
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 Zoom meeting: https://brookdalecc.zoom.us/j/93103392167

Thursday November 4, 10:00 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, housing, placement tests, advising and class registration, methods of payment, health insurance, immunizations, travel, COVID-19 requirements, etc. Please register for this event.

Thursday, November 11, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., in MAN 108 or via Zoom
F-1 Student Employment Workshop with an Immigration Lawyer
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.
If joining via Zoom, please register for this event.

Thursday, November 11, 11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. MAN 106 & Via Zoom
International Educational Advisory Council Meeting
Open to all employees interested in international issues.
Link if joining via Zoom: https://brookdalecc.zoom.us/j/96854061978

Tuesday, November 16, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Student Life Center lobby
International Education Week Study Abroad Fair!
Join us for our fall study abroad fair! Learn about our summer 2022 faculty led programs to Italy and France. 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.

Thursday, November 18, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., via Zoom.
Tips on Applying for a Student Visa
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.

Thursday, November 18, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., via Zoom
Human Trafficking Panel with Global Citizenship Distinction Students
Featuring students from Brookdale and Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Goiás (Brazi)
Join via Zoom: https://brookdalecc.zoom.us/j/98373965787


December

Thursday, December 2, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., via Zoom.
Pre-Arrival Information for Accepted International Students
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.

Thursday, December 2, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., MAN 106 or 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, December 2, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., via Zoom
6th Annual Clinton Crocker Memorial Lecture
The Impacts of Internal Economic, Social, and Political Divisions on Haitian Communities Living Abroad –  Guest Speaker – Dr. Jean Eddy Saint Paul, Professor of Sociology and former founding director of the Haitian Studies Institute, City University of New York.
There are 3.5 million Haitians living outside of Haiti, but Haitian communities living abroad do not pull a proportional political weight. Professor Saint-Paul will explain how internal divisions contribute to this result.  He will tell us how they have arisen, how they are related to historic divisions in Haitian society, and what can be done in the near term to begin mitigating them.
Sponsored by NJ Haiti Partners, Brookdale International Education Center, Brookdale Governmental and Community Affairs
Zoom Link:  https://brookdalecc.zoom.us/j/98294495803

Monday, December 6, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., MAN 106
Faculty-Led Study Abroad Info Session – Paris: Creative Writing & English Literature
Faculty leaders will provide information about a summer 2022 short-term study abroad program to Paris including itinerary, courses, costs and application deadlines and procedures.

Tuesday, December 7, at 4:30 p.m., via Zoom.
Global Citizenship Distinction Initiative info session
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, December 9, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., via Zoom
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.

Tuesday, December 14, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m., CVA 204
Faculty-Led Study Abroad Info Session Italy: Interior Design
Faculty leaders will provide information about a summer 2022 short-term study abroad program to Italy including itinerary, courses, costs and application deadlines and procedures.

Thursday, December 16, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., via Zoom
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, December 16, 11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. MAN 106 & Via Zoom
International Educational Advisory Council Meeting
Open to all employees interested in international issues.
Link if joining via Zoom: https://brookdalecc.zoom.us/j/96854061978