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Creating Opportunities for Study Abroad and Away

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Cal State Fullerton’s Office of International Programs and Global Engagement will be holding a weeklong program to increase awareness and discussion about internationalization and how study abroad and away can be used to enrich the educational experiences of campus students.

Among the Sept. 21-25 scheduled activities will be a Tuesday, Sept. 22, program, “Orange County Perspectives on Internationalization – Today and Tomorrow” featuring two panel discussions, lunch and a keynote address by Nguyen Nguyen, the founder and CEO of Cosemi Technologies, Inc. of Irvine. Nguyen was recognized as 2015 Entrepreneur of the Year by the Vietnamese American Chamber of Commerce.

The afternoon panel will feature Bill Craft, deputy assistant secretary of the Bureau of Economic and Business Development, U.S. Department of State. Craft will share his insight from his involvement in the negotiations of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership and the World Trade Organization.

Other faculty-focused programs include a workshop on short-term, faculty-led study abroad; a program on how to design a study abroad program and a Friday, Sept. 25, working brunch, “Internationalization at Home — What Could This Mean and What Would it Take?” featuring Barry J. Morris, a board member of NAFSA: Association of International Educators.

For students, there will be a Wednesday, Sept. 23, study abroad mini fair on the piazza of the Residence Halls and a Thursday, Sept. 24, study abroad and global engagement fair on the Quad. Both programs will be held from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

For more information, contact Sandy Wong, 657-278-4727, or Leslie Chanthaphasouk, 657-278-8509.