South Africa

Andrew Young School of Policy Studies Hosts Mandela Washington Fellows Through Young African Leaders Initiative

ATLANTA, Ga. – Twenty-five promising young professionals from 17 sub-Saharan African countries have arrived in Atlanta to attend Georgia State University’s Public Management Institute, part of a partnership in the Mandela Washington Fellowship, flagship program of the Young African Leaders Initiative.

Faculty of the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies will provide… more »

South African Culture and Sport Celebrated at VolleyFest Exhibition

ATLANTA, GEORGIA – Recreational Services teamed up with the university’s South Africa task force and the Center for International Business Education and Research for the inaugural VolleyFest exhibition in the Student Recreation Center.  A combination of sports and culture, the event hosted over 200 students, staff, and faculty who celebrated volleyball… more »

CULTR, International Initiatives Collaborate on World Langauges Day

ATLANTA, GEORGIA – The Center for Urban Language Teaching and Research (CULTR) and the Office of International Initiatives at Georgia State University welcomed over 400 local high school students to “World Languages Day” on Friday, April 15th in the university’s Student Center East, State Ballroom.

The showcase provided students the opportunity to explore career opportunities… more »

International Urban Research Experts Participate in Inaugural Better Cities Conference at Georgia State

ATLANTA, GEORGIA – International urban researchers from partner universities in Hong Kong and South Africa participated in an “idea lab” at Georgia State University to foster collaborative research on the challenges of cities on three continents.

The researchers joined Georgia State scholars at the inaugural Global Partnership for Better Cities conference March 27–29… more »

President Jimmy Carter and Ambassador Andrew Young to be Honored at Africa Unites HIV/AIDS Awareness Gala at Georgia State University

ATLANTA, GEORGIA – In recognition of World AIDS Day, the International Women’s Care Organization (IWCO), in conjunction with the Office of International Initiatives at Georgia State University and the World Affairs Council of Atlanta, will honor President Jimmy Carter with the Africa Unites Humanitarian Award and Ambassador Andrew Young with the… more »

Office of International Initiatives Wins International Program of the Year at the 2015 Governor’s International Awards

Atlanta Business Chronicle – Georgia State University’s Office of International Initiatives is poised to take over the world. The Office of International Initiatives (OII) at GSU is the International Education Program winner in the Governor’s International Awards. Globalization is one of the five goals the OII has in its strategic plan, according to Jun Liu,… more »

International Center Celebrates Opening Ceremony in Dahlberg Hall

ATLANTA, Georgia – More than 300 members of the university community and distinguished guests gathered for the opening ceremony of the International Center on the third floor of Dahlberg Hall on September 2.

The center, which was formerly the home of the President’s office, now houses the Office of International Initiatives. The center includes a community… more »

International Strategies and Goals Discussed at Annual Pan Task Force Meeting

The university’s five emerging-market task forces met for their annual meeting, which brought together the chairs, members, coordinators, as well as International Initiatives’ unit directors, for a review of last year’s initiatives and achievements and to discuss the projects and goals for 2015.

Dr. Jun Liu, the Associate Provost for International Initiatives and leader of the… more »

South African Maestro Kamal Khan Visits Georgia State

Visiting scholar Kamal Khan, Director of the Opera School at the University of Cape Town (South Africa) and an internationally known conductor, pianist and opera coach, held a three day intensive series of master classes and coaching at the Georgia State University School of Music.  W. Dwight Coleman, Georgia State University School of Music… more »

First Lady Shares Thanksgiving Well Wishes at Annual ISAC Feast

Ms. Laura Voisinet, the First Lady of Georgia State University, served as the keynote speaker at the annual International Thanksgiving Feast, where she shared Thanksgiving well wishes with over 150 Georgia State international students and scholars.

“We think of Thanksgiving as America’s most celebrated holiday,” Ms. Voisinet said.

Ms. Voisinet praised international students for… more »