International Initiatives’ staff honored by USG chancellor for commitment to service

Posted On December 6, 2017

Two teams in the Office of International Initiatives have been honored at the prestigious University System of Georgia (USG) Chancellor’s Service Excellence Awards for 2017.

Kike Ehigiator, director of International Partnerships & Agreements (IPA), led a collaborative team that created a customized contract management application entitled i-Agree.

Prior to the development of i-Agree, staff… more »

Critical Languages: A Bridge to Understanding

Posted On June 28, 2017
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Written by Kysa A. Daniels 

People who speak multiple languages always fascinated Ajah Ochoa. Growing up, she’d watch her uncle, a native Nicaraguan, talk on the phone to someone in Spanish, then switch to Portuguese or English to talk to another person.

“I thought it was a pretty cool trick,” Ochoa said. “So, I said, ‘I’m… more »

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 »

Mentoring Initiative Helps Refugee Students Navigate College

CLARKSTON, Ga. – A new Georgia State University mentoring program pairs young adults who are refugees and immigrants with seasoned college students who have roots in the international community.

Called the Mentoring Initiative for New Americans (MINA), its goal is to help new Americans learn English, navigate the often-confusing college admissions process and provide social… more »

Georgia State Alumna Angelica Guilbeaux Receives Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award to South Korea

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Angelica Guilbeaux, an alumna of Georgia State University, has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award to South Korea as an English teaching assistant, the U.S. Department of State and the F. William Fulbright Scholarship Board have announced.

Recipients of Fulbright awards are selected based on academic and professional achievement as… more »

Welcoming Dr. Wolfgang Schlör, Associate Provost for International Initiatives

Posted On March 14, 2017

Dr. Wolfgang Schlör joined Georgia State University as the Associate Provost for International Initiatives effective March 15, 2017.

Dr. Schlör has been the Associate Provost in the Diether H. Haenicke Institute for Global Education at Western Michigan University since late 2013.  Prior to his appointment at Western Michigan, he was employed in various positions with an… more »

Georgia State’s Emerging Global Issues Forum To Examine Forced Migration, Immigration and Security

ATLANTA, GEORGIA – Georgia State University’s Global Studies Institute, in collaboration with the Office of International Initiatives, will hold the first Emerging Global Issues Forum to examine issues related to forced migration, immigration and security on Thursday, March 30.

The event will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Centennial Hall auditorium,… more »