international students at the Welcome Back celebration tossing an inflateable globe into the air

What's Happening in the CGE

October 24 - November 9, 2022 - World View Photo Contest

With International Student and Scholar Services - Submissions accepted from October 24th – November 9th

Submit your international and local photos to share with the campus! Categories are: 1. People of the World 2. Places of the World 3. Global Zags (Representing Gonzaga gear, clothes, logo, ect) 4. People’s Choice (Free category, any type). Winners will get their photo displayed in CGE, recognized at the ISU World Food Fest dinner, as well as a framed print to take home.

World Photo View Contest Form


October 26, 2022 - Life Along the Mekong River: My Time as a Peace Corps Volunteer

With Jade Fletcher, English Language Center instructor, October 26, 2022, 4:10 | Center for Global Engagement, 2nd floor Hemmingson

All are welcome to join us as an Evacuated Peace Corps volunteer shares her experience navigating linguistic and cultural barriers during her time serving in rural Cambodia


November 2 2022 - Honor and Change - Saudi Culture: An Expat's Reflections On a New Era In An Ancient Land

With Kenny Strickland, English Language Center instructor, November 2, 2022, 4:10 | Center for Global Engagement, 2nd floor Hemmingson

2016 marked the end of authority of the “religious police” and the beginning of the Crown Prince’s 2030 Vision. In the years since, Saudi Arabia, a land steeped in tradition, has been swept up in a fast-moving current of cultural change. 


International Education Week 

Celebrate the international exchange we have on campus and the diversity it brings! Each day we will enjoy a unique presentation from our international students or faculty about their home country, culture, and enjoy their local food. An all-university presentation, all are welcome.

November 14 - Focus on Vietnam 

Learn about Vietnam's culture, games, language, fashion, and enjoy snacks! Presented by Gonzaga's Vietnamese students! 12pm , CGE, 2nd floor Hemmingson 

November 15 - Focus on India

Come gain some knowledge on India and their most popular sport, Cricket! Students from India will teach us and enjoy Indian snacks! 12pm, CGE, 2nd floor Hemmingson

November 16 - Japanese Calligraphy

With Harumi Norasakkunkit, Japanese instructor - Shodo (Japanese calligraphy) is an artistic way of writing the Chinese characters using brush and black ink. The writing has a set brush stroke order for the artists to create works of beauty. Shodo is also a form of meditation. You can clear the mind and let the brush flow freely.  4:30pm CGE, 2nd floor Hemmingson

November 17 - CGE, 2nd floor Hemmingson

12 pm - Focus on the Philippines - Our Fulbright FLTA visiting scholar from the Philippines, Dr. Maico Demi Aperocho, will discuss memes and Filipino humor!

3:15 pm - Enjoy and learn all about "East Asian Tea and Wellbeing" with our own Dr. Gloria Chien. Tea and snacks provided!

4:30 pm - International Education Council Grant Lecture

With grant awardees:

  • Dr. Upendra Acharya — Making a Case Against Government Corruption in National & International Forums Using National and International Laws
  • Dr. Gloria Chien — Teaching Asian Religions Through Film at Association for Asian Studies
  • Jennie Sevedge and Jennifer Akins — Intercultural Development Inventory
  • Moderated by Dr. Isabelli, CGE Academic Director

November 18, 2022

12pm - Chinese calligraphy. Learn and practice Chinese calligraphy with GU professor's family, staff, and students! Add in some Chinese snacks for all to enjoy! CGE 2nd floor Hemmingson

5pmInternational Student Union World Food Fest, The Globe Room at Cataldo

Come enjoy world cuisine right here at Gonzaga as we cap off the International Education Week! The International Student Union will host the World Food Fest where you can enjoy a wide variety of dishes inspired by our own international faculty, staff, and students. Also enjoy performances from our international students, GU cultural clubs, and awards for the World View Photo Contest. Tickets are $10 with limited space available. Purchase your tickets at the CGE front desk.


December 9, 2022 - Christmas Party

December 9th 3 pm Center for Global Engagement, 2nd floor

Join ISSS for a Christmas party, with traditional snacks, hot chocolate, gingerbread houses, and gift exchange! Please RSVP


March 1, 2023 - Work Visas Made Easy: Practical Answers to Work Visas in the U.S.

Join us on Zoom March 1st at 4pm ZOOM

The ISSS team will host a virtual seminar on work visas for international students who wish to stay and work in the United States after graduation. Our presenter, David Gluckman, is an experienced immigration attorney who represents companies all over the U.S., processing work visas and green cards for international employees.


Do you have an event that promotes internationalism on campus and would like us to publicize it? Submit here: please include the title, a one-two sentence description, date/time/place, presenter, and sponsoring department/office (if applicable). Also indicate if you would like to present in the Center for Global Engagement space (Hemmingson, 205).