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Fayetteville State University has increased partnerships between its own campuses and international universities and enhanced global awareness of its faculty and students.

Global Interdependence


Our nation is faced with the presence of unforeseen vulnerability and the recognition that now, more than ever, there is a need for global interdependence. Our knowledge of the international scene and a global understanding of issues of the world must become the focus. >> Read More


International Education Week at FSU, November 17-21, 2014 (IEW at FSU pdf)

International Education Week 

Monday, November 17: Study Abroad Panel: 10-10:50 am in Shaw Auditorium, SBE. Learn about studying abroad in China and England. Introduction: Dr. Yunkai Chen, Director of Honors and International Education Programs (UC) | Moderator: Dr. Boris Abbey, Asst. Professor of Law and Finance (SBE) | Faculty: Dr. Elizabeth Quinn, Assoc. Prof. of Criminal Justice (CAS) | Staff: Ms. Latonya Graham, Licensed Professional Counselor (Student Affairs) | Undergraduate Student: Ms. Marquita Mallory (FSU Honors Program)

Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) Office Hours: 11 am-1 pm in S&T Room 119. Discuss Egyptian food, culture, and lifestyles with Mr. Ehab Hassabelnaby.

Tuesday, November 18: Fall Honors Distinguished Speakers Series Keynote Address-From Being a Global Scholar to a Global Leader: USA vs Nigerian Higher Education: 2:30-3:30 pm in LSA Room 120. Learn about becoming a global leader with Dr. Daniel Okunbor, who obtained his PhD in Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and his BS degree with first class honors and MS degree, both in Industrial Mathematics, at the University of Benin in Nigeria.  At FSU, Dr. Okunbor is an active grant writer and an ardent advocate for the internationalization of higher education. Introduction: Dr. Erin White, Assoc. Prof. of Biology (CAS) and Interim Director of Honors (UC) | Keynote Speaker: Dr. Okunbor, Prof. of Computer Science and Director of Research (CAS)

Wednesday, November 19: Fulbright FLTA Language Tables: 11 am-1 pm in the Rudolph Jones Student Center. Discuss Mr. Ehab Hassabelnaby's native language, Arabic, and Ms. Jingxin's Ma's native language, Mandarin.

Being Peace: Peacemaking Wisdom and Practice from Vietnam: 12:00-12:50 pm in the Lyons Science Planetarium, near the Pendulum. The Vietnam Conflict remains a defining moment in American and Vietnamese history. Instead of conflict, however, these fifty minutes will be given to the exploration of the wisdom and practice of peacemaking in Vietnamese culture. We will visit Vietnam's first city, attend a UN conference dedicated to peace, and bring what we learn home in a guided meditation practice from the Vietnamese Zen tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh. Introduction: Dr. Michael DeValve, Assoc. Prof. of Criminal Justice (CAS) | Facilitators: Dr. DeValve and Dr. Jonathan Breitzer, Asst. Prof. of Chemistry and Director of FSU Planetarium (CAS)  

Thursday, November 20: The International Café: 12:30-1:30 pm in the Chancellor's Dining Room, Rudolph Jones Student Center. Join Global Mentors and International Students Association members for an informal lunch; please pay or swipe for your lunch in the cafeteria before entering the Chancellor's Dining Room. Greetings: Dr. John Brooks, Dean (UC) and Assoc. Prof. of History (CAS) | Advisors: Mrs. P.  Lorraine Jackson, Honors Program Counselor/Coordinator (UC), Ms. Sharmila Udyavar, Int. Ed. Programming Liaison (AA) and Sociology Lect. (CAS), and Mrs. Deborah Vasquez, Int. Student and Cultural Immersion Program Advisor (UC)  

Friday, November 21: Global Understanding Course Information Session and Brown-bag Lunch: 12-12:50 pm in Taylor Social Science Room 201. Bring a brown-bag lunch and discuss using technology to design and teach Global Understanding (GU) courses with faculty and students from around the world, including multiple 2014-2015 GU courses. Moderator: Dr. Alison Van Nyhuis, Assoc. Prof. of English (CAS) and Global Literacy Coordinator (UC) | Global Understanding Faculty: Dr. Paul Boaheng, Asst. Prof. of Philosophy (CAS) and Dr. Sidney Pash, Assoc. Prof. of History (CAS) | Instructional Technologist: Mr. James Heard, Office of Faculty Development.

IEW at FSU events are free and open to FSU and the public. Faculty and students, sign-in sheets will be collected at each event.  Visitors, please visit the Department of Police and Public Safety for a parking permit. For additional information or to volunteer, please contact Dr. Alison Van Nyhuis, IEW Planning Committee Chair.

News and Events
  • FSU offers five Global Understanding courses with institutions in China and India in Spring 2015. >> Read More
  • Christopher Darden, FSU May 2014 MBA graduate, received a four year, full scholarship (tuition, fees, room, board and a monthly stipend)  to study at Inner Mongolia Normal University, Hohhot, Inner Mongolia, China! Christopher left for China in fall 2014.
  • The Office of Honors and International Education Programs works closely with the UNC Exchange Program to provide hundreds of study abroad opportunities to our students. >> Read More
  • The Office of Honors and International Education Programs actively attracts international students from all over the world. >> Read More

Office of Honors and International Education Programs
Fayetteville State University
1200 Murchison Rd.
Fayetteville, NC 28301
Hackly Honors Hall, Suites 117 & 118
Phone: (910) 672-2153
Fax: (910) 672-1981

Dr. Yunkai Chen, Director of Honors and International Education Programs

Mrs. Deborah Vasquez, International Student/Cultural Immersion Program Advisor

Dr. Alison Van Nyhuis, Associate Professor and Global Literacy Coordinator

Hours: Mon - Fri, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


International Cuisine Tasting at Global Awareness Day (2013).

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