Columbus State Celebrates International Student Culture

COLUMBUS, Ga. --- Columbus State University celebrated its many cultures in September with a week-long series of events designed to recognize the impact of CSU’s global studies programs and international student population on campus and in the community.

“International Education Week is an opportunity to recognize our international students who bring so much cultural learning and diversity to campus,” said Janet Crane, international student and scholar coordinator for CSU’s Center for International Education (CIE).

On Monday, Sept, 26, CSU’s CIE ceremoniously displayed the flag of the home country of each of CSU’s 146 international students during International Student Convocation.


CSU’s CIE also hosted the following events:

International Dance Night, Wednesday, Sept. 28
Students learned the art of salsa, belly and African-style dancing.

Study Abroad Fair, Thursday, Sept. 29
Students learned about CSU’s study abroad programs and scholarships.

International Studies Fits You to a “T”, Friday, Sept. 30
International students performed tea-serving rituals from their home countries with traditional food and drink.

International Athlete Recognition Night, Friday, Sept. 30
CSU’s international student-athletes were recognized during halftime of the women’s volleyball game.

The mission of CSU’s Center for International Education is to promote student participation in academic learning programs while also cultivating participation in a global environment. Columbus State University was a recipient of the 2014 Senator Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalization, a national honor recognizing innovative efforts to make students more aware of the world at large.

For more information about CSU’s Center for International Education, visit