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International Faculty Seminar

The International Faculty Seminars sponsored by the California State University through the Academic Council on International Programs (ACIP) are designed to provide international experiences for faculty of diverse disciplines from all CSU campuses.  The mission of the CSU International Programs (CSU IP), a system-wide unit operating from within the CSU Chancellor's Office in Long Beach, is to develop intercultural communication skills and international understanding among CSU students and faculty.  



TOKYO, JAPAN June 19-23, 2023
The 2023 CSU International Programs (CSU IP) International Faculty Partnership Seminar will take place in Tokyo, Japan, at Waseda University and Tsukuba University from June 19 – 23, 2023. The seminar provides international experiences for faculty of diverse disciplines from the CSU campuses. Participants will learn more about CSU IP and the experiences of students participating in them while interacting with faculty colleagues from our partner universities and CSU campuses.

This year's seminar will focus on interdisciplinary dialogues and through participants' formal presentations. The theme for the seminar is "Challenges and Transitions: Japan, California, and the World." We invite faculty to apply as a participant or presenter. The presenter can submit proposals to present their research related to the theme.

Through participation in the CSU IP International Faculty Partnership Seminar, CSU faculty will have the following opportunities:
• Engage with colleagues and explore the seminar theme within their own and related disciplines
• Learn more about international opportunities available through CSU IP for themselves and their students
• Establish professional connections and contacts with colleagues from the host institutions
• Familiarize themselves with international partner institutions

Faculty interested in applying for the seminar can complete the application by November 15, 2022.


In 2022, this conference focused on interdisciplinary dialogues. To frame the discussions, the seminar was structured along four tracks encompassing a wide range of disciplines. All sessions included presenters from both Baden-Württemberg and California State Universities.

In 2019, the CSU and MICEFA celebrated 25 years of partnership. The France Seminar focused on interdisciplinary dialogues that addressed France and California's shared similar challenges of migration, managing diversity, climate change, sustainable energy, cultural identities, and an evolving marketplace.​ All sessions included presenters from both California State Universities and MICEFA Member Universities (Paris and its region).

CSU IP Ghana International Faculty Seminar Conference Proceedings
In 2018, the CSU and the University of Ghana celebrated 12 years of partnership. The theme of the seminar was 'Ghana Calls'. It comes from the title of a poem written by a renowned scholar and Pan-Africanist Dr. W.E.B. DuBois. During the seminar attendees from various disciplines gained new insights and learned techniques to approach education, research, and communication in Ghanain and African context.