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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.  

 

UPCOMING SEMINAR

TÜBINGEN, GERMANY SUMMER 2020
COMPLEMENTARY STATES: GERMANY AND CALIFORNIA TODAY 
While seemingly quite different, Germany and California are united in a number of areas. These include our pursuit of a sustainable future, our commitment to diversity and economic parity for our citizens, and our support of traditional and emerging forms of tourism, arts and media.  

This conference will focus on interdisciplinary dialogues. To frame the discussions, the seminar will be structured along four tracks encompassing a wide range of disciplines. All sessions will include presenters from both Baden-Württemberg and California State Universities.

SEMINAR TRACKS
  • Water, Technology, Energy
  • Sustainable Cities and Climate Change
  • Multiculturalism, Identity and Transnational Cooperation
  • Tourism, Media and the Arts
For further details and to apply click here.
 

PREVIOUS SEMINARS

PARIS, FRANCE SUMMER 2019
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).

ACCRA, GHANA SUMMER 2018
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.