Tag Archives: International Students

Happenings: International Education Month 2012

Learn to go global during International Education Month

Students from the International Studies Association hosted a multicultural food fair on campus.

By Andrew Osegi

Here at Texas State University, November is an exciting month. Not only are students looking forward to heading home for Thanksgiving break, but they also have an opportunity to engage with different cultures from around the world during International Education Month.

Similar to the federally sponsored International Education Week (held Nov. 12-16), International Education Month aims to connect diverse members of the Texas State community by educating students about the global nature of the world in which we live and work. Continue reading

Bobcat Faces: Seema Kulkarni

From algorithms to data architecture,
computers stoke grad’s creativity

By Billi London-Gray

Seema KulkarniSeema Kulkarni recently experienced the thrill of developing a successful search-engine algorithm. As a soon-to-be graduate from Texas State University’s computer science master’s program, learning to devise such solutions is the key to finding satisfaction in her work.

But Kulkarni states it another way: “I do what I love.” Continue reading

Around Campus: International Education Month

Month-long international focus
aims to promote global learning

Texas State students in front of temple in Laos

Texas State students visited a Buddhist temple in Luang Prabang, Laos, as part of the "Bobcats in Indochina" study abroad summer course in 2011.

Texas State University will promote international education throughout the month of November for International Education Month (IEM).

Inspired by International Education Week (IEW), a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education that promotes global educational exchange, Texas State’s International Office is organizing a month-long series of events to raise awareness about international education opportunities for Texas State students. Continue reading

Happenings: International Student Welcome

Bobcats go global, forge friendships
at International Student Welcome

Students from around the world attended the Spring 2011 International Student Welcome.

By Billi London-Gray

Help students from around the world make Texas State University their new home at the International Student Welcome.

Students, faculty and staff are invited to join the celebration as Texas State’s International Office gives a Texas-sized welcome to new international Bobcats. The free event will be held Friday, Aug. 26, from 4-6 p.m. in the LBJ Student Center Ballroom. Continue reading

Bobcat Faces: Juliana Brandão Valdés

From São Paolo to San Marcos,
globe-trotting student finds her place

By Billi London-Gray

Juliana Brandão Valdés knew what she was looking for when she decided to leave Brazil to study in the United States.

“As an international student, what I want the most is to feel at home. That’s what I felt when visiting Texas State for the first time,” she says. Continue reading

Bobcat Faces: Durga Pathak

Finding opportunities from the Himalayas to the Hill Country

Durga Pathak

By Billi London-Gray

Nestled between India and China amidst terrain that contains eight of the 10 highest peaks on earth — including Mount Everest — Nepal is a world away from Texas. But for Durga Pathak, the distance and differences were part of the educational experience he was looking for. Continue reading