Nominate a Country

KSU faculty can nominate a country from the European region to be the focus of the 2020-2021 Annual Country Study Program. Nomination deadline is January 26, 2018 at 11:59 am.

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Annual Country Study Program

For the past 34 years, Kennesaw State University (KSU) has dedicated each academic year to the study of a particular country or region introducing thousands of students to the rich diversity of world cultures that make up the human family. The award-winning program plays a vital role internationalizing our campus and engaging local and global communities. Annually, it results in new courses and curriculum, research projects, education abroad programs, and global partnerships. With more than 30 events in the weekly series of lectures, performances, exhibits, seminars and conferences, the ACSP helps students break down stereotypes, build connections across cultures, and develop the intercultural competencies needed to act responsibly in today’s complex interdependent world.

Mission: The Annual Country Study Program cultivates a cohesive interdisciplinary educational experience for campus wide critical exploration of a country or region through a variety of relevant activities and events to engage KSU students, faculty, and community, and enhance awareness, interest, and understanding of the world.

Program Goals:

  • Expand participants' cultural knowledge and intercultural skills
  • Advance KSU's globally-focused curriculum, intercultural expertise, and international partnerships and research collaborations
  • Support and empower faculty to integrate country specific material as well as education abroad and local intercultural experiences into their curriculum through connections with the local community and partners abroad
  • Strengthen student engagement in global learning and help prepare students to enter the global society as responsible citizens
  • Break down stereotypes and connect across cultures by providing participants with a rich, complex sense of place, identity and community (both locally and globally)

Program Components:

  • Extensive involvement of local and international community partners, including university partners, consular officials, business leaders, and expatriates
  • Guest lectures featuring national and international experts from various fields/professions (arts, business, education, engineering, health, humanities, science, etc)
  • A film series featuring films both from and about the country or region of study 
  • Featured Theatre, Music and Dance Performances, Art Exhibits, and Culinary Demonstrations
  • Hosting visiting exchange faculty and students, including special residencies for artists, chefs and other specialists
  • Special courses as well as faculty and student learning communities and seminars abroad
  • An International Academic Conference hosted on the KSU campus
  • A Special Issue of the Journal of Global Initiatives

Upcoming Year Of Programs

2018-2019: Year Of Morocco

2019-2020: Year of Cuba (Now accepting applications for the Faculty Learning Community)

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