Seminars and Events

Through regular programs and events, the Global Engagement Office seeks to showcase different parts of the world and give students, faculty and staff members many opportunities to learn about different cultures, current events and issues, and even a chance to learn a new language.  These events and activities should allow for meaningful dialogues and exchanges of ideas.  These should also be opportunities to gain better understanding of different perspectives, not only of those abroad but closer to home.  We are equally committed to preparing our students and campus community to engage and understand the diverse cultures that make up our own community.

GEOtalk Seminars

Every semester the Global Engagement Office will choose a country of focus and showcase its culture, language, and history through informal series of seminars.  Conversations will be hosted by experts and professors from the Asbury University community.  If you are interested in global topics, learning about other cultures, and hearing how God is working in different cultures, then GEO Seminar is a great way to learn more and meet others with similar interests!

Fall 2017 Topics: Global Issues

Instead of focusing on a different country or region in the world this semester (Fall 2017), we will be focusing on global topics.  T

  • Wednesday, September 13, 4:00pm-5:00pm (Kinlaw Boardroom, 2nd Floor, Library) 

Presentation by Dr. David Swartz and Dr. Lisa Swartz.  Check back for more info.

  • Wednesday, October 18, 4:00pm-5:00pm (Kinlaw Boardroom, 2nd Floor, Library) 

Presentation by Professor Henry Zonio  Check back for more info.

  • Wednesday, November 15, 4:00pm-5:00pm (Kinlaw Boardroom, 2nd Floor, Library) 

Check back for more info.

GEO EXPO: Educaiton Abroad Fair

Thursday, September 7, 11am-1:30pm (Student Center)

The Global Engagement Office will be hosting its 3rd Annual Education Abroad Fair!  This is for students who are looking for opportunities to complete their CCE 073 and/or interested in Studying Abroad or participating in an Off-Campus Program.  There will be different vendors/organizations there, including Study Abroad, Work/Teach Abroad, Mission Abroad, and also cross-cultural stateside programs. We will also have an ISIC (travel insurance) card and Passport/Visa photo station.

If you are a vendor interested in having a booth at this event, please fill out this form.

*Coffee from the Hiccup and Donuts from North Lime and Donut Days will be available along with raffle drawings for gift certificates!

International Education Week

Monday, November 13 - Saturday, November 18, ALL WEEK (Location: Various)

International Education Week (IEW) is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education is part of theirefforts to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences.  Through the Asbury's Global Engagement Office, we will be participating in this around the world effort to promote global learning and exchanges. 

  • Monday, November 13, ALL DAY (RE208 & RE210)

GEO OPEN HOUSE (Stop by for Coffee & Donuts)

  • Tuesdsay, November 14


CCE ORIENTATION, 11am-12:30pm (RE115)

  • Wednesday, November 15, 4:00pm-5:00pm (Kinlaw Boardroom, 2nd Floor, Library) 

GEOtalk SEMINAR. Check back for more info.

  • Thursday, November 16, 4:00pm-5:00pm

CCE ORIENTATION, 11am-12:30pm (RE115)

  • Friday, November 17


CCE Orientaiton, 3:30pm-5:00pm (RE115)

  • Saturday November 18, 8:00pm-10:00pm (Miller Screening Room)


GEO & Office of Intercultural Programs Present: A Global Forum

Friday, January 19, ALL DAY (Location: TBD)

In collaboration with the Office of Intercultural Programs, GEO will be co-hosting its first ever Global Forum!  This half-day conference will feature Asbury's students, faculty, staff and alumni who have made extrodinary impacts around the world - whether through research, studies, service projects, ministry related programs, and other types of contributions to the global and cross-cultural community.  It's a chance for us to showcase the amazing efforts coming out of Asbury University and also for the campus to "travel" around the world for a day without leaving campus.  Chapel for that day will tie into the Forum as well as a Talk Back Session with the Chapel Speaker. 


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