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Travel the World in 80 Minutes!

Wednesday October 3rd marked OIPS’s second event of “Travel the World in 80 Minutes”. The event developed in Spring 2018 on the Armstrong campus.

During the event, 4 countries from various parts of the globe are represented with booths, activities, food, clothing, music, and presentations to help educate students about the countries’ cultures.

This year, Romania, China, Moldova, and Egypt were represented with various faculty and staff helping out. Every 15 minutes, the representatives of the country would speak to the attendees about diverse topics. This year’s presentations covered many subjects including the importance of helping Tigers and Sharks (China) to watching music videos that encompassed the country’s culture (Moldova).

After visiting the tables and listening to presentations, students also had opportunities to try authentic snacks and food provided by OIPS.

Thank you to our presenters, helpers, and everyone who made this event possible!

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Welcome to Our New Office!

After many years at the Forest Drive Classroom Building on the Statesboro Campus, OIPS has finally moved to a new location in Veazey Hall. This past Monday, we hosted an Open House to celebrate our new space. Games, activities, and decorations filled each of our staff members’ offices. From trivia, to language quizzes, to even a photobooth: there was plenty to do for everyone!

Attendees also enjoyed delicious snacks as they learned more about IPS, our staff, and the services that our office provides.

Our new Statesboro office location is Veazey Hall, Suite 2021.

Thank you for everyone that attended!

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German-American Celebration in Savannah

This past Saturday, September 29 2018, the Teutonic Council of Savannah sponsored a free German-American Festival to celebrate German-American heritage and culture.

The Teutonic Council is made up of representatives from three German cultural societies in coastal Georgia: The German Heritage Society, Georgia Salsburger Society, and The The German Friendly Society. While they are different societies, they all serve similar missions: to cherish German heritage, to preserve history, and to encourage friendships and connections across the world.

People from all over joined together from 11-3pm at the DeSoto Savannah Hotel to enjoy live music, family fun, and various cultural exhibits. Authentic German food and bee was available for purchase as well.

Thank you to everyone that came out to celebrate!

2018 Guest Speaker Candace Doby Talks on Traveling Abroad

On September 12, 2018, guest speaker Candace Doby visited Georgia Southern’s campuses in Statesboro and Savannah to talk about “Travel, Being Black and Doubt” and her experiences in traveling the world.

Sponsored by the Office of International Student Programs and Services (IPS) and the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA), Candace took time to talk encourage students about studying abroad and traveling, even if it meant overcoming fear and doubt. She spoke on her adventures while traveling independently to over 17 countries (and growing!) and how her identity affected her journeys and experiences. 

International Fashion Show