CGE Global Vision Series: I-Week Extended | Events

Browse through our events on offer as part of the CGE Global Vision Series. This list is updated often, so check back soon! Click on the link or scroll to the bottom of the page to read more about each event, get full program details and registration information. Questions? Email

Study Abroad Week
September 28 - October 2 
Climate Change Week
October 12 - 21
Moving Forward in 2020
October 14
CGE's Arcade
October 16
Feedback Opportunities
October & November
International Bazaar
Nov 2 - 6
Advocacy 101
November 9
Virtual Exchange
November 12
Photo Contest
November 1 - 30
International Education Week
November 18 - 22
Event Descriptions
Study Abroad Week

September 28 - October 2

Register for one of our 15+ sessions and learn about the study abroad programs that await - Nepal, Ireland, Japan, Spain, Tanzania... the JMU list of programs goes on to include 70+ different programs in 50+ countries around the world.

We have info sessions covering it all, from major-specific info panels to information about funding opportunities, to our Study Abroad 101 workshops. Sign up for one session or attend them all! See the full schedule below for details. 

Registration required. *Note: Even if you cannot attend, fill out the registration link anyway and we'll send you the information you need. 

Registration Closed. Thank you for a great week!

Global Climate Change Week @JMU

October 12 - 21

Global Climate Change Week aims to encourage academic communities – including academics, students, and non-academic staff at universities in all disciplines and countries – to engage with each other, their communities, and policy makers on climate change action and solutions.

Global Climate Change Week @JMU is October 12-21, 2020. Join the conversation on Instagram and Facebook using #JMUClimate Justice and #GCCWeek.

Join us for the events below to learn more about climate change, climate justice and what you can do to create a more just and sustainable world! 

Global Climate Change Week @JMU is organized by Justice Studies Assistant Professor Dr. Case Watkins and students in his Fall 2020 Environmental Justice course.

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Moving Forward in 2020: Humanitarian Assistance Successes and Challenges Post-Pandemic

Wednesday, October 14 | 6:00pm

Humanitarian issues around the world and in communities don’t stop due to the pandemic, and neither do humanitarian operations. Learn more about how the humanitarian post-conflict community has changed, adapted, and continues their programs in 2020. This event will include an interview with a humanitarian deminer/JMU alum working in Cambodia and a presentation from CISR’s Interim Director followed by a Q&A.

Join us through Facebook Live on Oct 14 at 6:00pm EST.

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CGE's Arcade: World Fun Facts

Friday, October 16 | 10 am EST

How well do you know your world? Let's find out during this fun and relaxed trivia Kahoot game!

Zoom Meeting ID: 843 1424 5718 - join us here!

CGE Feedback Opportunities

Throughout the Fall Semester

At the Center for Global Engagement, we want to make sure we're representing our international students, Study Abroad students, and Peace Corps Prep students well. Come share your thoughts, feelings, and concerns and have your voice heard so we can better advocate for your needs.

Learn more and register here!

International Bazaar

Nov 2 - 6

I-Week’s virtual International Bazaar highlights many globally-inspired businesses in Harrisonburg. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for featured businesses and special content all week long!

Advocacy 101

Monday, Nov 9th | 12:00pm - 1:00pm ET

Check out this workshop led by local advocates and faculty from JMU's graduate program in Communication and Advocacy. You'll receive guidance on how to become engaged with various advocacy efforts including environmental justice, immigration justice, and racial and criminal justice.

Click here to register for this lunch hour Zoom event!

Virtual Exchange

Thursday, November 12th | 7:30-9:30 am EST

JMU’s Center for Global Engagement invites you on a journey of meaning-making as you engage in dialogue with student peers from around the world through a facilitated virtual exchange session. Practice the rules of dialogue and explore questions such as:

  • How do gender and gender norms impact everyday life during a crisis?
  • How has advocacy for gender equality and inclusion been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic?

If you have any questions, please reach out to

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Photo Contest

November 1 - 30

The CGE is excited to host our 20th annual International Week Photo Contest this November. Since 2000, JMU students, faculty, and staff have submitted awe-inspring images and videos from their journeys abroad. This year, we encourage you to submit photographs portraying poignant moments or experiences that 2020 has brought into your life - scenes of change or decision making, of frustration or calmness, of light and laughter. Share with us your visual slant on what it means to be a global citizen in 2020.'

Visit our online gallery now to upload and vote on your favorite images of 2020!

Winners will be announced in December and will receive their photo frame.

International Education Week

November 18 - 22

Join the NAFSA: The Association of International Educators as they host the annual celebration of international education and exchange worldwide. Institutions across the United States and around the world are hosting events throughout the week to recognize international students, education abroad, and internationalization.

Topics include campus internationalization, conflict resolution and social justice, research, and the economic impact of international students in your local area.

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