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INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS COMPLEX

INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS COMPLEX

PROGRAMS
Global Perspectives Symposium

GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE SYMPOSIUM (GPS)

GPS program brings cross-cultural student panels into the classroom. International students are invited by SDSU faculty to present their personal cultural perspectives related to their home countries and are about topics selected by the professors. The GPS program offers a great opportunity for international students to deepen their connections with the SDSU campus community as GPS ambassadors.   

Topics covered by the GPS ambassadors vary widely based on academic disciplines. Here are some examples of past panel presentations:

  • Anthropology
  • Business & Culture 
  • Business Intercultural Communication
  • Children's Literature
  • Climate Change and Sustainable Practices
  • Collectivism & Individualism in Society
  • Diplomacy
  • Environment & Climate Change
  • Family & Gender Roles 
  • Fine Arts & Film
  • Food and Culinary Arts
  • Foreign Affairs
  • Geography
  • Human Rights
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • International Business
  • International Security 
  • International Security Studies
  • International Studies
  • International Trade
  • Political Science 
  • Religious Studies
  • Science, Technology and Society Studies
  • Social Engineering
  • Social Exclusion and Inclusion 
  • Social Innovations
  • Social Science
  • Sustainability
  • Transborder & Immigration Issues
  • UN Sustainable Development Goals
  • Urban Studies
  • Women in STEM
  • Women's Studies
  • Women & Gender Equality Studies

SDSU Faculty:

Apply to host a GPS panel in your class by visiting the International Affairs Faculty Resources page. They can also access the GPS Faculty Application Form here. In addition, they can also send an email with some questions about GPS to Dr. William Twayigize wtwayigize@sdsu.edu 

SDSU international and exchange students who are interested in participating in the GPS program as GPS ambassadors are encouraged to send their applications to Dr. William Twayigize wtwayigize@sdsu.edu 


INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS COMPLEX