GECP Newsletter

Friday, Feb 10, 2023

The GECP Global Experience Info Session is happening today! Pizza provided. Register here.

Mark your calendar for more Spring 2023 GECP Events!

Based on student input, the GECP Coordinator has launched a tentative event calendar for GECP events this spring.

Coming up soon:

  • Friday, Feb. 10th, 12-1pm, GECP Global Experience Info Session (Erickson 116-H)
  • Friday, Feb. 24th, afternoon (exact time TBD), GECP Study Gathering
  • Tuesday, March 21st, evening (exact time TBD), GECP Movie Night

Please Email Alyssa if you would like to have a role in planning or helping run events.

The above photo is of a Spring 2022 GECP gathering organized by students. It will be great to get students together more this spring semester, too!

GECP Student Spotlight: Kousei Itoh (he/him)

If you could read one book over and over again, what would it be?

Animal encyclopedia.

What is your favorite song or band?

I can't decide on one, because I love lot of songs. But childhood music never gets old like One Direction, Taylor Swift, and more.

If you weren't planning to be a teacher, what job would you choose?

Working for Lego or being a safari guide.

Why did you join GECP?

It was recommended during the enrollment process. It's been really enjoyable working with people in the GECP.

Do you have any secret talents?

Jumping rope.

What is your favorite place to be?

The dining hall.

Upcoming campus events


GECP Global Experience Info Session. Friday, Feb. 10th, 12-1pm, Erickson 116-H. Hear from a panel of GECP students who have completed their global experiences and from the GECP Coordinator. Pizza provided. Register here.

Education Abroad 101 (EA 101). Friday, Feb. 10th, 2-3pm, Zoom. Description: Education Abroad (EA) 101 is for anyone interested in studying abroad but isn't sure where to start! Register here.

*note that EA 101 webinars take place via Zoom every Friday.*

Love is a Monster: An Anti-Valentine’s Day Party. Friday, Feb. 10th, 7-10pm, MSU Broad Art Museum. Destroy all notions of this corporatized holiday with a party planned for MSU students, by MSU students. We’ll have all the stuff to make custom cards and art that expresses just how you’re feeling. Show yourself some love by registering for this free event! Students must show their MSU ID upon entry. Register here.

The Great Muslim American Road Trip: Episode Screening and Discussion with Hosts Mona Haydar & Sebastian Robins. Monday, Feb. 13th, 7-9pm, East Lansing Public Library. Join Mona Haydar and Sebastian Robins, hosts of the PBS series The Great Muslim American Road Trip, in person at the East Lansing Public Library. Mona and Sebastian are a young Muslim American couple who recently journeyed along the iconic Route 66 in search of Muslim American history and identity. Refreshments provided; free and open to the public. Details here.

China and the World: Beyond the Headlines. Understanding Protests and Social Change. Friday, Feb. 17th, 4-6:30pm, International Center Room 303 or via Zoom. What do recent protest movements in Mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Russia look like? How do protestors express their anger, frustration, and dissatisfaction in different cultural systems, and to what extent are the protests affecting change? What risks and rewards exist in protesting as a form of political participation? Join this China and the World: Beyond the Headlines event to delve into protest culture in Mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Russia. Expert panelists will give their perspectives, and we will leave plenty of time for discussion. Details here.

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