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Where To Next?

Where To Next?

By Angelica Guilbeaux
Coming straight to you from the Division of Global Affairs at Kennesaw State University, “Where To Next?” is our very own monthly podcast. In this series, we join forces with our campus partners to prepare our Owl Nation for their future adventures abroad.
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Year of...Greece!
KSU’s anticipated “Year Of” annual country study is back! And this year’s country? Greece! Join us as we welcome Tara McDuffie and Dr. M Todd Harper to discuss the Year of Greece events, research, and performances and the benefits of cultivating internationalization within our campuses. Resources: Click here for the list of events and Grand Opening details! Got ideas for the Year of New Zealand and the Year of Senegal? Contact Tara McDuffie at trolle2@kennesaw.edu. Interested in the Journal of Global Initiatives? Visit the website or submit your writing to Dr. Harper at tharper@kennesaw.edu. Episode Credits: Hosts: Angelica Guilbeaux and Erin Rasche of The Office of International Safety and Security Guests: Tara McDuffie of Global Affairs and Dr. M Todd Harper of the English Department Producer: Angelica Guilbeaux Cover Art: Myriyah Wells, Graphic Designer
32:18
September 1, 2021
Center for Africana Studies
Join us for this month’s episode as we host the Center for Africana Studies (FKA Center for African and African Diaspora Studies) of Kennesaw State University. We invite Dr. Akinyemi, Director of CAS, and Saundra Rogers, International Project Development Manager of CAS, to discuss the history and importance of the center, the role Africana studies plays in education abroad, and community engagement to increase cross-cultural understanding of Africa and the Diaspora. For more information on future events hosted by the Center for Africana Studies, click here! Episode Credits: Hosts: Angelica Guilbeaux and Erin Rasche of The Office of International Safety and Security Guest: Dr. Nuru Akinyemi and Saundra Rogers of the Center for Africana Studies Producer: Angelica Guilbeaux Cover Art: Myriyah Wells, Graphic Designer
37:39
August 10, 2021
International Students + Studying in the U.S.
Kennesaw State University hosts a diverse student body representing countries from every continent on the globe (minus Antartica!) In this episode, we invite Kathryn Gaylord-Miles, Director of International Student and Scholar Services here at KSU to discuss our international student population, offer tips for applying to programs of study as an international applicant, and highlight campus resources for cultural exchange. Resources: For more information on KSU’s International Student and Scholar Services, click here! To join a student organization, check out Owl Life for events! Would you like to get involved with the Global Village? Become a Peer Leader and assist with the international student orientation! Interested in sharpening your intercultural communication skills? Sign up to be a Cultural Exchange Buddy! More resources below! Undergraduate Int’l Admission Requirements Graduate Int’l Admission Requirements Wellbeing@KSU Episode Credits: Hosts: Angelica Guilbeaux and Erin Rasche of The Office of International Safety and Security Guest: Kathryn Gaylord-Miles of International Student and Scholar Services Producer: Angelica Guilbeaux Cover Art: Myriyah Wells, Graphic Designer Special thanks to Global Village’s Coordinator Shirmenia Nunes and Student Assistant Marcella Araujo!
46:11
June 7, 2021
Finances + Travel
Budgets, currency, deadlines, oh my! In this episode, we invite Renea Kokozaki, Business Operations Manager at KSU’s Division of Global Affairs to break down money matters and discuss how to manage finances before and during your travels. We give you the run down on saving up for your adventures, opening bank accounts abroad, practicing best safety and security practices when carrying and withdrawing cash, and all things in between. We even throw in a few packing tips for those souvenirs of yours! Resources: Oanda.com for calculating foreign exchange rate KSU Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid KSU Education Abroad Scholarships and Funding Episode Credits: Hosts: Angelica Guilbeaux and Erin Rasche of The Office of International Safety and Security Guest: Renea Kokozaki of Global Affairs Business Operations Producer: Angelica Guilbeaux Cover Art: Myriyah Wells, Graphic Designer
43:40
May 14, 2021
Virtual Voyages!
Virtual Study Abroad is an accessible way to explore the world and your field of study. If you have not yet gone abroad, this is the perfect gateway to globe-trekking. If you are a veteran traveler, why not continue to engage with the world while saving money? Join us as we welcome Nadine Jones, Director of Kennesaw State University’s Education Abroad Office, to discuss how faculty can curate these international experiences and how students can travel the globe through their computer, phone, or tablet...and get credit for it! Resources: Looking for your next adventure? Visit Studio Abroad where you can find virtual study/work abroad and internship opportunities as well as short-term and exchange programs. Visit KSU’s Education Abroad Office to get the latest updates! Episode Credits: Hosts: Angelica Guilbeaux and Erin Rasche of The Office of International Safety and Security Guest: Nadine Jones of the Education Abroad Office Sound bite from "Rethinking Study Abroad" presented by Dr. Mona Sinha of KSU's Coles College of Business Producer: Angelica Guilbeaux Cover Art: Myriyah Wells, Graphic Designer Special thanks to Dr. Mona Sinha and Student Assistant Kwame Akuffo!
31:47
April 9, 2021
Sustainability + EQUINOX Week
Living sustainably: seemingly a big task, but it all starts with small steps. March 15th is the start of the annual EQUINOX Week, a time and space dedicated to promoting the United Nations Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs) and showcasing projects that can aid in the efforts of living more sustainably. Join us for a bonus episode as we welcome our colleague Lola Owokoniran, whose work has comprised of sustainable development program management for Kennesaw State University’s Division of Global Affairs. In this episode, we will highlight the different projects our students are implementing in their communities and how we all can act out these Sustainable Development Goals, one step at a time. Check out the events and details of EQUINOX Week! Curious about what all the SDGs are? You can find the list and their descriptions here! Would you like to get involved with the projects of the students featured on this episode? You can find more information below. Jennifer Agnew: @compostable_ksu  linktr.ee/compostableksu Adair Garrett: RCE Mentorship Program  adairagarrett@gatech.edu Anjelou Marie Estrella: Team Dugong Bughaw Resources: RCE Greater Atlanta Office of Sustainability KSU Cares Episode Credits: Hosts: Angelica Guilbeaux and Erin Rasche of The Office of International Safety and Security Guest: Lola Owokoniran of the Division of Global Affairs Producer: Angelica Guilbeaux Cover Art: Myriyah Wells, Graphic Design Intern Special thanks to Global Affairs intern, Abby San Gregorio; as well as featured students Jennifer Agnew, Adair Garrett, and Anjelou Marie Estrella!
39:38
March 2, 2021
Women + Travel
For Women’s History Month, we are teaming up with Dani Alexander from the Women’s Resource Center and Heather Tucker from the Department of Public Safety to discuss women and traveling. From global womanhood to understanding certain cultural undertones, in this episode we explore how to be safe and thrive as a woman traveling abroad. Resources: Women’s Resource Center Office of Victim Services RAD Program Episode Credits: Hosts: Angelica Guilbeaux and Erin Rasche of The Office of International Safety and Security Guest: Dani Alexander from the Women’s Resource Center and Heather Tucker from the Department of Public Safety Producer: Angelica Guilbeaux Cover Art: Myriyah Wells, Graphic Design Intern Special thanks to Student Assistant Shayanti Macon!
36:19
March 2, 2021
Traveling Abroad as a Person of Color
Join us for this month’s episode as we invite Brandon Jackson, Associate Director of Kennesaw State University’s Cultural and Community Centers, and discuss traveling abroad as a person of color. In this episode, we address different resources you can use before, during, and after your international experiences. Along with sharing advice on maneuvering through conversations around identity abroad and sharing your story to inspire others, we also focus on allyship amongst faculty, staff, and fellow study abroad participants. Interested in some of the events hosted by Cultural and Community Centers? Click here for more information! And don’t forget to check out the Global Village! Episode Credits: Host: Angelica Guilbeaux of The Office of International Safety and Security Guest: Brandon Jackson of Cultural and Community Centers Producer: Angelica Guilbeaux Cover Art: Myriyah Wells, Graphic Design Intern Special thanks to Student Assistant Tsunami!
55:49
February 1, 2021
First-Time Travelers
The new year is here and hopefully it will bring with it new horizons! Join us as we speak with Nicole Meanor, Senior Program Coordinator at Education Abroad, about what to expect when traveling for the first time, whether you are participating in a short-term or long-term education abroad program. We’ll offer valuable tips on passports, first time flights, the journey of cultural adjustment, and more! Resources To apply for a passport, visit the Department of State’s website. Interested in a particular country or program? Check out the Virtual Study Abroad Fair, home to all our education abroad programs. If you find a program you are interested in, you may start an application at Studio Abroad! Episode Credits Co-Hosts: Angelica Guilbeaux and Erin Rasche of The Office of International Safety and Security; Guests: Nicole Meanor, Senior Program Coordinator; Producer: Angelica Guilbeaux; Cover Art: Myriyah Wells, Graphic Design Intern
01:00:12
January 13, 2021
Mental Health + Travel
Actively tending to your mental health can greatly affect your time abroad for the better. In this episode, Angelica and Erin talk mental health within the world of international education; from sharing well-being methods for cushioning culture shock, to locating healthcare providers abroad and managing medication, to life after being abroad. Below you can find resources mentioned in this episode and more! Counseling and Psychological Services CDC Traveling Abroad with Medication Mobility International USA CISI Insurance Student Health Services Student Disability Services Episode Credits: Co-Hosts: Angelica Guilbeaux and Erin Rasche of The Office of International Safety and Security Sound bite from “Mental Health While Abroad” presented by Dr. Jenny Chang from Counseling and Psychological Services Producer: Angelica Guilbeaux Cover Art: Myriyah Wells, Graphic Design Intern
35:40
December 2, 2020
Social Media + Travel
In this episode, Angelica and Erin, along with Edward Moses from The Office of Cybersecurity and Tyra Burton from the Department of Marketing and Professional Sales, discuss how to wield the tool of social media so you can have a fantastic time abroad. From the best ways to keep in contact with friends and family back home, to ethics of posting pictures, to exercising mindfulness, this conversation holds insight into maneuvering through this day and age of interconnectivity. Episode Credits: Co-Hosts: Angelica Guilbeaux and Erin Rasche of The Office of International Safety and Security  Guests: Edward Moses, Associate Executive Director of the Office of Cybersecurity and Tyra Burton, Senior Lecturer of Marketing at the Department of Marketing and Professional Sales  Producer: Angelica Guilbeaux  Cover Art: Myriyah Wells, Graphic Design Intern Special thanks to our Student Assistant, Sophia Dorleus!
35:26
December 2, 2020
LGBTQ+ Travel
Identity plays a major role for travelers and we are bringing that to the forefront of this episode. Angelica and Erin welcome Dani Alexander, Program Coordinator for the LGBTQ Resource Center and Women’s Resource Center, as we discuss travel preparation and packing, cultural nuances, allyship, finding your tribe and embracing your identity while cultivating an incredible experience abroad. Below you can find the resources mentioned in this episode and more! U.S. Department of State LGBT Travel Information; Diversity Abroad - LGBTQ Students Abroad; LGBTQ+ Travel Blogs; Equaldex; KSU Cultural and Community Centers; KSU LGBTQ+ Resource Center; KSU Office of International Safety and Security; The International Gay/Lesbian Travel Association; National Center for Transgender Equality (TSA Protocols); Alturi.org Episode Credits: Co-Hosts: Angelica Guilbeaux and Erin Rasche of The Office of International Safety and Security  Guest: Dani Alexander of the LGBTQ Resource Center and Women’s Resource Center  Producer: Angelica Guilbeaux  Cover Art: Myriyah Wells, Graphic Design Intern Special thanks to Student Assistants Reese Vogel and Vanessa Barrios!
34:07
December 2, 2020