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Global Connections

Student Organization

Global Connections is a student organization that offers opportunities for International Students and U.S. Students to learn different cultures through interactions with each other. GC supports international students as they come to the university. GC also helps to support the globalization efforts of CSUSM.

For more information on how to join, please email Jordan Silva, President (silva203@cougars.csusm.edu) and/or Danielle McMartin, Advisor (dmcmarti@csusm.edu).

Club Members 

Jordan

 Meet Jordan from Mozambique...

 "My name is Jordan Silva and I am from Mozambique! My major is Business.

 I enjoy watching football (or soccer in the US!) and my favourite team is     Manchester United. I have done a lot of reading during the lockdown and I am an avid watcher of documentaries. Being able to spend time with my family is also a big plus especially hanging out with my brother!

After I graduate, I would like to travel. There are still many places around the world that I yearn to go to including Asia and South America. However, whilst I am at CSUSM, I want to travel domestically and explore more of California and the United States.

 I miss social interactions greatly! Going to meetings and classes and being able to talk to people in person is something that I seriously miss, especially hanging out with friends.

 I think that one of the most beneficial things we could do right now is to make the most out of this time. It is easy to write off 2020 as a wasted year, but in fact 2020 could be the year where we grow the most. During this time, I have found it upon myself to self-reflect and grow as a person. I would like to be able to look back at 2020 with fondness and pride." - Jordan Silva

Maryann

Meet Maryann from Iraq...

"My name is Maryann. I am from Iraq and my major is Biochemistry.

 This summer I am trying to keep myself busy by taking summer classes, and I also have tried some new activities (In this photo I am driving a boat in Coronado, San Diego).

 I really miss seeing classmates, friends, and professors and interacting with them in person at CSUSM.

 In addition, I miss eating at Panda Express with my best friend and attending the International Coffee Hour. Looking forward to seeing everyone in the near future at our university."-Maryann Aldawaf

Fanny

Meet Fanny from Sweden...

"My name is Fanny Liljekvist and I’m an international student from Sweden who’s currently majoring in psychology here at CSUSM.

Some things that I have been doing during these crazy times to keep myself entertained has been everything from taking long walks while listening to all sorts of podcasts, to experimenting in the kitchen - which surprisingly has become my new hobby.

As much as I’ve enjoyed spending this much time with my family back home in Sweden, I’ve also had a lot of time to reflect on how much I appreciate my wonderful friends and our beautiful campus on the other side of the world.

However, I try to stay optimistic about the future and I hope to come back to California as soon as it’s safe. Take care and stay healthy everyone."-Fanny Liljekvist

Mankirna

Meet  Mankiran from India...

"I am Mankiran Kaur from India here at CSUSM. My major is Pre- Business.

Things I am doing this summer and quarantine is: I am visiting my family back home and I am enjoying spending time with them.

I love to play badminton and going for walks around beaches. I also love to take pictures especially sunset photos.

Things I miss are walking alongside beach and  drinking boba.

Hoping to meet you all soon on campus."- Mankiran Kaur

 

Ryan

Meet Ryan from Temecula, CA...

"My name is Ryan and my major is Anthropology-Archaeology.

 I’m from Temecula CA and I’ve just been trying to find some work over the summer."- Ryan Eble

 

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Meet Byamba...

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Meet Apura...

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