Welcome to the Center for International Affairs web site. Here you may easily explore the programs and services available through our office. The primary mission of the Center for International Affairs is to internationalize the California State University Channel Islands educational experience. Thus the committee supports the University mission to “graduate students with multicultural and international perspectives.” The Center for International Affairs promotes and supports efforts to internationalize the curriculum, afford students the opportunity to study abroad short term, support international faculty collaboration, and foster links with higher educational institutions around the world.

"Traveling ~ it leaves you speechless, then it turns you into a storyteller." - Ibn Battuta

Event Announcements

Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month – a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. A rather broad term, Asian/Pacific encompasses all of the Asian continent and the Pacific islands of Melanesia (New Guinea, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji and the Solomon Islands), Micronesia (Marianas, Guam, Wake Island, Palau, Marshall Islands, Kiribati, Nauru and the Federated States of Micronesia) and Polynesia (New Zealand, Hawaiian Islands, Rotuma, Midway Islands, Samoa, American Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, Cook Islands, French Polynesia and Easter Island). (source: https://asianpacificheritage.gov/about/)

Presentations on AAPI Cultures

DATE: Wednesday, May 03
TIME: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
LOCATION: Broome Plaza

International Faculty Feature Series - May 2022

"Art of Making Kimchi"

Live demonstration presented by Dr. HyeSunn Lee (CSUCI Professor of Psychology)
DATE: Wednesday, May 03
TIME: 12 noon - 1:00 PM
LOCATION: Broome Plaza

"Refreshing Guzpacho & Spanish Tapas: Online Cook-A-Long Session"

Presented by Dr. Maria Ballesteros-Sola
(CSUCI Professor of Business and Management)
DATE: Friday, May 06
TIME: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Lunar New Year Traditions Across Asia

DATE: Thursday, February 10, 2022
TIME: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

CIA Statement of Support

for the People of Ukraine

The Center for International Affairs (CIA) at California State University Channel Islands stands in solidarity with Ukraine and the people of Ukraine. Since Feb 24th, Ukraine has been the target of an unprovoked and unjustifiable invasion.

The members of the CIA are concerned about the devastating loss of life as well as the tremendous suffering and harm done to innocent civilians. We applaud and embrace the Ukrainian people who are exceptionally resilient and courageously defending their nation and values.

CIA is calling for an immediate end to this invasion and the atrocities that have followed. Together we stand in unity to support the people of Ukraine and members of our CSUCI community who are affected by the war. The Ukrainian people are in our hearts and on our minds. 

  • To view the IFSA and AAPI statement and for a list of links to support or donations, please see the CSUCI announcement in our News Center.

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