Working Abroad Post-Graduation – Sept. 26

Are you interested in living or working abroad after you graduate? On Monday, Sept. 26 from Noon - 1 p.m. in the Student Union Building, Coville Conference Room 1080, join Intercultural Services for a Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program information session to learn about the opportunity to serve in government offices as well as public and private elementary, junior high and senior high schools in Japan.

The JET Program invites university graduates and young professionals to live and work in Japan. The program aims to enhance foreign language education as well as promote international exchange at the local level. This opportunity is open to all majors. Participants work as Assistant Language Teachers or as Coordinators for International Relations and serve as cultural ambassadors. All majors are welcome and Japanese language skills are not required.

Learn out how to be a part of one of the largest international exchange and teaching programs in the world and have the experience of a lifetime.

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For more information contact Motoko Kitazumi, Intercultural Services Coordinator, at 805-437-3243 or

Student Financial Literacy Week – Sept. 26-30

Student Business Services (SBS) wants to empower students with the knowledge and skills needed to manage money, resources and finances effectively in order to enjoy a lifetime of financial well-being

During the week of Sept. 26-30, SBS will be offering educational workshops focused on teaching students valuable financial skills including:

  • Basic Financial Literacy 101
  • Creating a budget
  • Understanding student loan repayment
  • What is a credit score and how is it calculated
  • How to set long-term financial goals

Workshops will be held daily at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., lasting 30 minutes each. All workshops will be held at the Student Union Building, Coville Conference Room 1080.

RSVP for the workshops in advance.

For more information contact Rachel Linares, Manager of Student Business Services, at 805-437-3536 or

Worried about paying for college? – Sept. 27

IS Workshops

The California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) will be on campus, Tuesday, Sept. 27, from 10 a.m. to Noon in Petit Salon, to provide as much financial information possible to CI students.

During the training session, the following topics will be covered:

  • Cal Grants: money for college that does not need to be paid back and can be used at CI;
  • The eligibility and financial requirements and the different amounts that are awarded to individuals who qualify;
  • Dream Act: The Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) - the legislative proposal for a multi-phase process for undocumented immigrants in the United States who first grant conditional residency and upon meeting further qualifications, permanent residency;
  • CSAC will discuss who is eligible, what they would qualify for and will review common errors in completing the DREAM Act application form;
  • Financial aid resources and scholarship information

For additional information regarding CSAC, visit:

Lunch will be served after the workshop for those who RSVP with Intercultural Services.

For more information contact Motoko Kitazumi, Intercultural Services Coordinator, at 805-437-3243 or

Transportation & Environment Summit – Sept. 28

Transportation Summit

CI and the Ventura County Transportation Commission will host a Transportation & Environment Summit on Wednesday, Sept. 28 from 3 to 6 p.m. at Malibu Hall 100.

Attend the Summit to learn about the mobility and sustainability issues facing our region and our world. You’ll also delve into these topics with the help of renowned leaders from the transportation sector who will highlight career opportunities for students after graduation. It’s FREE and includes dinner and prizes!

Registration is required for this event and attendance is limited to the first 200 registrants.RSVP required.

This event is great for these majors: ESRM, Communication, Political Science, Computer Science, Business, Sociology, Economics, Business and more. If you are in the ESRM program, talk to your professors - you may have an opportunity for class credit.

For more information contact Transportation & Parking Services at 805-437-8430 or

What it means to be a Citizen in the U.S. – Sept. 28

CI alumna Nasim Khansari will lead a discussion about U.S. Citizenship on Wednesday, Sept. 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Khansari is the Citizenship Project Director and a Board of Immigration Appeals-accredited representative at Advancing Justice-L.A. The mission of the Asian American chapter of Advancing Justice-L.A. is to advocate for civil rights, provide legal services and education, and build coalitions to positively influence and impact Asian-Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders and to create a more equitable and harmonious society.

  • 10 – 11 a.m. in Bell Tower Room 1471, Khansari will discuss over coffee and bagels, her personal and professional journey that led her to Advancing Justice-LA.
  • 1 – 2 p.m. at the Petit Salon, Khansari will lead a discussion on undocumented and mixed status families.

Register online at For more information visit:

For more information contact Motoko Kitazumi, Intercultural Services Coordinator, at 805-437-3243 or

Domestic Violence Display – Oct. 3-7

Intercultural Services will host an information display about abusive relationships on Oct. 3-7 at the Central Mall. This interactive display will illustrate attributes of an abusive relationship, the different types of relationship abuse, warning signs, and the cycle of abuse. The Coalition of Family Harmony will be tabling throughout the week from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. also at the Central Mall.

Intercultural Services will offer workshops to raise awareness about the importance of bystander intervention (how to de-escalate and respond to difficult situations) as well as technology abuse. The workshop schedules are below.

Workshop Schedules

Bystander Intervention Workshop

Monday, Oct. 3

Noon – 1 p.m.

Sage Hall, Room 2030

Bystander Intervention Workshop

Wednesday, Oct. 5

1 – 2 p.m.

Broome Library, Room 1310

Technology Abuse Workshop

Thursday, Oct. 6

1 – 2 p.m.

Sage Hall, Room 2030

For more information contact Andrea Olson, CI Campus Crisis Advocate, at

Fall R.A.D. Class – Oct. 3-12

The Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) System is a program of realistic, self-defense tactics and techniques. The RAD system is a comprehensive course for women, which begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance, while progressing on to the basics of hands-on defense training.

The CI Police Department offers R.A.D. classes throughout the year for students, staff, and faculty. The next class will be held on campus on Oct. 3, 5, 10 and 12 from 6 to 9 p.m. This is a 12-hour class (three hours each day) and participants must attend all 4 sessions to complete the program. Class size is limited - sign up now at the CI Police Department located in Placer Hall.

A $20 fee will be collected at the time of registration, which will be fully refunded upon completion of the course. A waiting list will also be established if necessary.

Full details are available on the flyer. (PDF, 226KB)

For more information contact Rachel Huff, Crime Prevention & Community Involvement Coordinator, at 805-437-8444 or

CI students invited to Safety Workshop – Oct. 4

CI Student Government and the CI Police Department are hosting a "Surviving an Active Shooter Event" workshop for CI students only. This is an opportunity to learn and work together with fellow CI students on how to best to deal with the possibility of an active shooter event on the CI campus. Join us for this important workshop on Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 1:30 p.m. in the Petit Salon.

View the flyer for full details (PDF, 156KB).

For more information contact Rachel Huff, Community Involvement & Crime Prevention Coordinator, at 805-437-8444 or

An Evening Under the Stars! – Oct. 8

Bruce Hornsby

The CSU Channel Islands Foundation and Rabobank are pleased to present an evening with Bruce Hornsby on Saturday, Oct. 8th, 7 p.m., for a concert under the stars featuring a piano solo concert by the Grammy® Award-Winning artist at Ojai’s Libbey Bowl. Hornsby is best known for the title track of his 1986 debut album - The Way It Is – which became one of the most popular songs on American radio.

Individual discount tickets ($50) are available for students, faculty, staff and alumni (limit one per person). Tickets can be purchased online. Purchase your ticket now as there is a limited quantity at this price point. Funds raised from the event will strengthen academic programs and create opportunities for CI students.

For more information contact Mackenzie Tolson, Events Specialist, at 805-437-3552 or

Peace Corps & Pizza – Oct. 11

On Tuesday, Oct. 11 from 12:30 to – 1:30 p.m. at Ojai Hall Room 1986, join a returned Peace Corps volunteer and your Peace Corps Campus Ambassador to learn about the toughest job you’ll ever love. Come visit and learn about the work of volunteers worldwide, tips on applying, and have any questions answered. Learn about the Peace Corps’ graduate programs, career advantages, and how you can make a difference.

RSVP if you plan to attend. View the flyer for full details (PDF, 289KB).

For more information contact Fances Klingenberger, Peace Corps Ambassador, at 805-437-2608 or

Campus Reading Celebration – Oct. 20

CI is pleased to welcome Jennine Capó Crucet, author of Make Your Home Among Strangers, to the campus on Thursday, Oct. 20. Crucet will present her keynote address at the Grand Salon at 6 p.m., followed by Q&A and a book signing. Doors open at 5:30 pm.

Click here for details and tickets to the event.

For more information contact Carolyn Shamowski, Conferences & Events Specialist, at 805-437-3698 or

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