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Gwyneth Smith

Barre with Gwyneth 
Wednesdays, September 2 – December 2, 2020 • 6:15 – 7:00 pm ET

Gwyneth Smith teaches barre, a ballet-inspired, full-body workout that offers both physical and mental benefits. All in the FIT community are welcome to tone and strengthen muscles as you de-stress and work on conditioning and improving your posture. No equipment necessary & beginners welcome! Please read this important information prior to enjoying this workout. 

Join us on WebEx & live @fitnycintlCosponsored by International Student Services and the Department of Athletics & Recreation

webex screenshot Virtual Welcome Hangout for international students & their friends
Thursday, September 3, 2020 • 10:00 – 11:00 am ET

Log into the ISS Instagram page (@fitnycintl) at 10:00 am EDT on September 3rd for a live virtual tour of FIT! The Cultural Fellows will share their favorite spots on campus and be ready to answer your questions. Be sure to tune in!

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INTERNATIONAL DIALOGUE: Can you understand where I’m coming from?
Thursday, September 10, 2020 • 5:30 – 7:00 pm ET
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Join other international students, those returning from study abroad, and the Cultural Fellows as they share their experiences adjusting to life in a new culture. Cosponsored by the International Student Services, the Counseling Center, and the Office of International Programs.
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STITCH & DISH: What’s the view from your window?
Thursday, September 24, 2020 • 1:00 pm  – 2:00 pm ET
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Don’t miss this chance to glimpse the view from other students’ windows around the globe, as the Cultural Fellows lead this interactive display and discussion from where they’re calling home. This is a fun opportunity to share what your reality is in this moment in time. All are invited to show us where you are and who you are sharing space with.
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Cultural Fellows International Film Discussion Series:
First They Killed My Father
Thursday, October 1, 2020 • 5:30 – 8:00 pm ET
The virtual popcorn is on us as we screen and discuss a selection from world cinema specially chosen by our Cultural Fellows. First up this semester is the historical drama First They Killed My Father, a Cambodian-American production directed by Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie. Set in the 1970s, the invasion of the Khmer Rouge separates a middle-class Cambodian girl from her family, as all struggle to endure work camps and Communist indoctrination.
Papa in New York
Papa in New York
Friday, October 16, 2020 • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm ET
IG Live
Join Cultural Fellow Papa Oppong live@fitnycintl, as he takes us into the MFA Fashion Design studios, with Professor Cathleen Sheehan, Acting Chair of the MFA Fashion Design program, on hand to answer your questions. Don't miss this behind-the-scenes glimpse into one of the edgiest spaces at FIT from a graduate Fashion Design student's perspective!
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STITCH & DISH: DIY Mask Decorating
Thursday, October 22, 2020 • 1:00 – 2:00 pm ET
Join us virtually as we decorate masks & bandanas, then submit yours to our mask contest, with the winner to be revealed in our Instagram Live event on October 29th. Suggested supplies to have on hand: fabric masks (especially your FIT mask!), embroidery thread or any yarn and needle; fabric paint or markers; gemstones, glue, acrylic paint, glitter, pompoms. Join us on WebEx & live @fitnycintl!
KZ Event
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 • 1:00 – 2:15 pm ET
 IG Live
Polish-born designer and FIT Alumna Karolina Zmarlak will share her studio live and demonstrate how a founding design concept both adapts to innovation in fabric and informs production. The challenges of running one’s own business and internship opportunities will also be discussed. A slideshow and some of her fashion films will be shown, followed by a Q&A. Join us live @fitnycintl!
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International Student Storytelling Night
Thursday, October 29, 2020 • 8:00 – 10:00 pm ET
International students and the Cultural Fellows each have a moment in the spotlight to tell a story about something that happened to them. Surprise us, make us laugh or cry, or just listen in! Join us on WebEx and live @fitnycintl!
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Cultural Fellows International Film Discussion Series:
7 años
Thursday, November 5, 2020 • 5:30 – 7:15 pm ET
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The virtual popcorn is on us as we screen and discuss a selection from world cinema specially chosen by our Cultural Fellows. In the Spanish psychological drama 7 años, four business partners being investigated for tax fraud must determine which one of them will take the fall for their crime.
Cultural Fellow Zeke
Zeke in New York: Food for Thought
Friday, November 6, 2020 • 9:00 - 10:00 pm ET
IG Live
FIT Cultural Fellow alumni join Zeke for a home-cooked meal and talk about life after college. Tune in as they dish on the current job market for international students and employment opportunities both in NYC and at home.
STITCH & DISH: Toy Story
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 • 1:00 – 2:00 pm ET
Everyone loves to play! Join the Cultural Fellows and ISS staff as we share our favorite childhood toys and games from around the world. Show us your childhood fave if you still have it, or just tell us a story about it. Also welcome are stories about a toy you would like to design! 
Join us on WebEx and live @fitnycintl!
Saturday, November 14, 2020 • 6:30 – 7:30 am & 5:00 – 6:00 pm ET
Right in time for International Education Week, join us for a unique window on the Hindu New Year’s famed Festival of Lights, featuring LIVE commentary from Thailand as one family shares their Diwali traditions in the morning, followed by a discussion of vibrant Diwali celebrations in India in the evening. Cosponsored by the Cultural Fellows, Indian Cultural Society, & International Student Services. Join us live @fitnycintl in the morning, and on WebEx & live @fitnycintl in the evening!
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Pet Show ’n Tell
Monday, November 16, 2020 • 5:00 – 7:00 pm ET
We continue our International Education Week festivities by sharing beloved pets who have been helping us de-stress all semester. If you don’t have a pet to feature, perhaps share a sibling or someone special who is always there for you. Join us on WebEx and live @fitnycintl!
Life after F-1
Tuesday, November 17, 2020 • 1:00 – 2:30 pm ET
Michael Goldstein of the law firm Goldstein & Cheung presents a workshop on the H-1B temporary worker visa and other options for staying in the US following F-1 status. Come learn about the eligibility, application process, and benefits of the H-1B and O-1 visas, and other status options.
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Cultural Fellows International Film Discussion Series:
Tuesday, November 17, 2020 • 5:30 – 8:00 pm ET
The virtual popcorn is on us as we screen and discuss a selection from world cinema specially chosen by our Cultural Fellows. We close the semester with Guilty, the Indian thriller featuring an upcoming songwriter who investigates a rape accusation against her boyfriend that emerges from their participation in a campus #MeToo protest.
Cultural Fellow Series
A Day in the Life
Thursday, November 19, 2020 • 9:00 - 10:00 am ET
Grab your coffee as Cultural Fellows Audrey and Awani take us on a tour of Battery Park City, one of New York City’s most iconic neighborhoods. They will also offer tips on navigating the city and some of the best places to explore.
Cultural Fellow Series
Fashion Doodles with Papa 
Sunday, December 6, 2020 • 6:00 – 7:00 pm ET
Grab your pencils and Join Cultural Fellow and MFA Fashion Design student Papa Oppong as he walks us through some quick fashion illustration techniques. He will also discuss his favorite design tools and offer tips on doing it all from home.
Cultural Fellow Series
Getting into FIT
Sunday, December 20, 2020 • 8:00 – 9:00 pm ET
Join Cultural Fellow and Textile/Surface Design major, Audrey as she shares her high school design portfolio that landed her a spot at FIT! She will offer advice on how to get into FIT as a design student and will be joined by friends from other FIT design majors. Be sure to tune in with your questions!