Presenting my Research at the 22nd Annual GASI Conference

by ASM Tuhin

Think International!

As an international student, I always thought that international education in its broadest form was absolutely necessary. I have travelled to the United States for the first time as an exchange student in 2008, so I knew that it was great experience for me personally and my host community in Lakewood, Washington. Once I got to college, I was absolutely sure that internationalism was absolutely beneficial to students, and the broader campus community. However, I did not have concrete information as to how my peers at Bloomsburg University viewed international education and broadly speaking issues relating to diversity. Therefore last year, I embarked on a journey to find out, exactly how internationalism and diversity is impacting BU students. Thus began my research… Continue reading

Now that was Quite a Journey!

by ASM Tuhin

I used to think that I was one of the lucky people who never had any trouble travelling internationally. Well, like most other people, I had my fair share of the experience. Much opposite to my expectations and joy, I had the experience of going through two sets of cancelled flights.


Once my flight from Washington Dulles airport was cancelled, I had to take a flight to LaGuardia airport in New York. Then I took a taxi to JFK International airport with the hope of making a different flight to Rome. Ultimately, after almost 24 hours of back and forth between me and the Scandinavian Airlines reservation representatives I was able to find a flight to Rome through Brussels.

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GASI Student Organization Activities

BU’s student chapter of Global Awareness Society International (GASI) is recognized as a regional agent of change for advancing cross-cultural understanding, sensitivity to the impact of globalization on the planet, and promotion of partnerships between educational institutions, business and non-government organizations (NGOs) to solve world issues.

GASI was founded to create a network of scholars, professionals and others dedicated to the mutual understanding and global peace. Through intentional social interaction and civic education, GASI members wish to transform themselves to create a campus-wide cross-cultural understanding in hope to find solution for humanities’ greatest challenge toward peace.

Here are some snapshots of GASI activities:

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Five Reasons to do Re-search before you graduate:

by ASM Tuhin

I came to Bloomsburg University on snowy day in January two years ago. I had never been to Pennsylvania before in my life and had no clue about the exciting college career I was about to begin. Needless to say BU has given me every opportunity to grow as a student and challenged me to step out of my comfort zone. As an international student from Bangladesh, I always thought that doing research is something that strictly applies to professors and scholars. However, I quickly found out the importance of doing something original and creative as a part of my academic career.

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22nd International GASI Conference

GASI 2013

GASI 22nd Annual International Conference, Rome, Italy

The 22nd Annual GASI conference in going to be held in Rome, Italy from May 25 – May 31, 2013. This year’s conference will focus on the Challenges and Opportunities of the Global Financial Crisis.

Two undergraduate students (ASM Tuhin and Evan Wright) were accepted to present their research at this conference.

  • Tuhin will present his research titled, “Impact of Global Education on Bloomsburg University Students and the Necessity of Institutionalized Diversity Programs for Academic Advancement.”
  • Evan will present his paper, “A Global Perspective on Gay Rights”


Logo-TransparantThe Global Awareness Society International, Inc. is a non-profit organization composed of people and organizations of various backgrounds that recognize that the world is no longer made up of independent nations and cultures. This technological induced change affects everyone. We, as an organization, wish to explore the exciting potential that globalization of the world’s cultures and societies presents to each and every one of us as citizens of this planet. Established in 1991, our membership includes both academic and non-academic based professionals and individuals from various organizations and nations including the United States.

Purposes of the Global Awareness Society International

  • To promote awareness of the diversity of cultures within our global community. Continue reading