Events past and present


Friday, May 16, 2014

Join the Center for International Education as we celebrate our international students and study abroad students on graduating from Salem State University. Faculty, staff, friends, and family are welcome to join in this momentous occasion.

Veterans Hall, Ellison Campus Center, 2nd floor

352 Lafayette Street, Salem

  • 4 pm: Refreshments
  • 4:30 pm: Program and Award Ceremony
  • 6 pm: Networking

Cultural Night

Friday, April 4, 2014, 6 pm.

South Campus gymnasium

The International Students Association and the Center for International Education of Salem State University would like to invite you to attend the 24th annual Cultural Night on Friday, April 4, 2014, 6:00 pm at South Campus Gymnasium, Harrison Road, South campus.

Our Cultural Night celebrates the cultural mosaic of Salem State and the neighboring communities. The presentations include dances by various groups, traditional costume show, international music, and food. We hope that the Cultural Night will be an opportunity to have the university and the community come together and share each other’s traditions. 

In this year’s Cultural Night we highlight China. In addition to our featured cuisines from around the world, this year’s Cultural Night will spotlight dishes from the various regions of China prepared by our Chinese student and scholars.

The schedule is as follows:

6 – 7 pm: Buffet dinner of international cuisine.


7:15 – 8:15 pm: Cultural Performances


8:15 – 9:15 pm: Traditional Costume show

This is a very popular event so we highly encourage everyone to reserve your seats by March 31. Please go to:  to reserve your seats. Please indicate how many guests you are bringing. Guests with reservations will be given the priority to be seated. For safety reason, we will not allow guests standing along the aisles of the gymnasium. Without prior reservations, we cannot guarantee seats.

Tickets are $3 (with Salem State ID) and $5 (all others) with advance reservations. Without advance reservations, tickets are $5 (with Salem State ID) and $7 (all others). Children 12 years old and below are free.

For more information about the Cultural Night, please contact  or call 978.542.6351.

Please join us to celebrate our diversity.

10 Things every woman should know before talking salary

Katie Donovan is a salary negotiation consultant, equal pay advocate, and keynote speaker at this Salary Negotiation Workshop. As the gender pay gap has stubbornly stayed around 23 percent for more than a decade, participants will learn how to eliminate their personal pay gap completely by skillfully negotiating salary.

Date:  Thursday, March 20, 2014
Time: 4:30 pm
Location: Veterans Hall, Ellison Campus Center, North Campus

This program is sponsored by American Association of University Women-North Shore Area Branch and Salem State University’s Career Services, Center for International
Education, Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, Florence Luscomb Women’s
Center, and International Students Association

For more information, please contact Nelly Wadsworth at or call 978-542-6351.

Xu Guanghui Personal Works Exhibition

Mr. Guanghui Xu is a lecturer at Suchow University teaching interior design. He received his master's degree from Luxun Academy of Fine Arts in Environment Art Design in 2009 and is currently working on his Ph.D. in China Central Academy of Fine Arts. He became a visiting scholar at Salem State University through our Chinese Higher Education and Professional Development Program (CHEPD) in 2012.

Date:         December 18-December 31, 2013

Reception: December 22, 12 pm to 2 pm

Location:   Unitarian Universalist Church of Marblehead,  28 Mugford Street   


CIE North

The Center for International Education (CIE) has a new satellite office on North Campus.

Beginning this semester, representatives from the CIE are available to meet with students, faculty and staff in Sullivan Building 112.

Come by and say “hi” to Don Ross, Nelly Wadsworth, Sarah Dietrich, and Yanxia Wang and learn more about English as a Second Language courses, international students, study abroad and other Salem State University projects around the world.

To get a complete schedule or make an appointment email or call Emily Fitch at ext. 6331.

Visiting Scholars

This spring, Salem State welcomed seven visiting scholars from China: Weibing Feng, Yue He, Fang Li, Xinjian Wang, Huali Xiang, Guanghui Xu, Junheng Zhan and Qiubo Zhong. These scholars in the fields of mathematics, higher education, English, art, and computer sciences, respectively, come from universities that are part of the 1+2+1 Sino-American program. Under this program, more than 110 students have come to Salem State over the past five years to pursue undergraduate and graduate studies in areas including business, economics, art, computer, communications, geography, education, criminal justice, sports and movement, history, and teaching English to speakers of other languages.


The Center for International Education and Salem State University are pleased to welcome Afghani student Shogofa Amini to campus. Shogofa has just finished her first semester at Salem State, where she is taking undergraduate courses toward a major in political science. In addition, she is enrolled in the university’s English as a Second Language program.

Learn more about Shogofa's journey from Mazar-e Sharif to Salem State University at

News of a developing relationship between Salem State’s English as a Second Language program and the Universidad Autonoma de Chiapas in Mexico was featured in the Salem Gazette on March 18 and in the Boston Globe on Sunday, March 20. Mexico will be sending 15 future English teachers to Salem State during summer 2011 for purposes of improving their English language skills. A connection made by the Center’s assistant director and ESL coordinator, Sarah Dietrich, with the coordinator of a bachelor’s degree program in English language training in Mexico, was the initial catalyst for this exciting new opportunity, which has the potential to bring even more Mexican students to Salem State in the future.

Learn more about the partnership with Universidad Autonoma de Chiapas in Mexico at