Trojan Global Intergenerational Programs
A mentoring initiative linking retired faculty and staff with USC international students is being planned in cooperation with the International Students’ Assembly (ISA).
The first intergenerational program was on Feb. 12, 2013 with an evening reception sponsored by the USC Emeriti Center for interested students and retired staff and faculty. TGIF hosted a casual summer meeting and will host a lunch on February 13, 2014 in the Tutor Campus Center from 11 to 2. The events highlight Global Culture Month sponsored by the ISA involving roughly 20 USC student nationality clubs that conduct joint cultural and informational programs during the month of February. The annual campus-wide International Food Fair also takes place every February.
Trojan Global Intergenerational Friends (TGIF) and was organized by a steering committee of retired faculty and staff leaders: Jack Wills, Cynthia Berne, Phoebe Liebig, David Tool, Dixon Johnson, and Emeriti Center’s executive director, Janette Brown. This activity helps to support our international students as they navigate USC and American culture.
USC continues to be the top American university enrolling the most international students and TGIF supports the USC Strategic Vision concept of “Connecting the Individual to the World.”
It is hoped that this casual mentoring activity will connect interested retirees and USC faculty and staff with international students for activities such as tutoring, English conversation, American cultural information-sharing, serving as companions for outings to nearby southern California attractions, and home hospitality visits.
Join us for a lunch reception in Tutor Campus Center on Thursday, February 13 from 11 am to 2 pm.