Hosted by the Center for Urban Language Teaching and Research (CULTR), a U.S. Department of Education Title VI NFLRC, World Languages Day is a global career expo connecting over 1,000 high school and college students to businesses and professions that value global skills. World Languages Day is organized in a rotating schedule in which the students will be able to (1) go from table to table to talk with representatives from different companies, non-profits, and government organizations (2) listen to panelists with diverse backgrounds talk about the value of language learning in their industries and (3) enjoy cultural performances. Highlighting language study and cultural competency, World Languages Day’s attending organizations include representatives across international commerce, social services, and governmental agencies. Through real-world experiences, open dialogue about industry needs, and a push for globally-minded talent across potential employees, World Languages Day students are empowered to create a “map” from language success to a future professional career.
2019 Attendee Survey
Did you attend World Languages Day 2019? Please take a quick survey below to gain access to the event pictures, help us in our research, and build a better event for our community. As a cornerstone CULTR initiative, we would love to hear about your World Languages Day experience!
World Languages Day offers an opportunity to directly interact and grow with the community. More than ever, it is vital for students to hear the voices of business, non-profit organizations, and government agencies who value potential employees with language skills, study abroad experience, and empathy for cultural competence. By participating at World Languages Day, your school or organization has the opportunity to join CULTR in the effort to encourage an understanding of different cultures, the study of languages, and an appreciation for diversity across our communities. Come share with students information about how globalization and language proficiency interact to further business goals, reach international markets and make a difference in an increasingly interconnected world.
Create a Lasting Impact
Interested in raising your profile, adding value to your brand, and helping the region? Be front and center to connect with 1,000+ students, teachers, and businesses from around the Southeast.
Join Other Leading Organizations
Across the World Languages Day events, students have had the opportunity to meet and build relationships with these impressive organizations. Thank you to our generous sponsors and exhibitors for supporting all students and their world language education.
AFL-CIO • Alliance Française d’Atlanta • American Red Cross • Atlanta Convention and Visitor Bureau • Atlanta Institute for Diplomatic Leadership • Atlanta International Night Market • Atlanta-Toulouse Sister Cities Committee • Brandon Hall School • Business Communication for Internationals-USA • Carter Center • CDC • CIA/OSE (Open Source Enterprise) • CIBER/ Institute of International Business • Coca-Cola Company • Consulat Général de France • Consulate General of Belgium in Atlanta • Consulate General of Japan in Atlanta • Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Atlanta • CPACS (Center for Pan Asian Community Services) • DEA • Delta Air Lines, Inc. • Diversity Abroad • Drug Enforcement Administration • FBI • French American Chamber of Commerce • Georgia Department of Economic Development: Workforce Division- Trade Five • Georgia Department of Education: World Languages and Global Workforce Initiatives • Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce • Georgia Humanities • GLOBE Academy • Go Eat Give • Goethe-Zentrum • Goodwill Industries of North Georgia • Grady Health System • GSU Cecil B. Day School of Hospitality • GSU Center for Transnational and Multilingual Education • GSU CIBER/Institute of International Business • GSU Department of World Languages and Cultures • GSU Office of Latino Student Services and Outreach • GSU Rialto Center for the Arts • GSU Study Abroad Programs • International Rescue Committee • Japan-American Society • Korean Education Center in Atlanta • Mango Languages • Manhattan Associates • March for Our Lives – Georgia • Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs- Welcoming Atlanta • Mayor’s Office of International Affairs, City of Atlanta • Mercedes-Benz • My World Program • National Security Education Program – Boren Awards • Peace Corps • St. Regis Hotels • Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce-Georgia • Telemundo Atlanta • ToppComm Communication • U.S. Commercial Service • UPS • YMCA
Alif Institute ● Alliance Française d’Atlanta ● Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau ● Atlanta Institute for Diplomatic Leadership ● Business Communication for Internationals-USA, LLC ● Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) ● City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of International Affairs ● Consulate General of Ireland ● Consulate General of Japan in Atlanta ● Consulate General of Switzerland ● Consulate General of the Kingdom of Belgium ● DeKalb County School District ● Drug Enforcement Administration ● Georgia Department of Education ● Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce ● German American Chamber of Commerce of the Southern U.S., Inc. ● Gilman Scholarship Acceptance ● Global Youth Ambassadors Program ● GSU Cecil B. Day School of Hospitality ● GSU CIBER ● GSU Confucius Institute ● GSU Early Childhood and Elementary Education ● GSU Latino Student Services and Outreach ● GSU Multicultural Center ● GSU Rialto Center for the Arts ● GSU Study Abroad Programs ● GSU World Languages & Cultures ● HTP J-1 Visa Programs ● Institute of International Business ● Ivy Preparatory Academy Kirkwood ● J-1 Visa Exchanges ● Le Pont Translations, LLC ● Magnolia Language Services ● NCR ● Peace Corps ● Québec Government Office in Atlanta ● SeSo, Inc. ● The IRC in Atlanta ● The Japan America Society of Georgia ● Translation Station, Inc. ● uBuntuSpeaks, LLC ● USA Global Education Services LLC ● Welcoming Atlanta ● Westbridge Solutions, LLC
William Dee │ Porsche AG
Customer Experience Strategy Consultant, MHP Americas
William Dee is a customer experience strategy consultant with MHP Americas, an IT consulting subsidiary of Porsche AG. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in both German for International Business and Marketing from Georgia State University in 2018 while interning at Porsche Cars North America and in Germany. He provides his clients with project management and process optimization in the field of connected vehicles and data management. William has recently returned to the United States after a long-term assignment in Germany where he supported his client with legal compliance project management.
Nozomi Morgan │ Michiki Morgan Worldwide
Nozomi Morgan is the CEO of Michiki Morgan Worldwide. She leads a team of world-class experts who help international organizations when they have a critical need to improve quality, performance, and profitability through building a culture of excellence beyond boundaries and differences. Her diverse international background — born in Japan and having lived in Asia, Europe and North America — gives her a wealth of experience and knowledge as a trusted partner to organizations. She is a regular contributor to Forbes.com and Huffington Post. She holds an MBA from Yale School of Management.
Chi Chi Okezie │ SIMPLEnetworking, LLC
Owner / Producer
Chi Chi Okezie is owner / producer of SIMPLEnetworking, LLC which specializes in business networking, diversity and inclusion and cultural competency. Chi Chi speaks three languages (English, French and Ibo). She engages her clients in developing their communication, leadership and interpersonal skills via seminars, events and consulting. Chi Chi also blogs as the “Champion Networker”, is a keynote at events and has published 2 books on networking. Her company received a Proclamation for Business Networking Day for November 13th. She is also the recipient of the Class of 2013: 40 Under 40 for Connect and Rejuvenate Magazines, 2015 Emory Campus Life Volunteer and the 2017 William Norton Outstanding Alumna for Oxford College of Emory. Chi Chi is a member of the Emory Alumni Association, Women In Technology (WIT), Golf Women Mean Business (GWMB), Atlanta Diversity Advocacy Management Group (ADMAG) and Harvest Life Church.
Darius Beasley │ Georgia State University
Darius Beasley is an Instructor at Georgia State University (GSU) and at the Alliance Française of Atlanta. He graduated with a Master’s degree in French Studies from GSU and a Bachelor’s in French and TESOL from Michigan State University (MSU). At MSU he also gained his teacher certification while participating in the Urban Educators Cohort Program. Darius has experience teaching French in the K-12, university and adult education settings in the United States. Abroad he has taught English in countries such as Malaysia and France. Darius has recently returned from having taught English at La Sorbonne University in Paris, France.
Dr. Tim Jansa │ Georgia State University
Dr. Jansa has served as Business Manager for the Department of World Languages and Cultures since 2015 and manages all financial aspects of the Department’s multi-million-dollar budget, including payroll, procurement, account reconciliation, and budget projections. His duties also include post-award grant management and expense reporting. Jansa earned a doctorate (Ed.D.) in Educational Leadership with a focus on higher education from Georgia State University. His research centers on leadership at the intersection of college and university internationalization with postsecondary world language education. His studies have also granted him profound insights into the financial and organizational workings of institutions of higher education and greatly informs his management of budgets in keeping with institutional policies, procedures, and regulations, as well as staff leadership and development.
Share Your Unique Story
Why are languages, different cultures, and diversity important to you? Below is a brief glimpse into the importance of languages to participating teachers, students, and organization representatives.
Miriam F., Teacher at Banneker High School
Porsche Cars North America, Inc
Central Intelligence Agency (CIA/OSE)
Diana L., Student at King's Ridge High School
Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce-Georgia
Confucius Institute at Georgia State University
Ana G., Student at King's Ridge High School
Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs, Welcoming Atlanta
Sydney W., Student at King's Ridge High School
Ready to Join World Languages Day?
Explore the exciting engagement opportunities below. We encourage organizations to review the sponsorship tiers to empower Languages for All!
In World Languages Day 2018, the data highlights the event’s impact on our community. Through collaboration with our valued exhibitors and sponsors, World Languages Day students were empowered to pursue language learning opportunities and continue on to enriching careers.
Passionate Teachers and Students
Seeing the value in World Languages Day, schools from across the state packed onto buses and drove to Georgia State University. Some schools left hours before school even started to attend as highlighted by Effingham College and Career Academy. This dedicated school drove over 4 hours to attend World Languages Day!
Attending High School Students
High Schools Across Georgia
Grade Distribution (%)
Students Agree This Event Positively Impacted Their Career Aspirations
Student Career Interests
SPONSORS AND EXHIBITORS
Participating organizations connected with over 1,000 students on how globalization and language proficiency help them to further business goals, reach international markets, and make a difference in an increasingly interconnected world.
Organization Attendees Recommend Others to Participate
Industry Breakdown (%)
- Arts and Culture
- National Security
Favorite Part of Event
1. Engaging with Students
2. Networking with Exhibitors
3. Event Organization/Communication
Building on the the opportunity for students to interact with leading organization representatives, the speaker sessions serve as a platform to develop a deeper understanding of important topics, such as workforce readiness, language study, and global competencies. We warmly thank all of the participating organizations and speakers for the valuable discussion.
Ricardo de la Cruz Martínez Ocadiz, SIS Procurement Information Director at the Coca-Cola Company
Shanita Miller, Director of Development and Community Outreach at Alliance Francaise d’Atlanta
Representatives from the CIA’s Open Source Enterprise
John Woodward, Senior Director of Foreign Investment at the Metro Atlanta Chamber
School Registration Has Closed
CULTR invites all interested schools to sign up for the 2020 event
Ready to make a difference? A visit to this free event will be educational, entertaining, and inspiring for all students and teachers.
Are you registered or looking forward to the next World Languages Day? The Teacher Toolkit is designed to support teachers and their students before, during, and after CULTR’s World Languages Day. Broken down into two sections, this collection of resources will maximize your benefits and experience at World Languages Day.
This toolkit will help you:
- Prepare your students to interact with organization representatives
- Plan your day at the event
- Find your way to and within the event
- Participate in the event social media campaigns
Before the Event
After the Event
Complete the surveys to gain access to the day’s pictures. Furthermore, help us continually improve this exciting event.
Complete Teacher and Student Surveys
Enjoy Event Pictures
Exhibitor registration includes:
A Company Booth
Promote your company’s brand with your own exhibitor table
Two Exhibitor Badges
Bring two representatives to detail your company’s brand and services
Free Lunch and Refreshment Breaks
Recharge with access to drinks, snacks, and a catered lunch
Parking Pass for One Vehicle
Have your parking payment covered and near the event
Promotion in Conference Program
The name and logo of your company will be distributed to over 1,000 students
Promotional Item Bags
Include your company’s publicity materials to be included in all WLD school bags
*Please get the items to our office at least two weeks prior to the event date
The CULTR Sponsorship Program is the way that corporations and individuals can contribute substantially to the ongoing support of World Languages Day to drive world language education, global competencies, and workforce readiness forward in the United States.
There are five sponsorship levels defined by donation amount and in-return benefits of sponsorship. These levels may be viewed individually below or comprehensively in a downloadable file. Donations made to World Languages Day must be coordinated with the Center for Urban Language Teaching and Research (CULTR) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Across the Diamond, Platinum, and and Gold Levels, a portion of the donation amount will be used to enable Title I high school attendance. These schools have a student base where at least 40% come from low-income families. As the school commitments vary by location and year, CULTR will work with these schools and sponsors to address pressing needs and empower student opportunities.
Georgia State student volunteers are needed to create a successful World Languages Day! While committee assignments cannot be guaranteed, we will do our best to accommodate your selection. Any questions regarding volunteering for World Languages Day may be directed to Kristy Winkler at email@example.com. Register in the above online registration portal.
Check-in Table Guide
Confirm attending event exhibitors and schools
Assisting schools and employers to their locations inside of the event
Social Media Assistant
Work with social media channels, technology, and promotion
Assisting schools and employers to their between event spaces
Photo Booth/Pounce Area Guide
Pose for photos with visitors and assist this area as needed
Open to helping in multiple roles
What is World Languages Day?
What is the goal of this event?
What can we talk about with students?
What are we expected to do as exhibitors?
What is the deadline to register?
Schools: Since space is limited for schools, we operate on a first-come first-serve basis. For schools, a complete registration includes completed online registration AND an official approval/transportation form from a school principal/administrator.
Organizations: Since we will create publicity materials for our event sponsors and exhibitors, earlier registration will help with our planning.