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International ERG


The International Employee Resource Group (I-ERG) exists to provide a safe space where members may discuss concerns that affect the international employee community, find support, and collaborate towards bringing about positive change. Therefore, the vision, mission, goals, and activities of the International ERG are focused on 1) creating a safe space for its members; 2) building a culture that fosters awareness, respect, and inclusion in the workplace; and 3) advancing the growth, career development, leadership, social connections, and success of international employees at Georgia Southern University.


The Mission of the International ERG is to promote a diverse culture and inclusion through continual learning and interaction. The International ERG will advance the understanding and inclusion of employees with a common background, set of interests and/or goals. The International ERG will provide a welcoming environment to international faculty and staff on all campuses. This ERG will connect with the members of the international community, and will provide these employees a safe forum to discuss common interests and concerns at Georgia Southern. The vision, mission, goals, policies and activities of the group are fully aligned with the mission, goals, and policies of the Office of Inclusive Excellence.

Membership Eligibility

Membership is available to all employees currently associated with Georgia Southern. All members are eligible to be members of the Steering Team.

For all questions or concerns, please email If you are interested in joining our listserv, INTERG, please send a request to the above email address to be added.

Leadership Team

Name Email Address
John Lester (Executive Sponsor)
Hongjie Wang (Chair)
Nalanda Roy (Steering Committee)
Felix Hamza-Lup (Steering Committee)
Laura Valeri (Steering Committee)


To view previous Flash Talks, please visit the International ERG YouTube channel!

April 7, 2023
Flash Talk “Teaching COIL Courses” presented by Kristin R. Kasting Karam, Director of the Office of Global EngagementView Presentation PowerPoint Here

Last updated: 5/9/2022