International Education Week

four students taking a selfie in front of Miami's MacCracken Hall

International Education Week (IEW), which takes place November 16 - 20, 2020, is an initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education that draws attention to the value of international education. Aligning with the vision of Miami 2020 to “promote a diverse culture of inclusion, integrity, and collaboration that deepens understanding and embraces intercultural and global experiences,” Miami University celebrates IEW annually with a wide range of activities, international food, and events.

IEW 2020 will be going virtual! Check back for the program schedule. Does your department have a globally-themed virtual event taking place during IEW? If so, contact Karen O'Hara and we will add it to the IEW schedule of events!

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2019

Thursday, Nov. 14

Geo Week: Trivia!

Time: 2:40pm | Location: Shideler 132

Do you know what the longest river in the world is? What about the most populated country? Can you make educated guesses?

You are invited to test your geography trivia skills against your fellow peers.

Teams: You can participate on a team of one or up to four.

Prizes will be awarded to the top three teams.

Please show up 10 minutes prior to the event to register your team and get seated.

Questions? Contact Dr. Amelie Davis (davis.amelie@miamioh.edu) or Dr. Bart Grudzinski (grudzibp@miamioh.edu).

The Resistance Playlist: Latin/x American Stories of Hope and Inspiration

Time: 5:30pm | Location: MacMillan Hall

Latin American Studies faculty will present brief vignettes using songs or music that tell stories of resistance. Stories will be drawn from the news, experiences in the field, lived experience, and from historical heroes in the Americas.

Confluence - Classical & Regional Music - Indian Subcontinent

Time: 7pm | Location: Oxford Community Arts Center

The Oxford Community Arts Center is hosting Utpola Borah, a vocalist from Assam, India and her group of international musicians for a performance. The group will perform music from India and Bangladesh and will cover traditional and classical pieces. A reception with Indian food will follow the performance.

This is your opportunity to do just that with the broader Oxford community!


Friday, Nov. 15

Geo Week: Mapathon

Time: 1pm | Location: 134 Shideler Hall  

A person looks at a screen showing the map being worked onCome participate in a Humanitarian need-based crowd-sourced mapping event!

NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED! BRING YOUR FRIENDS!

Pizza and drinks available on-site.

Study Abroad is for Me Showcase + IEW Contest Awards

Time: 3pm | Location: 152 Shideler Hall

During this fun-filled showcase, students will tell their study abroad stories, winners from the IEW Contest will be announced, prizes will be awarded, and student groups will perform. Don't miss out on this inaugural event to celebrate International Education Week at Miami!

Raffle

  • $1,000 scholarship to be used on a Miami summer 2020 study abroad program
  • US passport grant (value of $110)
  • Global Initiatives swag bag

Global Dance Party

Time: 8pm | Location: Armstrong Pavilion A/B

The Global Dance Party kicks off an exciting time at Miami: International Education Week. Join us at no cost for an unforgettable evening of dancing, food, and fun!

We want to hear from you! Request music for this event.


Saturday, Nov. 16

First Career Discovery Conference for International Students

Time: 10am | Location: 152 Shideler Hall

At the First Career Discovery Conference for International Students, international undergraduate and graduate students will 1) share testimonies of career or career-related experiences, 2) disseminate knowledge and information regarding searching for and successfully completing jobs, and 3) explore various career opportunities around the world that have been available to Miami international students.

Conference theme: Discover! Learn! Contribute!

Awards: 1st and 2nd place in undergraduate and graduate student categories. Awards will be given based on the attendees’ ratings of each presentation (survey administered after each presentation).

Taste of Africa

Time: 6pm | Location: 322 McGuffey Hall

Array of African continent foods on a colorful clothThis potluck allows you to get a 'Taste of Africa'. Not only will it be a showcase of food from around the continent, but also a chance to immerse yourself in what it means to be Africa. This year's theme is: What It Means to be African Now. Come and learn from your fellow students about their experiences and growth as an African.

Free food will be served at this event!

Hosted by African Students' Union, Miami University


Sunday, Nov. 17

International Blanket Making

Time: 3pm | Location: Clawson Hall Lobby

(Requires Registration)

Participate in a global event to help the local community! The Global Connections Living Learning Community (sponsored by Residence Life and the Center for American and World Cultures) is excited to host the first ever International Blanket Making event!

Join members of the LLC and other Miami community members to make no sew fleece blankets to benefit children via Lighthouse Youth & Family Services. Not crafty? No experience making blankets? No problem! This no sew blanket making process is fun, fast and team-oriented. You'll get to chat with your group while you tie knots to form the blanket, enjoy light refreshments and learn more about the world through your fellow Miamians!

Space is limited, so please RSVP! Contact Mais Omar, omarmm@miamiohedu with any questions.


Monday, Nov. 18

Global Lunch Series: China

Time: 10:45am | Location: Western Dining Commons

Celebrate International Education Week by dining at Western Commons.

Menu

  • Entree 1-Tofu Beef MaoPo
  • Entree 2-Chicken Kung Pao
  • Side 1-Pork Dumpling
  • Side 2-Vegetable Spring Roll
  • Vegetable-Green Beans Spicy Szechuan
  • Vegan-Potatoes w/ Green Peppers & Eggplant

Sergiu Musteață, Ion Creanga State Pedagogical University Lecture

Time: 4:30pm | Location: 204 Harrison Hall

Topic: The experience of the Moldovan Truth Commission: In search of a new approach for the study and remembrance of Soviet history.

Co-sponsored by the Department of Education and the Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies

Faculty Director Appreciation Reception

Time: 5pm | Location: Goggin Ice Center

(Invitation Only)

President Crawford dining with faculty Global Initiatives is grateful to the faculty, staff, and academic departments who, through their significant contributions and support, have helped to make our global programs possible this year. We appreciate the time, energy, and expertise you have invested, and know that it is because of your dedication that Miami is able to offer such a robust portfolio of programs for our students.

As a small token of our thanks, we invite you and a guest to enjoy entertainment, a variety of light hors d'oeuvres, drinks, and the company of education abroad faculty-led program directors who have offered programs this year at the Faculty Appreciation Reception.

This event is invitation only. Please RSVP via your email invitation.


Tuesday, Nov. 19

Global Lunch Series: India

Time: 10:45am | Location: Western Dining Commons

Celebrate International Education Week by dining at Western Commons.

Menu

  • Entree 1-Chicken Tika Masala
  • Entree 2-Chana Masala Diwali
  • Side 1-Aloo Gobi
  • Side 2-ASC StrEATS - Miami Samosas
  • Vegetable-Moong Dal
  • Vegan-Paneer Style Spinach with Tofu 

ACIREMA Exercise

(Requires Registration)

Time: 11am | Location: Shriver Center Dolibois Room B

The simulation exercise, ACIREMA, is designed to sensitize participants to the difficulties that international students encounter in their quest for an American education. It acquaints the participants with the procedures students must follow from the initial contact with a U.S. educational institution to their arrival on campus. The cross-cultural aspects of the exercise help to explain international students perspectives. The objective of the simulation is to assist participants in identifying emotionally with international students coming to their institution and become more patient and understanding.

Hula Dance at the Regionals

Time: 11am | Location: Johnston Hall 142

Hula is a dance that was developed in the Hawaiian Islands by the Polynesians who originally settled there. Come experience hula dance with us!

Global Holiday Party

Time: 5pm | Location: Shriver Center Heritage Room

The Miami University Diversity Affairs Council is committed to forming and providing spaces for coalitions and alliances to be built within the intercultural community of multicultural and diverse student organizations and their membership through analyzing and addressing issues of climate, policy, procedure and curriculum within the Miami community. Annually, the Miami University Diversity Affairs Council organizes the Global Holiday Party – which includes a lineup of local and global performances alongside food prepared and brought by participating student organizations. Attending organizations are given the freedom to represent their culture in whichever creative way they see fit.


Wednesday, Nov. 20

Mini U International Story Time

Time: 9:30am | Location: Mini U

During this event, Miami international staff, faculty, and graduate students will read stories from their own cultures to the children at Mini University.

This event is not open to the public.

Global Lunch Series: Vietnam

Time: 10:45am | Location: Western Dining Commons

Celebrate International Education Week by dining at Western Commons.

Menu

  • Entree 1-GC sand bahn mi chicken
  • Entree 2-Pork Noodles Grilled Bun Thit Nuong
  • Side 1-Vegetable Spring Roll
  • Side 2-Mini Pork Egg Roll
  • Vegetable-Vegetable Papaya Goi Du Du
  • Vegan-Tofu Lemon Chili

Henna Art at the Regionals

Time: 12:30pm | Location: Harry T. Wilks Conference Center

henna art displayed on a person's forearms, wrists, and handsHenna refers to the temporary body art resulting from the staining of the skin from dyes. Come and experience this activity with us!

Discover Islam

Time: 5pm | Location: Hall Auditorium

Dr. Baher Foad will speak about the true values and beliefs of Islam, clarify misconceptions about Islam and the Quran, and help students find common ground between different religions. Foad is a rheumatologist by training but has a BA and Master’s degree in theology. He has been writing religious books for the past 30 years and approaches religion from a logical perspective, seeking to understand the rationale of divine orders.

The event begins at 5 p.m. with a meet and greet in the green room at Hall Auditorium followed by a lecture and Q & A from 6 - 7:30 p.m. There will also be books on display in the lobby with some of the speaker's publications.


Thursday, Nov. 21

Global Lunch Series: South Korea

Time: 10:45am | Location: Western Dining Commons

Celebrate International Education Week by dining at Western Commons.

Menu

  • Entree 1-Pork Bulgogi
  • Entree 2-Chicken Bulgogi
  • Side 1-Kimchi
  • Side 2-Potatoes Braised Korean
  • Vegetable-Salad Lettuce Korean
  • Vegan-Spicy Tofu and Black Bean Stew

Henna Art at the Regionals

Time: 11am | Location: Johnston 142

Henna refers to the temporary body art resulting from the staining of the skin from dyes. Come and experience this activity with us!

NAFSA Simon Award for Campus Internationalization Presidential Panel

Time: 4pm | Location: MacMillan Hall 212

NAFSA logoLeaders from Simon Award-winning institutions, including Miami University, will discuss their successes in campus internationalization during this Live Webcast Panel discussion.

ISSS Thanksgiving Dinner

Time: 5:30pm | Location: MacMillan Hall 212

Guests seated together at annual Thanksgiving dinnerThis annual event takes place during International Education Week and is open to all Miami University international students and scholars, staff and faculty, as well as Oxford community members. The purpose is to share this American tradition with our international students and scholars.

With around 300 people in attendance each year, it is one of ISSS’ signature events and includes a traditional Thanksgiving dinner as well as plenty of opportunities for fellowship and conversation.


Friday, Nov. 22

Global Lunch Series: Brazil

Time: 10:45am | Location: Western Dining Commons

Celebrate International Education Week by dining at Western Commons.

Menu

  • Entree 1-Brazilian Beef Stew
  • Entree 2-Chicken Wings Brazilian
  • Side 1-Roll Potato Skillet Cheese
  • Side 2-Rice Brazilian Style
  • Vegetable-Greens Collard Brazillian
  • Vegan-Beans Black Brazilia

A Taste of Luxembourg

Time: 6pm | Location: MacMillan Hall 212

Luxembourgish students at Miami invite everyone to come out and try traditional luxembourgish Gromperekichelcher (potato pancakes) and homemade applesauce! Gromperekichelcher are associated with every celebration throughout the year; they are sold on Christmas markets, on farmers markets, on our national holiday etc. The potato pancakes are traditionally eaten with apple sauce and are made of onions, potatos, flour, salt and pepper, butter, parsley, shallots, garlic and eggs.