Global Initiatives


Getting to know Global Initiatives


Annual Events and Programs

Interdisciplinary Courses and Academic Programs

Through the Center for American and World Cultures, Global Initiatives offers a number of courses that focus on building cross-cultural skills and awareness:

  • IDS 154: Introduction to Study Abroad
  • IDS 156: Study Abroad Re-Entry
  • IDS 159: Strength through Cultural Diversity
  • IDS 253: Voices of Discovery – Intergroup Dialogue
  • IDS 259: Introduction to the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma

Detailed course descriptions can be found on the course page of the Center for American and World Cultures website.

Also offered through the Center for American and World Cultures is a Global Readiness Certificate. Students can earn the certificate through a combination of coursework, participate in relevant co-curricular programs, and community engagement.

U.S. Passport Services

The Global Initiatives office in MacMillan Hall on the Oxford campus is a U.S. Passport Acceptance Agency. Students can visit our office to have their passport photo taken and file their U.S. Passport application. We also take photos for visa applications.

Additional information on what documents are needed to file a U.S. Passport applicant can be found on the Global Initiatives website.

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Global Initiatives provides Miami University students with advising and application support for the prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Program grants. Funded by the U.S. Department of State, Fulbright grants provide funding for U.S. students to spend an academic year abroad after graduation pursuing graduate study, conducting independent research, or serving as an English Language Teaching Assistant. Miami students do very well in the Fulbright competition.

  • 2018-2019: 28 applicants > 14 semi-finalists > 9 grant recipients and 3 alternates
  • 2019-2020: 28 applicants > 14 semi-finalists > 6 grant recipients and 1 alternate
  • 2020-2021: 29 applicants > 16 semi-finalists > 10 recipients and 2 alternates

Do you have questions about the Fulbright U.S. Student Program? Contact Miami Fulbright Program Advisor Karla Guinigundo at and visit our Miami Fulbright page.

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