International Education Week

International Education Week (IEW), November 1216, 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.

Does your department have a globally-themed event taking place during IEW? If so, contact Kristin Magyari and we will add it to the IEW schedule of events!

Schedule of Events

Monday, November 12

International Instructors: Teaching at Miami

Time: 4pm | Location: McGuffey Hall 120

As international instructors, 8 Faculty Learning Community members representing 8 countries (Bulgaria, China, India, Indonesia, Iran, Korea, Moldova, Russia), 8 departments (ACE, Classics, Educational Leadership, English, GRAMELAC, Interdisciplinary and Integrative Studies, Management, Mathematics), 3 divisions (CAS, College of Liberal Arts and Applied Science, FSB), and 2 campuses (Oxford and Hamilton) will share their utilization of multicompetences from differing global perspectives and how it impacts their teaching strategies at Miami.

International Education Week Keynote Address

Time: 7pm | Location: McGuffey 322

Dr. Jason Singh, Senior Vice President, Doctors, of VisionWorks of America and 1994 graduate of Miami University, will present the keynote address for International Education Week 2018.


Tuesday, November 13

Live Open Doors Press Briefing

Time: 9:30am | Location: McGuffey 117

Join Global Initiatives to view the live-stream release of the 2018 Institute for International Education Open Doors Report. Open Doors is the national publication analyzing international student and study abroad data.

Boren Awards for Study and Research Abroad

Boren Awards logo
Time: 12pm | Location: MacMillan Hall 115

This video conference will feature Jeff Cary, Outreach & Recruitment Manager for Boren Awards, and will provide information on funding opportunities for study and research abroad for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students.

The Havighurst Center Presents Listopad ("November")

Time: 4:30pm | Location: Irvin Hall 40

The Havighurst Center Presents Listopad ("November"), presented by the film's producer Jeffrey Brown. The film tells the story of three teenage boys who were swept up in the Czech Republic's 1989 Velvet Revolution.

Faculty Director Appreciation Reception (Invitation Only)

Time: 5:00-6:30pm | Location: Goggin Club Lounge

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 study abroad/away directors who have offered programs this year at the Global Initiatives Faculty Appreciation Reception.

Miami Women's Basketball vs. Eastern Kentucky

Time: 7pm | Location: Millet Hall

During this game, Global Initiatives/Athletics will show a special video that features our international student athletes, in honor of International Education Week. Students can enter the game at no cost with their Student ID. 


Wednesday, November 14

International Story Time at Mini U

Time: 9:30am

Four international students and faculty will read stories from their countries to the children enrolled at Mini University.

Work, Teach, Learn: Professional Opportunities Abroad

Time: 4-5pm | Location: MacMillan Hall 212 (Great Room)

This interactive panel will feature professionals who will highlight opportunities to teach, work, and learn abroad by sharing their own experiences.

National Fellowships for Global Engagement

Time: 7pm | Location: Harrison Hall 204

Join members of Miami University's National Fellowships Committee for a discussion of competitive fellowships and scholarships that support study, research, and teaching abroad.


Thursday, November 15

Global Neighbors Thanksgiving Dinner

Time: 5:30-7pm | Location: The John Dolibois Room, Shriver Hall

This gathering serves as a time for international students and the Miami and Oxford communities to enjoy a traditional American Thanksgiving meal together. A link to purchase tickets will be posted soon.


Friday, November 16

IEW Celebration and Contest Winner Reception

Time: 3-4:30pm | Location: MacMillan Hall 212 (Great Room)

Each International Education Week, Global Initiatives runs a student contest calling for all Miami students to submit essays, photos, and videos about their educational cultural experiences in the world. During this reception, top work will be shown to the audience and winners will receive their prizes.


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