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About Global Initiatives

We support Miami University's commitment to advancing global learning. In fact, we foster quality experiences for students, faculty, and guests surrounding scholarship, and teaching between different cultures.

Who We Are and What We Do

Our Mission

Global Initiatives promotes the dynamic, comprehensive internationalization of the University through the infusion of multicultural and comparative perspectives in scholarship, teaching, and service. Support focuses on user- and constituent-friendly services with a commitment to efficiency and acts as the connective tissue for all internationalization realms.

Our Vision

We drive internationalization activities and networks at Miami University through collaborative engagement with local and global communities. We seek to transform the learning of students, faculty, and staff through educational opportunities across borders and disciplines and provide outstanding service.

Core Values


We support an interdisciplinary, inquiry-driven environment in which the learner’s strengths and interests are recognized and expanded through welcoming, personal, values-based, collaborative, and quality driven approaches and meaningful global opportunities.


We demonstrate respect for one another and the community we serve by: valuing inclusiveness and diversity, trusting in one another's capabilities, and treating others as we wish to be treated.


We act with honesty and adhere to the highest standards of moral and ethical values and principles through our personal and professional behavior. We expect our actions to be consistent with our words, and our words to be consistent with our intentions. We accept our responsibilities and subject ourselves to the highest standards of public trust. We hold ourselves accountable for our words and our actions.


  • We are dedicated to the mission of Miami University.
  • We are committed to being flexible and adaptable.
  • We follow through tasks, issues and challenges to effective and timely resolution.
  • We provide proactive, quality, competent, user-friendly, and reliable support and service.
  • We are committed to a spirit of teamwork, relying on one another to reach our organizational potential.

Our Services

Need assistance? Explore our services to see what we can do.

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Passport and Photo Services

Book an appointment and take care of a wide range of passport services on the Oxford campus.

Services are available to anyone needing to apply for a new passport book/card or those who need to apply for their first adult passport/card. You do not need to be affiliated with Miami University.

Email or call 513-529-8600 for an appointment.

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Reserve a Flag From MacMillan Hall

Add to your next event by borrowing a flag from Global Initiatives. With more than 100 flags in our collection, we're proud to display a diverse range of countries in MacMillan Hall. Each flag represents a country of origin for our past and present international students. Departments around campus as well as Miami University’s student organizations are welcome to borrow our flags for display purposes at events and functions throughout the year.

Our Initiatives

Take your education to a global level. Explore our initiatives and learn how to get involved.

Annual Mahatma Gandhi Birthday Lecture

The lecture serves as a platform for insightful discussions on topics such as social justice, human rights, and global harmony. By commemorating Gandhi's birthday through this lecture series, we seek to inspire a new generation of individuals dedicated to positive social change and the pursuit of a more just and compassionate world while paying homage to Mahatma Gandhi.

International Education Week

International Education Week (IEW) is a program of the U.S. Departments of State and Education that promotes the importance of global learning. Each November, we invite you to welcome to explore and engage in various campus experiences featuring multiple cultures to becoming a more aware global citizen.

MiamiConnects: Virtual Global Learning

Sign up for a global learning project with MiamiConnects and collaborate with faculty and students worldwide to create a course, module, or program to expand international learning.

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Miami is an international university and is committed to expanding our global reach—virtually and physically. Developing global partnerships that enhance higher education and increase learning opportunities is a priority for the Office of Global Initiatives and an objective of the Miami 2020 Plan.


#YouAreWelcomeHere is a welcome message from U.S. higher education to international students around the world. Miami supports this campaign and wants all international students to know that they are welcome at Miami University and in Oxford, Ohio.

Part 1: The Global Journey of Sunny Suo

Part 2: Miami University #YouAreWelcomeHere

Contact Global Initiatives

214 MacMillan Hall
531 E. Spring St.
Oxford, OH 45056