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Our Initiatives

The Global Initiatives is committed to cultivating global competency through leading and participating in initiatives that enhance the educational experience for students, faculty, and staff. These initiatives encompass groundbreaking research projects addressing global issues, transformative study-abroad programs, and establishing international partnerships. Serving as a pivotal force in cultivating a campus environment that values diversity and inclusion, the Global Initiatives Center is a focal point for innovation, dialogue, and the development of crucial skills necessary for navigating the intricacies of our interconnected world.

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.

Interdisciplinary Studies Courses

Learn about the interdisciplinary studies courses taught through Global Initiatives.

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Learn about the Global Readiness Certificate

Students and faculty discuss the benefits and impact of the Global Readiness Certificate (GRC) at Miami

What is the Global Readiness Certificate?

Why Should I Consider the GRC?

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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

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Contact Information

Global Initiatives

214 MacMillan Hall
531 E Spring St.
Oxford, OH 45056
513-529-8600 513-529-8608 fax