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International Education Week

International Education Week (IEW), which takes place each November, 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. Miami University observes IEW annually with a wide range of activities, international food, and events in order to celebrate the diverse array of cultures on our campus and provide students, faculty, and staff the opportunity for global engagement on our campus.

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Friday, Nov. 11

International Education Week Awards Ceremony

4-5:30 p.m. | 322 McGuffey Hall

01-world-map-with-award.pngGlobal Initiatives will announce the recipients of its International Education Week Writing, Photo, and Digital Storytelling student contests, as well as the winner of the John E. Dolibois Faculty Award for Innovation in Global Programming. Join us in celebrating our award winners, and the beginning of International Education Week!

Step Afrika! (Performing Arts Series)

7:30-9 p.m. | Hall Auditorium

02-step-afrika.jpegFeel the beat! A blend of the percussive dance styles practiced by historically African-American fraternities and sororities, traditional African dances, and contemporary dance makes Step Afrika! a joyous show. Songs, storytelling, and humor teamed with their pure energy will make your heart pound right along with them!


Monday, Nov. 14

Mini University Global Storytime

10-11 a.m. | Mini U

03-mini-u-global-storytelling.jpegMiami international staff, faculty, and graduate students will read stories from their own cultures to the children at Mini University.

International Pop-Up Fest

11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. | Wilks Conference Center, Miami Hamilton

04-international-popup-fest-muh.jpegStop by Miami Hamilton to celebrate International Education Week! Events include: Henna artist, Poster board presentations, Ping Pong, Frisbee Golf and cornhole in the Schwarm Hall courtyard, Jenga, Map of our native countries and artifact table, Chinese Tea Table, Iced coffee/espresso

Sponsored by: the International Club, the Center for Diversity & Inclusion, the English Language Center, Regional Student Government, ALAS, MSA, & CMR 401

Havighurst Center Colloquia Series — Focus on Ukraine: Crisis in Europe

11:40 a.m.-1 p.m. | 242 Irvin Hall

05-havighurst-colloquia.jpegStephen Norris, History, speaks on A Movie-Made War: Russian Blockbusters and the Path to February 24

Mental Health for the International Student

4-5 p.m. | 017 MacMillan Hall

06-mh-international-student.jpegJoin Student Counseling Services in the International Student Center for a variety of mental health resources, activities, and therapy dogs. Stick around to enjoy Breaking Bread and the start of International Education Week.

Scholarships and Fellowships for International Study

4-5 p.m. | 204 Harrison Hall

07-scholarships-fellowships.jpegJoin Global Initiatives to learn about funding opportunities that support Study Abroad, Foreign Language Study, Graduate Education Abroad, and Global Career Pathways.

Breaking Bread

5-7 p.m. | 017 MacMillan Hall

08-breaking-bread.jpgIn the spirit of global friendship and peace, come break bread with the Miami community and sample a variety of breads from around the world. Reach out to if you have a bread to suggest.

Tuesday, November 15

Global Crafts at the Makerspace

1-2 p.m. | King Library Makerspace, Room 303

09-global-crafts-makerspace.jpegEngage your global spirit with Makerspace activities and crafts

Virtual Reality • Map Buttons • Laser-cut flags

To save time, please fill out the Makerspace waiver ahead of your visit (

Faculty-Led Study Abroad and Away Showcase

5-6:30 p.m. | 212 MacMillan Hall

10-faculty-showcase.jpegAre you interested in studying abroad or away next spring break or summer? Come to the showcase to learn about program options directly from the faculty leading them! There will be free food and swag for all attendees.

Wednesday, Nov. 16

International Education Pop-up Book Fair

Noon-2 p.m. | King Library

11-pop-up-book-fair.jpegBrowse travel books and download Axis 360 for ebooks and audiobooks!

Instagram Live: Study Abroad Alumni

3-4 p.m. | Instagram Live (@miamiohabroad)

12-insta-live-sa-alums.jpeg#FindYourPlace and learn about studying abroad from study abroad alums! How did education abroad change their lives? Follow our @miamiohabroad Instagram account and tune in at 3 p.m. to get the answer!

Thursday, Nov. 17

Education Abroad Advising at Johnston Hall

9:30 a.m.-noon | Johnston Hall, Miami Middletown

13-mum-advising.jpgMake Education Abroad part of your Miami Education! Meet with an Education Abroad Advisor on the Middletown campus at Johnston Hall.

Geo Week: Trivia!

3:30-5 p.m. | 132 Shideler Hall

14-geo-week-trivia.jpgDo 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 in a team of three to five people.

Prizes will be awarded to the top teams.

Please arrive 10 minutes before the event to register your team and get seated.

Questions? Contact Dr. Marcia England ( or Dr. Bart Grudzinski (

Global Friendship Thanksgiving Dinner

5:30-7 p.m. | Shriver Center Dolibois Rooms

15-thanksgiving-selfie.jpgReturning after a two-year hiatus, this event is an opportunity for international students and scholars to experience a traditional American holiday and engage in meaningful interaction and friendship with community members and Miami faculty and staff.

Classic Thanksgiving food will be served, and other fun and activities are included.

The winner of the Donald Nelson Award for Outstanding International Student Support will also be announced during this event.

Friday, Nov. 18

GPS Mapathon (GEOWeek 2022)

4-6:30 p.m. | 132 Shideler Hall

16-geospatial.jpgJoin the Geography & Planning Society (GPS) student organization in a live Mapathon! No sign-up required; arrive any time during the event! For additional details please contact Alexandria Coffman.


Saturday, Nov. 13

International Games Night at the Libraries

4pm-midnight | King Library

11-13_intl-games-night.jpgGames! Snacks! Prizes! The very popular Library Games Nights are back for fall semester and open to all.

Weeklong Events (Nov. 15-19)

Global Lunch Series

global_lunch_series-localist.jpegEat lunch at Western Dining Commons between November 15-19 and enjoy foods from around the world!

  • Monday, Nov. 15: China
  • Tuesday, Nov. 16: India
  • Wednesday, Nov. 17: Vietnam
  • Thursday, Nov. 18: South Korea
  • Friday, Nov. 19: Brazil

Monday, Nov. 15

Summer Study Abroad Fair

10am | Armstrong Student Center

study-abroad-fair-ig-posts.pngFind your place this summer with a faculty-led study abroad program! Attend the Summer Study Abroad Fair to learn about faculty-led program options and enter to win a...

Boren Scholarship Information Session

11am | Virtual

11-15_boren.jpgFunded by the National Security Education Program, the Boren Scholarship and Fellowship Program provides up to $25,000 for undergraduate students and $30,000 for graduate students to pursue language and academic study in world regions critical to U.S. interests. This information session is offered in conjunction with Central State University and the Ohio International Consortium.

Cider and Hike (GEOWeek 2021)

4pm | Miami Natural Areas

11-15_cider-and-hike.jpgThe Department of Geography will be kicking off GEOWeek with a fall hike along Miami's natural areas. Come along and enjoy the fall weather and local natural scenery! Meet at Pulley Tower at 3:50 pm. The leisurely hike will last approximately 1 hour. For additional details please contact Susan Jakubowski, Ph.D.

Tuesday, Nov. 16

Global Storytelling at Mini University

10am | Mini University

11-16_global_storytelling_at_miami_university-localist.jpegAs part of #IEW2021, international students will visit the kids at Mini University and share stories from their home countries.

Virtual Trivia (GEOWeek 2021)

4:30 p.m. | Virtual

11-16_virtual_trivia_virtual-localist.jpegVarious prizes will be awarded to the top 3 teams. Sign up in advance. For additional details please contact Dr. Bartosz Grudzinski;

Unemployment, Hunger, & Housing Crisis: COVID-19 and the Pillars of Insecurity

6 p.m. | Virtual

11-16_unemployment_hunger_housing_crisis-localist.jpegA virtual panel followed by a 30-minute discussion

Robert Strippel Memorial Fund for Continuing Dialogue on Justice and Human Rights, FALL 2021 - PANEL SERIES

The Responsibility To Act: Public Well-being and Social Justice Leadership.

So many individuals and families were already living on the edge of hunger and homelessness, and the global pandemic tipped many over the brink. We will talk with organizations that address these basic needs every day about how the pandemic has changed the calculus of where the next meal is coming from.

Wednesday, Nov. 17

Global Crafts at the Makerspace

9 a.m. | King Library Makerspace

11-17_global_crafts_at_the_makerspace.jpegEngage your global spirit with Makerspace activities and crafts

Virtual Reality | Map Buttons | Laser-cut flags

To save time, please fill out the Makerspace waiver ahead of your visit (

ACIREMA: An International Education Simulation

11 a.m. | Shriver Center Dolibois Rooms

11-17_acirema_an_international_education_simulation-localist.jpegACIREMA is an international education simulation designed for participants to gain insight, understanding, and perspective into the experience of entering a U.S. higher education institution as an international student.

The ACIREMA (America spelled backwards) simulation will be offered as part of International Education Week 2021 to Miami employees as a Job Enrichment Learning Opportunity and/or as an opportunity to learn more about the international student experience.

Participants will assume the role of an incoming student from outside the U.S. and be asked to navigate the necessary offices and processes to begin studying at Miami as an international student. A boxed lunch will also be provided for participants.

Registration is required (Spaces are limited, so register now to secure your spot.)

Geographers in Action: Dr. David Prytherch (GEOWeek 2021)

Noon | Shideler Hall 007

11-17_geographers_in_action_dr.david_prytherch_geoweek_2021-localist.jpegGEOWeek talk: "Reimagining the American Street" For additional details please contact Dr. David Prytherch;

Global Career Panel: International Miami Alumni Working in the U.S.

7 p.m. | Virtual

11-17_global_career_panel_international_miami_alumni_working_in_the_us-localist.jpegLearn from and connect with fellow Miamians who were international students and are now working in the US.

If you are an international student who is considering career options in the US, come listen to Miami international alumni share their experiences and insights of graduating from Miami and entering the US workforce.


  • Yiting Luo, ’18 (China) – B.A. in Mathematics and BS in Finance, working for Blackrock as an Analyst in Seattle, WA
  • Lien Hoa Nguyen, ’20 (Vietnam) – B.S. in Finance and Business Analytics, working for Ernst and Young as a Technology Risk Staff Consultant in Chicago, IL
  • Emmanuel Ogundipe, ’19 (Nigeria) – Master of Environmental Science, working for The Kroger Co. as an Operations Supervisor in Cincinnati, OH
  • Yiting Song, ’16 (China) – B.S. in Marketing, working for Bloomberg as a Performance Marketing Manager in New York, NY
  • Sreeskandarajan Sutharzan, ’19 (Sri Lanka) – Ph.D. in Botany, working for Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center as a Research Fellow in Cincinnati, OH
  • Shachi Vaish – ’21 (India) – Master of Environmental Science, working for Daniel S. Natchez & Associates, Inc. as an Environmental Waterfront Planner/Designer in Mamaroneck, NY

Thursday, Nov. 18

International Student Virtual Open House

9 a.m. | Virtual

11-18_international_student_virtual_open_house-localist.jpegWhat better way to celebrate International Education Week than to learn more about all the opportunities waiting for you at Miami University! This International Student Virtual Open House features an information session with an admission representative, a question and answer session, and the opportunity to hear about the Miami experience directly from current international students!

International Education Week (IEW), which takes place November 15 - 19, 2021, 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. Miami University observes IEW annually with a wide range of activities, international food, and events to celebrate the diverse array of cultures on our campus and provide students, faculty, and staff the opportunity for global engagement on our campus.

Global Education and Diversity Workshop

1:30 p.m. | Kreger Hall 221

11-18_global_education_and_diversity_workshop-localist.jpegAmer F. Ahmed, Ph.D., Miami '00, will be facilitating a workshop on Dismantling the U.S. vs. International Dichotomy: Creating Synergy Between Global Ed and Diversity/Social Justice. This interactive program is open to all students, faculty & staff.

Dr. Ahmed is the Honor's College Faber Scholar in Residence and his program is generously sponsored by the Honors College.

Learn more about Amer

International Education Week Keynote Address & Awards Reception

4 p.m. | Shriver Center Dolibois Rooms, Virtual

11-18_global_education_and_diversity_workshop-localist.jpeg4:00 - 5:00 pm - Keynote Address by Miami Alum (Class of 2000) and Honors College Faber Scholar in Residence, Dr. Amer F. Ahmed, Vice Provost for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at University of Vermont

Learn more about Amer

Dismantling the U.S. vs. International Dichotomy: Creating Synergy Between Global Ed and Diversity/Social Justice

Sponsored by the Miami University Honors College

5:00 - 6:00 pm - IEW Awards Reception will recognize the winners of the student contests as well as honor the faculty and staff recipients of the Faculty Award for Innovation in Global Programming and the Donald Nelson Award for Outstanding International Student Support (staff). The award announcements will be followed by light refreshments.

For those unable to join the event in person, the program will be available via Zoom. Registration required.

Fall Conversations: Old Words and New Worlds

7:30 p.m. | Virtual

"Undergraduate Research Experiences in History of the English Language (ENG 301) and Medieval Literature Courses"

Tory Pearman, PH.D. will discuss a semester-long research project completed by students in ENG 301. In groups, students research and compile the definitions, etymologies, and uses of terms relating to disability. Their research is then used to create entries that are published in the Online Medieval Disability Glossary, a project produced by the Society for the Study of Disability in the Middle Ages. After a brief description of the assignment, former ENG 301 student Brett Ball will describe his personal experience with the project. Ball will also discuss his participation in the International Congress on Medieval Studies, a yearly international conference devoted to the study of medieval literature and culture, which he attended as part of the EGS 490: Malory and the Arthurian Legend course.

"The Evolution of the Cartonera Publishing Phenomenon"

In Latin America, Cartonera refers to the process of upcycling salvaged cardboard and other materials to use as material for books. Born of challenging economic conditions in this region, Cartonera also promotes cooperative learning and literacy in communities. Cartonera is much more than a literary movement as it incorporates visual arts and community to produce works that build a more direct relationship between authors, publishers, and readers. Mora, PH.D. will explore the evolution of the Cartonera publishing phenomenon that began in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 2003 and its spread to other regions of Latin America and beyond.

Friday, Nov. 19

Education Abroad Instagram Live Panel

Noon | Instagram Live (@miamiohabroad)

11-19_education_abroad_instagram_live_panel-localist.jpegHear from Miami students who studied abroad during the Education Abroad Instagram Live Student Panel event at @MiamiOHAbroad!

Our panelists will answer any of your questions about education abroad. On the 19th, you can submit your questions on our Instagram story and then join us live at @MiamiOHAbroad.

Hosted Mapathon (GEOWeek 2021)

3 p.m. | Shideler Hall 132

11-19_hosted_mapathon_geoweek_2021-localist.jpegJoin the Geography & Planning Society (GPS) student organization in a live hosted Mapathon!

For additional details please contact Susan Jakubowski, Ph.D.


Thursday, Nov. 5

Global Holiday Party

Time: 6pm | Location: Virtual

dac-global-holiday-party-sq.pngA virtual celebration of our various multicultural student organizations. Come celebrate diversity with us! Register today at for joining instructions.

Weeklong Events (Nov. 16-20)

'Find Your Place' Contest

"Find your place" with Global Initiatives during International Education Week and you could win a unique facemask made with travel-themed fabrics! Simply complete fun activities this week to earn points:

  • Attend an IEW event - 50 points per event
  • Explore the Education Abroad website - 10 points per activity
  • Make an Education Abroad advising appointment - 50 points
  • Follow us on Instagram - 30 points per activity
  • Share your input - 30 points

Critical Conversations: Education and Social Change

sit-webinar-series-sq.pngJoin the School for International Training as we celebrate International Education Week on November 16-20, 2020. We will conclude our fall Critical Conversations webinar series with a week of events focused on the critical global issue of Education and Social Change. Highlights of the week include:

  • SIT Study Abroad Virtual Open House – Explore the Chile: Comparative Education and Social Change program with Academic Director Roberto Villaseca.
  • Careers in International Education – Join Dr. Sora Friedman, Program Chair for SIT’s MA in International Education, as she discusses the skills used by professionals in International Education and resources for breaking into the field.

The full week of events will include sessions appropriate for students, faculty, advisors, and global citizens. If you have questions or would like more details, please email

International Education Summit (IES)

world-affairs-council-international-education-summit-square.pngThe World Affairs Council – Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky hosts the annual high school event, International Education Summit (IES) each year during International Education Week (November 16-20, 2020). This year, they are hosting a virtual International Education Summit on “Peace and Justice." Students and teachers will hear from a diverse group of speakers representing governmental, community, business, and nonprofit organizations on this year's theme. They will also interact in small groups with local global professionals for a “Speed Networking” session where they can learn about global careers.

Monday, Nov. 16

Live From MUDEC

Time: 10am | Location: Education Abroad Instagram Live

chateau-467by467.pngHave you ever wondered what it's like to study abroad in a castle? Current MUDEC students will show you around the campus and answer your questions about their experiences.

Hosted Mapathon (GEOWeek 2020)

Time: 3pm | Location: Virtual

Join the Geography & Planning Society (GPS) student organization in a live hosted Mapathon! Part of GeoWeek 2020 and Miami University International Education Week

Standing up for Freedom: When Hate was in Vogue

Time: 3pm | Location: Virtual

Rodney Coates, Professor Global & Intercultural Studies, speaks on the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games and the triumph of 18 African American athletes over Hitler and Nazi Germany. Our world never shined so brightly as it did that day. Part of the Miami Art Museum Exhibit.

One World Concert

Time: 7pm | Location: Virtual

This concert, featuring music from all around the world celebrates the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. 

Recording, Part 1

Recording, Part 2

Tuesday, Nov. 17

Education Abroad Day of Giving

Study abroad scholarships enable students to add a program abroad to their education, helping them to develop cross-cultural communication skills, independence, and an expanded worldview. During International Education Week, we ask for your help in making it possible for more students to take advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

International Cultural Exchange Program

Time: 10am | Location: Virtual


  • Moscow Nights - Award-winning musical group
  • Rustavi - National Georgian Dance Company
  • Ataman - Russian Cossack Ensemble
  • Kaluga - Regional Arts and Culture College

Emcee: Vitaliy Bezrodnov

Sponsored by Regional Campuses Global Programs

Going Global: Scholarships and fellowships for study, research, and teaching abroad

Time: 5pm | Location: Virtual

Join Global Initiatives for this International Education Week event to learn more about scholarship and fellowship opportunities to fund undergraduate study abroad, research, graduate study, or teaching abroad. This session will include information on Gilman, Boren, CLS, Fulbright, Rangel, Pickering, and more!

Wednesday, Nov. 18

GIS Day 2020 Virtual Mapathon (GEOWeek 2020)

Time: All day | Location: Virtual

Join us on Wednesday, Nov 18 for a virtual Mapathon Event where you can learn about Humanitarian Mapping with OpenStreetMap and actively participate by mapping for a great cause! Learn about Humanitarian Mapping with OpenStreetMap and watch stories of how GIS students at Miami have incorporated Humanitarian Mapping into their coursework.

Beyond the Music: A Musical Geography of Mexico

Time: 6pm | Location: Virtual

sonesdemexico-sq.jpgLet the GRAMMY™ nominated Sones de Mexico Ensemble, a specialist in these regional styles, be your guide in this special lecture/demo on Mexico's musical geography. They will speak about what to listen for in the major regional styles, perform musical demonstrations and take questions from the audience at the end. This program is sponsored in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Recording of Q&A (intermission)

Hosted by the Association of Latinx Faculty and Staff and in partnership with Unidos, Students Latinx organization, Miami University.

Sponsored by the Office of the President for Institutional Diversity and Inclusion, Miami University.

Thursday, Nov. 19

Talking Turkey in the Time of COVID: An Education Abroad Parent Webinar

Time: 12pm | Location: Virtual

iew-2020-ea-parent-webinar-bg.pngParents and family members are invited to hear from Education Abroad advisors to answer your questions about study abroad in the 'new normal' of the COVID era.


What is Food Sovereignty for Rice Farmers in Northern Iran? (GEOWeek2020)

Time: 12pm | Location: Virtual

In this interactive research talk, Dr. Maryam Zamanialaei, PhD and Visiting Scholar at Miami University, will discuss how food sovereignty is at the intersection of food security and sustainability for rice farmers in Northern Iran. This talk includes new results from community-level surveys and insights into women in agriculture as well as women researching agriculture in Iran.

Taste the World

Time: 6pm | Location: Virtual

Join us for a live Zoom event where hosts from different regions of the world will have an opportunity to demonstrate how to cook a recipe from their country. Each chef will teach participants how the dish is prepared.

Recording (Pt. 1)

Recording (Pt. 2)

  • Appetizer: Chinese Beef Pot Stickers
  • Entree: A traditional Jordanian dish, chicken in the oven
  • Dessert: A northern German fruit pudding called "Rote Grütze" (vegan)

Friday, Nov. 20

2020 Triennial International Let Us Dream Conference (through Nov. 22)

Time: 8:30am-10:30am daily | Location: Virtual

The Let Us Dream conference is a three-day event focusing on education, health, and social community improvement initiatives. Each day is only 2 hours total and will include inspiring keynote speakers, the Unsung Hero Awards, and the Let Us Dream Band.


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 ( or Dr. Bart Grudzinski (

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

geo-week-mapathon.jpgCome participate in a Humanitarian need-based crowd-sourced mapping event!

No experience is needed! Bring your friends!

Pizza and drinks are 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!


  • $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

taste-of-africa.jpgThis 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 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.


  • 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)

faculty-director-appreciation.jpgGlobal 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 can 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 by 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.jpgHenna 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.


  • 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.jpgLeaders 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

isss-thanksgiving-dinner.jpgThis 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.


  • 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.

Macmillan Hall
Contact Information

Global Initiatives

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