International Education Week

International Education Week is a series of events intended to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide! Missed any events this year? Recorded events will be posted below as they become available. 

NOVEMBER 16-20, 2020

MONDAY, November 16th

This Virtual World: Transformative Study Abroad during the COVID-19 Pandemic

  • Led by Associate Professor Chisomo Selemani, Coordinator of the award-winning Baldwin Wallance University in Zambia initiative. 
  • Study abroad is a high impact practice in which student’s perceptions of the world are challenged and changed. Students gain invaluable opportunities to shift their lens and learn about global citizenship. As international educators, we grow in professional development and global collaboration. We facilitate life-changing cultural and educational exchange. What if we can still do that without leaving our homes? Virtual solutions have provided incredible opportunities for international engagement. How can we leverage the advantages of our current reality to support our students continual development in the rich attributes gained in studying abroad? How can we still facilitate cultural and educational exchange without being in the same physical space? Join us to gain some ideas of how to do these things and hear lessons learned from a successful virtual study abroad program in this session.

Gilman International Scholarship Program

  • The U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship is a grant program that enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad, thereby gaining skills critical to our national security and economic competitiveness. Attend this session to hear from Gilman scholarship alumni ambassadors. 

TUESDAY, November 17th

Fighting the Good Fight: Prepare for the International Education Challenges of the Next Four Years

  • Led by Marty Bennett, President of SMIE Consulting.
  • Without question, the coming election results will be historic. November will produce one of two dramatically different realities for our country, our institutions, as well as current and future international students. We must realize the landscape of international student recruitment has been radically transformed over the past few years. As a result, having a global perspective on where we stand in the race for internationally-mobile students can provide the starting point for necessary next steps. What is that light at the end of the Zoom tunnel? What can we be doing to prepare? And, most importantly, how can we maximize international student success on campus?

Study Abroad Workshop

  • Get started on your study abroad journey by learning about the different program types, scholarships, and learning about the steps you need to take to go abroad. Prepare for your future experience!
  • Missed the workshop? We offer them 3 times a week during the fall and spring terms. Click here for more information. 

Study Abroad Alumni Panel

  • Learn about studying abroad through Millersville and chat with past study abroad participants. 

WEDNESDAY, November 18th

Bringing The World to Campus: Impacts of Internationalization at Home 

  • Led by Martin Tillman, President of Global Career Compass and former Associate Director of Career Services (ret.) at the Johns Hopkins University Paul Nitze School of Advanced International Studies.
  • Every academic institution is struggling during the pandemic to sustain its commitment to provide students with high-impact educational experiences - in and out of the classroom. Even while assumptions about the delivery of mobile international programs have been upended. The disruption due to Covid presents an opportunity to re-frame your traditional view of education abroad. To de-couple education abroad from its "home" in the international office, and consider "internationalization without mobility." Faculty and staff can collaboratively create a continuum of global learning, maintain the momentum of your existing internationalization goals, and integrate both curricula and co-curricula programs and projects. This concept of internationalization-at-home has the capacity to promote greater inclusivity, foster the development of skills and competencies to successfully transition students to the workforce, and bridge the absence of experiential cross-cultural engagement abroad.

THURSDAY, November 19th

Develop & Lead a MAPS: Marauders Abroad Program

  • Faculty & Staff! Are you interested in taking students abroad in the future? Learn about designing successful short-term study abroad experiences. You will have the opportunity to discuss the process and gain insight into the MAPS proposal process.

Immigration Options for International Students after the F-1 and J-1 Visa:

  • This event will go over maintaining status, temporary work visas (including H-1B Visa), “Green Card” options, process, and & availability.

FRIDAY, November 20th

Photo Fridays 

  • MU Community, visit the IPS office to get your U.S passport or visa sized photo (x2) taken for just $5. Passports are valid for 10 years so apply now! 
  • Missed Photo Friday? We offer this service every Friday during the fall and spring terms from 10:00am to 2:00pm. 

Study Abroad Workshop

  • Get started on your study abroad journey by learning about the different program types, scholarships, and learning about the steps you need to take to go abroad. Prepare for your future experience! 
  • Missed the workshop? We offer them 3 times a week during the fall and spring terms. Click here for more information. 

Friendsgiving

  • Celebrate virtual Thanksgiving with the Global Marauders Club. 
  • Missed this event? Connect with Global Marauders on Get Involved