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International Education Week

Each year, the International Center coordinates the University of Missouri’s celebration of International Education Week, an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education is part of a nationwide effort to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn and exchange experiences in the United States. At MU, it is an opportunity to highlight the wide range of activities and initiatives on our international campus.

The International Center encourages campus departments and organizations to consider planning events in conjunction with IEW, which takes place during the third week of November each year.

IEW 2014

LGBTQ Students and Study Abroad | Nov. 17, 12 p.m.

A panel of study abroad alumni will discuss how being a member of the LGBTQ community impacted their time abroad. Panelists will share their own stories and be available to answer questions from the audience. Sponsored by the International Center and LGBTQ Resource Cente.

Film screening and discussion | Nov. 17, 2:30 p.m.

S107 (Wrench Auditorium), Memorial Union. Facilitated by Astrid Villamil, Department of Communications.

Film screening and discussion: "New Boy"  | Nov. 17, 3 p.m.

The challenge of being the "new kid" at school is a common human experience rooted in a mixture of hope and anxiety, a sense of wonder and feelings of isolation — all of which are only compounded when arriving from a different country.

Welcome reception for Mark Algren  | Nov. 17, 4:30 p.m.

Join us in welcoming Mark Algren as the new director of MU's Center for English Langauge Learning.

Study Abroad 20x20/Photo Contest Awards  | Nov. 18, 3:30 p.m.

Join the International Center for a celebration of study abroad. A few students will recap their study abroad experiences, narrating a slideshow of 20 images for 20 second each, followed by the presentation of the 2014 Study Abroad Photo Contest Awards. Light refreshments will be served. Open to the public.

Students of Color and Study Abroad  | Nov. 19, 12:45 p.m.

A panel of study abroad alumni will discuss how being a student of color impacted their time abroad. Panelists will share their own stories and be available to answer questions from the audience. Sponsored by the International Center, Multicultural Center and College of Engineering Study Abroad.

Growing Global: Preparing for a Cross-cultural Career  | Nov. 19, 2:30 p.m.

Presented by Tim Nowak, executive director of the World Trade Center St. Louis and 2014 Eisenhower Fellow. Sponsored by the International Center and Trulaske College of Business.

Thanksgiving meal for new international students  | Nov. 20, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Location TBA

Noel P. Gist 50th Anniversary Celebration   | Nov. 20, 1:30 p.m.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Noel P. Gist Seminars on International Affairs. In 1964, MU sociology professor Noel P. Gist convened the first meeting of the seminar series, which he organized and ran until his death in 1984. The seminars have since convened weekly during the academic year to explore the world beyond the borders of the United States and to consider the relations of the U.S. with other countries and regions of the world.

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