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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 2016: Nov. 14–18

Live webcast: International Education: What Place in U.S. Diplomacy? | Nov. 14, 1 p.m.

This high-level panel discussion will explore the ways in which diplomacy can address the causes of violent extremism, handle related traumas, and bring resolution to conflict. Presenters will discuss the ways in which international education, religion, and civility can rectify culture clashes and help alienated members of society to return to positive relationships with their community. This event is available to individuals as a free, live webcast.

Study Abroad 20x20 | Nov. 14, 3 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 seconds each, followed by the presentation of the 2016 Study Abroad Photo Contest awards. Light refreshments will be served and all are welcome.

Live webcast: Senator Paul Simon Campus Internationalization Presidential Panel | Nov. 15, 3 p.m.

An annual gathering of leaders from Simon Award-winning institutions in Washington D.C., this panel will discuss their successes in campus internationalization. This event is available to individuals as a free, live webcast.

Movie: He Named Me Malala | Nov. 16, 2 p.m.

Sponsored by the College of Education.

Operation Passport reception | Nov. 16

This event is by invitation only.

Asian Affairs Center Conference: Presentations by 32 Asian visiting scholars | Nov. 16, 9 a.m., and Nov. 17, 9 a.m.

32 visiting scholars with the MU Asian Affairs Center from China, South Korea and Thailand will share their experiences in the U.S. or about topics from their home countries through a series of 15 minute presentations.

Fulbright Insights: Exploring language and linguistics in Kenya | Nov. 17, noon

Michael Marlo, associate professor of English, will share his recent experience as a Fulbright U.S. scholar in Nairobi, Kenya. Marlo's project, "Combatting Language Endangerment in East Africa Through Linguistic Documentation," involved a combination of research and teaching at Kenyatta University. Learn more about Marlo's research in the 2015 issue of Mosaics, "Documenting Language."

Workshop: Developing a Proposal for a Short-term Faculty-led Program | Nov. 17, 3 p.m.

This workshop will provide the information needed to complete a successful proposal for a new study abroad program. Participants have an opportunity to network with faculty and staff members familiar with running faculty-led study abroad programs. Discussion topics include: program director responsibilities; program location and timing; curriculum; health, safety and security; fiscal issues; and administrative matters.

Thanksgiving meal for new international students | Nov. 18

This event is by invitation only.