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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 2017: Nov. 13–17

Food Around the World | Nov. 13, 11 a.m. Eckles Hall lobby.

Sponsored by the MU College of Agricultural, Food and Natural Resources.

Study Abroad 20x20 | Nov. 13, 1 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 2017 Study Abroad Photo Contest awards. Light refreshments will be served and all are welcome.

Confucius Institute Day Performance | Nov. 13, 7 p.m.

In celebration of Confucius Institute Day, enjoy a performance by a group from Capital Normal University in Beijing. Sample a variety of traditional Chinese art forms, including dance, Peking opera, calligraphy, folk and instrumental music. This performance is free and family-friendly. Sponsored by the MU Confucius Institute.

International Crafts and Student Videos | Nov. 14, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. School of Natural Resources lobby.

Sponsored by the MU College of Agricultural, Food and Natural Resources.

Korean film screening: "The Attorney" | Nov. 14, 7 p.m.

Inspired by true events, "The Attorney" is the story of a materialistic tax lawyer who evolves into a true attorney to defend a group of innocent students falsely accused and tortured by the military dictatorship in South Korea in the 1980s. Sponsored by the MU Institute for Korean Studies.

Learning from the Best: Educational Systems Around the World | Nov. 15, 6–7 p.m.

What can the U.S. learn from educational systems around the world? Find out in this discussion on the educational systems around the world, particularly three who have scored above the U.S.: Finland, South Korea and Poland. After discussion, you will have a chance to brainstorm your ideal school. Sponsored by the MU College of Education.

International Trivia Night and Sundae Bar | Nov. 15, 7–9 p.m. 123 Anheuser-Busch Natural Resources Building.

Sponsored by the MU College of Agricultural, Food and Natural Resources.

Film screening: "Crossing Borders" | Nov. 16, 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

"Crossing Borders" follows four Moroccan and four American university students as they travel through Morocco and, in the process of discovering the other, discover themselves. Sponsored by the MU College of Education.

Study Abroad Student Panel/Application Walk-Through | Nov. 16, 5:30–6:30 p.m. 2-16 Agriculture Building.

Sponsored by the MU College of Agricultural, Food and Natural Resources.

Thanksgiving meal for new international students and scholars | Nov. 17

This event is by invitation only.