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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 2015: Nov. 16-20

Panel discussion: The Role of International Education in Peacebuilding (live webcast) | Nov. 16, 8 a.m.

Through international education, students become more effective communicators, more engaged citizens, and learn to think critically about the relationships between local and global issues. These skills are all vital to building peace in a world full of conflict. To celebrate this capacity of international education during International Education Week, NAFSA, the United States Institute of Peace and the Alliance for Peacebuilding invite you to a free panel discussion on the role of international education in peacebuilding. This event is available to indviduals as a free, live webcast.

Study Abroad 20x20 | Nov. 17, 3 p.m.

Join the International Center for a celebration of study abroad highlighting winners of the 2015 Study Abroad Photo Contest Awards. Students will recap their study abroad experiences, narrating a slideshow of 20 images for 20 seconds each, followed by the presentation of the 2015 Study Abroad Photo Contest Awards. Light refreshments will be served. Open to the public.

Developing Global Leadership for Engineers | Nov. 18, 4 p.m.

Want to learn how to develop a rewarding global career in engineering/STEM fields? As part of the national celebration of International Education Week, the MU College of Engineering is hosting Francisco Benavides, the honorary consul of Peru in St. Louis and executive director of PEC Consulting, for a presentation. Benavides will be sharing his experiences leading engineering and business global projects. Open to the public.

The International Student Experience at MU: How Mizzou Measures Up | Nov. 19, noon-1 p.m.

Each year, the University of Missouri participates in the International Student Barometer, a comprehensive survey that explores the international student experience at MU as compared with peer and international institutions. A panel of faculty, staff, and international students will review and discuss the most recent survey results, including what factors influence international students' decision to attend MU and the social, academic and cultural experiences that shape their time here. Open to the public.

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

This event is by invitation only.