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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 2018: Nov. 12–16

Where will you go? | Nov. 12, 11 a.m.–2 p.m. 2–43 Agriculture Science Building.

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

International Engagement Reception | Nov. 13, 3–4:30 p.m. S304, Memorial Union.

Join the International Center for a celebration of international engagement. We will kick off the reception by announcing the 2018 Study Abroad Photo Contest winners, including a student presentation recapping their recent study abroad experience. The reception will also recognize the 2018 Bond International Scholars Award and International Engagement Award recipients. Light refreshments will be served and all are welcome. Please RSVP by Nov. 12. Sponsored by the MU International Center.

Study Abroad Panel and Booths | Nov. 13, 3 p.m. 2-43 Agriculture Science Building.

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

Film screening: From the Land of Ghandi | Nov. 13, 5–7 p.m. Student Leadership Auditorium, Student Center.

A viewing of "From the Land of Ghandi," a film on U.S. high-skilled immigration. Stay after the film for discussion. Sponsored by the MU International Center, Gradaute Professional Council and the Post-Doctoral Fellow Association. The views, thoughts and opinions expressed in the film belong solely to those featured in the film and are not necessarily those of the MU International Center or the University of Missouri.

Culture and Cuisine: Iran | Nov. 13, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. Main level, Student Center

Come eat free Iranian food and learn about the Iranian culture. The Culture and Cuisine series that features a different international culture through free food each month. Food while supplies last. Sponsored by the Dean of Students and the International Center.

International Trivia Night | Nov. 14, 6–8 p.m. Heidelberg.

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

Two-World Positionality: Adapting a Western Theoretical Framework to Eastern Contest (US-->Thailand) | Nov. 15, 11 a.m.–12 p.m. 220 Townsend Hall

Warapark Maitreephun discusses his dissertation topic "Preparing school leaders for culturally, linguistically, and religiously diverse community: A multiple-case study of faculty in Thailand." He will share his research methods and implications, as well as, his experiences as a border crossing researcher. Sponsored by the College of Education.

International Teaching Careers | Nov. 15, 3-4 p.m. 223 Townsend Hall

Sponsored by the College of Education.

Discover Islam: Islam and Public Health | Nov. 15, 6–7:30 p.m. 114 Strickland Hall

Discover Islam is a lecture series organized by the Islamic Center of Central Missouri. The series offers the opportunity to learn about Islam from local community members. Sponsored by the MU International Center.

Thanksgiving meal for new international students and scholars | Nov. 16

This event is by invitation only.