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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 2019: Nov. 18–22

Coffee and Crepes | Nov. 18, 10–11 a.m. in ABNR Entrance

Cookie contest. Sponsored by CAFNR Study Abroad.

International Student Panel | Nov. 18, 2:30–4:30 p.m. in N201 Memorial Union

International students of diverse backgrounds and majors will share their experiences and thoughts about studying at Mizzou. Sponsored by the MU International Center.

Informational meeting: Master of arts in Atlantic history and politics | Nov. 18, 5 p.m. in 410 Jesse Hall

Learn more about the new, one-year master of arts in Atlantic history and politics offered by the Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy. This program includes a nine-hour embedded (and subsidized) study abroad course at Oxford University in the United Kingdom and offers an optional study abroad course on race and politics at the University of the Western Cape in South Africa. Sponsored by the Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy.

International Engagement Reception | Nov. 19, 10 a.m.–noon in N201 Memorial Union.

Join the International Center for a celebration of international engagement. We will kick off the reception by announcing the 2019 Mizzou Abroad Photo Contest winners, including a student presentation recapping their recent study abroad experience. The reception will also recognize the 2019 Bond International Scholars Award and International Engagement Award recipients. Light refreshments will be served and all are welcome. Sponsored by the MU International Center.

International Trivia | Nov. 19, 1–2 p.m. in ABNR Entrance

Travel basket drawing. Sponsored by CAFNR Study Abroad.

International Teaching Opportunities After Graduation | Nov. 19, 5–6 p.m. in 1 Hill Hall

Explore the many global opportunities to teach abroad! Sponsored by the College of Education Office of Global Engagement.

Indigenous Education in a Traditional University in Colombia: The Pedagogy of the Mother Earth | Nov. 19, 6:30–7:30 p.m. in Bush Auditorium, Cornell Hall

As part of the programming for Native American Heritage Month and International Education Week, Dr. Abadio Green Stocel will give this lecture. Dr. Green is from the indigenous community Gunadule of Mayan ancestry, and is an international figure in indigenous education and activism, as well as a regular international speaker in Europe, Canada and Latin America. Open to the public; all are welcome. Sponsored by the MU College of Education's International Center for the Development of Education and The Bridge.

Host Department Information Session | Nov. 20, 9–10 a.m. in N214A Memorial Union

This session is relevant to host departments that facilitate engagements with and payments to international students, faculty, guest speakers, visiting scholars and foreign corporations. These topics can be complicated from both immigration and tax perspectives. The session will cover the most important rules and provide an opportunity for you to ask questions. Please let us know if you plan to attend. Sponsored by the MU International Center.

Where Will You Go? Info and Food | Nov. 20, 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. in ABNR Entrance

"Stamp" your passport, get a walking taco. Sponsored by CAFNR Study Abroad.

Thanksgiving meal for new international students and scholars | Nov. 22

This event is by invitation only.