International Education Week 2016


International Education Week (IEW) is an initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education that draws attention to the value of international education. Aligning with the vision of Miami 2020 to “promote a diverse culture of inclusion, integrity, and collaboration that deepens understanding and embraces intercultural and global experiences,” Miami University celebrates IEW annually with a wide range of activities, international food, and events.

Submit to the Faculty Award for Innovation in Global Programming

Does your department have a globally-themed event taking place during IEW? If so, let us know and we will add it to the IEW schedule of events!

Thank you to our 2016 collaborating partners: Department of Anthropology, Black World Studies, Department of Global and Intercultural StudiesCenter for American and World Cultures, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Creative Arts, Enrollment Management and Student Success, Howe Writing Center,  Office of Diversity Affairs, and Miami University Dining Services.

View events and details below!
November 14 | November 15 | November 16 | November 17 | November 18 | November 19 | Exhibitions


5–6pm | MacMillan Hall 212
What is your favorite game from home? Come learn about a variety of games from around the world and share your favorite games with us! Brazil, Egypt, Japan, Luxembourg, Vietnam, and hopefully other countries will be represented. We will play one of Vietnam’s traditional games together. Afterwards, attendees can hang out and choose from several board games to play. Food and drinks will be provided. We look forward to hearing about your gaming experiences!

Study Abroad Faculty Appreciation Reception
5pm | Goggin Lounge by invitation only
Global Initiatives event hosted in honor of faculty who have contributed significant time, energy, and expertise to Miami cultural immersion programs.

Featured International Cuisine
Western International
 Brat, Mett, and German Potato Salad
Western International Caribbean Chicken
MSS Pacific Rim Chicken Vindaloo


Harry T. Wilks Global Citizenship Forum: Keynote Address
5–6:30pm | Shriver Center, Dolibois A&B
Dr. Amer Ahmed is Director of Intercultural Teaching and Faculty Development at University of Massachusetts – Amherst. Amer received both his B.A. (Miami University) and M.A. (Indiana University) in Anthropology and Black Studies, and his Ed.D. in Adult and Higher Education at University of South Dakota.  Previously, he has served as Associate Director of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs at University of Michigan – Ann Arbor and as a Dean of the Sophomore Class at Swarthmore College.  He is a social justice educator who is also engaged in the field of Intercultural Communication with a focus on a developmental approach to Intercultural competency.

Global Holiday Party
7–9pm| Armstrong Student Center Pavilion
This is an event that celebrates cultural and interfaith holidays and festivals associated with the winter season. Students representing various cultures and interfaith traditions have the opportunity to teach their peers while enjoying food representing a diverse array of cultures. This event is sponsored by the Diversity Affairs Council.

Featured International Cuisine
Garden Zen
MTO Stir Fry, Egg Rolls, Dumplings, and Beef and Broccoli
MSS Americas Street Tacos and Quesadillas 
MSS Pacific Rim Mongolian Beef


Harry T. Wilks Global Citizenship Forum
9am-7pm | Armstrong Student Center Pavilion A
Students, faculty, staff, and community members will present papers, panels, performances, poster displays, etc. as part of a day-long series of conversations around the means to bridge cultural gaps, particularly how intercultural education and travel raises global competence.

Human Rights and Social Justice Film Festival
7–8:30pm | Shideler Hall, Room 152
No Más Bebés, Mexican Film -Director Renee Tajima-Peña. No Más Bebés tells the story of Mexican immigrant mothers who sued doctors, the state, and the U.S. government after they were sterilized while giving birth at Los Angeles County General Hospital during the 1970s. Sponsored by the Center for American and World Cultures, and Miami University Libraries. Produced with historian Virginia Espino. 79 Minutes, 2015.

Featured International Cuisine
MSS Pacific Rim Butter Turkey
Martin Ciao, Winning Seasonings
 Eggplant Parmesan, Spaghetti and Roasted Red Pepper Sauce, and Vegan Italian Stuffed Peppers


Cuban Music in a New Global Context – CANCELLED

Featured International Cuisine
ASC Miami Ice Gelato and Sorbet, Espresso, and Affogato
MSS Pacific Rim Moroccan Chicken with Apricots and Chickpeas
La Mia Cucina Chicken Pesto Tortellini and Romano Chicken


International Student Forum
12:00–1:30pm | Shriver Dolibois C
On the heels of the US election, a panel of students from various nations will share their countries’ electoral processes and their views on our recent election. Question and answer period to follow.  
Bring a brown bag lunch—beverage and light snacks will be provided.

Global Neighbors Thanksgiving Dinner
5:30–7:30pm | Shriver Dolibois
International Student and Scholar Services invite the Oxford community to this very popular event which introduces international students to a traditional American holiday and is an opportunity for meaningful interaction and friendship with community members and university faculty and staff.

Featured International Cuisine
MSS The Q 
Moroccan Chicken with Apricots and Chickpeas
MSS Pacific Rim
 General Tso Chicken


Taste of Africa
6–9:00pm | MacMillan Hall, Great Room, 212


Welcome to America
Miami Art Museum
This exhibit documents the long, arduous journeys made by many courageous women from around the world to make the United States their new home. New York City-based artist Carol Hamoy creates a unique art installation from wedding gowns, dresses, waist skirts and various undergarments. These are inscribed with personal stories of immigrant women and their descendants, dating from the nineteenth century through 1992.

Winter in Jeju-Do
Miami Art Museum
In the winter of 2012, photographer Caroline Philippone traveled to the southernmost point of South Korea, to an island called Jeju. Intrigued by the culture and the landscape she had heard about, Philippone set out to document the island’s mountainous region, coastal towns and temples in winter time during a two week period.

Uncommon Journeys by Julia Cumes
MacMillan Hall
Julia Cumes is a photographer based on Cape Cod, MA. Julia was born in South Africa and moved to the United States as a 15-year-old. She first fell in love with photography as a teenager in South Africa when she began shooting black and white film and printing her own work. Since then she has completed a B.A. at Brandeis University, an M.F.A. in writing at Cornell University, and a Masters in Photojournalism at Syracuse University’s Newhouse School. Her work has appeared in publications such as the New York Times, Boston Globe, The Chicago Tribune, USA Today, National Geographic, the London Times and Washington Post.

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