We are launching a movement mid-month to spread why study abroad is for you
We are launching a movement mid-month to spread why study abroad is for you
Study Abroad is for me, Join the Movement at Miami University; Global Initiatives Monthly News April 2019, black and white image of an airplane in the sky flying toward the sun and clouds
Hi there,
To continue the celebration of the 2019 Senator Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization award, we are launching a movement mid-month to spread the many reasons why study abroad is for everyone.
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monthly highlights

Where in the World is Miami Wednesday?

Meet Zhuoran Bao, a sophomore Media & Culture and Interactive Media Studies double major from Shandong, China.
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Online Professional Development Programs

Did you know that Miami offers non-credit online career and professional development programs through our partnership with ed2go, a national leader in accessible online education?

Hear it from Laura Desmond, Global Initiatives Program Associate

"I have taken a variety of ed2go courses. Most recently, I took Interpersonal Communications which helped me work with my teammates and staff members here as well as the general populations that come to our front desk in MacMillan Hall. I've also taken an Access course to better learn how to work Access. I've even taken a few of the classes for my personal use. It's all online, wonderful, very easy to follow and get into the system."
Learn More
Student Worker Spotlight
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Jake Jones
Global Initiatives Communications and Marketing Student Worker
Specialty: Videography
Jake is very involved with the Study Abroad is for Me movement as he is helping with the filming and editing of the promo video that will be launched on April 24 at the reception. Come check out his amazing work!

Did you know these fun facts about our student worker, Jake Jones?

  • I am a dual citizen of the United States and Luxembourg and also have a Luxembourg passport.

  • With regards to traveling, I have been to 46 states and 28 countries across 3 different continents.

  • I've studied abroad twice at Miami-I spent the spring semester of my sophomore year (2017) in Luxembourg on the MUDEC program and I spent this past winter term (2019) in Peru finishing up my Spanish minor electives.

  • Growing up I was huge into sports; I played hockey, baseball, and golf all the way through high school. Currently, I officiate hockey and have been reffing for 10 years. I've officiated games as high as the ACHA college level, including Illinois state playoff games and the annual CCM World Invite in Chicago.
  • A couple of random facts: I'm colorblind and have six wisdom teeth (that have yet to be taken out!)
upcoming events

The César Chávez Day Celebration

April 3, 2019 | Learn More
At this film screening and panel discussion, we will honor César Chávez’s significant contributions and impact in the U.S. through the lenses of Dolores Huerta and today’s American labor leaders and activists committed to the struggle for social justice.

21st Century Indian Country: Interrupting the Dominant Narrative

April 15, 2019 | Learn More
Standing Rock, water rights, voting rights, mascots and other dominant colonial legacies are being interrupted by Native Americans claiming their own contemporary narratives to counter discrimination and invisibility. Political power was shifted in 2018 elections where hundreds of Native people, a majority woman, ran for public office. For the first time in U.S. history, two Indian women were elected to the U.S. Congress. Reclaiming narrative is a powerful tool to advance human rights and social justice.
The Robert E. Strippel Memorial Continuing Dialogue on Justice and Human Rights is an annual event devoted to the discussion and debate of local, regional, national, and global human rights issues and concerns.
Looking for additional events? Take a look at our full calendar of events for an array of upcoming events and activities.
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MUDEC Memories
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Gary Van Cott

Class of 1973

Studying abroad helps prepare students for life as a global citizen.

“I’ve never met anybody that had a negative experience while studying abroad. Studying abroad is a critical way to prepare for life as a citizen of the world and I think that preparation is going to become more and more important regardless of current politics.”

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