July News from Global Initiatives
July News from Global Initiatives
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Hi, there!
With staff back in the office, July has been a month of enthusiastic planning for in-person fall programming and events. In this issue, you'll get a sneak peek! 
We're hiring! Applications are being accepted for the position of Assistant Director, Miami in Luxembourg, the United States based staff member for the Miami University Dolibois Education Center (MUDEC) in Differdange.
Learn More: Assistant Director, Miami in Luxembourg
Healthy Together protocols continue to be followed at MacMillan Hall and across campus. Staff can now meet with students in-person, but will also continue to meet remotely with students via phone, Zoom or Google Meet, if that is preferred.

Upcoming Deadlines

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It's Not Too Late to Think About Fulbright!

Undergraduate students who are U.S. citizens and plan to graduate by May 2022 are eligible to apply this year for grants through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program to pursue independent research, enroll in a graduate degree program, or teach English abroad.
Miami University’s campus deadline for 2022-2023 applications is Friday, September 10, 2021.  Students interested in applying for this application cycle are encouraged to reach out to Miami Fulbright Advisor Karla Guinigundo as soon as possible.
International students interested in the Fulbright Program to pursue graduate studies in the United States are encouraged to look into opportunities with the Fulbright Foreign Student Program in their home country.

Did You Know About These Affordable Study Abroad/Away Options?

Miami offers study abroad/away programming that will suit almost anyone's needs. The secret to your success is to plan ahead!
You can #FindYourPlace in a traditional Exchange program, where your Miami tuition and financial aid allow you to spend a semester or full year studying at a university in another country.
Or check out Co-Sponsored programs, which use in-country providers for support services, housing, and more to make you feel at home during your semester abroad. Again, you'll pay Miami tuition and can use your financial aid just as if you were in Ohio.
And if you'd like to make the most of your winter break this year, apply for Winter Faculty-Led programs. A few openings remain!
Our friendly advisors are ready to help you #FindYourPlace.
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Fall Study Abroad Fair Returning to ASC!

Mark your calendar for Monday, September 27, 4-7pm and join us at the Armstrong Student Center Pavilion for the Study Abroad Fair. At this event, you can chat with advisors, meet with program directors, explore options for global internships, and more. More details coming soon!
Together we are Miami

Move In Miami Day of Giving

When the first-year class moves in, Miamians help welcome them through a gift to any area of Miami they wish to support. We hope you'll consider a donation of any size to one of our Global Initiatives funds. There are several to choose from to support a diverse cultural and global learning experience for students and campus community.
Learn More: Move In Miami

IDS 253: a Career-Building Experience

Need a competitive edge for grad school or your future career? Students who have taken IDS 253, Voices Intergroup Dialogue, report their remarkable ability to speak to prospective employers about the employer's need for individuals who can work effectively on diverse teams. Students also report an improvement in their relationships with friends and family because of better communication skills when dialogue gets difficult. Space is available for fall sections, CRNs: 77687 and 799037. 
Learn More: IDS 253

Save the Date: UniDiversity Festival Returns to Uptown Oxford

The UniDiversity Latin American & Caribbean Festival is a commmunity event that kicks off a month full of activities encompassed within the National Hispanic Latino American Heritage Month at Miami. Eat delicious food, enjoy live performances, and visit an array of booths and exhibits to celebrate the valuable contributions of the Latin American, Latino, and Caribbean peoples and cultures.
We are excited to return to the Oxford Uptown Memorial Parks this year, and look forward to seeing you there on Friday, September 17, 5:30-9pm!
Learn More: UniDiversity Festival

Raval Awarded Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad (GPA) Grant

The Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad (GPA) Program recently awarded funding to a short-term project proposed by Professor Vaishali Raval (Psychology). The project is designed to enhance cultural competence and integrate diverse international perspectives into global perspectives courses across a variety of humanities and social science disciplines.
Read More: Raval Awarded Fulbright-Hays Grant

Become a Global Neighbor

Looking for ways to connect with international students in your community? Through the Global Neighbors Program, Oxford community members or Miami employees are matched with incoming international students for friendship and cultural exchange.
Interested? We invite you to register for the August 5 Global Neighbors Info Session for Community Members.
Find out more about this rewarding opportunity to share your own culture and learn about others' cultures.
Learn More: Global Neighbors
Miami in Luxembourg
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The Albarran family in Paris

The Albarrán Family Reflects on their MUDEC Year

When Professors Elena Jackson Albarrán (History/Global and Intercultural Studies) and Juan Carlos L. Albarrán (Global and Intercultural Studies)  applied to teach at MUDEC for the 2020-21 academic year, they knew their family would need to make adjustments. That initial uncertainty gave way to the opportunity of a lifetime for this Miami family. We caught up with the Albarráns as they neared the end of an eventful year in Luxembourg.
Read More: The Albarrán Family's Memorable MUDEC Year
Staff Spotlight

Did you know these fun facts about Rowen Creech?

In this month's Staff Spotlight, we are excited to welcome Rowen Creech, Program Associate in the Institute for Learning in Retirement (ILR), to the Global Initiatives staff. 
  • I graduated from Indiana University East in 2020 with a fine arts degree concentrating on graphic design.
  • I was Editor-in-Chief of the student-run creative arts journal, Tributaries, and I consider this to be the most rewarding part of my university experience.
  • I volunteered as a makeup artist for the local children’s theater when I was in high school and university.
  • I have never seen a famous person, rode a rollercoaster, broken a bone or had a cavity.
  • My favorite city in the world is Vancouver, British Columbia, because of the unique blend of cultures, the endless list of fun things to do, and the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest.
Laura and her family Cruise with family Nighttime scene
L to R: Rowen and her husband visiting the Olbrich Conservatory, Summer 2020; Joining the Earth Day demonstration in Indianapolis; Being the typical tourist at Yellowstone
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