Fulbright News and 'Find Your Place Quest' headline a busy month
Fulbright News and 'Find Your Place Quest' headline a busy month
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Hi, there!
The semester is off to a promising start, and in this newsletter, you'll see that we're planning lots of spring activities to engage with our students. We're also excited to celebrate the many accomplisments that have been announced recently; you'll read about a few of them here!
Healthy Together protocols are followed at MacMillan Hall and across campus. Staff will continue to meet remotely with students via phone, Zoom or Google Meet. 

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Miami's Fulbright Program in the News
Miami's Fulbright Program has expanded over the past several years, with 67 student grants awarded just in the past 15 years. This month, we are pleased to share news that includes recognition for our program and students, plus upcoming opportunities for academics and professionals.
Miami was named by the Institute of International Education (IIE) as one of the "Top Producing Institutions" for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, as announced by the Chronicle of Higher Education.
The recognition as a Top Producing Institution for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program for the 2020-2021 academic year is a result of 10 Miami students being offered Fulbright grants in a single year. This is Miami's first year reaching this threshold.
Read More: Miami a Top Producing Institution for Fulbright
Nine Miami seniors and four alumni were recently named as semi-finalists for the 2021-2022 Fulbright U.S. Student Program, the premier international exchange program of the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. They will learn this spring whether they will receive the Fulbright grants. Congratulations to all!
Read More: Fulbright Semi-Finalists Named
Finally, the awards competition for the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program 2022-2023 competition launched on February 1, 2021. The Scholar Program offers diverse opportunities for U.S. academics, administrators, and professionals to teach, research, do professional projects, and attend seminars abroad.
Information about specific regions will be covered in upcoming webinars at cies.org. All webinars are recorded and available for later viewing.
Register for Fulbright U.S. Scholar Webinars
For more information about Fulbright at Miami, contact Karla Guinigundo, Director of Global Partnerships.
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'Find Your Place Quest' a New Twist on the Education Abroad Fair

When the pandemic forced postponement of the customary face-to-face Education Abroad Fair from fall to spring, Global Initiatives staff challenged themselves to come up with a fun and creative virtual alternative. The 'Find Your Place Quest' invites you to join us this semester on a journey to discover and impact the world.
Read More: Find Your Place Quest

Preliminary List of Winter Faculty-Led Programs

Ready to #FindYourPlace next winter? Registration opens in March!
Browse Winter 2021-2022 Programs

NationaliTeas Events a Highlight of Wellness Days at Miami

The International Student and Scholar Services office (ISSS) invites the Miami community to find a new favorite type of delicious tea from across the world on any of the Wellness Days this semester. A take-a-cup-to-go tea tasting station will be set up outside the International Student Center in the Mac Millan Hall parking lot beginning at 9:30 am until supplies run out.
Mark your calendar for:
  • March 9
  • March 25
  • April 12
  • May 7
Miami Wellness Days are five dedicated days on the academic calendar to intentionally encourage our community to nourish their minds, bodies, and spirits. Each of the days will explore the eight dimensions of wellness; Social, Emotional, Physical, Spiritual, Environmental, Occupational, Intellectual, and Financial. The goal is to learn more about campus wellness resources and to inspire, rejuvenate, and relax!
View NationaliTeas Events
Fauzia Ahmed poses with co-presenters at the Rohingya Contexts workshop

Spotlight on Faculty Research: Dr. Fauzia Ahmed

During the 2020 fiscal year, Dr. Fauzia Ahmed, associate professor of sociology, was awarded funding from the Philip M. & Elaina Hampton Fund for Faculty International Initiatives to travel to Bangladesh and conduct participatory action research on gender and empowerment among Rohingya women in refugee camps.
Read More: Dr. Fauzia Ahmed

CAS Global Readiness Certificate Cohort Announced

The Center for American and World Cultures announces the newest cohort for the Global Readiness Certificate. Twenty-six College of Arts and Science students are studying for this innovative certificate.
Read More: GRC Cohort Announced

Stories Wanted!

Do you like to write? We'd like to hear from you! Where in the World is Miami Wednesday is a news article series that features Miami international students, students studying abroad/away, and the adventures of our alumni. 
Would you or someone you know want to be featured in a future story? Fill out our form and we'll be in touch!
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Miami in Luxembourg
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In the Heart of Europe

Luxembourg and the Château have become a beloved second home to our students as they study, engage, and travel. And although travel is still restricted by the pandemic, new Student Activities Coordinator Daniel Riecker got right to work, planning a variety of local excursions and activities to fill up their free time. 
If you'd like to study, engage, and travel at MUDEC this fall, applications are due April 1. Visit MiamiOH.edu/MUDEC to learn more.
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Left to right: Virtual yoga class at the Château; students visiting the Saturday Market in Luxembourg City; students making Valentine cards
Staff Spotlight
Kerry Strader

Did you know these fun facts about Kerry Strader?

Kerry Strader serves as the Miami University John E. Dolibois European Center (MUDEC) Coordinator in Oxford.
  • As part of her master’s degree in French and International Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Kerry spent six months working at a French-speaking business school in Montréal
  • She ran varsity cross country and track at Kenyon College. Since graduating, she has run the Paris Marathon and the Columbus Marathon.
  • Her first international experience was as a child, going to summer camp in Maine with campers and counselors from Spain, Venezuela, Israel, the UK, Australia, and more! She worked there each summer in college, as well.
  • A big theatre fan, Kerry has had memorable experiences abroad seeing musicals and plays on London’s West End, Dublin’s Abbey Theatre, and the Comédie Française in Paris.
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