August News and Events from Global Initiatives
August News and Events from Global Initiatives
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Hi, there!
As the start of the new semester gears up, we've been welcoming new and returning international students and getting ready for fall events. In this issue, learn more about how you can support students through Move In Miami, plus more late summer news!
We're hiring! Applications are being accepted for the position of International Student Advisor.
Learn More: International Student Advisor
COVID-19 Campus Update
Staff can now meet with students in-person, but will also continue to meet remotely via phone, Zoom or Google Meet, if preferred.
Concern about the spread of the delta variant of COVID-19 led the CDC to advise that everyone – regardless of vaccination status – wear face coverings indoors in areas of substantial or high transmission of the virus. As such, Miami University will require face coverings indoors at all times beginning Monday, Aug. 9 regardless of vaccination status.

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Small Acts. Big Impact.

Move In Miami Day of Giving Aug. 19

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.
Move In Miami Global Initiatives Funds

Mark Your Calendar for These Two Events!

Two of our most popular signature events occur in September, and we are excited to share them with you:
UniDiversity Latin American & Caribbean Festival
Friday, September 17, 5:30-9 pm
Oxford Uptown Memorial Parks
The Festival 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.
Read More: UniDiversity Festival

Fall Study Abroad Fair
Monday, September 27, 4-7 pm
MacCracken Quad

Explore your options for study and internships abroad at the Fall Study Abroad Fair! Chat with advisors, meet with program directors, network with others, and get ready to #FindYourPlace! Join us in MacCracken Quad for this fun event.
Read More: Study Abroad Fair
Calling all recent study abroad students! Join us on the MacMillan Hall front patio from 11am - 3pm on Aug. 25 for your very first Study Abroad Reunion! Grab a snack, pick up some swag, reconnect with your fellow travelers, and learn about additional international opportunities.
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10 Tips for Communicating Across Cultures

Since August 12, International Student and Scholar Services has welcomed new international students from more than 30 different countries to campus to start their Miami University journey.
To help new and returning international students adjust to their new home, we've gathered some tips for communicating across cultures.
Read More: Communicating Across Cultures
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New Co-Sponsored Program in Cyprus!

Co-Sponsored programs use in-country providers to host Miami students abroad. We're excited to announce a new program with the University of Nicosia on the beautiful island of Cyprus. Choose from hundreds of courses in English in nearly every major, with options for credit-based internships and research and volunteer opportunities. This program is perfect for students who want customized course schedules, are searching for hard-to-find research or lab-based courses, and for STEM students who do not have many opportunities to study abroad in English.
Learn more about this program and many other co-sponsored programs that can help you #FindYourPlace!
Learn More: Co-Sponsored Opportunities

Become a Global Neighbor

We invite you to register for the August 26 Global Neighbors Info Session for Community MembersThrough the Global Neighbors Program, Oxford community members or Miami employees are matched with incoming international students for friendship and cultural exchange.
If you are unable to attend but have questions about the Global Neighbors program, please contact Dan Sinetar,, 513-529-5623.
Learn More: Global Neighbors
Miami in Luxembourg
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Scholarship from Asha Augustine ’07 supports students of color studying in Luxembourg

For Asha Augustine, her time in Luxembourg was an impactful experience that influenced the course of her life. She wants to help others have that same opportunity. And at this year's Move In Miami, you'll have a chance to support the Al Bright Diversity and Inclusion MUDEC Scholarship, recently established by Asha and her husband, Paul Gibson.
As Asha says, “I think it’s on all of us to improve the system. I just wanted to do my part.
Read Asha's Story
Move in Miami Global Projects UniDiversity Events Luxembourg spring application deadline
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