Spring Registration Opens Soon!
Spring Registration Opens Soon!
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Hi there,
It's October, and students' thoughts turn to...the courselist! Winter registration is open, and spring semester registration is on the horizon. 
Global Initiatives is excited to offer our first winter MiamiConnects courses: fully collaborative online workshops that allow you to engage with different kinds of communities, providing a deep dive into another culture. All MiamiConnects workshops meet the same Global Perspectives Miami Plan requirements as our travel workshops abroad.
For spring, consider IDS 253, Voices Intergroup Dialogue or IDS 151, Diversity Seminar. In both of these courses, students will gain valuable skills in cross-cultural communication and team-building. Learn more at MiamiOH.edu/Voices.
Healthy Together
What's new in Global Initiatives October 2020
Take 2 minutes to check out what we're doing for the rest of October, plus a sneak peek at November! Highlights include:

Reminder:  Help Us Plan the ISC!

International Student and Scholar Services wants to know what an International Student Center (ISC) means to the Miami community. Please complete this survey and help shape the future of the ISC!
Take the ISC Survey
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Stories Wanted!
Where in the World is Miami Wednesday is a news article series that features Miami students studying abroad/away and international students. Catch us each week as we continue to travel around the world to feature the amazing opportunities that Miami students are taking and the experiences our alumni have had since graduating!
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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CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: A. Noam Chomsky Global Connections Awards

The A. Noam Chomsky Global Connections Awards recognize “Star Scholars” for their achievements and distinctive contributions to transnational research that demonstrates the very best of scholarly collaboration among scholars around the world. Several individuals with a deep impact on advancing global, social mobility are recognized every year. In 2020, the Star Scholars Network will provide awards in three categories:
  • North Star Medal of Lifetime Achievement
  • Shining Star Achievement in Research Award
  • Rising Star Emerging Scholar Certificate
Nominations for this award are solicited from around the world and are due by October 30, 2020. The awards will be announced at the 2020 Annual Conference on December 8, 2020.
Read More: Global Connections Award Call for Nominations

Inter-Cultural Connection Group

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Want to connect with people from various cultures and make friends from all around the world? Join us and develop deeper connections with others. This is a group for students who are interested in different cultures and would like to share each other’s cultural experience. All are welcome!
WhenEvery Tuesday, 4:30 ~ 6:00 PM EDT, September 29th –  November 17th
Where: Join Us Online @ https://miamioh.webex.com/miamioh/j.php?MTID=m689fe9d796c876250e85411de2167f8f
Facilitators: Fred Shueh, Ph.D. (shueht@miamioh.edu) & Keziah Lyu, M.A. (lyuk3@miamioh.edu)
Provided by: Student Counseling Service
Phone: 513.529.4634

Fulbright Canada Post-COVID Challenge

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The Fulbright Canada Post-COVID Challenge is an open call for youth from across Canada and the United States to provide creative ideas that aim to address critical social, economic, technological, and public health challenges in the post-COVID world. Each successful application will be assigned a fellow and have access, on a competitive basis, to small grants that will support the development of their idea and access to Fulbright Canada’s prestigious network of alumni. Please note that applicants have the option to apply individually or in teams.
Each successful application will be assigned a fellow and have access, on a competitive basis, to small grants that will support the development of their idea and access to Fulbright Canada’s prestigious network of alumni.

The overall winning team will receive a $25,000 prize, along with an all-expense-paid trip to the Fulbright Canada Post-COVID Challenge Innovation Summit.

Read More: Fulbright Canada Post-COVID Challenge
Miami in Luxembourg
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In the Arena

Theodore Roosevelt’s famous speech talked about how “the credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena.” The credit this semester goes to the students who are making the Study, Engage, Travel experience their own in the time of COVID-19. By coming to MUDEC, they are “in the arena” of the education abroad experience, and they were literally in the arena when they visited Trier for a Discovery Tour.
Starting at the Trier Roman Amphitheatre, students were directly in the arena of the former capital of the Western Roman Empire. Afterwards, they walked through 2000 years of history with visits to the Kaiserthermen Trier, Konstantin-Basilika, two neighboring cathedrals, and the magnificent Porta Nigra. A one-hour drive to go 2000 years back in history: a perfect snapshot of the value of the MUDEC experience.
If you'd like to study, engage, and travel at MUDEC, Spring MUDEC applications are due October 30. Visit MiamiOH.edu/MUDEC to learn more.
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Staff Spotlight
Kevin Fitzgerald

Did you know these fun facts about Kevin Fitzgerald?

In this month's Staff Spotlight, meet Kevin Fitzgerald, Study Abroad Advisor in Education Abroad. Kevin is excited to be a part of launching two new programs, Co-Sponsored and MiamiConnects. These innovative approaches to international education are keeping Miami at the forefront of an important part of higher education and Miami's role in educating the whole student.
  • After college, I spent the next 5 years living and working in Honduras, Nicaragua, and Cincinnati focusing on social justice, migrant rights, and access to clean and healthy food for all.
  • I helped run an urban farm on reclaimed land in a food desert. From a tiny seed, to a bountiful harvest. It was a great learning experience that I carry to my backyard garden today. My family and I enjoy fresh food all summer and canned and frozen garden bounty in the winter.
  • Beyond my role in GLI, I am actively working on my dissertation for a PhD in Educational Leadership at Miami. It has been an educational adventure in all things international education.
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  • I am a happy family man married to an amazing wife. We are both educators and enjoy sharing our knowledge of the world with our little one.
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