Get ready for Summer!
Get ready for Summer!
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Hi there,
Greetings from Global Initiatives! At this time of year, it's a privilege to honor the students, faculty, and staff who have received recognition for their accomplishments. From our 2020 graduates to our newest Fulbright Scholars, we are excited to celebrate with you. You will meet a few of these amazing people in this newsletter.
Summer is a great time to plan your next global experience. Opportunities to connect with others and to broaden your perspective are on the horizon. And registration for faculty-led winter study abroad is now open—we invite you to #FindYourPlace in one of our 30+ programs! Most programs ask you to register by July 15 in order to be considered for scholarships and to save your spot.
As always, remember that remote advising appointments can be scheduled for both Education Abroad and International Student and Scholar Services. Staff can be reached by email or phone. Not sure who to contact? Reach out to or call our main line at (513) 529-8600. 
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A new Miami record: 10 Fulbright grant offers

Ten of Miami University’s Fulbright semifinalists have been offered 2020-2021 grants and two have been named alternates. These are the most offers Miami has ever received in a single year.

“The growth in Fulbright success at Miami is a testament to the value placed on cultural exchange by both the students who apply and the many faculty and staff who support the applicants each year,” Guinigundo said. “It is exciting to see so many of our students making a global impact through this program.”

Read More: Miami Fulbright Grants

International student among Three Minute Thesis winners

More than 50 graduate students participated in Miami University Graduate School’s Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition earlier this semester in the traditional face-to-face format.

The 10 finalists competed April 28 in the final round, which, like most other events during these Stay-Safe-Ohio days, was held remotely.

International student Nethmi De Alwis was awarded the People's Choice Award for her presentation, "Making Self-Healing Polymers."

Read More: Three Minute Thesis Winners

Student 3D printing face shields at home

Regis Rugerinyange, a first-year student from Rwanda majoring in mechanical engineering, has printed 380 face shields in recent weeks using a 3D printer at the West Chester home where he is staying. “The main reason I wanted to do this was the need to take part in the global fight against the coronavirus,” he said. “It all starts with simple acts like washing your hands, practicing social distancing, staying at home, to helping our health care workers meet their rising demand for personal protective equipment like gloves, face masks and face shields.”
Read More: Miami Making Hundreds of Face Shields

'Voices of Discovery' Not Muted By COVID

Students in IDS 253, Voices Intergroup Dialogue, and IDS 151, Diversity Seminar, delve into complex issues of race, gender, and religion while they practice listening thoughtfully to others' perspectives. 

So when the COVID-19 pandemic necessitated moving classes online, the students and co-facilitators of IDS 253 and Intro to Voices (a similar co-curricular program), were well-suited to the challenge. As co-facilitator Samuel Van Vleet put it, "The whole point of the course is change."

Read More: Voices of Discovery
Miami in Luxembourg
Over 11,000 Miamians have been a part of the 50 year tradition at the Miami University John E. Dolibois European Center in Luxembourg (MUDEC). Watch our newest 'Good Morning, Miami' segment to learn how you can join the tradition!
Good Morning Miami, with Kerry Strader, Coordinator, MUDEC Luxembourg
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Virtual MUDEC

For a glimpse at a typical day in Luxembourg in our beautiful château, check out our MUDEC Student Life video.
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Raymond Manes
Interim Executive Director, MUDEC

Did you know these fun facts about Raymond Manes?

Interim Executive Director, MUDEC
  • I grew up with Miami students, since my best friend's family hosted (and still hosts) our students.
  • I enjoy French & German literature; my favorite German author is Erich Maria Remarque. 
  • I love dogs, and am pictured here with our family's 6-year-old King Charles spaniel, Jamie.
  • As a pair, my wife Jeannine and I won many ballroom dancing competitions in Luxembourg and Germany.
  • I hike up to 25 miles a day and also enjoy a bit of jogging.
  • The country I would like to live in - if not Luxembourg - is Austria.
  • My favorite cities to visit are Vienna, Munich, Porto, and Prague.
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