Where will you go this summer? Global initiatives monthly news February 2020
Hi there,
Summer will be here before we know it, which means the deadline for summer education abroad programs is quickly approaching! You could spend the summer abroad, earning credits and exploring the world outside of Ohio. Many programs such as Americans Abroad Heritage Tourism and Literary London still have space!
Most programs have a March 1 application deadline. 
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Scholarship Deadlines

Many study abroad scholarship deadines are quickly approaching. 

2020 Humanitarian Affairs University Scholars Leadership Symposium

The online application for the 2020 University Scholars Leadership Symposium is now open. Global Initiatives seeks applications from engaged student leaders with demonstrated interest in global humanitarian affairs for this 7-day symposium that will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in August 2020. The symposium brings together 1000+ university and youth leaders from around the world. More information can be found on the application page. Questions? Contact Karla Guinigundo at guinigkm@miamioh.edu.   

Fulbright 2021-2022 Cohort Recruitment

Recruitment is now underway for Miami University's 2021-2022 Fulbright U.S. Student Program applicant cohort. Fulbright offers 2,100 grants annually to graduating seniors and recent graduates who are interested in pursuing graduate study, conducting independent research, or teaching English abroad. Attend an information session this spring or reach out to Karla Guinigundo at guinigkm@miamioh.edu to learn more. 
Apply to be an iPOL
Apply to be an International Peer Orientation Leader (iPOL)! As an iPOL, you will become part of a team that works collaboratively to welcome and orient new international students to the Miami community. Sharing your own experiences and perspectives, you will help guide new international students through a multi-day orientation program in August.

Application Deadline: February 10, 2020
Group Interview Dates: February 18 and 19, 2020 4:30 - 6 pm
Individual Interview Dates: February 25, 26, and 27, 2020
International Student Orientation: August 13, 2020 - August 20, 2020

If you have any questions about the iPOL application process or hiring timeline, please contact Yuenan Jin Rodriguez, International Student Coordinator, by calling 513-529-3279 or emailing

7 Career-Oriented Summer Programs 

Summer education abroad programs can provide students a fantastic opportunity to hone their skills and gain real-world experience in their chosen profession. Check out seven programs that focus on professional development and career skills.
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American/Muslim Women's Collaboration holds winter break taaruf

The American/Muslim Women's Collaboration provides a community for muslim women in Oxford and helps educate others about their faith. 
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Global Initiatives is hiring a new assistant director for communications and marketing. We're looking for passionate, experienced individuals to help promote our programs.
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Tarah Trueblood
Director, Center for American and World Cultures

Did you know these fun facts about Tarah?

  • Favorite cuisine: Mediterranean
  • Countries visited most frequently: Turkey, Mexico, and Zimbabwe
  • Hobby: pursuing a post-bacc in Fine Art: Painting & Drawing
  • Outdoor Activities: Hiking, fishing, bird-watching,and bicycle riding.
  • Religious/Spiritual Orientation: Taoist
  • Spiritual Practices: Yoga and meditation
  • Pets: Charles Cunningham Oreo (CCO: Chief Cat Officer)
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Miami in Luxembourg
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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). There’s a network of alumni ready to help connect students with internships and careers upon return.

Study in the Heart of Europe this Summer!

Spend the summer of 2020 taking Miami courses in the heart of Europe. Classes are Monday through Thursday, and Luxembourg's central location allows for easy travel across Europe. 
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