November News and Events from Global Initiatives
November News and Events from Global Initiatives
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Hi, there!
International Education Week 2021 is a wrap! It was a particularly memorable week, as we hosted both in-person and virtual events, welcomed a nationally-known alumnus back to campus, and learned that our education abroad programs had garnered national recognition in the yearly IIE Open Doors report! We'll share all the highlights in our December newsletter. In the meantime, read all about the latest news and opportunities from Global Initiatives and our partners
COVID-19 Campus Update
Reminder: advisors can now meet with students in-person, but will also continue to meet remotely via phone, Zoom or Google Meet, if preferred. Miami University requires face coverings indoors at all times, regardless of vaccination status.

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IIE Open Doors Report Ranks Miami #2 in Nation for Percentage of Undergraduate Study Abroad

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Miami University’s rate of study abroad for undergraduates ranks second in the U.S. among public doctoral universities, according to the latest Open Doors® report for the academic year 2019-2020, released by the Institute of International Education (IIE) on Monday, November 15. Miami is also the #1 institution in the State of Ohio for the total number of students studying abroad.
Read More: Open Doors Report

Become an iPOL!

Current Miami students are invited to apply to become an International Peer Orientation Leader (iPOL). Watch this short video to hear from recent iPOLs and visit to learn more and apply!
Become an IPOL

Wanted: Local Cookie Bakers!

After last year's popular holiday cookie giveaway, ISSS is once again seeking local cookie bakers who would like to sweeten the winter days of the many international students who remain in Oxford during the winter break.
If you would like to donate a batch of cookies or other sweet treats (1-2 dozen)  that will be shared with international students on December 3, please complete the Global Neighbors Community Cookie Collection form.
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niišwi myaamiikaana (The Two Miamis)

Located in Bonham House, the Myaamia Center is the research arm of the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma, leading groundbreaking work in language and cultural revitalization. Daryl Baldwin, executive director of the center, credits the unique relationship between the two Miamis — the sovereign tribal nation and the public educational institution — with playing a key role in the Miami Tribe's cultural awakening.
Read More: The Two Miamis

Dialogue Across Difference

Since 2019, Miami has offered Intergroup Dialogue (IGD) programming for students. With the addition this year of ChangeMakers, a similar program for faculty and staff, the practice of IGD helps the entire Miami community to communicate better at school, in the classroom, and on the job.
Learn more about IGD in this short video, produced by University Communications and Marketing.
Miami University Intergroup Dialogue Initiative
Learn More: Intergroup Dialogue Initiatives

ILR Wraps Another Successful Semester!

Just 18 "short" months ago, the decision to cancel the Institute for Learning in Retirement's spring semester and move their fall courses online was met with trepidation and uncertainty. The task of training staff, volunteers, instructors, and students to pivot to virtual learning seemed insurmountable.
But with a mighty team effort and very patient students, the combination of in-person, virtual, and hybrid courses in Fall 2021 resulted in great success!
Spring 2022 planning is underway; sign up for the ILR newsletter to be the first to learn when registration will open! 

Global Challenges Teaching Awards: Apply Now!

The American Council on Education (ACE) is partnering with the US-UK Fulbright Commission to open applications for the inaugural Global Challenges Teaching Award. The Global Challenges Teaching Awards support the adaptation of accredited undergraduate courses into virtual exchange/collaborative online international learning (VE/COIL) courses, to be co-taught during the fall 2022 semester, that seek tangible solutions to the ongoing challenges of racial justice, pandemics, and climate change.
Learn More: Global Challenges Teaching Awards
Miami in Luxembourg
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Study. Engage. Travel.

"Study. Engage. Travel." is a motto of Miami's Luxembourg program, and fall semester offered plenty of opportunities. Study Tours and independent travel included visits to historic Poland, Greece, and Belgium, making memories to last a lifetime.
Gate of Auschwitz Parthenon Hannah in Brussels
Luxembourg Summer Application Deadline Apply to become an ipol
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