Graduation has passed and June brings an exciting summer vibe to campus
Graduation has passed and June brings an exciting summer vibe to campus
Congratulations, Grads! Global Initiatives Monthly News | June 2019, Two international students speaking into the microphone. An image of three students standing and holding signs: one says "2019 Graduate" and the other has a clipart of a graduation cap and says "#MiamiOHGrad".
Hi there,
Graduation has passed and June brings an exciting summer vibe to campus with orientation sessions, the Global Partner Summer School, and more!
In May, we celebrated the class of 2019 at our annual International Student Graduation Celebration and Dinner. The event opened with keynote speaker Dr. Gwen Fears (Associate Dean of Students) congratulating students for their accomplishments.
International students, Yuan (Tony) Chang (Bachelor of Arts in Economics) and Usha Dhakal (Master of Gerontological Studies), shared reflections on their Miami experiences with their fellow classmates. Tony Chang explained his interpretation of "Love and Honor" and announced that he'll be staying at Miami as he has been offered a full time position with the athletics department.
International Student Graduation Celebration and Dinner; dad taking a picture of a daugther graduate standing with her mother
Monthly Highlights

Prasidh Arora perseveres to become "the engineer I've always wanted to be"

Senior Prasidh Arora took a leap of faith when he chose Miami University nearly 9,000 miles away from home.
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Confucius Institute spring courses come to an end

As the semester wrapped up, so did the Confucius Institute’s various courses focused on Chinese language and culture.

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Study abroad is for me: Meet Seth

Since graduating from Miami and entering the workforce, Seth has been able to implement lessons he learned during his time abroad. 
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Miami student accepted to research program in Japan

Miami University geology major John Fink was one of six people in the world chosen to participate in the International Internship Program at Okayama University in Japan.
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NAFSA (Association of International Educators) National Conference in Washington D.C.

From the presentation of a signed double degree program agreement with Kansai Gaidai University in Japan to being recognized as a Senator Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalization winner, the NAFSA 2019 conference was a success for Miami!
Four people standing in front of a "Kansai Gaidai" sign, smiles, holding Miami University red folder Panel of six people speaking, Cheryl D. Young with microphone Sign that says "2019 Simon Award Winners, Comprehensive Internationalization Awards, Brown University, Dickinson College, Kirkwood Community College, Miami University, West Virginia University"
Staff Spotlight
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Erin Brandyberry
Coordinator, Global Programs
Did you know these fun facts about Erin Brandyberry?
  • When I was a student (grad and undergrad), I studied abroad in Africa, Australia, and Europe.
  • I studied abroad for a quarter in Ghana, and aside from a cruise in high school, was my first international experience.
  • I met my husband on a blind date.
  • We now have two dogs, a puppy that we got a month ago, and a Belgian Malinois.
  • I got glasses when I was only 3 years old!
On the Horizon

Winter Term Education Abroad Programs

Applications due September 15 | Learn More
Where in the world will you winter? Find a program and apply by mid-September!

Global Friendship Programs

Fall Semester | Learn More
Develop intercultural perspectives and build international relationships this fall semester. Global Friendship is open to all members of the Miami University and Oxford communitites who want to connect with people from all over the world.

Confucius Institute Summer Camp

July 2019 | Learn More
Do you know any elementary and middle school students? Sign them up for the 2019 Youth Chinese Language and Culture Camp!
Looking for additional events? Take a look at our full calendar of events for an array of upcoming events and activities.
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MUDEC Memories
Siyu (Snow) Duan headshot

Siyu (Snow) Duan

Class of 2019

MUDEC allows international students to discover their full potential in a new environment

“This is the time to do the right thing: study in a castle, make international friendships, start your solo trip, explore European countries. Be brave, become your own hero!”

Studying abroad while studying abroad

For the over 3,000 international students at Miami University, their time in Oxford or at the regional campuses in Hamilton and Middletown is a study abroad experience. Because of this, many of these students don’t consider studying abroad in a third country while at Miami.
Two Chinese students who studied in Luxembourg, including Snow, share their stories about why they chose to go abroad for a semester.
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