The Office of Global Education is pleased to present our current edition of the Global Ed Gazette! This newsletter is chock full of interesting stories from right here on campus to exciting locals across the globe. Get up close and personal with MU students and staff, and learn about some fascinating international students who are studying at MU! Catch up on what’s happening in international education by reading the Global Ed Gazette!
Winners for the Fall 2013 Study Abroad Photo Contest have been announced. Photos submitted come from students who studied abroad during Spring/Summer 2013. To view this year’s submissions, click here. Congratulations to all of our winners!
Bridget Carey, International Officer at Queen’s University in Belfast, Northern Ireland will be on the Millersville campus on Thursday, October 3rd. Bridget will be available for a drop-in session from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in SMC Room 203 to speak to students about studying at Queen’s University. So drop by and have a chat with Bridget. Who knows; you may find yourself studying in Northern Ireland!
The Office of Global Education and Partnerships is pleased to announce the addition of Christina Accomando as Program Coordinator. Christina comes to MU from Franklin & Marshall College with a background in Admissions. She is a graduate of Connecticut College in New London, CT and spent a semester in Florence, Italy during her junior year. While in Italy Christina spent a great deal of time in art studios and museums studying Art and Art History and traveling to various cities in Italy and Europe. From her personal experiences and background in higher education, Christina is eager to mentor students through the study abroad process so that they may have a similar life-changing experience! So stop in and say hello to Christina and chat with her about studying abroad.
Students from all across campus gathered in the SMC MPR on Wednesday 9/11 to participate in a Global Education Information Session. There was excitement in the air as those who came to learn and hear about study abroad adventures mingled with past study abroad participants and international exchange students currently studying at MU!
If you were unable to attend the information session but wish to learn more about studying abroad, stop in to Cumberland House to chat with our Global Ed staff!
The Office of Global Education is pleased to welcome Melitta Boon, US Admissions and Recruitment Officer from the University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia to campus on Tuesday, September 10. Time will be scheduled for Melitta to meet with students, so drop in at Cumberland House on Tuesday and talk to Melitta about opportunities for studying abroad in Australia! Contact the Department of Global Education for details.
The office of Global Education recently welcomed a new group of international students who arrived on campus at the beginning of the fall semester. These students come from all over the globe representing China, Chile, Germany, France, Spain, South Africa, Japan, and Scotland!
We wish you all a very successful semester here at Millersville University!
Applications to study abroad during the winter/spring 2014 semester are now available on the Global Education website. Click on the following link to choose your program’s application. Completed applications are due September 25th. Where do you want to go? Now is the time to start your adventure!
Every day MU students come to Cumberland House to learn about study abroad programs that take place across the globe. However, there is one way to get a taste of the international experience right here on campus! The Office of Global Education will have intern positions for credit available during the Summer/Fall 2013 semester. Whether you want to re-live your study abroad experience or just want to learn more in a fun, fast-paced environment, contact the Experiential Learning and Career Management office in Lyle Hall for more information!
Meet Laura Brito (shown here in traditional Chilean dance attire with her host family), a Junior Business Administration/Marketing major who studied abroad during the Fall 2012 semester at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso in Valparaíso, Chile. One of the highlights of Laura’s adventure was a traditional Chilean dance class that included participation in a performance of the official national dance of Chile, the Cueca!
Laura shared why her study abroad experience was so meaningful to her: “I love the class because it allowed me to step outside my comfort zone and learn through interaction. I am so glad I had the opportunity to perform these dances in the traditional dresses and share the knowledge I gained throughout the semester.” Being able to perform the traditional dances for an audience “was such a great experience.”
Stop in to the Office of Global Education to learn about your study abroad options. Who knows, there may just be a meaningful adventure waiting for you!