I’m pleased to offer the opportunity to all students to join the Alternative Spring Break program on our trips to Black Mountain, NC and Lancaster, PA March 11-16, 2018! Join us on a week of traveling and service around the country with these two unique opportunities.
NC- $250 – Working with the YMCA and doing various service projects that will be preplanned. We will be leaving Sunday morning and returning late Friday night. On the way home we will be stopping and have a fun activity to break up the trip.
Lancaster- $100 – I will be planning this trip closer to the dates utilizing community organizations and planning a week of service. This focus will be on social enterprises, advocacy, and education with immigration and migration.
Both trips will meet on a regular basis, according to their schedules. They will organize 2 fundraisers to cover the costs of the experiences, as well as raise awareness for the trips.
I just provided some general information on the trips, I attached a brochure with some more information. If you have any specific questions or anything please let me know and I would be happy to help!
*The applications had a due date of October 6th, however we are on a rolling admissions. Those that applied by that date were on a first come first serve basis. (If you are interested, apply today!)
If you have any questions feel free to contact myself at firstname.lastname@example.org or stop in the Huntington House 2nd Floor to meet with me!
Emily Reed, BSW
Alternative Spring Breaks
Dining services is planning an International Harvest during International Education Week (IEW) 2017. The event will be on Tuesday, November 7th from 11-1:30 in the Upper Deck. They need your help for this event! Students assisting would do the following:
- Share a traditional holiday recipe from their culture, which Dining Services will prepare for the International Harvest
- Attend the harvest and dress in traditional attire, if possible
- Stand next to their dish for part of the time and share about your culture
- Hand out recipe cards to any interested people at the Upper Deck
Anyone helping with this event would receive a FREE meal at the Upper Deck. If you’re interested please email Cynthia.Charles@millersville.edu
Join Global Education for a fun time at Hershey Park in the Dark on Saturday, October 28th! Hershey Park is a nearby amusement park with over 13 rollercoasters. Cost of event is $20, which will give you full access to the amusement park, Chocolate World, and ZooAmerica. Watch this video more details about the park. SIGN UP HERE!
We will leave from Cumberland House at 2pm and return to Millersville around 11pm. Sign up HERE by Tuesday, October 24th and bring your $20 payment to Cumberland House to complete your reservation.
All are invited to join Global Education staff for an hour of conversation and free international treats. Enjoy a selection of teas, coffees and pastries from around the world, and chat with students, faculty and staff interested in all things international.
This social hour will be held every month. The first event is Tuesday, October 17, 12:15-1:15pm in Ford Atrium, McKomsey Hall.
Americans love pumpkins. We love pumpkin seeds, pumpkin flavored coffee, pumpkin bread, pumpkin picking and most of all, carving pumpkins! Global Education is hosting a free pumpkin carving and painting party on Thursday, October 12 at 7:00. Meet on the porch at Cumberland House. Snacks will be provided. Don’t miss out on this great American experience, SIGN UP HERE!
To help prepare you for the ultimate Halloween activity, here are some tips on how to carve the perfect pumpkin.
- Select the perfect pumpkin!
- Pick a design! It can be spooky, funny, traditional, or something completely made up by you. Some people like to find a stencil online, others like to free-hand their designs.
- If you are using a stencil, find a design online, the simpler the design, the easier the carving will be.
- Cut out the outline of the design you want.
- Hold it against the pumpkin and, using a permanent marker, trace along the outside of the design onto the pumpkin.
- If you are drawing your own design, use a permanent marker and draw directly onto the pumpkin.
- Before you carve into your pumpkin, you will need to cut a circle around the stem of the pumpkin and remove the top like a lid. Do not cut completely vertical, cut on an angle so that this lid can later be placed back on and will stay in place.
- Using a big spoon, scoop out all of the insides and seeds of the pumpkin.
- After the inside is clean, now you can turn the pumpkin on its side and start carving out your design.
- Be careful while carving because if you mess up, you can’t go back.
- When you have finished carving and removed all of the chunks of pumpkin that you cut out, place a small candle into your pumpkin.
- Put the top back on, turn off the lights or wait for it to get dark, and watch your masterpiece glow!
Another option people traditionally follow is painting their pumpkins instead of carving them. This way is a lot less messy and the pumpkin will last longer. We will also have painting supplies for anyone wishing to paint their pumpkins instead of carving.
If you are looking for information about getting a job on campus or want to understand your immigration rules come to this workshop.
There will be an informative and interactive employment workshop held on Wednesday, September 20 from 3:00-4:00 PM for international students. The focus will be on and off campus employment, as well as options for after graduations, such as Optional Practical Training (OPT) or Curricular Practical Training (CPT) options related to your visa. Please read this website in advance to prepare and get the most out of the workshop: http://www.millersville.edu/globaled/International%20Exchange%20Students/working-in-the-us/index.php. Join the group to learn more and share from your experiences!
New York City Day Trip – Deadline Extended to September 20!
Join us for a one-day trip to the Big Apple! We will see many of the famous sites, such as Times Square, One World Trade Center, the Statue of Liberty, Central Park and more! Cost is $40.00 for transportation and admission to the observation deck, where you will see the entire city from 1776 feet up in the air! After seeing the Statue of Liberty from a ferry and visiting One World Trade Center, students will have the option of taking two different routes through the city, as shown below. We will then all join together again to see Times Square and Central Park.
- Option A: Chinatown, Brooklyn Bridge, and the United Nations and more!
- Option B: Greenwich Village, Washington Square Park, The Highline Park and more!
Sign-up at the Global Education office and bring your $40.00 deposit. Deadline to sign-up is extended to September 20 or sooner, if all seats taken. Limited seating, so first come, first served.
Take me out to the ball game! Join us for America’s pastime, a baseball game with our local Lancaster Barnstormers baseball team. It will be an evening of fun, food and new friends. The ticket cost is $5.00, which includes food items for dinner and snacks. Sign-up at the Global Education office by Wednesday, September 6 and bring your $5.00 then. Limited to 20 seats, so sign up now.
Come out for bowling and ice cream with Global Ed and Global Marauders! See flyer below for details! Price is FREE but you must sign up with a $5 deposit!
An event to celebrate YOU – the international students at Millersville University! Join us for an evening of delicious food and fun times with friends you have made here at Millersville!
Lititz is hosting it’s 12th annual Fire and Ice Festival on Friday, February 17, and Global Ed wants you to join us! The price will be $10 a student and this includes a ride to and from the festival. Spots are limited, so stop into Global Education with $10 by Tuesday, February 14 to secure your spot! You won’t want to miss out on this awesome night!
Want more info on all the the Fire and Ice Festival has to offer? Check it out here!