Global Education would like thank everyone who participated in International Education Week for making these events such a rousing success!
Monday morning kicked of International Education Week with tabling in the university store. Experienced Global Education staff members were available to students to discuss study abroad options at Millersville and answer any questions. Any students who missed us at the this event are encouraged to stop by the Global Education office in the Cumberland house for more information and to check out our website.
The International Education Week Luncheon in the Bolger Center welcomed guest speaker Dr. Rodolfo Altamirano, Director of International Student and Scholar Services at the University of Pennsylvania, as well as a number of globally conscious members of the Millersville community. President Anderson, Provost Prabhu, and associate Provost Adams were all in attendance. This event was an opportunity for faculty, staff, administrators and students to celebrate Millersville Universities internationalization initiatives.
Following the luncheon, faculty and staff were encouraged to participate in the Embracing International Education Workshop 1. This event led by Dr. Altamirano, educated participants on skills that contribute to more effective cross-cultural communication.
Spanish film El País Del Miedo. Students were on the edge on their seat while watching this thriller based on a popular novel by Isaac Rosa. Dr. Leonora Foels in the School of Social Work led a discussion after the film. Students who have limited experience with Spanish but interest in the plot should pick of a copy of The Land of Fear: An English Translation of Isaac Rosa’s El País Del Miedo.
Selling your Global Skills was a panel discussion led by Dr. Karen Rice and Ms. Michele Bote’ designed to help students market their abroad experiences as they begin to seek employment opportunities. Students were able to evaluate their resumes and promote the skills they developed on their travels.
The Multicultural Showcase organized by CSIL, was result of the combined efforts efforts of various departments, clubs, and individuals on campus, chiefly. It featured performances and country booths that explored the food, history, and culture of Millersville University students. This event was a fun and an educational way to spend an evening.
Global Education welcomed students interest in getting their passport on Thursday. Student were guided through the passport application and provided with free passport photos. Many students were also guided through their study abroad options at Millersville with our experienced Program Coordinators.
The Embracing Internationalization Workshop II was designed for faculty to meet and discuss on off and on-campus strategies in internationalize the curriculum. This workshop was led by Director Patriece Campbell and Dr. Christine Gaudry.
The Global Racial Dialogue involved all participating Millersville University students in a dialogue about race on an international level. This event provided a save environment for students to share stories with peers and celebrate the differences between individuals from all over the world.
International Education Education Week wrapped up with a viewing of the French film La Haine. This black and white crime drama was an eyeopening look into issues of immigration and identity in France. Interested students had the opportunity to to discuss the film afterwards with Dr. André Moine, Associate Professor of French.
For more information on International Education Week, please see the attached post.