Dr. Jim Harf from Maryville University visited campus this past month to prepare for the Summer 2019 MOSAIC Study Abroad program. Millersville University has been partnering with Maryville University for several years to send students on summer study abroad programs to various locations throughout Europe. This semester, we signed an agreement with Maryville University to formalize our relationship.
One of the unique things about this program is that faculty from Maryville, Millersville and others teach on the program, as well as local faculty in each host location. Students can earn 6 credits and spend 3-4 weeks abroad with a cohort of students from Millersville and Maryville.
Locations for summer 2019 include: Dublin, Florence, Lugano and Oxford. A wide variety of courses are offered and can be viewed on the websites linked below.
If you are interested in checking out the program below are some resources:
Maryville University’s MOSAIC Website
Millersville University’s MOSAIC Website (MU students apply through here)
If Millersville students are interested in hearing more information or applying, please stop by the Office of International Programs and Services, in Cumberland House or contact our office for next steps: International@Millersville.edu 717-871-7506
On October 29th, integration was completed for all faculty and staff on the Study Abroad Portal. This changed the login process for all faculty and staff who need to access the Portal via: https://millersville-ogep.terradotta.com/
For students, the Portal is where to go to review program information, request study abroad advising, or apply to a study abroad program. For faculty and staff, this is where to complete study abroad recommendations. For others, it is where to turn in paperwork and review student applications for MU Guided Programs.
Previously, faculty and staff needed to create an account and login with an email and password of your choosing. Now, all users may use the general “LOGIN” button to log in with your MU username and password.
If you can’t remember your Millersville password, or need to reset it, you can go to the MU login page: https://www.millersville.edu/logins/ and click on this icon below:
If you notice any issues logging in over the next several weeks, please notify our office. As always in technical transitions, there will be a few issues that arise. We hope that this transition will allow easier access to the system and less confusion.
New York Trip
On Saturday, October 20th the Office of International Programs and Services took its annual trip to New York City. Over 30 international students and members of the campus community ventured out to explore the city on this beautiful autumn day.
The Office of International Programs and Services would like to recognize the hard work and dedication shown by our student staff. The office regularly works with interns, student workers, and graduate assistants to help provided services to Millersville’s international student population, the study abroad student population, and faculty and staff who work with our office.
Our student staff represent a variety of majors including International Studies, Psychology, Spanish, Business Administration, Speech Communication and more and many have studied abroad all over the world!
If you are interested in working or interning for our office for a future semester, check out our Get Involved webpage!
Uploaded by MU – International Programs & Services on 2018-10-13.
This year Millersville University international students marched in the Millersville Community Parade. The students held flags representing the current international and diverse student body.
The Office of International Programs & Services also held its third annual Homecoming Porch Party at Cumberland House. Study abroad alumni are invited every year to meet the current international students as they get to experience a piece of Americana and community history.
International Tea Time
This month the International Tea Time was dedicated to painting pumpkins! This even is a time to gather with professors, staff, friends and students to share great, international food and learn more about culture.
The event happens once a month during the semester. If you missed this one, the next will be held in
November 15 from 4:00-5:00PM.
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MU Guided programs encompasses three types of programs: courses, trips, and service learning/cultural experiences. These programs can happen throughout the year. Check out some of the amazing international opportunities for students this year with our MU Guided programs. Check them out below!
A MU Guided program to the Toronto International Film Festival went recently. The trip was organized by Dr. Jill Craven.
- Women’s Basketball Competition – Canada with Women’s Basketball Team Coaches
- Oral History Association Conference – Canada with Marilyn Parrish
Dr. Jason Petula and his students playing Kubb, a game of Viking origin, as a bonding experience for students attending the winter 2019 trip to Sweden.
- Sport in Puerto Rico – with Dr. Daniel Keefer
If you are a student interested in participating in any of the programs, please contact the faculty leader for that program and view information on our website here.
If you are a faculty member interested in taking a group of students abroad, please contact the Office of International Programs and Services to get started! International@Millersville.edu
The Flags of the World Project was made possible by Mr. Mike Warfel ‘84, Chairman of the Council of Trustees. On September 18th, guests were invited to the recognition ceremony. Invited guests to the reception included administrators, members of the cabinet, select staff, student speakers, donors to the Office of International Programs and Services, and friends and family of Mr. Warfel.
Dr. Patriece Campbell, Director of International Programs gave opening remarks and introduced the two student guest speakers, Kiara Garcia ’19 and Gentil Kalisa ’17, current Millersville students. Ms. Garcia participated in a study abroad program to Chile and is actively involved in international programming on campus. Mr. Kalisa is an international student from Rwanda and spoke on his welcoming perception of Millersville.
Dr. Daniel Wubah, University President and Mr. Mike Warfel also gave remarks. Mr. Warfel was then presented with a plaque which reads:
In appreciation to
Mr. Michael Warfel ‘84
for his generosity and commitment to
Flags of the World Project
Enriching our students’ educational and cultural experiences
Dedicated September 18, 2018
Read Millersville’s official press brief here.
Our international students have been busy this September. Students went to see a Barnstormers baseball game and went to First Friday in Lancaster. Check out some of the other activities they’ve been a part of!
Dinner with the President
Dr. Daniel Wubah invited the new incoming international students to join him and other members of the administration team, to have dinner at Tanger House.
First Year Experience Workshop
IPS is offering a new program this year for international students called the First Year Experience. The FYE is a series of workshops that normally would be International Student Orientation topics, and have spread them throughout the first half of the semester. This model allows the students to more deeply engage with the material and presenters, and have the students retain the information after having already settled into the semester.
Barnstormers Baseball Game
International students went out to see the Barnstormers play. Check out the photos!
International Tea Time
This monthly international tea events are a time to gather with professors, staff, friends and students to share great, international food and learn more about culture. The theme this month was Autumn Festival.
The Office of International Programs and Services hosted the September Tea Time, an hour of treats and conversation. This is a time to chat with students, faculty and staff interested in all things international!
Before students can apply to a study abroad program and be accepted, all participants must complete study abroad advising. If students participate in MU Guided programs, they will refer to the faculty or program leader for details on the program.
For all other study abroad programs, there is a new and more simplified process for students. The two step advising provides an opportunity for participants to receive all of the information they would need to make a decision on whether study abroad is for them.
- The first step, called the Mentor Session, is a general meeting. It offers a chance to talk to past participants about general study abroad questions. They can help you learn to navigate the website, search for programs, answer general questions and more. Some of the most common talked about topics are about the types of programs, funding opportunities for scholarships, financial aid, and how to transfer back courses. Students can do this meeting any day and time of the week, they do not need an appointment!
- The second step, called the Advising Meeting, is with a study abroad advisor who specializes in a particular program. In these meetings, advisors review the student’s program of choice and talk specific program details such as detailed costs, available courses, housing arrangements, immigration, and can answer more intimate questions that students may have about their individual experience.
Students can complete their advising steps any time prior to applying to a program. We recommend that students complete advising about one year in advanced.
To read more information about our new study abroad advising, or request advising yourself, review the instructions on our website.
See our new advising video below about transferring study abroad credit to MU!
Studying abroad and earning credit? Watch this video to learn how to complete your Study Abroad Transfer of Credit Form