International Education Week

International Education Week (IEW) has been celebrated annually since its inception in 2000 by the US Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Murray State University invites faculty, staff, and students to participate each year by proposing a session, performance, forum, or other scholarly or creative work that celebrates international education.

The 2016 Schedule of Events is unfolding now. Please send your MSU IEW events to the Institute for International Studies to be formally included in the IEW program. Then check back here regularly for session updates. All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise indicated in the schedule below. Questions? Email us.  

Monday, November 14th

11a.m.-1p.m., CC Barkley Room

CCSA London Summer 2017Get Started Today!

-Bernard Lewis and Danielle Nielsen 

An Application Session. We can help you get started or finish your application.


3:30-4:30p.m., CC Barkley Room

How Globalized is the American Economy?

-Seid Hassan Ph.D. Professor of Economics

How the American economy is interwoven with the rest of the world and why trade is important to the U.S. and the state of Kentucky.


3:30-5:00p.m., Faculty Hall 401

Semester in Regensburg Application Session

-Want to study in Germany for a semester? Find out how and get your application moving. 


5-7 p.m., CC Mississippi Room

Calligraphy Workshop

Presented by the International Cultures and Languages Association (ICALA) Club

Tuesday, November 15th

11a.m.-12p.m., CC Barkley Room

Enhancing Your Study Abroad Program Through Research

-Jessica Naber, RN, PhD; Kathleen Farrell, DNSc, APRN, ACNP-BC, CCNS, CCRN; & Miranda Sue Terry, PhD
School of Nursing and Health Professions

This presentation will facilitate a discussion on how to incorporate research into study abroad programs and courses, both abroad and at home. ​Examples of research activities will be provided. 

12:30-1:15p.m., CC Barkley Room

Education Abroad Opportunities for Business:  EMLYON (France) and IBS (worldwide)

-Dr. Timothy C. Johnston, Professor of Marketing and Dr. Joy Humphreys, Department Chair and Associate Professor of Business Administration

Faculty program directors will discuss education abroad opportunities for business students. Students can earn credit in business courses by studying in Europe or Asia, and taking courses in English. Study abroad opportunities range from a few weeks to a semester. Business Administration students can even earn a second degree from a French university for studying for two semesters. These programs are especially suited for MBA students and undergraduate business majors and business minors, and business-related programs (PR, International Studies). Learn how you can make progress on your business degree while studying in international locations.

 
3:00-4:30 p.m. Cumberland Room

Education Abroad Scholarship and Budget Sheet Workshop

Learn about the education abroad scholarship application process, discuss the essay question, and find out how to make your application as competitive as possible. Representatives from the Financial Aid and Scholarship Offices are present to help complete the required Budget Sheet. Students may attend this event at any stage of the application process, and we recommend attending a workshop early.


3:45 - 5:30 p.m., CC Barkley Room

Modern Language Colloquium 

-Alford, Jessica Lauren.  "Feminism in Pre-Feminism Japan: Was Tanizaki Jun'ichiro an Early Feminist?: An analysis of Some Prefer 

Nettles. Double major:  B.A. in Psychology and Japanese.

-Jones, Brandon A. "Education in Mexico and Costa Rica."  B.A. in Spanish K-12 Teaching Certification, minor in Earth Science.

-Marie. "Peruvian Japanese Cultural Identity Between Two Worlds." Double major: B.A. in Spanish and Japanese.

-Patterson, Deon.  "The Influence of Japanese Animation on Western Society." B.A. in Japanese, minor in Graphic Design.

  -Woosley, Jacob. "Opportunity in Education: Reality For Students in the United States vs. Cuba." B.A. in Spanish K-12 Teaching Certification.


3:45-4:45 p.m., Woods Hall Lobby A 

Welcome Back - Now What?: Marketing your International Experience

-Robyn Pizzo, Senior Education Abroad Advisor

International education experiences are becoming more sought after in the newest generation of job candidates. This workshop will detail how to highlight your study abroad and international experience on a resume and what to say when discussing your study abroad in a job interview.

Wednesday, November 16th

9:30-2:30 p.m., CC Ballroom

International Bazaar

Experience culture through food, art, language, music, dress, dance, and more, presented by Murray State international students from India, Saudi Arabia, Japan, Tunisia, Taiwan, Belize, South Korea, China, Germany, Vietnam, and Tajikistan.

-Sponsored by the International Student Organizations and International Student Services Office


3:00-4:30 p.m., CC Cumberland Room

Education Abroad Scholarship and Budget Sheet Workshop

Learn about the education abroad scholarship application process, discuss the essay question, and find out how to make your application as competitive as possible. Representatives from the Financial Aid and Scholarship Offices are present to help complete the required Budget Sheet. Students may attend this event at any stage of the application process, and we recommend attending a workshop early.

 

5:30-7:00 p.m., Faculty Hall Room 400

Alpha Mu Gamma Study Abroad Share-Back

Alpha Mu Gamma, the Foreign Language Honor Society, is hosting its annual Study Abroad Share-Back. Come listen to language students as they discuss their time spent abroad, how the programs they went on impacted and influenced their lives, their experiences with host families and local food and culture, and how you can study abroad too! Hearing from your peers first-hand is one of the best ways to discover what program might be the best fit for your course of study. Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity.

 

See our schedules from previous years: