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.

IEW 2021 is coming soon, November 15-19!  See last years schedule below to see an example of session we've offered. Check back here for the schedule as events are added. Join us for any or all of our free events, open to the public. Questions? Email us.

Faculty Champions for International Education: The Taufiq Rashid Learning Series
View these recorded sessions as part of this year's IEW and the MSU Speaker Series 

Germany & Racism in the 20th Century
Dr. David Pizzo, Department of History
Dr. Pizzo’s scholarship covers Germany and Global history, and he teaches classes on Western Civilization, Slavery, and Nazi Germany. He has led many Study Abroad programs to Germany in particular and many other places. Learn more about Dr. Pizzo. Dr. Pizzo’s presentation will explore the ways in which race and racism have been significant in recent German history, including Germany’s colonial empire and the rise and implementation of National Socialism (Nazism). He will also draw connections and parallels between the history of race and racism in Germany and America.

Family Research & Culture: The Power of Perspective
Dr. Esther Malm, Department of Psychology
Dr. Malm will give snapshots of research she has been conducting at Murray State on family-related studies of different ethnic groups in the US and in other countries, which reveals the importance of worldviews and perspectives in conducting and interpreting research. She will share some of the lessons she has learned on culture, worldviews and daily human behavior. 

12:00 p.m. NAFSA: Association of International Educators Session: Building Your Professional Network and Developing Competencies in International Education
Explore resources and create a learning plan outline for professional growth. Through self-assessment and group discussions, participants will develop networking skills and competencies in international education. Presenters from distinct institutions and roles share the impact of NAFSA Academy participants as one tool in career advancement.  Join here!

2:00 p.m. NAFSA: Association of International Educators Session: Come Together… to Host a Virtual Fair
2020. What a year. COVID-19. Evacuations. Quarantines. Remote working. Online courses. Then we had to figure out how to host an education abroad fair! Eastern Kentucky University, Murray State University, Northern Kentucky University, University of Kentucky and Western Kentucky University decided to join forces to host a virtual education abroad fair during the fall 2020 semester. And not to be braggadocios, but we think it was pretty successful and we are excited to be able to share how we worked together to develop the fair. We’ll also discuss what we learned from this collaboration and provide you with steps to take if you want to host your own virtual (collaborative) education abroad fair. Join Here!

3:30 p.m.  Unconscious Bias: Anti-Asian Bashing in the Age of COVID
Juju Chang - Emmy Award winning co-anchor of ABC News' Nightline and regular reporter for Good Morning America and 20/20
Juju Chang shares how seemingly harmless perceptions of Asian Americans as "foreigners" can be weaponized by racialized statements like "Chinese virus" or "Wuhan flu."  Chang investigates the increase of reports of these types of incendiary comments and thousands of racial abuse acts against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) within weeks of the outbreak.  She shares why we all have unconscious bias, how to detect it, and why it matters.  Sponsored and presented by the UK Confucius Institute and co-hosted by the EKU, MSU, NKU, UK, and WKU Education Abroad Offices.  View the webinar here!

5:00 p.m. Berlin-London Application & Info Session
Bring your program and application questions or just come to learn about the study abroad program to Berlin and London in June 2021.  This program offers courses in Art, Engineering, History, and Honors.  You'll take a half semester course in the spring semester then travel with a group of MSU faculty, staff, and students to further your studies and explore the amazing cities of Berlin and London!  Join the zoom session here! 

5:00 p.m. The Politics of Uniting Africa
Students and faculty from Western Kentucky University, representing the African countries of Burkina Faso, the Congo, Ghana, and Nigeria, will discuss the politics, history and challenges of uniting the countries of Africa.  Join Here!

2:00 p.m. How to Maximize Your Study Abroad Experience: Interview and Resume Prep
Hannah Carroll and Amara Stroud
Join MSU Career Services as they discuss how to maximize your study abroad experience and how to talk about your study abroad experience in resumes and future job interviews.  Join the conversation here!

3:00 p.m. COVID & Education Abroad: What Happened and How Do We Move Forward?
Christy D'Ambrosio, Steven Guns, Melanie McCallon Seib, Rudy Ottway, Don Robertson, & Megan Smetana
Join MSU faculty and staff who were at the forefront of COVID response in the spring as we discuss the MSU action and our steps forward. What does education abroad look like now - at MSU and nationally - and what will it look like a year from now? Q&A will follow the panel. Join Here!

12:00 p.m. NAFSA: Association of International Educators session: What Do We Do Now?: Risk Assessment and Management Approaches in the Era of COVID-19 and Beyond
While risk assessment/management was already an important topic in Education Abroad, the era of COVID-19 has brought even more attention to the need for effective strategies to ensure student health, safety and well-being. This session will feature panelists from different institutions. They will talk about their pre-COVID processes, and the impact the pandemic has had on them and how it may influence their approach to risk assessment and management in the future. Join Here!

4:00 p.m.  Study Abroad Students Talk COVID
Camryn Clift, Austin Coursey, Brennan Hughes, Jasmine Neal, Carrie Owen, & Danielle Toney
When the COVID pandemic began, MSU students were studying abroad across the globe. Others were on the plane or days from departure for their own semester or year abroad. The impact to their experience was scary, painful, and uncertain. Hear how these 6 students were impacted by the COVID pandemic and how they are doing now. Join Here!

4:00 p.m. Study Abroad Scholarship Workshop
Did you know that 97% of students who apply for study abroad scholarships receive an award? Learn from the Education Abroad Office staff about available scholarships specifically to support your study abroad, how to make your application as strong as possible, and get your questions answered so we can help you get on the plane when this pandemic ends. Zoom link here!

4:00 p.m. Study Abroad Scholarship Workshop

Did you know that 97% of students who apply for study abroad scholarships receive an award? Learn from the Education Abroad Office staff about available scholarships specifically to support your study abroad, how to make your application as strong as possible, and get your questions answered so we can help you get on the plane when this pandemic ends. Zoom link here!

 

 

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