Meredith College to Celebrate International Education Week 2021

Meredith College’s Office of International Programs (OIP)  joins campuses nationwide to celebrate International Education Week (IEW) from November 15-19, 2021, to recognize the benefits that global education and intercultural exchange bring to our communities. 

“As we think about IEW here at Meredith, we are cognizant of the both/and. We know that these continue to be truly difficult times globally AND we know that there is much to celebrate – the return of study abroad at Meredith, the resumption of consular services and easing of travel restrictions, reducing barriers for international students, the presence and engagement of such a vibrant global community on campus,” said Jennifer Glass, assistant director of international programs. 

The week began with a takeover of the @MCGoGlobal Instagram by one of the Meredith students studying in Sansepolcro, Italy this semester. Also on Monday, an information session was held for the Costa Rica summer program. 

On Tuesday, OIP sponsored the launch of the Going Strong & Going Global in the Kitchen cookbook. The book is a collection of recipes that were shared and curated by Meredith’s students from international backgrounds. It also includes a special Tiramisu recipe from Sansepolcro, Italy. Print copies of the cookbook were available for pickup at Belk Dining Hall from 4:30 to 6 p.m. and Meredith Dining prepared a few recipes from the cookbook during lunch and dinner.

The following events remain in International Education Week.

The Intersection of Campus Internationalization and DEI
(a faculty/staff webinar opportunity)
Wednesday, November 17, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

This free webinar hosted by EducationUSA will focus on points of synergy and opportunities for mutually beneficial coordination between IE and DEI programming. Participants will gain a concrete understanding of how these distinct initiatives can be complimentary, as well as practical strategies for facilitating collaboration between the two. Speakers include: 

  • Amer Ahmed, Ed.D., Vice Provost for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, University of Vermont
  • Jennifer Donaghue, Ed.D., Executive Director, International Education, The International Services Office and The Office for Study Abroad, George Washington University
  • Penelope “Nell” Pynes, Ph.D., former Associate Provost for International Programs, University of North Carolina Greensboro
  • Nicole Stokes, Ph.D., Associate Provost for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Saint Joseph’s University

OIP asks interested faculty and staff to register for the webinar and register their interest with OIP so they can be included in any relevant follow-up. 

MIA Virtual Coffee House
Thursday, November 18, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

The Meredith International Association (MIA) invites the campus community to the first Coffee House of the year featuring: Morocco! Learn from Meredith students as they present and share perspectives on what makes Moroccan culture unique. This event counts as an Academic and Cultural Event. 

Go Strong Go Global Social Media Day
Friday, November 19

The Meredith community is invited to share their international experience(s) on Instagram to help celebrate International Education Week. Students, faculty, and staff are invited to highlight favorite international travel memories, important aspects of their culture(s), and more!  Tag @mcgoglobal or use #gostronggoglobal to join in the fun. OIP will be raffling off some swag throughout the day to those who participate, so start posting early.

Melyssa Allen

News Director
316 Johnson Hall
(919) 760-8087
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