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International Women's Newsletter 2023

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IUP Hosting Ambassador of Mali to Give Two Presentations, March 21–22

The Ambassador of Mali to the United States, Sekou Berthé, will give two presentations at IUP: "West and Central Africa at the Crossroads of Global Security Challenges" and "Economic Matters and Investment Opportunities in Mali, West Africa." Both events are free and open to the public.

Students, Faculty to Conduct Second Forensic Archaeology Field School in Germany at Site of World War II Airplane Crash

For the second year, IUP’s Department of Anthropology has been selected by the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine Inc. through the Department of Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency to conduct a field study in Germany at the site of a crash of a World War II airplane.

IUP Student from Philadelphia Selected for Gilman Scholarship for Study Abroad

Sfen Kadirifu, a junior international studies major with a focus in fashion at IUP, has been selected for a 2022 Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship. The scholarship will help to fund her study at Yonsei University in South Korea for the fall 2022 semester of her senior year at IUP. She is IUP’s twenty-first Gilman scholarship recipient.

IUP Selected for American Passport Program to Encourage Study, Travel Abroad Experiences

IUP is one of 40 universities in the nation selected for the Institute of International Education American Passport Project grant. This grant funds up to 25 IUP students who are first-year enrolled students who meet financial eligibility requirements to obtain a US passport to support their study abroad journeys.

Mulvihill Receives Fulbright Award

Jessica Mulvihill ’02, D’16, director of Education Abroad and National Student Exchange in the Office of International Education at IUP has received a Fulbright Award to Japan. The Fulbright International Education Administrator Award was awarded in the spring of 2020 and, due to the pandemic, had been postponed until June 2022.

Fulbright US Scholar Program Now Open

The Fulbright US Scholar Program competition for 2023–24 is open.

International Teaching Opportunity for Faculty

IUP Office of International Education is excited to announce that the Office of International Affairs at KNU invites international faculty to submit course proposals for a three-week summer session.

IUP Office of International Education to Host International Education Week, Includes Naturalization Ceremony

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Office of International Education will present several events celebrating International Education Week at IUP October 18 through October 22, including a naturalization ceremony on October 22 hosted by IUP.

Cuba TIES Conference Offered Virtually

Diversity Speaker Series to Feature Global Consultant

Nuria Diallo Padro, a bilingual global consultant specializing in strategic management and empowerment strategies, will speak Thursday, October 7, 2021, from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. in B10 Leonard Hall and via Zoom as part of the IUP Libraries Diversity Speaker Series.

Study Away Student Info Workshops Return Sept. 1

Students interested in learning more about studying off campus (international or domestic destinations) should come to a workshop held each Wednesday during the academic year (not during breaks) from 11:30 to 12:30 in the Common Hour.

2022-23 Fulbright US Scholar Program is Open

Faculty and staff: The Fulbright US Scholar Program competition for 2022–23 is open! Visit the Catalog of Awards for details of over 400 awards offered across 130 countries. The deadline to apply is September 15, 2021.

Seeking Community Members for International Friendship Program

If you are a staff or faculty member or know someone in the community who would enjoy connecting with IUP’s international student community, we invite you to join the International Friendship Program. One to two students are paired with a community member, attend a short training virtually, and then are encouraged to meet once a month to talk and share culture and common interests. The program will be held virtually this spring with some limited in-person opportunities.

Seeking Students for Virtual Conversation Partner Program

If you are looking for a program you can participate in virtually this spring while learning about other cultures and making friends, join Conversation Partners! Organized by the Office of International Education, the program matches international and domestic IUP students with the goal of students exchanging language and culture. 

Celebrate International Education Week Virtually

Join the Office of International Education as they celebrate International Education Week at IUP from October 12 through October 21, 2020.  Learn about education abroad opportunities, listen to international music and poetry, watch an international film, and more.

International Conversation Partner Program Seeking Applicants

Conversation Partners is now accepting applications for both international and US students for fall 2020. This program pairs students together to promote global awareness, diversity in understanding, and cultural exchange.

A Message from IUP President Driscoll to IUP's International Students

IUP President Driscoll offers a message to international students in light of a recent federal announcement; IUP’s Office of International Education will host town hall events on Monday, July 13.

First IUP Student Awarded Critical Language Scholarship from State Department

Senior Joseph Gallo, an Asian Studies major from East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, was awarded the Critical Language Scholarship to Japan by the US Department of State. Gallo is IUP’s first recipient of this award, a fully funded, eight-week international program.

Guth Engages in International Teaching in Turkey

The IUP Office of International Education facilitated Lorraine Guth’s faculty teaching exchange to partner Middle East Technical University as part of the Erasmus+ grant funding secured by METU.

Education Abroad Summer Program Update

Following directives from the chancellor of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and best practices in the field of international education, IUP is suspending all student summer Education Abroad experiences (credit and noncredit).

SkillZone is Open Online

Visit SkillZone virtually using Zoom! SkillZone tutoring for international students and scholars is available Monday through Thursday from 12:30 to 6:00 p.m. through Zoom. We will also host Conversation Corner Thursday evenings from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. through Zoom.

Education Abroad Wednesday Workshops Continue Via Zoom

Education Abroad workshops will now be available via Zoom each Wednesday at 5:00 p.m.

IUP Celebrates National Study Abroad Day with Multiple Events

The IUP Office of International Education: Education Abroad is hosting multiple events on Monday, February 24, 2020, in celebration of National Study Abroad Day.

Seeking Student Performers and Cultural Booths to Participate in International Unity Day

IUP’s Office of International Education is seeking entertainment acts and students to help represent country booths at International Unity Day on Saturday, March 28, 2020, from noon to 3:00 p.m. in the HUB, Upper Level.