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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

Nov. 15, 2013

Events to mark International Education Week at Northwest

By Kari Sierks, media relations assistant

Northwest Missouri State University will celebrate International Education Week, Nov. 18-22, with a series of activities and events designed to education students about study abroad and international experiences offered by the University.

Northwest graduate assistants coordinating the activities said the mission of the week is to encourage the development of programs that prepare Americans to live and work in a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study in the United States.

“International Education Week is a week dedicated toward the recognition of other cultures and education,” Northwest Study Abroad Graduate Assistant Corbin Kreamalmeyer said. “The events are geared toward providing students with opportunities to broaden their horizons, gain worldly knowledge and learn about education opportunities abroad. We encourage students to come out and see what the world has to offer.”

Added Hyeji Do, a graduate assistant at the Intercultural International Center, “The events we have for International Education Week will be a great opportunity for both American students and international students to better understand each other and celebrate the rich and diverse cultures we have in Northwest Missouri State University.”

Throughout the week, study abroad representatives will occupy an information table on the second floor of the J.W. Jones Student Union during lunch hours throughout the week. Details about additional events appear below. Additional events include panel discussions, a lecture and a movie screening as well as a photo contest.

For more information about International Education Week, contact Kreamalmeyer at, or to learn more about study abroad programs offered at Northwest, visit


Monday, Nov. 18

International Music on X106 (11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Student Union): Northwest student-led radio station 106.7 FM KZLX will play international music requested by Northwest international students.

Ask about study abroad (11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Student Union): Visit the study abroad information table and ask about study abroad experiences at Northwest.

Funding for Study Abroad (4 to 5 p.m. in Student Union, Meeting Room A): Interested in the finances that go into studying abroad? This session will cover everything you need to know about financing your study abroad experience.

Study Abroad Info Session (7:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the South Complex Conference Room): The study abroad graduate assistant will discuss aspects of studying abroad and will be available to answer any questions students have.


Tuesday, Nov. 19

International student panel (1 to 2 p.m. at Novel Grounds in B.D Owens Library): International students at Northwest will be available to answer questions about what it’s like to study abroad. There will also be a variety of international coffees for students to taste.

Lecture by Brian Hesse (7 to 8 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom): Brian Hesse, associate professor of political science, will give a lecture, titled “Warriors, Warlords, Cell phones, Oh my!”

Diversity Trivia (9 to 11 p.m. at Applebee’s in Maryville): Test your knowledge about the world.


Wednesday Nov. 20

Ask about study abroad (11 a.m. to noon in the Student Union): Visit the study abroad information table and ask about study abroad experiences at Northwest.

Faculty Panel: Living and Working Abroad (noon to 1 p.m. in the Student Union Living Room): Faculty who have studied, lived and worked abroad will share their experiences and answer questions.

Ice Cream with s Study Abroad info session (6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in The Station Conference Room): Students can have ice cream while listening to a presentation about study abroad and programs offerings. Students may sign up for one-on-one meetings to ask questions individually. Free ice cream will be provided.


Thursday, Nov 21

Festival of Cultures (noon to 1 p.m. in the Student Union): International student organizations and study abroad representatives will be present

Crossing Borders(8 p.m. in the Hudson-Perrin Hall lower level classroom): "Crossing Borders" is a feature documentary that follows four Moroccan and four American university students as they travel together through Morocco and, in the process of discovering "The Other," discover themselves. With group travels and frank discussions, the students confront the complex implications of the supposed "clash of civilizations" between Islam and the West. The relationships formed through shared experiences contrast sharply with the media-shaped views Americans and Muslims have of each other. Humor, honesty and a willingness to be challenged all bring individuals closer to each other and the relationships that develop disarm hidden stereotypes.


Friday, Nov. 22

Ask about study abroad: (10 a.m. to noon in the Student Union): Visit the study abroad information table and ask about study abroad experiences at Northwest.

Study Abroad Photo Essay Contest (1 to 1:30 p.m. in the Student Union Student Engagement Center): Students who have studied abroad will present their photos, and a contest winner will be announced.

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468