International Education Week

International Education Week

Welcome to the online guide for International Education Week 2015 at Missouri State University. Follow International Services on Facebook for updates on these and other great events.

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Tour of the Globe

Tour of the Globe transforms the Morris Center downtown into a global bazaar for an evening, allowing the Missouri State and Springfield communities to experience the diverse cultures represented by our students at Missouri State. Students showcase their home countries with traditional dress, food, dancing, games, art, and more. Visit the Missouri State International Services Facebook to view photographs from past years at the Tour of the Globe. In 2014, over twenty countries were represented at the event and we had over 800 MSU students and local community members who joined in on the fun at this free, open-to-the-public event.

Tour of the Globe Video

Date: Friday, November 4th
Cost: Free
Venue: Jim D. Morris Center, downtown
Time: 5:00-9:00 p.m.

International Night with the Bears

International students are encouraged to pack JQH Arena and cheer on the Bears as they play Missouri Baptist in one of the first exhibition games of the season. Look forward to a special half time show, brought to you by our Traditional Chinese Dance students.

Date: Saturday, November 5th
Cost: Free for students, community members may purchase tickets at
Venue: JQH Arena
Time: 7:05 p.m.

International Dance Night

Learn popular dances from all over the world at this international dance party, featuring styles of dance ranging from Bollywood to Salsa. Come learn some new moves for your next night out.

Date: TBA
Cost: Free
Venue: TBA
Time: TBA

English Language Institute International Luncheon

English Language Institute students, faculty, and staff host the 3rd annual ELI Union Club Luncheon as an opportunity for Missouri State faculty and staff to learn more about the ELI and the students they serve. Missouri State faculty and staff will have the opportunity to network with ELI students over lunch about their home countries, cultures, and academic goals at Missouri State.

Date: Tuesday, November 8th
Cost: $7.50
Venue: Union Club (Plaster Student Union 400)
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Change of Level Workshop

International undergraduate students who plan on completing a bachelor's degree and applying for a master's program or non-degree seeking post-baccalaureate are required to attend a Change of Level workshop.

Date: Tuesday, November 8th 
Cost: Free
Venue: Morris Center 119
Time: 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Faculty and Staff Cultural Awareness and Competency Panel

International Programs is excited to host a panel discussion aimed at developing cultural awareness and competency across the university. Geared to enhance advising and relational skills when interacting with international students, two speakers will focus on the Chinese and Saudi Arabian population. Other panelists will introduce Hofstede’s dimensions and provide resources to understand other nations represented at Missouri State as a faculty member and academic adviser. Boxed lunches served to the first 50 participants

Date: Wednesday, November 10th 
Cost: Free
Venue: PSU 313
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Tales from Abroad: Study Away Student Panel

Study Away’s Tales from Abroad student panel is a great introduction to study abroad opportunities available to Missouri State students. Student panelists and hosts share their experiences and offer advice to attendees. Light refreshments served.

Date: Thursday, November 10th
Cost: Free
Venue: PSU Ballroom East
Time: 6:00 p.m.

IEW Keynote Speaker: Aman Ali

Aman Ali is an award winning storyteller and one of the most engaging social media personalities in the Muslim community. He was recently named by Google and YouTube as a "Content Creator to Watch" and released his second documentary "Two Gods" at Tribeca in 2016. He first shot to fame as the co-creator of the social media phenomenon "30 Mosques in 30 Days." Ali's presentation "Ask Me Anything, I'm Muslim" will allow students to explore and discuss a faith that may be either remarkably different or similar to their own. 

This session is sponsored in part by International Programs, Public Affairs, Modern and Classical Languages, and the Foreign Language Institute.

Date: Thursday, November 10th
Cost: Free
Venue: Carrington Auditorium
Time: 7:30 p.m.

Nuts and Bolts of Studying Away

Nuts and Bolts sessions provide students with preliminary information about studying abroad, various Study Away options, and the application process. These sessions are fun and informal.

Date: Friday, November 11th
Cost: Free
Venue: PSU 309
Time: 3:00-4:00 p.m.

English Language Institute Professional Development Conference

This annual ELI professional development conference offers participants an opportunity to learn how to manage teaching and learning styles to accommodate and involve both domestic and international students. All faculty who teach international students are encouraged to attend.

Date: Friday, November 11th
Cost: Free
Venue: Jim D. Morris Center
Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 p.m.

Teaching Tips for Working with International Students

Faculty are encouraged to attend this session at the English Langauge Institute's Professional Development Conference. Beginning at 1 p.m., a panel of Missouri State faculty will share experiences working with international students. Attendees are welcome to bring questions and their own experiences to share with the group. 

Following the panel discussion, a series of presenters will share best practices for working with non-native learners. Topics include “Addressing and Avoiding Plagiarism,” “Fostering Classroom Discussions,” “Student Writing and Presentations,” and “Advising and Teacher-Student Interactions.” 

Date: Friday, November 11th
Cost: Free
Venue: Jim D. Morris Center
Time: 1:00-3:00 p.m.

International Game Night

Join the IPALs International Public Affairs Leaders in the PSU food court to learn games from around the world.

Date: Friday, November 11th 
Cost: Free
Venue: Hammons Student Center 
Time: 5:30 p.m.


International Programs


International Programs

  • International Services
  • Study Away Programs
  • English Language Institute

Association of International Students

Department of Modern and Classical Languages

Multicultural Services

Office of Student Affairs

Student Government Association