Monthly Archives: October 2020

International Education Week 2020: Creating a Sustainable, Global Future

International Education Week (IEW) is a special week sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education and State Department when schools and programs around the U.S. promote and celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange around the world. Marymount’s Center for Global Education and International Student Services team up with partners around campus to promote a global perspective and teach the community about the impact international exchange has. This year, we will be celebrating IEW early during November 9-13 with a preview week on Instagram from November 3-6th. 

The theme for IEW 2020 is Creating a Sustainable, Global Future. The week’s events will center around the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals adopted in 2015 which call to protect the planet, ensure peace and prosperity, and to end poverty. They are based on the belief that the outcome of one area affects the others and that growth and development in social, economic, and environmental sustainability is key to achieve a truly prosperous future. The goals are listed in the image below:

This page will be where all the Zoom links and videos of the events for this year’s IEW will be housed in one location. See the daily events below:

Monday November 9th:

11AM at the Garden of Hope: Volunteer in MU’s Garden of Hope

2PM on Instagram Live: Expanding Access to Education Abroad through Virtual Global Internship Opportunities
OPEN TO ALL on @Marymount_abroad on Instagram

7:30PM on Zoom: Real Talk, Real Change: Black and Brown Abroad with Dr. Devin Walker
OPEN TO ALL
Link to Dr. Devin Walker’s Zoom for All Participants: https://tinyurl.com/y4uolwn2

Tuesday November 10th:

12PM on Zoom: Working with Students Abroad: An MU Alumna’s Perspective in Barcelona
OPEN TO ALL
Link for All Participants: https://tinyurl.com/y3rmcqc2

3PM on Zoom: Expanding Educational Access in Uganda with Dr. Elizabeth Langran and Ms. Mary Gibson
OPEN TO ALL
Link for All Participants: https://tinyurl.com/y38aujjf

 

Wednesday November 11th:

10AM on Instagram Video: Marymount Bogota Highlight
OPEN TO ALL on @Marymount_abroad on Instagram

12PM on Zoom: Internship/CPT for International Students

2PM on Zoom: Building the Just City: Sustainability, Inclusion and the Social Urbanism of Medellín, Colombia with Dr. Delario Lindsey
OPEN TO ALL
Link for External Participants: https://tinyurl.com/yy693y4g

5PM on Zoom: Kahoot with I-Club: Who Knows More About the World?

 

Thursday November 12th: 

11AM at the Garden of Hope: Volunteer in MU’s Garden of Hope

12:30PM on Zoom: Expanding Healthcare Access for All: The LatinX Patient and the Importance of Medical Spanish
OPEN TO ALL
Link for All Participants: http://tinyurl.com/y5j3dmph

6PM on Zoom: Marymount in Nicaragua: Building Sustainable Community Partnerships to Promote Global Health
OPEN TO ALL
Link for All Participants: https://tinyurl.com/y2ua5gsd

 

Friday November 13th: 

2PM on Instagram Live: Why Does Sea Life Matter?: the Significance in Taking Care of Marine Biodiversity
OPEN TO ALL on @Marymount_abroad on Instagram

3:30PM on Zoom: Service and Sustainability with Food for Thought
OPEN TO ALL
Link for All Participants: https://tinyurl.com/y4uwjwd6

4:30PM on Ireton Lawn: International Thanksgiving
OPEN TO STUDENTS

The Realities of Medellin

Ever since a young age, I knew I wanted to travel the world. Because of that, studying abroad had always been a dream of mine! Luckily, Marymount has a significant amount of countries one can visit to explore the world and develop cultural awareness which I took advantage of.

 Last semester, I traveled to Medellin, Colombia. When I arrived, it didn’t take too long for me to understand the fact that Colombians are sick of being associated with “Narcos” because Colombia has changed significantly since the Civil wars between Narcos, the government, and paramilitaries of the last few decades. Continue reading