Each year in the Fall, MBU holds an International Education Week in conjunction with the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Education. The purpose of the week, according to the Department of Education, is to promote international understanding and build support for international educational exchange by encouraging 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.
Currently, students from more than 46 countries attend MBU. The week features several events aimed at raising awareness of other cultures on campus. Some events held in the past include the following:
Welcome to International Education Week! Throughout this week, you will have many opportunities to engage with and learn about cultural traditions and heritages represented by members of the MBU community!
For each event that you attend this week, you earn one entry in the Raffle for an International Goody at the end of the week. Simply attend the event, get the attendance stamp for your IEW passport, and answer that day’s question.
To earn a Spiritual Life Credit, attend the International Festival on Thursday, visit with at least 3 tables to get stamps and answer the question. Submit your IEW passport before you leave the Festival.
On Friday, if you haven’t already submitted your passport, bring it to Spartan Village 503 by noon.
Raffle and Photo Contest Winners will be announced on Monday, 21 November.
International dishes will be available for lunch in the dining hall.
MBU students, faculty and staff will be offering their favorite international coffees, teas, and snacks.
Tacos from a local Korean restaurant will be available for lunch for the first 100 students.
Join us for a night of international trivia. Bottled water and candy provided, bring your own snacks.
Sign up (as a team or individually).
MBU students, faculty and staff will be offering their favorite international activities, board games, and candies. For 2022, an MBU alum will be presenting a Cricket demonstration.
MBU students, faculty and staff will be showcasing their international home country or countries they have experienced. Stop by the Great Hall for food, henna, Korean calligraphy, dancing, music and more.
An International Photo Contest is held each year to highlight where students have traveled and what they’ve experienced during their time abroad.