MBU Holds Fifth Annual International Education Week

Students at Missouri Baptist University are exploring other cultures from across the globe this week—without leaving their West St. Louis County campus.

MBU is holding its fifth annual International Education Week Nov. 16-20 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 20 countries attend MBU. The week features the following events aimed at raising awareness of other cultures on campus:

International Night
Nov. 16, 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. in the Dining Hall
International dishes will be served by food services in the dining hall on Wednesday night.

Tastes of the World
Nov. 18, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. in the Perk
Snacks and drinks from several countries will be offered at The Perk. All food will be served by an MBU student representing their country.

International Festival
Nov. 19, 11:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. in the Great Hall
Students, faculty and staff will stick around after chapel for a cultural celebration. Enjoy food, henna, crafts and exciting performances from local cultural organizations while conversing with MBU faculty, staff, and students about their adventures around the world.