There are many opportunities to celebrate culture during International Education Month. Events include polyglot luncheons for fans of language learning, special lectures on topics related to globalization, and student-led international banquets.
Tour of the Globe is the keystone event of the month. It’s a cultural bazaar in downtown Springfield and always a learning experience for hosts and guests. This year, guests will experience a Festival of Festivals from around the world.
The theme is not the only reason to celebrate. Niyati Sethi, a spring 2022 Missouri State graduate, identified grant opportunities from the Missouri Humanities Council and worked with Daezia Smith, leadership programs specialist, to apply for and secure grant funding. Sethi said, “I was looking for ways to develop professional grant-writing skills. The international programs team encouraged me to seek grant opportunities as part of my graduate assistant duties. I was able to take the lead in the process and I’m thrilled with the outcome.”
The international programs office of Missouri State is sponsoring this program in partnership with the Missouri Humanities Council and with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Smith shared her excitement about securing a grant, “We are proud recipients of this grant to bring the Festival of Festivals to the Springfield community. Cultural sharing is an important part of the University’s mission and works toward globalization goals. Becoming a global citizen can begin here in Springfield by celebrating international education.”
Tour of the Globe: Festival of Festivals will be held on November 4, 2022, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. in the Jim D. Morris Center. Find this and other events related to international education and exchange listed on the international programs website.