Cultural competence is never more apparent than when international students call Missouri State University home.
Upholding a pillar of Missouri State’s public affairs mission is a cause for celebration. To celebrate the diversity and culture of MSU, students share their history and heritage.
International Education Week is a celebration of the more than 1,500 students from more than 85 countries at MSU. More than 15 programs and departments have come together to make this experience possible.
Collaboration in action
“Collaboration between departments allows us to highlight the importance of hosting international students, study abroad, language and globalization,” said Brad Bodenhausen, MSU’s associate vice president of international education and training. “Globalization is part of developing educated citizens, and part of the Missouri State experience.”
Tour of the Globe. First Friday Artwalk. 5:30 p.m. Jim D. Morris Center. More than 25 countries will be represented with displays, including new-to-Missouri State East Timor, and returning displays from Asia, the Americas, Africa and Europe.
Chinese Students and Scholars Association Dance Show. 7 p.m. Plaster Student Union Theater. A showcase of Chinese traditional dances. The consulate general of China from Chicago will be in attendance, as well as Missouri State’s leadership team. Tickets $6.
International Dance Night. 7 p.m. Plaster Student Union Ballroom East. Guests can learn dances from different countries.
International Union Club Luncheon. 11 a.m. Plaster Student Union Ballroom. Enjoy a meal with international students. $8
Polyglot Luncheon. 12 p.m. Plaster Student Union, room 315. Enjoy a catered meal with the opportunity to speak with language learners of Spanish, French, German, Japanese, Korean and Chinese.
Basketball international halftime dance shows. 5:30 p.m. for men’s game with Chinese dancers. 8 p.m. for women’s game with Latinx dancers. JQH Arena.
39th International Banquet and Show. 5 p.m. Plaster Student Union Ballroom and Theater. There will be a dinner and talent and fashion show. Tickets $15 students, $20 general admission.
For more information, contact Francka at 417-836-3714.