Global Grenadiers: Traveling the World24th July 2023

International study-abroad trips roared back into action this summer with four trips led by IU Southeast faculty. Destinations included Belize, Germany, the Philippines, and Sweden with 27 global Grenadiers participating. Studying flora and fauna in Belize Dr. Omar Attum, professor of biology from the School of Natural Sciences, led a field biology trip of 10 …

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International Festival celebrates Kentuckiana’s growing cultural diversity31st March 2021

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Say “Kentuckiana,” and Zimbabwean marimba is not what leaps to mind. But like Indian classical dance, Ethiopian cuisine and Scottish bagpipes, the sound of Zimbabwean marimba has become as distinctive a part of the region as riverboats, Lenten fish frys and horse racing. To bring the burgeoning cultural diversity of …

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International Education Week rolls out virtual events30th October 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–The 2020 International Education Week kicks off on Monday, November 16, with a series of virtual events designed to nurture curiosity, expand cultural literacy and keep alive the globetrotting spirit in all of us. The IU Southeast’s Office of Study Abroad and Global Awareness (SAGA) has designed a prelude program …

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International Education Week spurs global learning and exchange18th November 2019

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–International Education Week returns with a full slate of immersive activities to spur global awareness, curiosity and engagement. Organized by the Office of Study Abroad and Global Awareness (SAGA), this year’s program features new events that are both fun and thought-provoking, alongside favorites such as the IU Southeast International Photography …

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International Education Week returns7th November 2018

By Steven Krolak (New Albany, Ind.)–The IU Southeast Office of International Programs invites the campus community to join in celebrating International Education Week, Nov. 12-16. International Education Week (IEW) is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education promoting programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and …

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Geosciences students explore prehistory on England’s “Jurassic Coast”21st August 2018

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—This summer, a regional field geology class from IU Southeast traveled to the birthplace of modern paleontology: Dorset, England. It was here, in the picturesque seaside village of Lyme Regis, that the sharp-eyed fossil-hunting exploits of Mary Anning (1799-1847) transformed our understanding of time, and our place in the universe. …


Namibia is latest adventure for Field Biology24th July 2017

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—Giraffes. Cobras. Rhinos. Scorpions. No Wi-Fi. Worms for dinner. Welcome to Namibia! This past spring, Field Biology students joined Drs. Omar Attum, associate professor of biology and Beth Rueschhoff, assistant professor of biology, on a journey to this nation of natural wonders in southwestern Africa. Namibia is situated between South …


International Photography Contest winners named19th December 2016

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—The winners of the 2016 IU Southeast International Photography Contest have been announced, in a selection showcasing wit, compassion and a sense of wonder. This year’s submissions included 62 images from 25 countries, with the winners representing not only cultural diversity but also a wide range of photographic genres and …

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Study abroad team to share experiences of earthquake relief, rural education in Ecuador11th November 2016

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—This summer 18 students, teachers and volunteers embarked on the annual Summer in Ecuador service learning and study abroad trip. In their luggage: 42 water purification units from Louisville, Ky.-based nonprofit WaterStep, destined for refugee camps in areas hard hit by the April 16 earthquake. Now they are back, and …


Paranormal psychology course probes haunted sites in England and Scotland31st October 2016

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—Sherlock meets Fringe meets Penny Dreadful in P477, a short-term study abroad program in history and research in paranormal psychology taking place during the upcoming winter term. The 14 students bold and curious enough to have embarked on this journey will spend two weeks visiting purportedly “haunted” destinations in England …


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