Missouri S&T students to study in Iceland

Students enrolled in two different English courses at Missouri University of Science and Technology will learn about Icelandic myth, folklore and literature this summer in Reykjavik, Iceland, as part of the “Heroes of Fire and Ice: A Three-Week Study Abroad” experience. The program, which runs May 29-June 17, will count for six credit hours. “Heroes of Fire and Ice” will examine how Iceland’s culture has been shaped by a landscape of natural extremes.

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S&T student earns Department of State scholarship to study abroad

Devin Potter, a sophomore in history at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has earned the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. This scholarship helps give students the opportunity to study aboard by providing up to $5,000 toward internships or studies in foreign locations.

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Students record international experiences on ‘Miners Abroad’ blog

A Missouri S&T student displays a microbialite discovered in the murky waters of Storr's Lake on San Salvador Island, Bahamas (photo from minersabroad.mst.edu)

A Missouri S&T student displays a microbialite discovered in the murky waters of Storr’s Lake on San Salvador Island, Bahamas (photo from minersabroad.mst.edu)

Students from Missouri University of Science and Technology who are studying abroad this spring will be sharing their experiences through posts on the Missouri S&T Miners Abroad blog. [Read more…]

Student receives Outstanding Senior in French Award

Senior Julie Langenfeld visited the Roman aqueducts while studying in France in 2012.

Senior Julie Langenfeld visited the Roman aqueducts while studying in France in 2012.

Julie K. Langenfeld, a senior in geological engineering with a minor in French from Cape Girardeau, Mo., received a 2014 Outstanding Senior in French Award from the American Association of Teachers of French.

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Celebrate international education

iew2013_-calendarCelebrate the benefits of international education at Missouri University of Science and Technology’s Global Showcase. The annual event will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, in the atrium of the Havener Center.

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S&T’s Global Showcase to be held on Nov. 19

The international affairs office at Missouri S&T, in conjunction with the university’s study abroad programs and the Missouri S&T International Students Association, will sponsor a Global Showcase from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, in the atrium of the Havener Center.

The showcase will feature S&T students, faculty and staff who will share cultural items, photos and other materials from their home countries. The event will also feature a tasting component with a variety of treats from different countries. American students who have participated in study abroad programs will share their materials, photos and anecdotes. Information will be presented on world hunger and food donations will be accepted to benefit those in need in the Rolla area.

The event will also recognize and celebrate the contributions of international education in our global society as part of International Education Week (IEW), held Nov. 17-21. IEW is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education. This year’s theme, “International Education: Fostering Global Responsibility and Leadership,” acknowledges the importance of teaching our youth to be responsible, respectful world citizens.

For more information about the Missouri S&T Global Showcase, contact international affairs at 341-4208.