International Student Resources

View 5-8 minute videos on the following topics:

  • The Intensive English as a Second Language (IESL) program (Beatrice Smith, HU)
  • The International GTA Assistance Program (IGTAAP)
    (Sylvia Matthews, CSA)
  • The International Student Experience (Shreya Kumar, CS and Ali Mirchi, CEE)
  • A Broad Look at International Programs (Darnishia Slade, IPS)
  • International Students in Teams (Brett Hamlin, EF)
  • How the Multiliteracies Center works with International Students (Abraham Romney, HU)

German Exchange Programs Broaden 3 Tech Students’ Horizons

College can open so many doors that have endless possibilities behind them. This summer, three Michigan Tech students opened the door to Germany with Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE) scholarships and the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) program.

Jacob Braykovich, a fifth year materials science and engineering major, won a RISE scholarship, provided by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD.)

DAAD is the German national agency for the support of international academic cooperation. Its programs help create goodwill and professional relationships to  help build a solid connection between Germany and North America. The scholarships are highly competitive, and the recipients are chosen by independent selection committees on the basis of outstanding academics and convincing project proposals/statements of purpose.

Read more: http://www.mtu.edu/news/stories/2014/november/german-exchange-programs-broaden-tech-students-horizons.html

Parade of Nations Celebrates its 25th Anniversary

Parade of Nations Celebrates its 25th Anniversary
by Jennifer Donovan, director of news and media relations

This September is the 25th anniversary of the Parade of Nations, the popular parade and multicultural festival that has become a harbinger of fall in the Copper Country. The theme–fittingly–is Around the World in 25 Years: A Silver Jubilee.

The parade itself and the multicultural festival that follows it in the Dee Stadium are scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 13. But those colorful events–and a dramatic Step Afrika performance that night at the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts–are just the finale to a week-long Parade of Nations Silver Jubilee celebration.

On Wednesday, Sept. 10, Parade of Nations founder Betty Chavis will present the history of the event at a free public program at the Portage Lake District Library. Several international students from Michigan Tech will participate as well, talking about their countries, their cultures and their impressions of the Keweenaw.

On Friday, Sept. 12, at Michigan Tech, Arun Gandhi–the grandson of the legendary Mahatma Gandhi–will discuss the lessons he has learned from his grandfather. The program is free and open to the public.

For the full story, see Michigan Tech News:http://www.mtu.edu/news/stories/2014/july/happy-25th-anniversary-parade-nations.html.
Tech Today – July 8, 2014

Parade of Nations 25th Celebration

Since 1989 campuses of Michigan Tech and Finlanda have celebrated the cultural richness of our community with the Parade of Nations and Multicultural Festival. Our Mission:
“The Parade of Nations strives to promote worldwide culture and national awareness to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula through an annual event that includes a parade and multicultural festival.”

The 2014 celebration scheduled for September 13, 2014 will mark the 25th year of the events, and the planning committee is looking for staff, faculty and students who are interested in helping to plan and coordinate the week-long festivities. We are in search of passionate individuals who are excited about cultural to join this year’s special projects committee. For more information or if you would like to join the Parade of Nations Committee please contact Darnishia Slade at dslade@mtu.edu. We are excited to have you!