Students gather to take a selfie before marching with their national flags during the 2021 Homecoming Parade.
Annual report celebrates global strategy progress

The 2021 Global Nebraska annual report, now available online, celebrates the university’s progress towards its global strategy, particularly in expanding global learning opportunities and support for international students and scholars.

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Hosted at the Wick Alumni Center, the highlight of Global Glam included 40 students modeling traditional clothing from their country as well as clothing from student designers and local retailers.
Global Glam celebrates international diversity through fashion

Hosted by the International Student and Scholar Office, “Global Glam: An Evening of Fashion, Diversity and Community” brought more than 200 campus and community members together Mar. 26 to celebrate global diversity.

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International and domestic students worked together in small groups during the Mar. 22 joint session with the Intensive English Program and TEAC 813J Intercultural Communication to share migration stories through dance.
Multidisciplinary collaboration unites domestic, international students

By partnering with multiple departments, instructor Crystal Bock Thiessen redesigned her English and Community Engagement course for international students in the Intensive English Program to build stronger connections with domestic students across campus.

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Global Startup Communities, which introduced students to Rwandan culture and culminated in a community concert with UNL student group, Live Lyve Band
Proposals sought for Global Experiential Learning Fund

Following the success of its Global Experience courses launched in summer 2021, the Global Experiences Office (formerly Education Abroad) is expanding the Global Experiential Learning Fund for all faculty and staff across campus to develop internationally themed courses or programs. The reimagined Global Experiential Learning Fund will be awarded to faculty and staff who propose a course or program that includes meaningful virtual or in-person learning opportunities around global engagement. 

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Nebraska’s Oleh Khalimonchuk, seen here in his lab at the Beadle Center, studies the role of mitochondria in biological processes and human disease
Khalimonchuk offering fellowships to Ukrainian biochemists

As Ukraine endures the ravages of an unprovoked attack, battling for survival amid the wreckage wrought by Russian missiles and bombs, Oleh Khalimonchuk is coping with the killing of his people by offering what refuge he can in the science of life.

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Katie Schmitz volunteered in Arusha, Tanzania, to teach at an elementary school
Peace Corps Prep helping students ready for global careers

Nine undergraduate students have joined the inaugural cohort of the Peace Corps Prep program this semester at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. In addition to offering targeted coursework and hands-on experiences, the program helps students build the competencies needed to serve as Peace Corps volunteers and in other international development fields.

Upon successful completion of the program, students receive a special certificate from the Peace Corps. Though completion of PC Prep does not guarantee acceptance as a Peace Corps volunteer, it gives applicants a competitive edge in addition to professional leadership and intercultural skills. For junior Katie Schmitz, the program is a critical step on her way to achieving her goal of serving in the Peace Corps after graduation.

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Student interacting with locals in Ghana
Peace Corps Week begins Feb. 28

From Feb. 28 to March 4, the University of Nebraska–Lincoln will celebrate Peace Corps Week with a series of information sessions for students to learn more about the Peace Corps. In addition to events planned by the agency, Nebraska students can participate in the celebrations on campus with multiple opportunities to learn about becoming a Peace Corps volunteer and applying to the university’s Peace Corps Prep program. 

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More than 100 international students marched under the flags of their nations
International units realigned under Global Affairs

In alignment with the Forward Together global strategy, University of Nebraska–Lincoln offices that lead the institution’s international efforts — the Office of Global Partnerships and Initiatives, Global Experiences Office, Global Safety and Security, International Student and Scholar Office, and Programs in English as a Second Language — are part of a renamed organizational umbrella, Global Affairs.

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Fellows gather for a group photo while touring Memorial Stadium
Mandela Washington Fellowship returns to Nebraska in summer 2022

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is proud to announce its selection as an Institute Partner for the 2022 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders. Beginning in mid-June, the university will host 25 of Africa’s bright, emerging civic engagement leaders for a six-week leadership institute, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.

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Cityscape from the park near the North Seoul Tower
31 Huskers earn Gilman Scholarship for education abroad

In 2021, 31 University of Nebraska–Lincoln undergraduates earned the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to support credit-bearing study abroad, internship abroad or virtual international opportunities. During the March 2021 application cycle, 12 Huskers received a Gilman scholarship to study abroad or complete a virtual international program, and 19 Huskers were awarded during the October 2021 cycle.

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