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Accepting International Photo Contest submissions Monday, Nov. 2, 2015, to Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015 - click here for photo contest rules and submission form.

International Week is Nov. 16-20, 2015

Please contact Christy Burke at 740-376-4708 or with any questions about International Week events.


Monday, Nov. 16
International Photo Contest - Voting Begins
Office of Education Abroad
Time: Nov. 16-Nov. 20
Location: Thomas 214

Dr. Janie Rees-Miller presents "Issues of Testing & Academic Honesty for International Students"
Worthington Center for Teaching Excellence
Time: Noon (faculty and staff only)
Location: Worthington Center

Tuesday, Nov. 17
Pizza and Politics - Migration, Nationalism, and the future of Europe
Political Science
Time: 5 p.m.
Location: Thomas 124

Wednesday, Nov. 18
International Week Attire
Wear your traditional clothing

International Cafe: Sample Snacks from Around The World
Time: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Location: Upper Gilman

Foreign Language Activities
Time: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Location: Upper Gilman
Chinese, French and Spanish Poster Presentations
Learning Activities: Learn to write and say your name in Chinese and Chinese Painting (10:30-noon)
Taste of Languages: Survival phrases in Chinese, French and Spanish (9 a.m.-1 p.m.)

Poetry Recital
Miguel Valerio - Ohio State University
Modern Languages/Diversity and Inclusion
Time: 5 p.m.
Location: Great Room

Thursday, Nov. 19
Joseph Hohman
"Searching for Acceptance: Sexuality and Gender Identity - An International Perspective"
Dean of Students Office
Time: 3 p.m.
Location: Worthington Center

Journey Beyond Marietta - Study Abroad Student Presentations
Time: 2:30-3:45 p.m.
Location: Thomas 312

Friday, Nov. 20
Tea Party with Shakespeare
Physical Plant
Time: 3-4 p.m.
Location: TBA

Journey Beyond Marietta - Study Abroad Student Presentations
Time: 2-3:15 p.m.
Location: Thomas 209

click to expandMarietta College Core Value: Global Perspective and Diversity

At the center of a Marietta education are Seven Core Values that form the foundation for all the College does. The Department of Education Abroad helps the college achieve Core Value #3: Global Perspective and Diversity, which states:

MARIETTA COLLEGE prepares students to thrive in a diverse society and in a world where social interaction, work, and exchange occur across geographical, cultural, and linguistic boundaries. They learn that economic growth, political stability, human adaptation, and sustainability all rely upon cooperative efforts among the nations and peoples of the world.

click to expandEducation Abroad Mission Statement

To create, develop and promote meaningful cross-cultural experiences both on and off-campus for all members of the college community. Through academic and experiential opportunities, we seek to increase international participation for students, faculty and staff and advance the depth of understanding for cultural competence and learning.

Our goals include:

  • fostering development of policies, practices, and procedures consistent with a campus environment that is open to and inclusive of people from around the globe
  • supporting the infusion of an international focus in academic and co-curricular programs
  • recruiting and providing program support for international students and scholars
  • encouraging short-term and long-term study abroad experiences
  • promoting opportunities for international professional development of faculty and staff
  • nurturing exchange agreements with strategically selected international sister institutions
  • coordinating with other individuals and units to secure resources for the healthy growth of education abroad and opportunities.

click to expandEducation Abroad Department Staff

Christy Burke

Christy Burke

Director of Education Abroad

Dept: Education Abroad


Office: 214 Thomas Hall

Degrees: MA International Education, School for International Training, B.A. Sociology and Spanish, Miami University, Oxford, OH

Year appointed: 2007

Christy joined Marietta College in July 2007 which brought her back to Ohio after living seven years along the East Coast and Texas. She holds a B.A. in Sociology and Spanish from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Immediately following graduation, she joined Americorps* National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) and was based out of Washington D.C. She traveled throughout the United States and completed 3500 hours of community service during her two year NCCC commitment. After teaching English to foreigners in Boston, she completed her M.A. in International Education from the School for International Training in Brattleboro, Vermont (now SIT Graduate Institute).

Her interest in things international began when her family hosted a student from Spain for a summer. In between high school and the start of college Christy spent one year in Ecuador as a high school exchange student with AFS. During that time she got a first hand look at life in another culture. She continued to study the Spanish language in college, and completed her Spanish degree while studying in Salamanca, Spain during her junior year. She's been fortunate to travel much of the globe and has recently visited China, Ghana, Australia and Italy.

She encourages all students to think about studying abroad and is pleased that Marietta College supports the idea of Internationalization as a core value.





Because of their close affiliation with the Department of Education Abroad, you may also wish to view bios for faculty and staff of the Department of Modern Languages and the McDonough Center for Leadership and Business.