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Millikin University will host an assortment of events this September to observe International Month.

Each September, Millikin's Center for International Education hosts International Month, a celebration of international students, travel and issues. The campus community has the opportunity to discover world cultures, hear from people of other nations, and learn about Millikin's international travel options.

"International Month has been a tradition at Millikin University and every year we highlight a country by presenting activities and guest speakers," said Carmen Aravena, director of the Center for International Education. "It's important for the Millikin community to experience the cultural activities of International Month and it's a great opportunity for our international students to be a part of these events."

The Center is highlighting England during its month of festivities. The following is a schedule of events for International Month at Millikin University.

Wednesday, Sept. 4 – International Month Kick Off Cookout
5 p.m. – 7 p.m., Lower Richards Treat University Center (LRTUC) Patio

Join the start of International Month festivities by meeting all of Millikin's international students, enjoy delicious appetizers inspired by British cuisine, and experience the numerous cultures thriving on Millikin's campus.

Wednesday, Sept. 11 – British High Tea and International Fellows Presentations
5 p.m. – 7 p.m., Pilling Chapel, Millikin University campus

Enjoy traditional British teatime with scones, pastries, and quiche, all while engaging in presentations by Millikin's top study abroad scholars from the International Fellowship Program. Relax, listen, sip tea and eat while the International Fellows guide you through their incredible experiences abroad.

Wednesday, Sept. 18 – London Program Presentation and Study Abroad Fair
5 p.m. – 7 p.m., Lower Richards Treat University Center (LRTUC), Parquet Room

Dr. Michael George, Millikin associate professor of English, will lead the evening with a presentation focusing on Millikin's London program and how to thrive while living abroad. Professors offering immersion courses will be in attendance to answer any questions about their upcoming international immersion courses. There will also be plenty of material to spark your interest in studying abroad with Millikin University.

Wednesday, Sept. 25 – International Festival and Open House
5 p.m. – 7 p.m., Lower Richards Treat University Center (LRTUC), Parquet Room

Every year Millikin University invites the international students on campus to share their culture and to represent their country on campus. This year, each country represented on campus will have a table that outlines various histories, monuments, geography, music and much more. Students will also be teaching common greetings from their home country.

British Cuisine in Wornick Dining Hall – Every Wednesday during International Month

Each Wednesday during International Month in September come and experience International British Cuisine. Chef Brian Pehr will put together delicious meals that will be highlighted at the Chef's creation stations in Wornick Dining Hall.

Sept. 4 – Fish and chips
Sept. 11 – Mini meat pies with biscuits and jam
Sept. 18 – Shepard's pie
Sept. 25 – Roast beef, Yorkshire pudding, fried potatoes, and carrots

For more information on International Month, contact the Millikin Center for International Education at 217.424.3758, e-mail cie@millikin.edu, or visit www.millikin.edu/cie.
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