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Thanks for your interest in the 2020 Global Opportunities Expo. Due to precautionary actions to mitigate the communication of COVID19, the University of Kansas is prohibiting large events. Unfortunately, this means that that GOE is cancelled. Area Studies Outreach Coordinators will begins plans to offer "alternative" opportunities to learn about cultures and world languages. Stay tuned!
At the University of Kansas, we seek the next generation of global leaders that appreciate other cultures, languages, and histories, which is why KU has had such a rich international presence that continues to expand and deepen. With expert faculty from around the world, robust global area studies centers, over 40 world languages taught, decades-long partnerships with foreign universities, and dozens of high-quality study abroad programs, students at KU have the opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to make an impact on the global stage.
The University of Kansas, Haskell Indian Nations University, and Donnelly College, the most diverse college in the Midwest, partner annually to showcase exciting and dynamic research and artistic projects undertaken by our faculty and students. You're invited to join us at the Global Opportunities Expo on March 30, 2020 from 8:30-4:30 p.m. at the Kansas Burge Union! The Expo, now in its 3rd year, hopes to unite everyone in celebrating Kansas’ cultivation of an inclusive and collaborative global community.
This year there will be a wide variety of internationally-focused student groups, academic units, and programs that will exhibit opportunities to become an active global citizen. Alumni, students and world renowned faculty from our schools will be featured as part of:
  • Two keynote presentations;
  • A student panel about global experiences;
  • Red Hot Research presentations; and
  • Spoken word and dance performances by students/student groups.
Students from the University of Kansas, Donnelly College and Haskell Indian Nations University will also represent as many as 30 international and indigenous nations with fun, interactive activities at the new “Exploration of Nations” held at the Expo.
The Expo provides a free meal to every attendee.
This event is open to all students. Regional K-12 teachers, community college, and university instructors, lecturers, and school support staff are encouraged to attend. Attendees are allowed to arrive and leave at their leisure – however, you are strongly encouraged to see some amazing student performances and stay for our Exploration of Nations!
Register by Monday, March 23, 2020 to guarantee your spot. Use the "Attendee Registration" link below.
Students, Groups, or Organizations participating in the Info-Fair and Exploration of Nations should use the "Organization Registration" link below.
The 2020 Global Opportunities Expo is made possible in part by U.S. Department of Education National Resource Center grants and is sponsored by Donnelly College and the University of Kansas Hall Center for the HumanitiesCenter for Latin American and Caribbean StudiesKansas African Studies Center, Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies, Center for Global and International Studies, and Center for East Asian Studies, African & African American Studies, Spencer Museum of Art, Office of International Affairs, and the Open Language Resource Center.
If you have any questions, please contact Aron Muci, Assistant Director for the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at aron.muci@ku.edu.