International Education Week

University of Detroit Mercy is observing International Education Week by hosting several virtual events Nov. 16-19.

The week starts with a public webinar remembering the 31st anniversary of the Jesuit martyrs of El Salvador, followed by several events developed for Detroit Mercy students and employees.

The above video is aimed at demonstrating international students' perspectives.

November 16-19, 2020 Schedule

Monday, Nov. 16

7 - 9 p.m. — Commemorating the UCA Jesuit Martyrs of El Salvador and launching the “Vamos a la Milpa” project

Free and Open to the Public

On Nov. 16, 1989, six Jesuit priests, their housekeeper and her daughter were murdered at the University of Central America in San Salvador, El Salvador. On the 31st anniversary of their martyrdom, Joseph Mulligan, S.J., of Nicaragua, talks about the significance of the recent conviction levied against a former Salvadoran colonel for the murders. Padre Melo, S.J., of Honduras will also speak on his new social justice project, “Vamos a la Milpa,” and Detroit Mercy community members will dramatically read the words of the Jesuit martyrs.

The webinar, hosted by Detroit Mercy’s Carney Latin American Solidarity Archive, is free and open to the public. Sign up by visiting the registration page.

CLASA Zoom Webinar:

  • 7 p.m. EST Joe Mulligan on the Martyrs
  • 8 p.m. EST Padre Melo and others

Register | Download Flyer

Tuesday, Nov. 17

12:30 - 2 p.m. — Beyond the H-1B Employment Visa Workshop with CCPD

Students can learn more about viable and lawful options to work in the U.S. after optional practical training, as well as other work employment visas outside of the H-1B, in this virtual workshop, presented by immigration attorney Art Serratelli of Serratelli Mijal PLLC.

Email Detroit Mercy’s CCPD at to pre-register for the event.

Wednesday, Nov 18

12 - 1 p.m.  — Lunch and Learn: Current Hot Topics in International Education
Hosted by ISO Staff, Lily Swan and Leyla Field

Discover what has been happening in International Education this year during this virtual lunch, hosted by Swan and Leyla Field, assistant director of Detroit Mercy’s International Services Office.

Faculty and staff can register using the event’s Microsoft form.

Thursday, Nov. 19

12:30 - 2 p.m.  — Study Abroad, Fulbright and Peace Corps presentation
Hosted by Foreign Affairs Officer, Helen Shaw in partnership with Lara Wasner

The Peace Corps and Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides opportunities for students to not only see the world, but also have a global impact. This session examines both U.S. government-sponsored programs that students may consider after graduating from Detroit Mercy.

Students and employees can register for the event by using its Microsoft form.

Find more information about Detroit Mercy’s International Services Office.

Learn more about the University’s Language and Cultural Training Program.

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“This is a time to spark curiosity about various cultures, languages, and traditions, but also to learn what it truly means to be a global citizen,” said Lily Swan, director of Detroit Mercy’s International Service Office, which is sponsoring the programs with the Language and Cultural Training Program “Now more than ever, we must come together in peace and kindness so we may understand how international education positively impacts our lives.”


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