• Theo Sypris, Director
  • Midwest Institute
    P.O. Box 325
    Oshtemo, MI 49077

  • Ph: 269-488-4283
  • or 269-488-4534
  • Fax: 269-488-4458
The Midwest Institute for International/Intercultural Education(MIIIE) is a self-funded consortium of two-year colleges located in the Midwest region. Its primary objective is to support curriculum and professional development by organizing curriculum workshops, fall and spring conferences, overseas projects for faculty and students, assistance with grant development, provide faculty mentoring and professional networking.

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  • Dec.5th 2018:
    Week-long curriculum workshops are planned in Kalamazoo, Michigan:
    Global Poverty, Inequality, and Development (August 5-9, 2019)
    Social Justice and Global Institutions (August 12-16, 2019).
    Each workshop is limited to 15 faculty participants (Title VI funding).
    Each faculty will receive a $1,000 stipend for participation and development of a curriculum module.
    All lodging, meals, materials and programming will be provided.
    For an application and additional information, contact Theo Sypris.
  • Dec.5th 2018:
    The Midwest Institute is planning to submit a Fulbright GPA project to the U.S. Department of Education for five weeks in summer 2019 to Indonesia.
    Fifteen faculty will be selected to participate in the overseas trip and undertake curriculum and professional development.
    For an application and project information, contact Theo Sypris.
  • Dec.5th 2018:
    Starting in November 2018 thru May 2022, the Midwest Institute will offer a traveling exhibition on "Climate Change and Flooding" primarily for colleges in our consortium. If scheduling allows, the exhibit will be offered to other educational institutions.
    The exhibit will include multimedia platforms and tools (videos, photos, panels, and websites).
    For an application to host the exhibit, contact Theo Sypris.
  • Dec.5th 2018:
    26th annual CONFERENCE
    Friday-Saturday, March 29-30, 2019
    at Chattanooga State Community College, Chattanooga, TN.

    •How to Develop a Global/International Studies Program
    •Organizing Study Abroad programs
    •Pedagogy and Approaches to Global Education
    •Human Migrations and Global Networks
    •Global Competition, Cooperation, or Conflict Issues in Courses
    •Infusing Environmental Issues in Courses
    •Curriculum Infusion on Global Sustainability
    •Global Trade and Finance Issues
    •Curriculum Modules on Africa or Asia for Survey Courses
    •Overseas Opportunities for Faculty and/or Students
    •Languages and Intercultural Communication
    •Global Poverty and Inequality
    •Global Healthcare and Education
    •Internationalization of Vocational-Technical programs
    •Global Norms, Values, and Human Rights
    •Electronic Resources for Global Education
    •International Students and Two-Year Colleges
    •Global Competencies
    •Business and Industry Partnerships for Global Projects
    •Global Modules on Food, Water, and Energy Issues
    •Collaboration with International Centers of Universities
    •Global Stewardship and Sustainability Projects
  • Dec.5th 2018:
    The Midwest Institute in collaboration with Michigan State University (African Studies & Asian Studies Centers) have a three-year project with funding from the U.S. Department of Education, Title VI program, starting fall 2015 thru 2018.
    1) Select and support 15 faculty to develop curriculum modules on Africa or Asia.
    2) Share electronically resources and curriculum work via MSU's MATRIX platform.
    3) Develop two survey courses on Africa and Asia.

    For more information contact Theo Sypris ( or 269-488-4283).