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Meyerhoff International Living Experience (MILE) Program

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The offices of Residence Life and International Student Affairs are pleased to present a unique and innovative on campus living option for our students. The Meyerhoff International Living Experience (MILE) program at MICA will enhance the residential life experience for both domestic and international students and promote MICA's goal of "broadening our students' global perspective". By fostering cross-cultural learning opportunities and enriching  international program offerings, the MILE community will celebrate MICA's growing diversity and recognize the rich cultures of our students.

Students who have participated in the MILE program have gained unique experiences and opportunities to be involved in the campus community by hosting programs, meeting with faculty and staff to offer guidance for future initiatives and have taken advantage of many cultural enriching opportunities both on and off campus. Examples of past events include a Jackie Chan vs. Jett Li film battle, Celtic Pumpkin Carving, an International Potluck, International Education , and off campus trips to the Many Moons Festival, The Ukrainian Festival, the DC Cherry Blossom Festival, the Peabody Symphony, Amish Country, and Hershey Park.

The community is comprised of 23 students and one Residential Advisor. Students who are selected for the program will be guaranteed housing and will be afforded the opportunity to pull in one apartment mate or roommate who is also selected for the program. Both students should apply separately for consideration. Predetermined apartment mate or roommate is not a requirement. All assignments will be made carefully based off of the information provided in your housing application.

Requirements

Students who participate in the MILE program will need to commit to the following:

  • Each apartment must actively participate in the planning of 1 or more event(s) of their choosing sponsored by the MILE program each semester.
  • Each student must attend a minimum of 3 programs per semester.
  • Each student must actively participate in International Education Week.

Application Process

To be considered for a SI community please complete the housing application online in conjunction with completing the SI application applicable to your desired community. These applications can be found at the Founders Green, Meyerhoff and Gateway front desks or by downloading the application from our website. Our review committee will hand select the students we believe will gain the most from the experience as well as offer new perspectives to the communities. We encourage anyone that is willing to actively participate, take ownership of the community and be a good ambassador of our SI communities to apply.

Applications are due the Friday, March 21, 2014 by 5pm. Please return completed applications to the MICA Residence Life Office in Founders Green, Latrobe House. If you have any questions please contact residencelife@mica.edu or 410.225.2398.