This Internationalization-Math project was created by Dr. Carmen Paniagua at the Ivy Tech Bloomington Campus. You may contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Vision: Math is a language that connects humans around the world and is a useful tool to help us understand different cultures, countries, and regions.
Mission: Math education through internationalization can create students that embrace global and intercultural perspectives. This Math project’s intention is to guide students to learn and reflect on their own place in the world while allowing them to make connections with communities locally, nationally, and globally. Connecting mathematical definitions, properties, and rules with diverse perspectives on global issues, trends, and systems can assist students in making inferences on different aspects of the world. By preparing students to have the attitudes, knowledge and skills they can become globally and intercultural successful citizens.
Math throughout Internationalization
"Internationalization describes processes that lead to enhancing the international, global, or intercultural dimensions of an institution or system." Christa L. Olson, Madeleine F. Green, and Barbara A. Hill in A Handbook for Advancing Comprehensive Internationalization: What Institutions Can Do and What Students Should Learn.
At the beginning of this project in 2017, Dr. Paniagua contacted several embassies and extended an invitation to participate. Over the course of several semesters, many embassies responded with personalized letters and donations for our campus library. Click on the tabs above to see some of the letters and donations we received.
Artifacts in the display window shown below are from Dr. Paniagua's Fulbright-Hays trip abroad to Africa. For more information, click on the Fall 2023 tab.
Items from Benin, on loan from Ivy Tech faculty
Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina
A book of poems by Bulgarian poet Hristo Botev
Hat from Burkina Faso, a gift from the Embassy
Artifacts from China were loaned from the IU East Asian Studies Center
National Geographic Travel Guide to Colombia
Papyrus and a scarf from Egypt, on loan from Ivy Tech faculty
Poster from Finland
Clothing and items from Ghana, on loan from Ivy Tech faculty
Items from India, on loan from Ivy Tech faculty
Letter from Israel and Let There Be Water
Artifacts from Japan were loaned from the IU East Asian Studies Center
Artifacts from Korea were loaned from the IU East Asian Studies Center
Lesotho Review and A Guide to Establishing a Tourism Business in Lesotho
Children of Siberia and The History of Lithuania
Items from Malawi, on loan from Ivy Tech faculty
Republic of Moldova Travel Guide: Discover the Routes of Life, Moldova
Clothing from Nigeria, and music from many African countries, on loan from the IU African Studies Program
Tolerance and Compassion: Henrik Wergeland and His Legacy
Travel materials about the Philippines
100 Portuguese Books of the 20th Century &
The Correspondence of Fradique Mendes
Slovenian American Inventors and Innovators: Their Contributions to America and the World
By: Edward Gobetz
Artifacts from South Africa, on loan from the IU African Studies Program
Poster from Spain
Symmetrical necklaces from Swaziland, on loan from the IU African Studies Program
Swiss Ambassador Happy Lilly has arrived at Ivy Tech in Bloomington!
Follow Happy Lilly on Facebook @HappyLillySwitzerland
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Artwork from Tanzania, on loan from the IU African Studies Program