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Miami International Outreach is a service group dedicated to serving communities abroad. We strive to provide both service and funds for the community while enabling ourselves to gain an appreciation and understanding of a different culture and to understand that by serving others, we help ourselves as well. Through these annual trips to Guatemala in the summer, students are able to engage in activities ranging from hands-on experience with medical clinics, reforestation projects, coffee plantation and women’s centers. Ultimately, the aim of Miami International Outreach is not only to provide a service to those in need; it is to immerse students in new, unfamiliar cultures and environments while introducing them to the social issues affecting humanity. Classroom learning can only take one so far; MIO provides students the opportunity to foster personal and leadership development through full immersion in a unique culture and lifestyle. 

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Miami International Outreach is a service group dedicated to serving communities abroad. We strive to provide both service and funds for the community while enabling ourselves to gain an appreciation and understanding of a different culture and to understand that by serving others, we help ourselves as well. Through these annual trips to Guatemala in the summer, students are able to engage in activities ranging from hands-on experience with medical clinics, reforestation projects, coffee plantation and women’s centers. Ultimately, the aim of Miami International Outreach is not only to provide a service to those in need; it is to immerse students in new, unfamiliar cultures and environments while introducing them to the social issues affecting humanity. Classroom learning can only take one so far; MIO provides students the opportunity to foster personal and leadership development through full immersion in a unique culture and lifestyle.

Category

Community Outreach & Social Change

Full Organization Name

Miami International Outreach

Organization Guidelines and Objectives

The purpose of Miami¬ International Outreach shall be to foster appreciation of different cultures, to spread awareness of international humanitarian issues, and to fundraise for an International community service trip. We strive to provide both service and funds for our international service sites, while enabling ourselves to gain a cultural understanding and appreciation that we can bring back and share with our campus community.

Objectives
i. To achieve our goal of cultural appreciation, Miami International Outreach will host programs such as, but not limited to: cultural meetings, tabling in the breezeway, and hosting an ethnic night in the dining hall.
ii. To achieve our goal of spreading awareness of international humanitarian issues, Miami International Outreach will host programs such as, but not limited to: informative meetings, community service projects in Miami that resonate with the global humanitarian issues we work on, and campus wide awareness programs.
iii. To achieve our goal of fundraising for our international service trip, Miami International Outreach will host and participate in programs such as, but not limited to: luncheon events, BUC events, and selling native fair trade goods.
iv. To achieve our goal of providing international service, Miami International Outreach will use its fundraising to provide supplies for the site and to subsidize a trip to our international service site for a select group of participants.

Organization Email Address
Campus Address

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Miami International Outreach

Meeting Time/Date/Location

TBD

President University of Miami E-mail Address
President/Chair First and Last Name

Elizabeth Acevedo

Treasurer E-mail Address
Treasurer First and Last Name

Michael Huzior

Primary Advisor First and Last Name

Andrew Weimer

Advisors's Title at University of Miami

Director of Butler Center for Service and Leadership