Health notice about Zika virus and other mosquito-borne illnesses for students studying abroad

The University of Wisconsin – Whitewater Center for Global Education is aware of the ongoing outbreak of Zika virus and other mosquito-borne illnesses such as Chikungunya, and Dengue.  UW-Whitewater makes the following recommendations for students studying abroad in Central and South America and the Caribbean in keeping with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommendations:

  • All students considering studying abroad should recognize the possibility of mosquito borne viral infections, including Zika, Chikungunya, and Dengue. See: http://www.cdc.gov/ncezid/dvbd/
  • Currently there is a serious and ongoing outbreak of the Zika virus, and students considering or studying abroad in Central and South America and the Caribbean should learn more about the  Zika virus at: www.cdc.gov/zika/index.
  • For updates on areas with ongoing Zika virus transmission see:  www.cdc.gov/travel/notices
  • Mosquito bite prevention is of the utmost importance for all students. Aedes species mosquitoes can bite during the daytime, as well as at dawn and dusk.
  • Students should ask if the on-site university or program is planning for the possibility of locally-acquired Zika virus infections and ready with messages to students regarding transmission and prevention of Zika virus.
  • Because there is neither a vaccine nor prophylactic medications available to prevent Zika virus infection, the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that all pregnant women or women considering becoming pregnant consider postponing travel to areas where Zika virus transmission is ongoing.
  • Until more is known, UW-Whitewater strongly discourages pregnant women or women considering becoming pregnant in the near future from studying abroad in Central and South America and the Caribbean.
  • Students studying abroad in Central and South America and the Caribbean should refrain from sexual contact while abroad until more is known about the sexual transmission of Zika virus.
  • In addition, students returning from Zika affected areas should use condoms for all sexual contact.

Global Experiences Fair on Tues, Jan 26!

The Spring 2016 study abroad fair will be held on Tuesday, January 26!

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Tuesday, Jan 26
10:30 am – 2:30 pm
UC Hamilton Room

This is a great first step if you’re thinking about studying abroad – stop by the fair to get information and advice about all of the different international opportunities available, such as study abroad/exchange programs in 50+ countries, faculty-led travel study programs led by UWW professors, international student teaching, internship, and volunteer placements, and even Peace Corps!

National Student Exchange (NSE) Info Session – September 24, 2015

Intrigued by the idea of studying away in another college in the U.S.? Attend the NSE information session next Thursday to find out more about it!

Thursday September 24 ~ 5-6pm

Hyland Hall 1001

For more information, contact:

Center for Global Education
Hyland Hall 1227
262-472-5759
studyabroad@uww.edu
uww.edu/international/globalexperiences

Benjamin A. Gilman Info Sessions – September 23 and 24, 2015

Interested in studying abroad? Do you currently receive a Pell Grant? If the answer to both of these questions is yes, attend one of our Gilman Scholarship information sessions to learn more about this scholarship to fund your study abroad experience! Awards can go up to $8,000.

Wednesday September 23rd ~ 12-1pm

Thursday September 24th ~ 4-5pm

**Both sessions will be held in Hyland Hall 1001**

For more information, contact:

Center for Global Education
Hyland Hall 1227
262-472-5759
studyabroad@uww.edu
uww.edu/international/globalexperiences

Global Experiences Fair – Sept 15, 2015

Join us at the Fall 2015 Global Experiences Fair to discover why more than 300 Warhawks study abroad every year!

Tuesday, Sept 15
10 am – 3 pm
UC North Mall (between UC and Hyland Hall) 
(Rain location: UC Hamilton Room) 

The Global Experiences Fair features dozens of tables highlighting all of the international opportunities open to UW-Whitewater students, including:

  • faculty-led travel study
  • study abroad and exchange (semester, year, summer, and winterim)
  • international student teaching
  • international internships
  • National Student Exchange (U.S. and Canada)

Programs are available to students of all majors, and financial aid and scholarships are available!

For more information, contact:

Center for Global Education
Hyland Hall 1227
262-472-5759
studyabroad@uww.edu
www.uww.edu/international/globalexperiences

$1000 Airfare Voucher Available Spring 2015 CEA Programs!

Our affiliate CEA just launched an Airfare opportunity for students interested in 555010_10151845290690449_584655027_nattending a 2015 Spring Semester program with CEA – Fly Away with a $1,000 airfare voucher!  Students must apply by May 15 and use the code Spring15Fly on their application to receive the $1,000 airfare voucher.

For full details on the promotion, visit: http://www.ceastudyabroad.com/2015Spring_1000TravelVoucher.html

CEA offers a wide variety of study abroad programs in .  For more information on CEA study abroad programs, visit the CEA website or the UW-W Center for Global Education’s Search and Apply for Programs page.