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.

Three UW-W students awarded Gilman International Scholarships for Spring 2014

Three University of Wisconsin – Whitewater students were among the 700 American undergraduate students from 341 colleges and universities across the U.S. selected to receive the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

Karen Cano, a senior Spanish Education major, will use the Gilman scholarship to fund her upcoming eight-week student teaching placement in Cuenca, Ecuador during the Spring 2014 academic term.  Emily Kahl, a sophomore Spanish Education major, will study abroad at the University of Salamanca in Salamanca, Spain through Academic Programs International (API) next semester. Nichole Lattin, a junior majoring in Math and German, will participate in the Jacobs Semesters in Mathematics program at Jacobs University in Bremen, Germany, also in Spring 2014.

Gilman Scholars receive up to $5,000 to apply towards their study abroad program costs.  The program aims to diversify the students who study abroad and the countries and regions where they go.  Students receiving a federal Pell Grant from two- and four-year institutions who will be studying abroad or participating in an international internship for academic credit are eligible to apply.  Scholarship recipients have the opportunity to gain a better understanding of other cultures, countries, languages, and economies — making them better prepared to assume leadership roles within government and the private sector.

Congressman Gilman, who retired in 2002 after serving in the House of Representatives for 30 years and chairing the House Foreign Relations Committee, commented, “Study abroad is a special experience for every student who participates.  Living and learning in a vastly different environment of another nation not only exposes our students to alternate views, but also adds an enriching social and cultural experience.  It also provides our students with the opportunity to return home with a deeper understanding of their place in the world, encouraging them to be a contributor, rather than a spectator in the international community.”

The program is administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE).  The full list of students who have been selected to receive Gilman Scholarships, including students’ home state, university and country of study, is available on their website: www.iie.org/gilman. According to Allan Goodman, President and CEO of IIE, “International education is one of the best tools for developing mutual understanding and building connections between people from different countries.  It is critical to the success of American diplomacy and business, and the lasting ties that Americans make during their international studies are important to our country in times of conflict as well as times of peace.”

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The U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs’ (ECA) mission is to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries by means of educational and cultural exchange that assist in the development of peaceful relations. In an effort to reflect the diversity of the United States and global society, ECA programs, funding, and other activities encourage the involvement of American and international participants from traditionally underrepresented groups, including women, racial and ethnic minorities, and people with disabilities.  Artists, educators, athletes, students, youth and rising leaders in the United States and more than 160 countries around the globe participate in academic, cultural, sports, and professional exchanges.  For more information about ECA programs, initiatives, and achievements, visit http://eca.state.gov.

The Institute of International Education (IIE) is the world leader in the international exchange of people and ideas.  An independent, nonprofit organization founded in 1919, the Institute is the world’s most experienced global higher education and professional exchange organization.  IIE has a network of 19 offices worldwide working with more than 1,200 member institutions and over 6,000 individuals with a commitment to the internationalization of their institutions.  IIE designs and implements programs of study and training for students, educators, young professionals and trainees from all sectors with funding from government and private sources. These programs include the Fulbright and Humphrey Fellowships administered for the U.S. Department of State.  The Institute is a resource for educators and institutions worldwide (http://www.iie.org), publishing the Open Doors Report and operating www.IIEPassport.org and www.studyabroadfunding.org  search engines for study abroad program and study abroad scholarships.  For more information, please contact Lindsay Calvert, Assistant Director, Gilman International Scholarship, at 832-369-3481 or lcalvert@iie.org.

Study Abroad in Spring 2014 and Save up to $1500 with CEA Global Education!

The UW-W Center for Global Education and CEA Global Education are proud to announce two ways for UW-W students to save on their Spring 2014 study abroad experiences!

  1. Apply to your Spring 2014 CEA program by September 4th and save $500 off your program fee!  
    Visit the CEA website to learn more about their programs and this promotion!
  2. Four $1000 scholarships are available to UW-W students studying abroad on CEA programs in Spring 2014!
    Learn more about CEA programs on the CEA Global Education website, and apply for the scholarship via the UW-W Global Experiences Scholarships common application!  Scholarship deadline is October 15th, and program application deadlines may vary.

UW-W Students Featured in Spain Study Abroad Video

UW-W students Megan Stoen (Junior, Spanish Education), Brittini Sharp (Junior, Accounting), and Breia Newman (Senior, International Studies) were among the students featured in a video showcasing the SAIIE study abroad program in Seville, Spain! Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNx3ySxCjDg

The study abroad program at the Spanish-American Institute of International Education (SAIIE), administered by UW-Platteville and open to UW-Whitewater students, offers semester, year, summer, and winterim program options.  In addition to offering coursework in Spanish, business, and the liberal arts, the SAIIE program offers students opportunities to immerse themselves into Spanish life by:

  • living with a local Spanish family,
  • volunteering or interning at a local school, business, or non-profit organization,
  • joining a local soccer or rowing club, and 
  • participating in an “intercambio,” or language exchange, with a local Spaniard.

Learn more about the program here: http://www.uwplatt.edu/studyabroad/spain/program.html.

The SAIIE program is just one of many great study abroad options available to UW-W students. Explore them all on our online program search tool!

UW-W Student Awarded German Government Scholarship for Study in Germany

UW-W Economics and German major Zachary Herriges has been awarded the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)’s Undergraduate Scholarship to support his study abroad experience for the 2013-14 academic year.  He will study at the University of Frankfurt through the Hessen – Wisconsin Exchange program. Herriges will be chronicling his international experience through his blog, which can be found here.

Herriges is the second UW-W student in two years to be awarded this prestigious scholarship. German major Christina Nitecke received the DAAD award to support her exchange studies at the University of Marburg in 2012-13, also through the Hessen – Wisconsin Exchange.

Six UW-W Students Receive Gilman International Scholarship

Congratulations to the six UW-W students received Gilman International Scholarships to participate in global experiences program in 2012-13!

  • Zachery Hill, Economics and Finance major, Japan
  • Felicia King, Sociology major, Dominican Republic
  • Shia Lee, English major, Japan
  • Milliam Lor, International Studies major, Italy
  • Samantha McFarland, International Business major, Germany
  • Mitch Rankin, Marketing major, Australia

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE) offers awards for undergraduate study abroad participants. The scholarship aims to support students of limited financial means, students who have been traditionally under-represented in study abroad, and students traveling to non-traditional study abroad destinations.

The University of Wisconsin – Whitewater has issued a press release and profile on the Gilman recipients, which can be accessed here.

UW-W Student Stars in Exchange Program’s Gangnam Style Parody Video

UW-W student David Quintero-Rojas (senior, International Studies) starred as the Tec de Monterrey – Campus Queretaro mascot in a Gangnam Style parody highlighting our exchange partner’s campus and student life.  Watch the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FoguRcHchDQ

UW-W’s exchange partner Tecnologico de Monterrey (ITESM) is a multi-campus university in Mexico. Many of its campuses, such as the Queretaro campus, have active semester, year, and summer programs for exchange students.  Queretaro boasts both a historical atmosphere (the city center has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and rapid economic development, making it an ideal study abroad destination.

The Queretaro campus offers specialized coursework for international students focusing on Spanish language, Mexican culture, and business, as well as allowing exchange students to choose courses from the entire Tec de Monterrey – Campus Queretaro curriculum in English or Spanish.  UW-W students participating in this exchange regularly take advantage of the opportunity to do credit-bearing internships in a number of fields.  David interned in the Campus Queretaro International Programs office!

You can find out more about our exchange program at Tec de Monterrey here: https://uww.studioabroad.com/?go=ITESM.