In September 2012, UW-Green Bay welcomed one of its largest contingents ever of new international students — more than 40 total, about evenly split between semester-abroad exchange students and those who’ll pursue a degree here.
The newcomers got a crash course in UW-Green Bay, Northeastern Wisconsin and American college life in the week before the fall semester began Sept. 4.
Their itinerary was a mix of meetings, procedural processes and academic orientation along with socializing and sightseeing. A highlight was a day-long bus tour of beautiful Door County, with stops including Peninsula State Park, Cave Point and the village of Brussels for an authentic Belgian-style lunch. Award-winning Prof. Emeritus Bill Laatsch narrated part of the tour. Later that night, about 20 of the international students took advantage of the buyer’s market at Lambeau Field (a mid-week exhibition game) to score low- or no-cost tickets to a Packers game.