Tag: International Education

UW-Green Bay alumnus meets Nobel Peace Prize winner, Columbia President Juan Manuel Santos

Tanner Vodvarka meeting the President of Colombia, Spring 2014

UW-Green Bay alumnus and Spanish graduate Tanner Vodvarka studied in Bucamaranga, Colombia (Spring 2014). During the semester abroad, he had the opportunity to meet the President of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos, who has been announced ads the recipient of the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize. Santos, has dedicated his prize to the victims of the devastating violent […]

Problem-focused education on full display with U.S.-Korean alliance discussion at UW-Green Bay

General In-Bum Chun

Interdisciplinary, problem-focused education was on full display recently when University of Wisconsin-Green Bay students and community members came together for a public discussion regarding the U.S. – Korea alliance and current security challenges in East Asia. The program featured guests uniquely qualified to guide conversation including, U.S. Congressman Reid Ribble, who currently serves on the […]

Office of International Education is looking for friendship families

The Office of International Education is searching for great faculty and staff members who are willing to serve as Friendship Families for new international exchange students. It is not a time consuming commitment. Friendship Families are expected to meet with the students at least one time (dinner at your house or an outing in the community). If you […]

Correction: Study Abroad personnel would like a few minutes of your time

A reminder to all UW-Green Bay faculty: If you are interested in a short classroom presentation on study abroad please email Jemma Lund (Study Abroad Coordinator) at lundj@uwgb.edu by the end of the week. Please send date preferences and class times (Sept. 14 and 21 are not available). Visits are great ways to inform students […]

UWGB, from Green Bay to Peru

Peter, Owner of Alturas Kitchen, Perú

David Verhagen, a 1974 UWGB graduate returned recently from a trip to Peru. For lunch, he found a clean, hospitable place that advertised organic, vegan and local Peruvian menu items. As he tells it… “The owner, Peter, was as enthusiastic and charming as one would ever hope a small business owner to be. He asked where […]

We Can’t Look Away: A panel on the world refugee crisis

UW-Green Bay professors David Coury, Katia Levintova and Heidi Sherman along with St. Norbert College faculty and UWGB alumni will present a panel discussion on the current state of the refugee crisis. Panelists will focus primarily on the relationship between Syria and Europe and the current reactions of the European population. The event is at […]

Galloping in the Galapagos, Jan 2016

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Associate Professor (Urban and Regional Studies) Marcelo Cruz shared these photos of the 16 students he led on a January 2016 winter interim trip to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands. They studied the geographic diversity of the northern Ecuadorean Andes and the impacts of urbanization on the Galapagos. Cruz said the students were from many […]