Office of International Education hosting Exchange Dinner, Nov. 22

The Office of International Education (OIE) is hosting an Exchange Dinner event on Friday, Nov. 22, 2019 at 5 p.m. at the Mauthe Center. Food from around the world and an exchange of culture are some exciting features of the event. This dinner celebrates the students on campus who received the International Research and Exchanges (IREX) scholarship. If you have any questions, please contact Study Abroad Coordinator Miriam Brabham at brabhamm@uwgb.edu.

Summer 2020 faculty-led travel course proposals due to deans by Tuesday, Oct. 1

Faculty, summer 2020 faculty-led travel course proposals are due to your academic dean by Tuesday, Oct. 1. The link to the proposal form and additional information can be found here. Late applications can be accepted, but please contact the Office of International Education. Leading a travel course is a great way to connect with students, teach a unique course and travel! The Office of International Education is here to assist with planning, connections and other logistics for your program. If you are interested in leading a course but need additional information or have questions about your options, please contact Jemma Lund, Assistant Director of Study Abroad, at lundj@uwgb.edu.

Reminder: Office of International Education staff would like to visit your classroom

This is a reminder the Office of International Education would like to talk to your class about study abroad. Meetings are only 5-10 minutes (or another length if desired) and cover any specific topics your students may be interested in. The schedule will be finalized this week. If you are interested in a presentation, please contact Jemma Lund, assistant director of study abroad at lundj@uwgb.edu by Friday, Sept. 6 with preferred dates and times and course names. Any messages received after Sept. 6 will be added as possible.

Students studying abroad meet Nobel Peace Prize winner

Students on a faculty-led travel course in Poland, lead by Associate Prof. Heidi Sherman (Humanities) and Asst. Director for Study Abroad Jemma Lund, had the opportunity to meet Lech Wałęsa. Wałęsa is a Nobel Peace Prize recipient and he co-founded and headed the Soviet bloc’s first independent trade union, Solidarity. He was also the president of Poland from 1990-95.

 

Office of International Education is seeking ‘Phoenix Friendship Families’

The Office of International Education is seeking faculty and staff who are willing to serve as Phoenix Friendship Families for new international exchange students. The goal of this program is to help new students with their transition to life at UW-Green Bay as they get to know more about our community. Single person and multiple person families are welcome to apply! The OIE will provide a monthly event for students and families to meet together. If interested, please fill out the Friendship Family survey. If you have questions, please contact Kristy Aoki at 920-465-2190 or by email at aokik@uwgb.edu

 

‘Pakistan: Going Beyond Borders’ event on Wednesday (May 1)

The event “Pakistan: Going Beyond Borders” will take place at the Mauthe Center on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Come and join four exchange-semester students from Pakistan as they share their experience of living in the United States over the past few months. They will present the diversity they enjoy in Pakistan, not only in culture but in landscape as well. There will be a musical performance on the Rabab (a traditional musical instrument, originally from Afghanistan) and on an eastern flute, and lots of good Pakistani food prepared by them. For questions, please email Kristy Aoki at aokik@uwgb.edu.

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Reminder: Winter 2020 faculty-led travel course proposals due Monday (April 1)

Winter 2020 faculty-led travel course proposals are due to your Dean by Monday, April 1, 2019. The proposal form and additional information can be found here. Late applications can be accepted, please contact the Office of International Education (OIE). Leading a travel course is a great way to connect with students, teach a unique course and travel! The OIE is available to assist with planning, connections and other logistics for your program. If you are interested in leading a course but need additional information or have questions about your options please contact Jemma Lund, Assistant Director of Study Abroad, at lundj@uwgb.edu.

Office of International Education holding book discussion on Tuesday, April 16

Please join the Office of International Education (OIE) for a book discussion of Rick Steve’s “Travel as a Political Act.” The discussion will take place on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 4 p.m. in the Alumni Room located in UW-Green Bay’s University Union. This is open to faculty, staff and students. A limited amount of free books are available (sign up here) or you can purchase the book in The Phoenix Bookstore.  Email oie@uwgb.edu with any questions or concerns.

Reminder: Winter 2020 faculty-led travel course proposals due by Monday, April 1

Winter 2020 faculty-led travel course proposals are due to your dean by Monday, April 1, 2019. Leading a travel course is a great way to connect with students, teach a unique course and travel! The Office of International Education can assist with planning, connections and other logistics for your program. If you are interested in leading a course but need additional information or have questions about your options please contact Jemma Lund, assistant director of Study Abroad, at lundj@uwgb.edu. Learn more and download the proposal form.

Office of International Education photo contest winners

UW-Green Bay’s Office of International Education has announced the winners in each category for its annual Study Abroad Photo Contest:

People and Culture

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Libbie Gerondale | Bailarines | Cuernavaca, Mexico

Buildings and Monuments (tie)

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Hayden Boson | Chateau de Chenonceau | Chenonceaux, France

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Jesse Rehn | Mont Saint Michel | Mont Saint Michel, France

Scenery and Landscapes

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Jesse Rehn | Les Deux Alpes | Venosc, France

Animals and Wildlife

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Allison Loderbauer | Original Grumpy Cat | Córdoba, Spain

International Food

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Allison Loderbauer | Egg Waffle Delight | Bilbao, Spain

Selfies

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Jesse Rehn | On Top of the World | Salzburg, Austria