Campus mourns loss of UW-Green Bay friend and supporter Palmira Torre

The College of Health, Education and Social Welfare, along with the Office of International Education, mourn the passing of long-time University friend and supporter, Palmira Torre. Over the past few decades, Torre and her family hosted hundreds of UW-Green Bay Education students at her home in Cuernavaca, Mexico during the student-teaching semester and/or study abroad course. Torre was known for her outstanding culinary skills and her nurturing and caring demeanor. She has touched so many lives at UW-Green Bay and will be greatly missed by those who knew her.

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.

 

UW-Green Bay student Alexander Alberts selected as a Study Abroad Ambassador for the German government

UW-Green Bay student Alexander Alberts (Accounting, Business Administration and German), has been selected as one of the German Academic Exchange Service Young Ambassadors for the 2019-2020 academic year. The Green Bay-area native (Ashwaubenon) is currently attending a workshop in New York to prepare, working on public speaking and methods to motivate students to study abroad in Germany.

Young Ambassadors are undergraduate students and master’s students from North America who recently studied abroad in Germany and promote study in Germany at their home universities. They help to inspire their fellow students by giving them useful tips on how to enjoy and make use of their own stay in Germany. Alberts is in his fifth and final year at UW-Green Bay and has career aspirations to work at an international company and spend some time working and living abroad in Germany. His specific interests include international sales, business systems and international accounting, and he hopes to spend time teaching English abroad in Germany.

Nearly 60 students abroad this summer

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UW-Green Bay students in Italy

This summer, nearly 60 UW-Green Bay students will study abroad in eight countries. Summer 2019 programs include six faculty-led courses in England, France, Italy, Ireland, Poland and Spain and three interim programs, allowing individual students to take classes in Germany, Scotland or Spain.

The program with the highest number of UW-Green Bay students abroad this summer will be the faculty-led program to England. Fourteen students will leave in July for Oxford University to experience “a whirlwind adventure of the literary culture [in] England’s oldest intellectual center and the world’s second oldest surviving university.”

Students wishing to learn more about future study abroad opportunities should contact Jemma Lund, lundj@uwgb.edu. Applications for January 2020 are open through early fall. Follow The Office of International Education on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for more updates, and visit www.uwgb.edu/study-abroad/ for complete information.

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.

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

Please remind students of study abroad deadlines

Deadlines for summer and fall study abroad applications are coming up soon!  Dates are February 18 or March 1st (depending on program).  Fulfill a major/minor or general education course while abroad! We have over 15 summer and 20 semester options- something for everyone! Students can visit the website or talk to a study abroad advisor (oie@uwgb.edu) to learn more.