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.

UW-Green Bay celebrates Black History Month beginning this week

GREEN BAY, Wis — The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay will be celebrating Black History Month with a full schedule of activities including a Soul Food Luncheon, Saturday, Feb. 2. Some of the other events are highlighted, below. For more, see www.uwgb.edu/bhm.

Black History Month Poster
Black History Month Poster (pdf)

UW-Green Bay’s 2019 Black History Month Celebration Kick-Off Event will be taking place on Monday, Feb. 4, 2019 from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the 1965 Room, located in UW-Green Bay’s University Union. Nationally known spoken word artist, writer, educator, organizer and motivational speaker Kwabena Antoine Nixon will give an interactive performance. Additionally, those in attendance will have the opportunity to hear from UW-Green Bay Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, Eric Arneson, meet and network with multicultural college students, staff and faculty and local Green Bay community leaders. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided. No RVSP is needed.

Black History Month activities will begin on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019 with the annual UW-Green Bay Black Student Union Soul Food Luncheon, which will take place from noon to 3 p.m. in the Phoenix Rooms located in UW-Green Bay’s University Union. The event will educate and celebrate Black Womyn’s influence, leadership and contributions to history and feature Robyn Oguinye, news reporter, anchor and producer of WFRV TV Local 5 (Wearegreenbay.com) news.

On Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, the Study Abroad Fair will be taking place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Phoenix Rooms and provide an opportunity to learn more about studying at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in the U.S. The 4thAnnual Diversity Discovery Free Day will be on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019 at the Building for Kids Children’s Museum in Appleton, WI from noon to 5 p.m. This free, family-oriented event is designed to increase awareness and understanding of diversity. Also offered on Sunday, Feb. 10 is the opportunity to explore Green Bay from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. by taking the Legendary Tour of Lambeau and visiting the Neville Museum for a guided tour of the exhibit “Delay of Game: Experience of African American Football Players in Titletown.”

The Inclusivity & Equity: Certificate Program will be held Friday, Feb. 15, 2019 from 10 a.m. to noon and from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the World Unity B Room located in the University Union.

Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 will be WI Pre-Law Day, in which students are invited to attend the 7thAnnual Wisconsin Statewide Pre-Law Diversity Day, hosted by the University of Wisconsin Law School and Marquette University Law School. This will take place from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. A screening of the film Milwaukee 53206 will be held in the Christie Theatre from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019. A screening and discussion on the film BlacKkKlansman will take place in the Christie Theatre on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. The film will be shown starting at 4 p.m. and the discussion will be from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs to more than 8,000 students with campus locations in Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan. Established in 1965 on the border of Green Bay, the University and its campuses are centers of cultural enrichment, innovation and learning. The Green Bay campus is home to one of the Midwest’s most prolific performing arts centers, a nationally recognized 4,000-seat student recreation center, an award-winning nine-hole golf course and a five-mile recreational trail and arboretum, which is free and open to the public. This four-campus University transforms lives and communities through student-focused teaching and research, innovative learning opportunities, powerful connections and a problem-solving approach to education. UW-Green Bay’s main campus is centrally located, close to both the Door County resort area and the dynamic economies of Northeast Wisconsin, the Fox Valley region and the I-43 corridor. UW-Green Bay offers in-demand programs in science, engineering and technology; business; health, education and social welfare; and arts, humanities and social sciences. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.

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International Education wants to talk study abroad

This is a reminder that if you are interested in a classroom visit from the Office of International Education to talk about study abroad please schedule, ASAP. The 5-10 minute (or another length if interested) presentation covers specific topics your students may be interested in. OIE is finalizing the schedule and sending meeting invitations this week. If you are interested in a presentation, please contact Jemma Lund, assistant director of Study Abroad at lundj@uwgb.edu or Anya Toledo, study abroad coordinator, at toledoa@uwgb.edu by Friday, Feb. 8, 2019 with your preferred date, times and course names. Any messages received after that date will be added pending availability of OIE staff.

Send students to the Fall Study Abroad Fair on Thursday (Nov. 1)

The Fall Study Abroad Fair will be taking place on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Phoenix Rooms B and C, University Union, Green Bay Campus. Students will have the opportunity to learn about all of the domestic and international study programs available. Study abroad advisors and program representatives as well as various campus and community resources will be on site to answer questions and assist students. Learn more.

UW-Green Bay international students introduced to Door County

Last week’s international student orientation week culminated with a trip on Friday, August 31, 2018 to the Door County peninsula. Students from all over the world along with faculty from UW-Green Bay’s Office of International Education loaded on the bus at 9 a.m., with a first stop at Renard’s Cheese. The students got a chance to try Wisconsin cheese curds along with chocolate cheese. The next stop was Cave Point County Park, Sturgeon Bay, where students explored some of the finest landscapes in Wisconsin and had fun taking pictures on the beautiful cliffs. After that, the trip took students to Sister Bay, where they enjoyed lunch (and swimming for some) at a park. At Wilson’s Restaurant & Ice Cream in Ephraim, students got to experience what a “small portion” in the United States truly is. The final stop was Fish Creek, and students enjoyed walking around and shopping in the small boutiques.

Say "Phoenix!"
Say “Phoenix!”
Lunch in Sister Bay.
Lunch in Sister Bay.
Director of International Education Brent Blahnik (right) and students
Director of International Education
Brent Blahnik (right) and students.

Text and photos by student Roosa Turunen

Reminder: OIE wants to talk to your class about studying abroad

This is a reminder that if you are interested in a classroom visit from the Office of International Education to talk about study abroad please let the OIE know. Presentations can be 5-10 minutes (or another length if interested) and cover any specific topics your students may be interested in. The OIE will be finalizing the schedule and sending meeting invitations this week. If you are interested in a presentation, please contact Jemma Lund, assistant director of Study Abroad at lundj@uwgb.edu or Anya Toledo, study abroad coordinator, at toledoa@uwgb.edu by Friday, August 31, 2018 with your preferred dates, times and course names. Any messages received after August 31 will be added as possible.

OIE would like to visit your classrooms to discuss Study Abroad

The Office of International Education would like the opportunity to present Study Abroad opportunities in your classrooms. These presentations would take place during the first month of the semester (with the exception of September 6.) Presentation length can be adjusted according to your preferences, and presentation can be tailored according to your students’ interests. If you are able to help, and/or would like a different date for the presentation, please let Jemma Lund at lundj@uwgb.edu or Anya Toledo at toledoa@uwgb.edu know your preferred dates, times and course names by August 31.