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Alicante Deadline Extended!

For those of you kicking yourselves that you missed the application deadline, the study abroad gods are smiling down on you today!  The application deadline for our summer travel course to beautiful Alicante, Spain has been extended to NEXT Friday, March 15th!!  This 6 credit program is the perfect venue to improve your Spanish language skills while experiencing Spain for 5 weeks!

See the full program brochure here: UWGB in Alicante

Spring Scholarship for Short-Term Study Abroad trips!

For those students applying for short-term study abroad trips this summer, we encourage you to check out the Global Studies scholarship!  This is a great way to fund your study abroad venture!

The recipient shall be chosen by the Global Studies Scholarship Selection Committee using the following selection criteria (based on the time of application):

  • Student must be enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student at UW-Green Bay;
  • Student must be participating in a short-term study abroad trip (2-3 weeks in duration) outside of the United States that is led by a UW-Green Bay faculty member (preference given to those participating in a trip led by a Global Studies faculty member);
  • Student must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of a 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale);
  • Student must complete a two-page essay detailing financial need, describing the short-term study abroad opportunity, and highlighting the benefits of the proposed trip to the student. A resume (or CV) must also be submitted to the selection committee.
  • The scholarship shall be given semi-annually as funding permits, with $300 available during the Winterim and $300 in the Summer session.

Please submit all required materials electronically to Katia Levintova, Global Studies Chair (levintoe@uwgb.edu).

The application deadline for this scholarship is April 1st, 2013.

Good Luck!!

Deadlines Approaching!

Now is the time to complete your study abroad applications for this Summer and Fall!!

Important deadlines to remember:

THIS FRIDAY (Feb. 15th)
Brazil
Hessen Summer ISU programs
Hessen/German Exchange (Fall 2013/Academic Year)
National Student Exchange (Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Academic Year)

MONDAY, Feb. 18th
URS Internship to Tena, Ecuador

FRIDAY, Mar. 1st

All other Summer, Fall 2013/Academic Year Programs!

International Education Celebration

A lot of cool things have been happening around campus as part of our International Celebration, and there are still more events coming up!

  • Nov. 8th: “Behind My Veil”, 7pm, Mauthe Center — an event that promotes understanding of Islam
  • Nov. 9th: Mosque Open Day, 11am, Islamic Center of Green Bay — an opportunity to understand what actually happens in a Muslim place of worship
  • Nov. 13th: International – Dinner for a Cause, 5:30pm, Mauthe Center — a truly (FREE) international dinner; all donations and proceeds go towards building a well in Africa
  • Nov. 29th: Muslim Images in the American Media, 7pm, Mauthe Center — a panel discussion about portrayals of Muslims in the media
  • Study Abroad First Steps Meetings: Every Tuesday at 2pm and Wednesday at noon, OIE (CL 207) — learn all the basics of study abroad including destinations, financial aid, scholarships and more!

 

Great Scot(land)! Scottish universities to offer study abroad info Oct. 9th

UW-Green Bay has partnered with the Universities of Stirling, Aberdeen and Glasgow to provide students with semester-long opportunities to study in Scotland. Representatives from the Scottish universities and the Office of International Education will be stationed outside of the Phoenix Bookstore from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday (Oct. 9) to provide additional information and answer questions.

German Programs Information Session

Interested in going to Germany? You don’t have to be a German major or minor to go! While there are courses taught in German, many courses are also taught in English! Come check out our German Programs Information Session this Thursday, Sept. 20th at 3:00pm in the 1965 Room – Hope to see you there!

Study Abroad Info Session for Business Majors!

Attention Business Majors!  Study Abroad is a GREAT opportunity to set yourself apart from the rest of the applicants when you begin job-hunting!  Come check out the opportunities that you have as a Business Major, from short-term, to semester and year-long programs in France, Germany, Denmark, Mexico, Spain, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Canada, Puerto Rico, The Virgin Islands, Guam and even other Universities in the U.S.!  Come to the OIE this Tuesday, Sept. 18th at 3:30pm, or Wednesday, Sept 19th at 2:30pm to learn more!

Fall Study Abroad Fair!

The Fall Study Abroad Fair will be held Thursday, September 6th from 10:00 – 2:00, in Phoenix Ball Room C

Students will have the opportunity to attend the Fall Study Abroad Fair and learn about the 200+ domestic and international study programs available.  Study abroad advisors and program representatives will be on site to answer questions and assists students in learning about these amazing opportunities!  Whether you wish to study abroad for a few weeks, a semester, or a full year we have a program that will fit your needs.  Also, we have three new, exciting programs to SCOTLAND beginning this Spring semester – come check it out!

“First Steps” meetings begin today, September 4th at 2:00, and will be held every Tuesday (at 2:00) and Wednesday (at noon) in the Office of International Education.  Find out more about how YOU can study abroad!

The OIE Chili Cook-off winner is………

The results are in.

Congrats to Gwen who took top honors in our first ever Chili cook-off. Here are the rankings:

1.      Gwen Henslin

2.      Kristy Aoki

3.      Brent Blahnik

4.      Lori Krause

5.      Jemma Lund

OIE Chili Cook-off!!! :)

The Office of International Education is holding the OIE Chili Cook-off on Wednesday, February 29th, 2012. Yes….it’s Leap Day Chili Day. Make sure you stop in to Cofrin Library 207 between the hours of 11:30 am to 1 pm.  Try all the different chilis cooked by Brent, Kristy, Jemma, Gwen, OIE interns, and other UWGB staff.  Make sure you vote for your favorite.

Yummo!