Category Archive: Things To Do

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!!

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!

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!

Find the Perfect “Kiwi”

Take advantage UW-Green Bay’s study abroad program in Auckland, New Zealand and you might just discover the World’s greatest fruit, the Kiwi (Native New Zealander’s are also known as “Kiwi’s”)

Stay Warm This Winter

It is not too late to participate in the National Student Exchange during the Spring 2011 semester.  While application deadline has passed, a number of schools remain open for post-conference placements, including universities in warm climates!

Welcome to South Africa

Explore the country that hosted the 2010 World Cup and inspired the recent blockbuster film Invictus by participating in UW-Green Bay’s three-week Travel Course to South Africa.  This fascinating and diverse country will be your classroom and Professor Illene Noppe leads examination of history, race relations, the AIDS epidemic.  To learn more about this program taking place January 2-21, 2011, please see the program destinations page of the OIE website.