A Semester in New Zealand: Haley Stevenson
Posted by stintedu1 on May 3rd, 2017
Haley Stevenson has been spending the semester in Auckland, New Zealand! She has also been keeping a personal blog to share her ongoing experiences. Interested in reading all about it? Here is the link to her online blog!
Live. Laugh. Kiwi.
Drop-In Advising Sessions
Posted by lundj on February 15th, 2017
Introducing NEW Drop In Advising Sessions! Stop by one the week of February 13th to ask questions & learn about programs!
First Steps to Study Abroad
Posted by Jenna Laabs on February 15th, 2017
Interested in Study Abroad? Not sure where to start or have specific questions? Stop by a First Steps to Study Abroad Information Session!
They are held:
Every Tuesday @ 2:00
Every Wednesday @ 1:00
In the Office of International Education (CL 207) during the semester. Stop by!
National Student Exchange Information Sessions
Posted by lundj on February 9th, 2017
Stop by our National Student Exchange information sessions TODAY (Feb. 9th) in the OIE!
Spring Study Abroad Fair!
Posted by Jenna Laabs on January 27th, 2017
The Spring Study Abroad Fair will be held Wednesday, September 13th from 10:00am – 2:00pm AND 4:00-6:00pm, in Phoenix Ball Room B/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 assist 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 – come check it out!
Winter Travel Courses:
- Alicante, Spain (Spanish)
- Cuernavaca, Mexico (Nursing)
- Chile (Env Sci)
- Ecuador (PEA/URS)
- England (English)
- Germany (Hum Bio)
- Italy (Art)
- Japan (Theatre/Dance)
- Poland (History/Hum Stud)
- Romania (Comm/DJS)
Summer University Programs:
- Glasgow, Scotland
- Stirling, Scotland
- International Winter University- Germany (3 locations in Germany)
- Bilbao, Spain (Spanish & English options)
- NEW!! Osaka, Japan
- NEW!! London (UK)- internship program
- France (2 locations)
- Germany (3-5 locations)
- New Zealand
- Scotland (3 locations)
- Spain (Leon)
- Spain (Bilbao- Spanish & English options)
- Student teaching (Cuernavaca, Mexico or through Educators Abroad to 60+ countries)
- National Student Exchange (locations in the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Virgin Islands)
What’s HOT in Study Abroad?
Posted by lundj on January 24th, 2017
Come to our event on THURSDAY, Jan. 26th!
Free hot chocolate/coffee & learn about study abroad programs and events this semester!
Summer and Fall Study Abroad!
Posted by Jenna Laabs on December 12th, 2016
Now is the time to think about study abroad plans for next year!
We have 20 summer options & 13 semester locations!
Most application deadlines for these programs will be in February and March 1st.
Keep an eye on our website for more details over winter break! http://uwgb.studioabroad.com/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ListAll
Study Abroad Student Spotlight – Lauren Stockton
Posted by stintedu1 on December 12th, 2016
Lauren Stockton has been spending the year in Bordeaux, France! She has also been keeping a personal blog to share her ongoing experiences. Interested in reading all about it? Here is the link to her online blog!
A semester in Scotland: Brittany Blohowiak
Posted by lundj on December 12th, 2016
Year in School: Sophomore
Program: Stirling, Scotland – Fall 2016
Why did you choose to study where you did?
I chose to study in Stiring, Scotland based on the size and the similarities of the campus to UWGB. I have never been out of the country before, or away from home, so I thought that a campus that feels familiar would help make the transition easier. I chose Scotland purely because it is absolutely gorgeous and there is so much to see in all corners of the country.
What was the best part about studying abroad? Favorite Experience?
I have the most memories from trips that I took with my flat mates. During reading break I went to London and Oxford with my flat mate Maddie. We are both pretty big Harry Potter fans so we made it our mission to see all of the sites where the movie was filmed (very nerdy, I know). Of course we had to go to Kings Cross to get a picture at Platform 9 ¾, like every other tourist who likes Harry Potter, but it was well worth the wait.
Another highlight was my trip to St. Andrews. I went up there by myself and stayed for the weekend to see the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at the Old Course. To be in the birth place of golf was just surreal. My dad and I are pretty big into golf so I knew I had to make a point to get up to St. Andrews if there was ever a tournament going on.
What did you struggle with? How did you overcome it?
The biggest learning curve for me was figuring out how to live on my own. I commute from home into college normally at UWGB, so I have never been on my own before in my whole life. Honestly, I have never done a load of laundry before coming on this trip. So it was a learning curve for me to determine what groceries I needed for the week, cooking healthy meals, while still studying and doing school work. I was anticipating being homesick because I have never been away from home for such a long time; however, it has not a problem for me. I think it was the fact that I adapted to the culture so quickly and became so close to my flat mates very quickly; they became my family. It is just astonishing to think that I have only known them for a few months, yet we know each other so well.
Another aspect that was difficult was trying to balance school life and travelling. My flat mates and I usually would try to plan weekend day trips whenever we could because Scotland has cute little towns in every corner of the country. With the weekends booked it became harder to get my readings done, which lead to a few late nights on multiple occasions. I have learned to balance out when I have the time to travel and when I need to say no, in order to study.
What advice would you have for those who want to study abroad?
For anyone even considering studying abroad, I would tell them to go for it. I can honestly say that studying abroad has been one of the best decisions I have ever made in my life. All of the new experiences, cultures and lifestyles that you face in day-to-day life makes it worth every penny.
How did studying abroad personally help you?
Studying abroad really helped me get out of my shell. I was never very involved in extracurricular activities and I am a quiet person to begin with. So, this whole experience helped me become more comfortable putting myself out there and making friends from allover the world. I can now say I can couch surf in places like Canada, Spain, Ireland, Paris and Copenhagen. It has been such a great experience for me and I am sure that it has made me more outgoing in return.
Want to read more about my experience abroad? Follow my personal blog posted below!
Deadlines Extended to October 3rd!
Posted by Jenna Laabs on September 23rd, 2016
Study Abroad application deadlines have been EXTENDED for ALL January travel courses and spring semester programs (except NSE & Denmark) to:
MONDAY, OCT. 3rd @ 4:30pm
Finish your application and make sure to ask the OIE if you have any questions!