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THE 2017 WISc application period is now closed. Decisions will be communicated to students by late March. The 2018 application cycle will open in Nov 2017.

WISc News

Thanks to Wisconsin in the World for the wonderful feature article on the WISc program and our students!

Vera Swanson

WISc Senior Vera Swanson has her heart in both the sciences and the study of foreign languages. In the Spring and Summer of 2015 she was able to pursue and develop both of these interests through unique study abroad opportunities. While a student in the International Internship Program Vera spent the Spring semester in Thailand gaining valuable first-hand field experience with Center for Limnology graduate student Aron Koning. She followed-up her time in Thailand with a summer program in Kazakhstan as part of the Russian Flagship Program. Check out Vera's terrific digital story-telling project to learn more about what she up to!

Sara Jerving ('10)

Sara was recently featured in the UW Division of International Studies' "Badgers Beyond Abroad" newsletter. Building on experiences studying abroad and interning with the Associated Press while at UW, Sara is now a Lorana Sullivan fellow at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She has most recently worked as a correspondent for an American wire news service in East Africa. Read more about what Sara has been up to and her advice to current students.

Erik Dolson ('12)

Erik sent a cheery update from Malawi where he has been interning with an economic consulting firm as part of his graduate training at UW's La Follete School of Public Affairs. He writes that he is working on learning the local Chichewa language while also conducting a feasibility study for establishing a Development Bank in Malawi. While an undergrad Erik used his WISc travel grant to participate in a year-long study abroad program in Senegal where he researched microfinance programs and developed his French and Wolof language skills.

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Upcoming Wisconsin International Scholars Events

September 8, 6pm: WISc Kick-Off and Welcome Back Dinner, 206 Ingraham Hall

International Learning Community Dinners, Dejope Hall, 6-7:30pm

September 29
October 13
November 10

October 20, 4:30pm: WISc Inauguration

Dec 8, 6pm: Winter Graduation Reception and End of Semester Gathering

Other International Events, Lectures, and Opportunities

International Conversation & Coffee Hour

Noon-2:00 pm, Multicultural Student Center (MSC) Lounge, Red Gym & Armory, 716 Langdon Street.
Conversation, company and culture. Sponsored by the Wisconsin Union Directorate Global Connections Committee.
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Language Tables
Each day foreign language speakers gather to practice their skills and build community. For specific languages and times.
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For a FULL list of all internationally-related events, lectures, and opportunities, visit the Global Studies calendar.