Congratulations to 2017 Wisconsin Study Abroad Grant Recipients

The Wisconsin Study Abroad Grant provides funding for qualifying UWM undergraduate students to help defray the cost of study abroad. The process of awarding students is coordinated by the Center for International Education (CIE) and the Department of Financial Aid, Student Employment, and Military Education Benefits.

CIE and Financial Aid are proud to announce that this year:

  • 93 students were eligible for a grant of $800-900 for their Summer 2017 study abroad programs
  • 14 students were eligible for a grant of $1000 for their Fall 2017 study abroad programs
  • 4 students were eligible for a grant of $2000 for their Academic Year 2017-2018 study abroad programs

Congratulations, recipients!

Need more information? Interested in applying? Click here!

To qualify for a Wisconsin study abroad grant you must:

  • be a Wisconsin resident;
  • be classified as an undergraduate student;
  • be enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program (this must be your first bachelor’s degree); and
  • be participating in a UWM-sponsored study abroad program.

Alumni Stories: Zoe Hammes (International Studies Graduate, 2016)

I graduated from UWM in December 2016 with a BA in International Studies with a focus in International Politics and World Affairs and a minor in Women and Gender studies. I studied abroad for a semester in Florence, Italy and participated in a summer program at the United Nations in NYC. Also during my time at UWM, I was a public affairs intern with Planned Parenthood. Currently, I am working in development and alumni coordination at Department of Surgery for the University of Wisconsin Hospital.

My International Studies degree gave me a multitude of skills that made job searching really open ended. I decided what skills I wanted to market from my degree – which is the beauty of an interdisciplinary major like International Studies. From the diverse classes I took and the many skills I learned from them, I was able to market myself well to employers and mold these skills to different job opportunities.

Now, working in a hospital, I am meeting a variety of bright professionals who are helping me explore post-undergraduate study options. I am using this opportunity to help me decide between law school, a masters degree, or a PhD and having a a network of professionals who have taken all of these routes is a fantastic opportunity. I also volunteer with organizations that matter to me in my free time, which is also giving me experience and exposure that align with my passions.

Overall, my experiences at UWM truly helped me decide graduating early and taking time between graduation and my next academic step was the right decision for me. Talking and asking people what their paths were was extremely important to me. Everyone from my UWM professors to ambassadors from the United Nations or even people in hostels in Europe helped me see the kinds of routes I can take. Keeping in touch with all these people I met from my UWM experiences during this transition time was crucial to helping me solidify my next step.

Go Panthers!

CIE Faculty and Staff Survey- Deadline May 19th

The Center for International Education is surveying UWM faculty and staff about their international interests, experiences and expertise. The information collected will help us to better identify potential speakers, instructors, and committee members, support campus-wide grant proposals, and locate individuals with connections to institutions with which other campus community members are in discussion.

We would be very grateful if you would take 20 minutes to complete this survey: https://milwaukee.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_00VjtJfYXKgyT2Z

Please complete the survey by Friday, May 19th.

Thank you for your assistance.

International Student Recruitment in Lima, Peru (April 6, 2017)

Meet UWM in Lima, Peru

  • When? 
    • Thursday, April 6, 2017 (15:00-20:00)
  • Where?
    • Hotel los Delfines, Los Eucaliptos 555, Lima, Peru

Greetings! I’m Kevin Beisser, Senior Immigration Coordinator, at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee (UWM) International Student & Scholar Services Office, and I would like to invite you to meet with me at the FPP Latin America EDUEXPOS in Lima, where I will be meeting with students that are interested in studying in the United States.

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) is a large, U.S. research university and holds the highest rating for a research institution from the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.  The “highest research activity” rating was given to only 115 of the 4,665 universities evaluated this year. In Wisconsin, only UWM and UW-Madison received the rating, often referred to as R1.

UWM offers 93 undergraduate (bachelor’s) degree programs and 93 graduate (59 master’s and 34 doctoral) degree programs among its campus of 14 schools and colleges. More than 1,700 international students call UWM home!

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You can learn more about UWM at our homepage at http://www.uwm.edu. If you have further interest in UWM, I hope to speak with you in Vietnam! However, if you aren’t able to meet with me then but you’d like to receive more information about our academic degree programs, please click on the “request more info” link above.

Warm regards,

Senior Immigration Coordinator Kevin Beisser

Kevin Beisser (beisser@uwm.edu)

International Student Recruitment in Quito, Ecuador (April 4, 2017)

Meet UWM in Quito, Ecuador

  • When? 
    • Tuesday, April 4, 2017 (15:00-20:00)
  • Where?
    • Hotel Hilton Colon Quito, Av. Amazonas 1914 y Patria, Quito, Ecuador

Greetings! I’m Kevin Beisser, Senior Immigration Coordinator, at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee (UWM) International Student & Scholar Services Office, and I would like to invite you to meet with me at the FPP Latin America EDUEXPOS in Quito, where I will be meeting with students that are interested in studying in the United States.

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) is a large, U.S. research university and holds the highest rating for a research institution from the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.  The “highest research activity” rating was given to only 115 of the 4,665 universities evaluated this year. In Wisconsin, only UWM and UW-Madison received the rating, often referred to as R1.

UWM offers 93 undergraduate (bachelor’s) degree programs and 93 graduate (59 master’s and 34 doctoral) degree programs among its campus of 14 schools and colleges. More than 1,700 international students call UWM home!

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You can learn more about UWM at our homepage at http://www.uwm.edu. If you have further interest in UWM, I hope to speak with you in Vietnam! However, if you aren’t able to meet with me then but you’d like to receive more information about our academic degree programs, please click on the “request more info” link above.

Warm regards,

Senior Immigration Coordinator Kevin Beisser

Kevin Beisser (beisser@uwm.edu)

International Student Recruitment in Buenos Aires, Argentina (April 10, 2017)

Meet UWM in Buenos Aires, Argentina

  • When? 
    • Monday, April 10, 2017 (15:00-20:00)
  • Where?
    • Hotel Panamericano, Carlos Pellegrini 551 – Microcentro, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Greetings! I’m Kevin Beisser, Senior Immigration Coordinator, at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee (UWM) International Student & Scholar Services Office, and I would like to invite you to meet with me at the FPP Latin America EDUEXPOS in Buenos Aires, where I will be meeting with students that are interested in studying in the United States.

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) is a large, U.S. research university and holds the highest rating for a research institution from the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.  The “highest research activity” rating was given to only 115 of the 4,665 universities evaluated this year. In Wisconsin, only UWM and UW-Madison received the rating, often referred to as R1.

UWM offers 93 undergraduate (bachelor’s) degree programs and 93 graduate (59 master’s and 34 doctoral) degree programs among its campus of 14 schools and colleges. More than 1,700 international students call UWM home!

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You can learn more about UWM at our homepage at http://www.uwm.edu. If you have further interest in UWM, I hope to speak with you in Vietnam! However, if you aren’t able to meet with me then but you’d like to receive more information about our academic degree programs, please click on the “request more info” link above.

Warm regards,

Senior Immigration Coordinator Kevin Beisser

Kevin Beisser (beisser@uwm.edu)

International Student Recruitment in Santiago, Chile (April 8, 2017)

Meet UWM in Santiago, Chile

  • When? 
    • Saturday, April 8, 2017 (14:00-19:00)
  • Where?
    • Hotel W Santiago, Isidora Goyenechea 3000, Santiago, Chile

Greetings! I’m Kevin Beisser, Senior Immigration Coordinator, at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee (UWM) International Student & Scholar Services Office, and I would like to invite you to meet with me at the FPP Latin America EDUEXPOS in Santiago, where I will be meeting with students that are interested in studying in the United States.

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) is a large, U.S. research university and holds the highest rating for a research institution from the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.  The “highest research activity” rating was given to only 115 of the 4,665 universities evaluated this year. In Wisconsin, only UWM and UW-Madison received the rating, often referred to as R1.

UWM offers 93 undergraduate (bachelor’s) degree programs and 93 graduate (59 master’s and 34 doctoral) degree programs among its campus of 14 schools and colleges. More than 1,700 international students call UWM home!

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You can learn more about UWM at our homepage at http://www.uwm.edu. If you have further interest in UWM, I hope to speak with you in Vietnam! However, if you aren’t able to meet with me then but you’d like to receive more information about our academic degree programs, please click on the “request more info” link above.

Warm regards,

Senior Immigration Coordinator Kevin Beisser

Kevin Beisser (beisser@uwm.edu)

International Student Recruitment in Bogotá, Colombia (April 1 & 2, 2017)

Meet UWM in Bogotá, Colombia

  • When? 
    • Saturday and Sunday, April 1 & 2, 2017 (14:00-19:00)
  • Where?
    • Centro de Convenciones Torre AR Calle 113 # 7 – 80, Bogotá, Colombia

Greetings! I’m Kevin Beisser, Senior Immigration Coordinator, at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee (UWM) International Student & Scholar Services Office, and I would like to invite you to meet with me at the FPP Latin America EDUEXPOS in Bogotá, where I will be meeting with students that are interested in studying in the United States.

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) is a large, U.S. research university and holds the highest rating for a research institution from the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.  The “highest research activity” rating was given to only 115 of the 4,665 universities evaluated this year. In Wisconsin, only UWM and UW-Madison received the rating, often referred to as R1.

UWM offers 93 undergraduate (bachelor’s) degree programs and 93 graduate (59 master’s and 34 doctoral) degree programs among its campus of 14 schools and colleges. More than 1,700 international students call UWM home!

cie-alex-button1

You can learn more about UWM at our homepage at http://www.uwm.edu. If you have further interest in UWM, I hope to speak with you in Vietnam! However, if you aren’t able to meet with me then but you’d like to receive more information about our academic degree programs, please click on the “request more info” link above.

Warm regards,

Senior Immigration Coordinator Kevin Beisser

Kevin Beisser (beisser@uwm.edu)