International Student Recruitment in Sri Lanka

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Meet UWM in Sri Lanka

Where? EducationUSA Fair in Colombo at the Ramada Hotel

When? Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 4:00pm – 7:00pm (16:00 to 19:00)

Greetings! I’m Jen Singer, Assistant Director for International Admissions, at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee (UWM), and I would like to invite you to meet with me when I speak with prospective international students in Colombo, Sri Lanka at the EducationUSA Fair at the Ramada Hotel on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 from 4:00-7:00pm (16:00 to 19:00).

UWM is a large, urban U.S. research university that 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!

Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, earned his master’s degree from UWM!

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 Hyderabad! 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 fill out our questionnaire.

Warm regards,

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Jen Singer (jksinger@uwm.edu)

International Student Recruitment in Hyderabad, India

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Meet UWM in Hyderabad, India

Where? EducationUSA Fair at the Taj Krishna Hotel

When? Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 4:00 – 8:00pm (16:00 to 20:00)

Greetings! I’m Jen Singer, Assistant Director for International Admissions, at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee (UWM), and I would like to invite you to meet with me when I speak with prospective international students in Hyderabad, India at the EducationUSA Fair at the Taj Krishna Hotel on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 from 4:00-8:00pm (16:00 to 20:00).

UWM is a large, urban U.S. research university that 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!

Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, earned his master’s degree from UWM!

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 Hyderabad! 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 fill out our questionnaire.

Warm regards,

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Jen Singer (jksinger@uwm.edu)

International Student Recruitment in South Korea

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Meet UWM in SEOUL

Where? The Conrad Seoul (Park Ballroom), 10 Gukjegeumyung-ro, Yeongdeungpo-gu

When?  September 20, 2016, 18:00 – 20:00

Greetings! My name is Sarah, Sponsored Student Coordinator, at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee (UWM), and I would like to invite you to meet with me during my upcoming trip to Seoul!

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.  In Wisconsin, only two Universities received this honor, 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!

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 Seoul! 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 fill out our questionnaire.

Warm regards,

Immigration Coordinator Sarah Coban

Sarah Coban (coban@uwm.edu)

 

 

International Student Recruitment in Mumbai, India

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Meet UWM in MUMBAI, INDIA

Where? Bombay Exhibition Centre (NESCO), Next to HUB Mall, Western Express Highway

When? September 24, 2016

Registration and event info: http://preconfirm.in/edufest/

Greetings! My name is Garett Gietzen, Assistant Director for International Partnerships, at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee (UWM), and I would like to invite you to meet with me when I speak with prospective students in Mumbai at the IMFS Global EduFest 2016 event.

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!

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 Mumbai! 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 fill out our questionnaire.

Warm regards,

Garett

Garett Gietzen, PhD (gietzeng@uwm.edu)

Welcome from the CIE Student Staff

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Hello from the Center for International Education Front Office student staff!

Please visit our friendly, helpful staff in Garland Hall 138.  We would love to assist you with applications, setting up appointments, study abroad applications, passport photos, ISIC cards, and other concerns you may have.

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Front row, left to right: Alex, Violeta, Noor, Jasmine, Emma

Have a great semester!

International Student Recruitment in Nigeria

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Meet UWM in NIGERIA
  • Tuesday, September 27, 2016, in Lagos at the EducationUSA College & Career Fair at the MUSON Center from 9:00am – 3:00pm.
  • Wednesday, September 28 & 29, 2016, in Abuja at the EducationUSA College & Career Fair.

Greetings! I’m Alex Foundos, a Senior International Admissions Coordinator at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee (UWM), and I would like to invite you to meet with me when I speak about UWM with prospective international students in Nigeria.

UWM is a large, urban U.S. research university that 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!

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 Nigeria! 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 fill out our questionnaire.

Warm regards,

Alex Foundos (foundos@uwm.edu)

International Student Recruitment in the United Kingdom

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Meet UWM in LONDON

Where? The Ilec Conference Centre, 47 Lillie Road, London

When? September 23, 4:30am – 7:30pm & September 24, 10:30am – 3:00pm

Greetings! My name is Jennifer Gruenewald, Director of International Student & Scholar Services, at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee (UWM), and I would like to invite you to meet with me when I speak with prospective students in London at the College Day London 2016 event.

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!

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 London! 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 fill out our questionnaire.

Warm regards,

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Jennifer Gruenewald (jgruene@uwm.edu)

City Biking with International Students

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CIE recently collaborated with Bublr Bikes and Outdoor Pursuits to host a series of “Biking in the City” workshops for new International Students. Participants learned the basics of biking safety through a hands on experience from campus to the Lakefront. They also received their own helmets donated by Outdoor Pursuits. In total, over 10 countries were represented at the workshops and UWM Provost, Johannes Britz, showed his support by joining in a session!

 

Alumni Stories: Haley Wadel (International Studies Graduate 2016)

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As an International Studies major at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM), I completed option B which focused on Economic Development and was also able to easily pick up Economics as a second major. After my first semester, I attended a seminar course at the United Nations in New York offered by UWM. This experience assured me of my choice in majors and only expanded my interest in the fields of economic development, foreign policy and international law.

Once in my junior year, I began to look for an internship that would help me identify a solid career path. Through the help of my advisors, I was able to land an international trade internship with the U.S. Department of Commerce. This internship exposed me to the world of international trade and has put me in touch with some of the most competent and helpful individuals in the field, greatly expanding my professional network.

The summer between my junior and senior year I studied abroad, participating in the World Economics Program. Through this program I lived in Barcelona, Spain for a month and studied the Spanish Economy in the European Union. Studying abroad provided me with immense personal growth, strengthened my leadership skills, and broadened my worldview.

My final semester at UWM provided me with another internship with Generac Power Systems in Waukesha, WI. This internship was also focused on international trade, but from the viewpoint of a manufacturing company versus the government. I graduated from UWM in May 2016 with a double major in International Studies and Economics with a minor in Political Science.

Currently, I reside in Detroit and work with AM General in their International Trade Compliance department. I specifically focus on export licensing and working with the International Traffic in Arms Regulations. I plan to attend law school next fall and receive a JD in International Trade Law. I would like to open my own International Trade Consulting firm and work with companies all over the world.

The advisors at UWM and the opportunities they provide students with have proved to be invaluable to me.  Their support and guidance has helped shape me into the person I am today and has provided me with the tools to be successful in my career and inspire others to be as well. Thank you UWM!

GATE 2016: Students Embrace Their Role as Global Changemakers

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Global Action Through Engagement (GATE) 2016 is in the books and it was a week to remember, both for the participants and the organizers.  On July 20th, sixteen students from Wisconsin and Illinois converged on the UW-Milwaukee (UWM) campus for four days and three nights of collaboration and learning with their peers.  Students came from varying backgrounds; public school and private school, rural and urban, international explorers and local school leaders.  The common thread among the GATE participants however was an interest in social justice and human rights, along with a thirst for knowledge and a willingness to explore the issues with an open mind.

Aside from the fun experience of meeting new people and living on campus for a few days, GATE featured a wide range of interactive learning opportunities.  Activities included individual research and presentations on rights contained in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child through a collaboration with the UWM Libraries, the creation of a “youth voice” video about breaking stereotypes, and mud stenciling on campus to raise awareness about children’s rights, a partnership with UWM’s ArtsECO program. Students also had the opportunity to visit the Arts @ Large gallery in Milwaukee to view high school student work exploring issues of women’s rights and gender-based violence.  Guest speaker experiences included an intimate Q&A with Dana World-Patterson, Chair of the Human Trafficking Task Force of Greater Milwaukee and a Skype interview organized at Arts @ Large with Rwandan Genocide survivor and women’s rights activist Dydine Umunyana.

A highlight of the week was the Global Changemakers Gallery and Reception in the UWM student union.  Joining the young people from GATE were Milwaukee students from local youth organizations TRUE Skool and Urban Underground as well as students participating in UWM’s MKE Scholars bridge program and English as a Second Language program.  The evening started off with a silent gallery of photos, quotes, and video on the theme of children’s rights.  After silent interaction and reflection, the participants moved into the reception hall for dinner discussion facilitated by Urban Underground students and a presentation by guest speaker Fadia Thabet.  Ms. Thabet recently completed a Humphrey Fellowship at the University of Minnesota after working as a Child Protection Officer in her home country of Yemen.  Her presentation highlighted her experiences working with children affected by armed conflict, including child soldiers.  We all felt privileged to have had the opportunity to hear her story and get to know her on a personal level.  Ms. Thabet has a passion for human rights, particularly children’s rights, and following the presentation she took the time to answer questions from the students.  When asked about what types of action students can take when confronted with violence both locally and globally Fadia answered “I always choose peaceful action.” No matter how small or powerless you may feel in the face of global injustices and violence, small peaceful actions can make a big difference.

All who were present at GATE 2016 witnessed the beauty and power of what happens when passionate individuals get together in a safe, non-judgmental atmosphere for discussion and personal reflection on issues they all care about.  Regardless of personal background, each and every student ended the week feeling empowered to make change in the world.  Sixteen very capable young leaders and global changemakers left UWM on Saturday to go back home to their communities.  We can all feel confident that the future is in great hands.

Written by Jason Basquin with contributions by Sam Domine and Nicole Palasz

Jason is a post-baccalaureate student in the school of education.  Currently pursuing his teaching certification in social studies with a particular interest in the relationship between geography and history.  He’s proud to have been a member of the IWA K-12 outreach team during the summer and looks forward to having the opportunity to collaborate with Dina and Nicole in the future.

*Partially funded by a Title VI National Resource Center grant through the U.S. Department of Education.