CIE Designated as National Resource Center

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In Fall 2014, CIE was awarded prestigious Title VI National Resource Center (NRC) and Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship grants by the US Department of Education. Totaling $1.7 million over four years, the grants support a series of interconnected initiatives to strengthen UWM and Wisconsin K-16 students’ participation in meaningful study of languages and global issues. NRC activities will strengthen international learning across UWM’s curriculum through new programs in the areas of Global Health, Global Education, and Language education, while building on and expanding the Institute of World Affairs’ outreach programs for K-16 students and educators. FLAS Fellowships will support undergraduates’ intermediate or advanced level studies of Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, or Vietnamese in combination with international or area studies courses. Key partners in this effort include the UWM School of Education, Global Inclusion & Engagement, the Language Resource Center and UWM language programs, the Center for Global Health Equity, UWM Libraries, Milwaukee Public Schools, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, and Milwaukee Area Technical College.