CIE Events

The Center for International Education (CIE) hosts many events throughout the year to help international students build community among themselves and with American students. Past events have included:

  • ice cream socials and picnics
  • holiday parties such as Friendsgiving and Halloween
  • a Winter Solstice celebration
  • an Earth Day celebration
  • an international student hike
  • graduation celebrations… and more!

Panther International Pals (PIP) Program

We highly encourage students to join the Panther International Pal (PIP) program! This program is designed to help build student connections, and ease new students’ transition to campus and Milwaukee.

New student PIP mentees are matched with current student PIP mentors who help their mentees acclimate to life in the U.S. and at UWM. We match students based on common interests, and all PIP participants are invited to fun events throughout the year hosted by the Center for International Education (CIE). 

Are you interested in becoming a PIP mentor? – If you are a current UWM student (both U.S. and international) and are interested in being a PIP Mentor for the fall 2023 semester, sign up here.

Are you interested in becoming a PIP mentee? – If you are an incoming fall 2023 UWM international student and are interested in being matched with a PIP Mentor, you can find the Panther International Pal Mentee sign-up request in your ISSS Connect Portal under the “Documents & Requests” section. 

If you have any questions about the Panther International Pals Program, please contact Sue Conway ( or Ying Hu (

 My PIP mentor is so sweet. She’s helped me with everything – from my culture shock, to telling me about all of the restaurants near campus, to sharing all of UWM’s campus resources. Whenever I have an issue I text her and she’s there for me.


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