February 1-5, 2021 |Time: Varies; Between 10 AM – 4 PM CST | Location: Microsoft Teams 

CIE’s week-long virtual fair is taking place Monday, February 1 through Friday, February 5, 2021. Below you will find a schedule of live sessions hosted by the CIE team, UWM partners, study abroad program providers and program leaders from across the globe, and study abroad student alumni 

The fair is FREE and open to the public. If you require an accommodation, please contact CIE at overseas@uwm.edu 

A few reminders to keep in mind about the schedule below: 

  • The schedule is updated frequently so check back for more information. 
  • All times are in Central Standard Time (CST). 
  • Most sessions will be about 30 minutes in length and will take place via Microsoft Teams. Links to the sessions will be active 24 hours prior to the day of the scheduled session. 
  • Be considerate when joining a live session. Please mute yourself upon entering a session so that any feedback or background noise is avoided. 
  • Live session recordings will be available after the fair and will be listed below under the Resources section along with other on-demand videos. 

SCHEDULE OF LIVE SESSIONS 

Check the schedule below for videos and recorded sessions!

Monday, February 1

@10 a.m. – Malardalen University | Video
With campuses located in Västerås and EskilstunaSweden, Malardalen University is a comprehensive university where students direct enroll and pay UWM tuition. For more information, visit here. 

@12 p.m. – Asia LSB: Southeast Asia’s Emerging Markets – Vietnam & Thailand (Faculty-led), Summer | Video
Program Leader: Ed Levitas (levitas@uwm.edu
Vietnam, the world’s 32nd largest economy by GDP, and Thailand, the world’s 21st largest, are two economies with tremendous growth potential. We will visit Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and Bangkok, and Pattaya, Thailand to understand the basis for this potential as well as to identify potential problems faced in achieving growth. View further information on the program here. 

@12:30 p.m. – AMIDEAST 
AMIDEAST is an organization that offers international academic programs and internship opportunities virtually and on-site throughout the Middle East and North Africa. Students pay a comprehensive program fee instead of tuition. For more information, visit www.amideast.org. 

@1 p.m. – Financing Study Abroad 101 
One of the best ways to learn more about cost and funding for study abroad is to attend a Financing Study Abroad 101 info session. Sessions are held once per month, and twice per week in September and February. They are co-led by CIE and Gayla Jenkins who works as a Senior Administrative Program Specialist in the Financial Aid Office. They will show and discuss examples of study abroad budgets and explain the costs and ways in which you can use your financial aid to study abroad. In addition, they will also provide guidance on obtaining potential scholarships and funding from other sources.

@2 p.m. – USA New York City: United Nations Summer Seminar (Faculty-led), Summer
Program Leader: Shale Horowitz (shale@uwm.edu
After a week at UW-Milwaukee studying international organizations and the United Nations, the seminar then moves to New York City for four weeks. In New York, students attend regular briefings with member country diplomats and UN organization technical experts. The last week is left open for student research. The program provides students with an understanding of the role, impact and significance of international organizations within the larger context of ruling regimes and global power relationships. Extensive coverage is given to the principal substantive issues before the organization:  war, peacekeeping, terrorism, arms control, human rights, and economic development. View further information the program here. 

@2 p.m. – The Education Abroad Network (TEAN)
TEAN is an organization that offers international academic programs and internship opportunities virtually and on-site in Australia, New Zealand, and Asia Pacific. Students pay a comprehensive program fee instead of tuition. For more information, visit www.teanbroad.org. 

@3:30 p.m. – Study Abroad 101 Information Session| 
Would you like to learn more about studying abroad — including the benefits of study abroad, program types, choosing a program, and next steps? If so, a Study Abroad 101 session is for you! During the session, you will learn about the basics of study abroad, why it is important, and also the different types of programs that we have and how to choose one that is right for you.

Tuesday, February 2

@10 a.m. – Japan Bunraku: Traditional Puppetry Workshop (Faculty-Led), Summer |
Program Leader: Aragorn Quinn (quinna@uwm.edu)  
This two-month study abroad program in beautiful Shiga Prefecture will train you in the traditional performance art of bunraku puppet theater. You will learn all three components of the art form leading up to a final public performance: operating the puppets, playing shamisen, and chanting narration. The program also includes weekly excursions. No Japanese language experience required,  but those with language skills will find this an immersive language experience and will have opportunities to work on speaking, listening, and reading skills to improve fluency. View further information on the program here. 

@11 a.m. – CAPA | Video
CAPA is an organization that offers international academic programs and internship opportunities virtually and on-site in multiple countries. Students pay a comprehensive program fee instead of tuition. For more information, visit www.capa.org. 

@11:30 a.m. – Cultural Experiences Abroad (CEA) 
CEA is an organization that offers international academic programs and internship opportunities virtually and on-site in multiple countries. Students pay a comprehensive program fee instead of tuition. For more information, visit www.ceastudyabroad.com.

@12 p.m. – International Studies Abroad (ISA) | Video
ISA is an organization that offers international academic programs and internship opportunities virtually and on-site in multiple countries. Students pay a comprehensive program fee instead of tuition. For more information, visit www.studiesabroad.com. 

@12 p.m. – France LSB: Immersion in European Business (Faculty-led), Summer | Video
Program Leader: Michael Freimark (freimar2@uwm.edu)  
Join us for a unique program through France, offered by UWM’s Lubar School of Business. The program resides in Paris and includes traveling to many historic and famous cities throughout France. This program overseas consists of corporate visits and networking sessions, meeting renowned European faculty and French students while participating in international lectures on business in Western  Europe, and many day trips to explore castles and other historical landmarks including the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre. Don’t miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity! View further information on the program here. 

@12:30 p.m. – Ulster University – Magee | Video
Ulster University – Magee Campus is located in DerryNorthern Ireland. Students attend Ulster as part of the Colmcille program and pay a comprehensive program fee. For more information, visit here. 

@1:00 p.m. – The 411 on Virtual Study Abroad & International Experiences | 
Getting a global education doesn’t necessarily involve traveling the world (though, of course, that’s a very fun option too!). With online learning on the rise, it’s possible to connect with diverse communities, learn about international issues, and become part of a global classroom, all from the comfort of your own home.

If you’re interested in learning about the history and culture of a specific place, dive into international relations and politics, or become a more well-rounded global citizen, then a virtual study abroad and/or an internship experience could be great options. Plus, tuition and program fees are generally a lot lower than on-site alternatives and you won’t have to worry about paying for airfare, foreign rent, or other costs associated with traditional study abroad. Virtual study environments will set you up for success in the global, online world that awaits you upon graduation. Join us to learn more about these amazing opportunities and hear from two UWM students who participated in international virtual experiences.

@3 p.m. – Italy: Summer in Rome – Language, Civilization and Culture (Faculty-led), Summer | Video
Program Leader: Mary Iaquinta (iaquint2@uwm.edu 
Earn 6 university credits in Rome this summer with UWM and ACCENT Rome! Immerse yourself in experiential learning, exploring emblematic Roman monuments, cathedrals, museums, neighborhoods, and galleries in the Italian Culture and Society course (taught in English) with the UWM program faculty director. Learn to cook authentic Roman cacio e pepe pasta, tour the Colosseum and Vatican, and traverse the archeological ruins of Pompeii. Study Italian at the beginning, intermediate or advanced level with professors at the Leonardo da Vinci school. Live the sweet life (la dolce vita) in lively, bohemian Trastevere in the heart of Rome. Participate in optional excursions such as a gelato crawl and an evening at the opera (organized by ACCENT Rome Center staff). View further information on the program here.

Wednesday, February 3

@10 a.m. – Academic Programs International (API) 
API is an organization that offers international academic programs and internship opportunities virtually and on-site in multiple countries. Students pay a comprehensive program fee instead of tuition. For more information, visit www.apiabroad.com.

@10:30 a.m. – University of Birmingham | Video
The University of Birmingham, located in Birmingham, England, is a comprehensive university where students direct enroll and pay UWM tuition. For more information, visit here. 

@11:30 – AIFS: London Semester Program
AIFS is an organization that offers international academic programs and internship opportunities virtually and on-site in multiple countries. Students participate in AIFS through the London semester program and pay a comprehensive program fee. For more information, visit here.

@12 p.m. – Study Abroad Alumni Panel | 
Studying abroad can have a lasting impact on your life and career. It is more than just eating gelato and experiencing the Great Wall of China. Join us to hear from a panel of study abroad alums share how studying abroad has influenced their lives and how it can have an impact on yours.

@1 p.m. – University of Sheffield | Video
The University of Sheffield, located in Sheffield, England, is a comprehensive university where students direct enroll and pay UWM tuition. For more information, visit here.

@2 p.m. – Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ) | Video
USFQ is a comprehensive university in Quito, Ecuador where students direct enroll and pay a comprehensive fee. For more information, visit here.

@3 p.m. Hebrew University | Video
Hebrew University is a comprehensive university in Jerusalem, Israel where students direct enroll and pay a comprehensive fee. For more information visit here. 

Thursday, February 4

@10 a.m. – Financing Study Abroad 101 
One of the best ways to learn more about cost and funding for study abroad is to attend a Financing Study Abroad 101 info session. Sessions are held once per month, and twice per week in September and February. They are co-led by CIE and Gayla Jenkins who works as a Senior Administrative Program Specialist in the Financial Aid Office. They will show and discuss examples of study abroad budgets and explain the costs and ways in which you can use your financial aid to study abroad. In addition, they will also provide guidance on obtaining potential scholarships and funding from other sources.

@10:30 a.m – Santa Reparata International School of Art (SRISA) |
SRISA is an art and design university in Florence, Italy where students direct enroll and pay a comprehensive fee. For more information visit here.

@11 a.m. – University of Bamberg | Video
The University of Bamberg, located in Bamberg, Germany, is a comprehensive university where students direct enroll and pay UWM tuition. For more information, visit here. 

@11:30 a.m. – University of Vigo | Video
The University of Vigo, located in Vigo, Spain, is a comprehensive university where students direct enroll and pay UWM tuition. For more information, visit here. 

@12:30 p.m. – PUC Rio | 
PUC-Rio, located in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is a comprehensive university where students direct enroll and pay UWM tuition. For more information, visit here. 

Friday, February 5

@3:30 p.m. – Tecnologico de Monterrey |
Tecnológico de Monterrey is part of a nationwide university system in Mexico. Students have the option of studying at at the Cuidad de México, Cuernavaca/Morelos, Estado de México, Guadalajara and Querétaro campuses where they direct enroll and pay UWM tuition. For more information, visit here. 

 

RESOURCES 

Can’t make a live session? Check out these pre-recorded sessions. In addition to these recordings, check out the various program pages for more information. If you have any questions and/or would like to schedule an advising appointment, please contact overseas@uwm.edu  

CIE Sessions 

Explore Study Abroad, International Degree Programs and Beyond 

Financing Study Abroad 

Partner Sessions