UWM’s Center for International Education is among 76 US institutions of higher education designated as Title VI International National Resource Center (NRC) by the US Department of Education. The designation and funding as a Title VI NRC recognizes UWM as a national leader in the teaching of modern foreign languages and area studies.
Since 2014 UWM NRC funding has enhance global education on campus and in the Milwaukee community through a range of initiatives including:
- Support for teaching and pedagogical training in less-commonly taught languages —Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, and Russian.
- Development of the Global Studies undergraduate program as a hub for students pursuing global careers.
- Training and professional development opportunities for Milwaukee and Wisconsin K-16 educators and students to bring global education into the classroom.
- Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships (FLAS), providing funding for UWM students studying less-commonly taught languages domestically and abroad.
- Community programming to connect local issues to the the global context.
UWM’s Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies is also a Latin America NRC with UW-Madison. Check out their amazing work!