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Recruitment for 2014 is now complete. We regret we were unable to offer positions to all of the outstanding applicants interested in the program. You can learn more about the wide array of global opportunities on campus by visiting the Division of International Studies webpage.


WISc Alumni Updates

Sara Jerving ('10)

Sara was recently featured in the UW Division of International Studies' "Badgers Beyond Abroad" newsletter. Building on experiences studying abroad and interning with the Associated Press while at UW, Sara is now a Lorana Sullivan fellow at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She has most recently worked as a correspondent for an American wire news service in East Africa. Read more about what Sara has been up to and her advice to current students.

Erik Dolson ('12)

Erik sent a cheery update from Malawi where he has been interning with an economic consulting firm as part of his graduate training at UW's La Follete School of Public Affairs. He writes that he is working on learning the local Chichewa language while also conducting a feasibility study for establishing a Development Bank in Malawi. While an undergrad Erik used his WISc travel grant to participate in a year-long study abroad program in Senegal where he researched microfinance programs and developed his French and Wolof language skills.

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Upcoming Wisconsin International Scholars Events

International Learning Community Dinners, Upper Carson Gulley, 6-7:30pm

September 17
October 1
November 12

September 17, 12pm, 336 Ingraham Hall: lunch and discussion with Sharon Tennison, "The Power of Impossible Ideas: Ordinary Citizens Extraordinary Efforts to Avert International Crises"

Sharon Tennison is the Founder and President of the Center for Citizen Initiatives, a nonprofit organization that implements programs to assist Russian citizens in securing economic and political reforms and fosters cooperative partnerships and relations between the U.S. and Russia. CCI’s origins date from the height of the Cold War in 1983 when Tennison led a handful of ordinary American citizens upon an extraordinary mission – challenging the dangerous barriers of fear and mistrust between the two Superpowers. The group's mission was to create an alternative to the arms race and open communications between the U.S. and the USSR. They called themselves “Citizen Diplomats.” Sponsored by the International Studies Major, Global Studies, CREECA, and the Wisconsin International Scholars (WISc) Program.

October 15, 4pm: WISc Inauguration

November 5, 4:30pm, Fall Event: "Evolving Landscapes: 100 Years of Change in Western China"

Dec 3, 6pm: Winter Graduation Reception and End of Semester Gathering

Other International Events, Lectures, and Opportunities

International Conversation & Coffee Hour

Noon-2:00 pm, Multicultural Student Center (MSC) Lounge, Red Gym & Armory, 716 Langdon Street.
Conversation, company and culture. Sponsored by the Wisconsin Union Directorate Global Connections Committee.
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Language Tables
Each day foreign language speakers gather to practice their skills and build community. For specific languages and times.
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For a FULL list of all internationally-related events, lectures, and opportunities, visit the Global Studies calendar.