UW-Madison ranked #1 for semester study abroad participation

The University of Wisconsin–Madison has been ranked as #1 for semester-long study abroad participation among all U.S. public institutions, and #14 among all U.S. universities and colleges for total students studying abroad, up two positions from the previous year, according to the Open Doors Report. Continue reading

Language Institute Recognized by the Wisconsin Association for Language Teachers

At its annual meeting on November 3, the Wisconsin Association for Language Teachers (WAFLT) awarded the Language Institute the 2017 Anthony H, Gradisnik Award for Outstanding Contributions to World Language Learning and Global Studies. The nomination for the award cited “the dedication and passion the Institute puts into everything they do, whether in research, curricular development, or community outreach in languages, literatures, and cultures.” The Institute’s K-12 outreach initiatives, led by Assistant Director Wendy Johnson, were highlighted as particularly exceptional initiatives for supporting language learning among high school students throughout the state.

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Ariela Suster, Sequence founder, to headline International Education Week

Madison, WI—Sequence Founder and Creative Director Ariela Suster will discuss how she is disrupting the cycle of violence plaguing at-risk youth in El Salvador through her fashion and jewelry brand. The lecture will take place at 5:30 p.m. on Mon., Nov. 13, at the Gordon Dining and Event Center, as part of the events planned to celebrate International Education Week (IEW). Continue reading

High-speed internship features lessons in Japanese transportation and work culture

A summer internship with the Central Japan Railway Company (JR Central) is giving students incredible insights into one of the world’s leading high-speed-rail operators as well as the professional culture of Japan. The internship, developed by University of Wisconsin–Madison alumnus and JR Central Chairman Emeritus Yoshiyuki Kasai, allows two to three students to spend eight weeks in various roles with the company.

During the program, which is coordinated through UW–Madison’s International Internship Program, students rotate throughout the company, learning about vital units such as JR Central’s Marketing Division, Personnel Department, Business Promotion Division, and JRC Subsidiaries. In addition, they also get the rare opportunity for a behind-the-scenes look at facilities such as the general control center, a rolling stock workshop, and a Shinkansen driver cabin. Continue reading

Summer internships provide students with experience in U.S., abroad

Summer Internships took La Follette Schools students to Germany, California, Missouri, Chicago, India, Washington, D.C., and other locations during 2017. Several students stayed in Wisconsin, gaining valuable experience at government agencies, with nonprofit organizations, and in the private sector.

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Yu’s work performed at Edinburgh Festival Fringe, reviewed by Dancing Times

UW-Madison’s Jin-Wen Yu presented “Fine, Without Me/You?” in the Dance-Forms 74th International Choreographers’ Showcase in August. The performance was part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the largest arts festival in the world.

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