‘Experience Languages!’ brings pre-college students into UW-Madison classrooms

Wisconsin middle and high school students are getting a taste of world languages at the University of Wisconsin–Madison through Experience Languages!

The outreach initiative, organized by the Language Institute, also introduces visiting students to related opportunities, such as study abroad, international internships, and residential language communities.

On April 12, 2016, approximately 60 students from Monroe High School were introduced to Portuguese, Finnish, Mandarin, Swahili, Ancient Greek, and Yucatec Mayan. Each student was introduced to two languages.

The Experience Languages! initiative began in the fall 2015. Schools that participated include Madison East and LaFollette, Plymouth, Kimberly, Fort Atkinson, Cedarburg, Sauk Prairie, Verona, and Waterford.

UW Language Experience 033Wendy Johnson, assistant director of the Language Institute, welcomes the Monroe students and gives an overview of languages at UW–Madison. Continue reading

2016 Day in Africa brings 185 high school students to campus

The University of Wisconsin–Madison welcomed 185 juniors and seniors from eight Wisconsin high schools on April 13 for the 2016 Day in Africa program at Union South, sponsored by the African Studies Program.

The high school students explored the languages and cultures of Africa through a variety of sessions led by UW-Madison faculty, students, and staff. Many sessions incorporate the theme of health and healing in Africa and beyond.

The participating high schools were: Madison West, Madison East, Beloit Memorial, Pardeeville, Westosha Central, SAPAR, Oregon, and Kettle Moraine Global.

UW Day in Africa 2016 012Neil Kodesh, associate professor of history and director of the African Studies Program, gives the keynote remarks on Global Health in Africa to open the day’s program. Continue reading

Fulbright US Student info session for undergraduates

Erin Crawley, the campus Fulbright program advisor, will hold an information session for students interested in learning more about the Fulbright US student program and the campus competition process.

Fulbright info session for undergraduates
Monday, April 25
3:00-4:00 PM
336 Ingraham Hall

The Fulbright US Student Program 2017-18 competition is open. New application and country program information is available at http://us.fulbrightonline.org/. The campus deadline for application submission is 11:59 PM Tuesday, September 13, 2016.

If you cannot make the information session, but would like to make an appointment, please email Erin at fellow@intl-institute.wisc.edu.
More information can be found at http://fellowships.international.wisc.edu/fulbright-us-student-program/.

Fulbright US Student grad info session

Erin Crawley, the campus Fulbright program advisor, will hold an information session for students interested in learning more about the Fulbright US student program and the campus competition process.

Fulbright info session for grad students
Thursday, April 28
12:00-1:00PM
336 Ingraham Hall

The Fulbright US Student Program 2017-18 competition is open. New application and country program information is available at http://us.fulbrightonline.org/. The campus deadline for application submission is 11:59 PM Tuesday, September 13, 2016.
MA and PhD level research can be pursued in many countries.
If you cannot make the information session, but would like to make an appointment, please email Erin at fellow@intl-institute.wisc.edu.
More information can be found at http://fellowships.international.wisc.edu/fulbright-us-student-program/.