Category: Internships & Careers

CALS awards scholarships to students for summer 2016 study abroad

Students from the University of Wisconsin–Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) preparing to study abroad this summer were among those awarded scholarships at the spring 2016 International Division Scholarship Award Ceremony on April 19, at the Gordon Dining and Event Center.

The event – hosted by the UW–Madison International Division and organized by International Academic Programs (IAP), the Division’s study abroad unit – brought together students, parents, donors, UW–Madison faculty and staff.

Students, donors, parents, UW faculty and staff were invited to celebrate the generous financial aids given to students planning to travel abroad for academic programs or internships.

Susan Huber Miller, CALS director of International Education and Study Abroad, presented awards to CALS students. Continue reading

Scholarships give boost to UW-Madison students going abroad in 2016

University of Wisconsin–Madison students preparing to embark on a range of international experiences in the coming months received words of encouragement and financial support at the spring 2016 International Division Scholarship Award Ceremony on April 19, at the Gordon Dining and Event Center.

Students, donors, parents, UW faculty and staff were invited to celebrate the generous financial aids given to students planning to travel abroad for academic programs or internships.

The event – hosted by the UW–Madison International Division and organized by International Academic Programs (IAP), the Division’s study abroad unit – brought together students, parents, donors, UW–Madison faculty and staff.

Awards were presented by IAP, the Division’s International Internship Program (IIP), and the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS), through a partnership with the Division through IAP.

“UW–Madison is committed to cultivating international scholarship and engagement, promoting global awareness, and preparing students for a diverse and interconnected world,” says IAP Director Dan Gold, who served as master of ceremonies.

“These scholarships make an array of international experiences possible for students across a broad spectrum of disciplines,” Gold says. “Their programs include field work, intensive language training, internships and excursions.” Continue reading

Grants awarded to UW students going on summer, fall 2016 internships abroad

University of Wisconsin–Madison students preparing to embark on international internships for the summer and fall of 2016 were among those who gathered recently to hear words of encouragement and to receive scholarships to help pay their way.

These 26 undergraduates were recognized April 19, at the International Division Spring 2016 Scholarship Award Ceremony, co-sponsored by the Division’s International Academic Programs and International Internship Program.

The International Internship Program (IIP) identifies, cultivates and promotes high-quality internship opportunities that advance the professional training of UW–Madison undergraduate students, foster global competency, and reinforce academic learning through practical application.

IIP also coordinates the Worldwide Internship Program, an online course for students in IIP-cultivated internships or for students who independently find their own internship overseas and want to earn credit related to their experience. The course guides students through issues related to globalization and helps them manage the challenges of working across cultures. Continue reading

Scholarships provide boost for UW-Madison students headed abroad

University of Wisconsin–Madison students preparing to embark on a range of international experiences in the coming months received words of encouragement and financial support at the fall 2015 International Division Scholarship Award Ceremony on December 3, at the Gordon Dining and Event Center.

The event – hosted by the UW–Madison International Division and organized by International Academic Programs (IAP), the Division’s study abroad unit – brought together students, parents, donors, UW–Madison faculty and staff.

Awards were presented by IAP, the Division’s International Internship Program (IIP), and the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS), which has established a new partnership with the Division through IAP.

“All UW–Madison students deserve access to study abroad opportunities that meet their personal and academic goals,” says IAP Director Dan Gold. “The International Division and our partners offer scholarships to make these experiences accessible to more students.”

Gold notes that studying abroad enables students to see the world from a new perspective while earning academic credit across a variety of disciplines, including biology, business, engineering, global health, the arts, humanities, and languages.

“Their work takes them to classrooms as international students at universities abroad, to field work experiences addressing issues of conservation and public health, and to internships in businesses and organizations around the world,” Gold says. “We look forward to the valuable lessons and perspectives they will bring back to the UW–Madison community when they return.

CALS Dean Kathryn VandenBosch gave the keynote remarks at the ceremony. Two students who recently studied abroad – Aaryn Kealty, who went to Denmark, and Neda Sattler, who went to Morocco and Germany – also talked about their experiences. Associate Dean Rick Keller gave welcome remarks on behalf of the International Division. Continue reading

UW-Madison study abroad participation, international students reach all-time high

The number of University of Wisconsin–Madison students participating in study abroad has climbed to an all-time high, with a majority of participating students opting for semester- and year-long programs.

According to the 2015 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange, 2,276 UW–Madison students earned academic credit outside of the United States in 2013-14, up from 2,157 the previous year. The 5% increase over last year represents highest rate of increase in the past five years.

UW–Madison ranks 10th among U.S. universities and colleges in the latest Open Doors Report, marking the university’s eighth consecutive year in the top ten. Released each year at the start of International Education Week, the report is published by the Institute of International Education in partnership with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

In addition, the Open Doors Report ranks UW–Madison 24th among all U.S. universities and colleges in the number of non-U.S. students hosted in 2014-15. The university enrolled 5,977 non-U.S. students last year, an increase of 4.5% over the previous year. Continue reading

2015 International Education Week at UW-Madison Events, November 16-19

IEW_2015_logos_outlined_Dark_BlueInternational Education Week is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education, designed to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the United States. The International Education Week celebration at UW-Madison is led by The International Division. Continue reading

Veteran diplomat Lange to talk with UW students about international careers

Retired U.S. Ambassador John E. Lange, a UW-Madison alumnus, will share insights a forum open to all students interested in international careers, on Thursday, October 15, from 2 to 3 p.m. in Room 206 of Ingraham Hall.

John Lange

John Lange

This session also will include information about UW-Madison’s Washington, D.C. Semester in International Affairs Program.

Lange is the Senior Fellow for Global Health Diplomacy at the United Nations Foundation in Washington, DC. From 2009 to 2013, he worked on global health issues in Africa for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Continue reading