Tag: Study Abroad

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

[grow] It Takes a Village

grow — Wisconsin’s Magazine for the Life Sciences — Summer 2011

Waves of undergrads in Uganda with UW-Madison’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences have taken the African proverb as a call to action. Their engagement has included founding a nonprofit and choosing careers in which they serve communities at home and abroad.

IT WAS A SHORT WALK FROM the village of Biwolobo, deep in the Ugandan countryside, to the pool where villagers got water for drinking, cooking and bathing. But the trip, a mere daily errand for locals, would have profound consequences for the CALS study abroad students who accompanied them.

After a few minutes they arrived at the narrow pool, which was set in a rock with steep walls on three sides. Slippery dirt stairs led down to the water’s edge. The water was brown and murky, with scum and bits of garbage floating on it. In a country where few people know how to swim, the pool invited tragedy. In the past month alone, two children had drowned while fetching water, then-student Jenna Klink BS’07 recalls learning.

Read the full article in the grow summer 2011 publication.

Go Global! Twitter Initiative Ranked as Finalist in GoAbroad Innovation Awards

A twitter account created by the UW Go Global! Initiative has been selected as a finalist in the “Innovative Use of Social Media” category of the GoAbroad.com Innovation Awards.

As stated on the GoAbroad website, the purpose of these awards is to acknowledge institutions, organizations, and individuals who are creating initiatives to move the field of international education forward, and to commend leaders in the community for their efforts to go beyond the conventional.

Go Global! is a project of Global Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison providing information and resources for UW students, alumni, and others exploring their options to work internationally, both here in the United States and abroad.

Follow the twitter feed: @Go_Global