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 →
For Kevin Barry, learning Yoruba while earning a degree in International Studies and certificates in African Studies and Global Cultures has proven to be a ‘golden key’ to a career that’s taken him from Nigeria to New York and beyond.
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.
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.