Congratulations 2011 WISc Scholars!

Photos by Pauline Zhu, Division of International Studies

The Wisconsin International Scholars (WISc) Program celebrated this year’s graduating class with a certificate ceremony and reception on Tuesday, May 3, 2010. Vice Provost for Globalization and Dean of the Division of International Studies Gilles Bousquet attended the ceremony. In his congratulatory remarks, Bousquet applauded the graduates for their participation in study abroad and their effort to learn foreign languages. He wished them all bright futures and reminded them they are the “global talents” employers currently seek. Vice Provost Bousquet hopes these future alumni stay in touch, as their relationships with UW-Madison are reciprocal.

The 2010 WISc Program graduates are: Patricia Arruda, Abrianna Barca, Mara Behles, Erik Borenstein, Jean Brody, Kyle Burkholder, Peter Culviner, Kelly Kopish, Emily Langlang, Faith Leslie, Rebecca Mahn, Benjamin Morris, Tosha Songolo, and Raffi Tashjian.

The students came to the program with very diverse backgrounds. With different majors and certificates, they will take different career paths after graduation: international internship, volunteer for Peace Corps, participate in graduate study at top research university, and join the army as an intelligence office, just to name a few.

The WISc Program is an internationally-focused enrichment program offered by the Division of International Studies for incoming freshman students in any college or major who are interested in adding an international dimension to their education. This innovative program provides students with scholarships, travel grants, mentoring, and networking opportunities. The goal of the WISc Program is to foster global competence and citizenship.

For more information about the program, please visit their website: