Cross-cultural Classroom Connections Program Wins Award from the Wisconsin Association for Language Teachers

Angela Hubbard and Kate Hamoonga of International Academic Programs have been presented with the 2011 Anthony J. Gradisnik Award for their development and management of the Cross-cultural Classroom Connections program.

One of the Wisconsin Association for Language Teachers‘ most prestigious awards, the Anthony J. Gradisnik Award, is presented annually to an individual or group for their contributions to language education in such areas as international education, early language learning, and creative initiatives in language education.

Cross-cultural Classroom Connection is a cyber pen-pal program between students studying abroad through International Academic Programs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Madison-area K-12 classrooms.  The program serves to promote global understanding in children through the volunteer efforts of UW study abroad students realizing the importance and value of influencing the way our next generation views the world and their role in it. More information on the program can be found here:

Congratulations Angela and Kate!