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International Education Week

International Education Week is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education is 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.

In celebration of International Education Week, UWM's Center for International Education coordinates an array of programs in co-sponsorship with many units across campus.

International Education Week 2013

November 11-15 2013


Monday 11/11

 International Bazaar

10:00am – 2:00pm, Union Ballroom 

A celebration of all the diverse cultures at UWM and the Milwaukee Community. Various UWM cultural student organizations set up cultural displays, and participate in cultural demonstrations at the Bazaar.


Tuesday 11/12


Just Go Away!: Reflections from a Study Abroad Student Panel

12:00pm – 1:00 pm, Union 191

You too can study abroad. Hear first-hand experiences from students who have recently studied broad. Learn how they financed their programs and earned college credit.


H1B & Permanent Residency for International Students

2:00pm – 3:00 pm, Curtin 175

Learn about eligibility requirements and application processes for the H1B Worker visa and for employment-based Permanent Residency. All international students from Milwaukee area schools welcome!


Cultural Trivia Night

5:00pm – 7:00 pm, Union 344

Come hang out with other UWM students as you learn about different cultures and enjoy some delicious ethnic cuisines. We'll have prizes so don't miss out on all the fun!


Wednesday 11/13


Cross-Cultural Encounters: Veteran Experiences Overseas

12:00pm – 1:00 pm, Union E240

Military service personnel can spend months and years living and working in other cultures. Bring a lunch and come hear stories from UWM veterans about their international experiences!


Global Studies at UWM

2:00pm – 3:00 pm, Garland Hall Room 104

Learn more about the unique interdisciplinary program, BA in Global Studies, and the various tracks of study, Communications, Management, Security, Sustainability and Urban Development.


World Talent Showcase!

7:00pm – 9:00pm, Greene Hall

A night of student performances from around the world- music, dance and more. Performers must register with the English as a Second Language (ESL) Office in advance. (


Thursday 11/14


The Joys & Frustrations of Crossing Cultures

11:00am – 2:00pm,  AGS Library

International students present about what you might experience if you visit their countries and the intercultural miscommunications they have lived to tell about.


Friday 11/15


Global Studies Fellows Colloquium

11:00-1:00 pm, Garland 104


The Center for International Education welcomes its fourth cohort of Global Studies Fellows for the 2013/14 academic year. The Fellows will present their latest research at two colloquia, on Friday, November 15 and Monday, December 16.