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 2012
November 12 - 16, 2012
H1B & Permanent Residency for International Students
10:00-11:00 am - Lapham N103
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!
Global Book Club
11:30-1:00 pm - Union 344
Join us for a discussion of Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World by Pulitzer Prize winner Tracy Kidder. Dr. Paul Farmer is co-founder of Partners in Health, and has worked "to make human rights substantial" and bring the best in medical treatment to the poorest of the poor in Haiti and several other countries. Paperback copies of Mountains Beyond Mountains are available for purchase at the UWM Bookstore. Sponsored by the Center for International Education, the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and the Center for Global Health Equity (Nursing).
Traditional Chinese Medicine & Herbs
Noon-1:30 pm - Bolton 196
Learn about a variety of age-old practices involving the use of Chinese medicine, herbal medicine, acupuncture exercises, massage therapy, and QiGong from Monica Judge, an independent alternative health care professional and owners of New Earth Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine, LLC. this interactive, hands-on workshop requires nothing but yourself and an open mind. Sponsored Union Sociocultural Programming.
10:00 am-2:00 pm - Union Concourse
Experience the amazing mix of international cultures at UWM and meet a wide range of globally-oriented student organizations
Faces of English as a Second Language
Noon-1:00 pm - Union Room 179
International students from all over the world attend the UWM Intensive English Program every year. Join us for an interactive student presentation about their nations, languages and cultures. Sponsored by English as a Second Language (ESL) Programs.
Careers in Languages Round Table
2:00-3:00 pm - Union Room 181
Learn about the many possibilities for travel, advanced studies, and employment around the world when you study other languages. Sponsored by Master of Arts in Language, Literature, and Translation (MALLT).
Intersections: Gender and Multicultural Film Series: My Way Home
1:00-3:00 pm - Bolton Hall 196
This film about a young, Hmong female filmmaker searching for family, culture, and knowledge is part of a bi-weekly brown bag film series at UWM showcasing and discussing issues related to women, multiculturalism, and diversity. Sponsored by the UWM Women's Resource Center, UWM Union Sociocultural Programming, and UWM Multicultural Student Centers.
International Soccer Social
1:00-4:00 pm - Union Gasthaus
Wear your favorite soccer shirt and join us at the CIE table to watch some international sporting action. TV schedules TBC but expected to include Sweden vs England.
How's it Going? U.S. Holidays
2:30-4:30 pm - Greene Hall
Would you like to learn more about U.S. customs and holidays? Please join us for a short presentation on upcoming holidays with refreshments typical of these celebrations.
Global Opportunities Workshop
6:00-7:30 pm - Greene Hall
Calling all former study abroad students! Participate in a series of small, roundtable discussions to articulate your experience, enhance your resume, and explore international careers and post-graduate opportunities. Submit your favorite study abroad photo to our Facebook event page for the chance to win door prizes! Food and drinks provided.
UW-Milwaukee's Geographic Information Systems Council's GIS Day: Discovering the World Through GIS
There will be a variety of workshps and events including UW-Milwaukee alum, Laxmi Ramasubramanian as the keynote speaker. Laxmi is originally from India and received her PhD in Architecture from UWM in 1998. All of the events are free and open to the public but registration is required. For more information and to register please visit http://www4.uwm.edu/gis/gisday/
1:00-2:00 pm Union 240
Explore "International Peace-building in Practice" from a student perspective at this Global Student Alliance event
Faculty Fulbright Opportunities
2:00-3:00 pm - Pearse 171
Learn about the Council for the International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) application process for Fulbright funding and hear about the experiences of UWM faculty Fulbright alumni.
Please contact Tracy Buss (email@example.com) if you have any questions regarding this presentation.
2:00-3:00 pm - Lubar S241
International students can learn about the eligibility requirements for Optional Practical Training (OPT), the timeline, and application procedures. ALL UWM international students are welcome to attend (even if they are not graduating yet)!
Global Studies Fellows Colloquium
11:00-1:00 pm - Garland 104
The Center for International Education welcomes it second cohort of Global Studies Fellows for the
2012/2013 academic year. The Fellows will present their latest research at two colloquia on Friday, November 16th and Friday, December 14th.
Korea Day 11:30-2:00 pm - Greene Hall Please come and enjoy Korean food and K Pop contest!