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Are you an Educator? We have many resources to help you integrate international education into your curriculum. The links below will provide details on several of our programs, publications and websites.

International Education Week is International Education MONTH at UWM!

A number of Centers and Departments across UWM have internationally focused programming coming up in November in honor of International Education Week. 

All events are free and open to the public unless noted.

Witnessing History

Date: 11/4/2014

Time: 3:30pm                       

Location: UWM Library 4th fl.     

Co-Sponsored by: Depts. of History and Africology, UWM Libraries, University of Wisconsin Press, and the Friends of the UWM Golda Meir Library.

A discussion and book signing with Jan Vansina's new memoir, Through the Day, Through the Night: A Flemish Belgian Boyhood and World War II. Vansina held the John D. and Catherine MacArthur Professorship in History and Anthropology at UW-Madison.  His many books include Living With Africa; Oral Tradition as History; Being Colonized; Antecedents to Rwanda; Kingdoms of the Savanna; The Children of Woot; and Paths in the Rainforests, all published by the University of Wisconsin Press.

Anthems of the Disempowered: Anglo-European Music and Chilean Cultural Memory after Pinochet Drago Momcilovic, Comparative Literature, UWM

Date: 11/5/2014

Time: 3:30pm

Location:UWM AGS Libraries, 3rd fl. East

Sponsored by: LACUSL  

This talk is an illustrated exploration of the aesthetic and political implications of the transmission of iconic musical texts and scenes from the Anglo-American world to the repressive world of armed violence and "quotidian traumas" suffered under General Pinochet.

Cultural Anthropology Series

Date: 11/7/2014

Time: 3pm

Location: Sabin Hall G90

Sponsored by: Dept. of Anthropology

Caroline Seymour-Jorn, an associate professor in UWM's Comparative Literature Program will be giving a talk on the Egyptian Revolution and the Arts.

How's it going: Banking in the US

Date: 11/7/2014

Time: 2pm-3:30pm

Location: Pearse 171

Sponsored by: CIE

International and exchange students as well as international scholars are welcome to learn more about banking in the US including opening multiple types of accounts, establishing credit, wire transfers, and obtaining letters.

Korea Day

Date: 11/07/2014

Time: 3:00-5:30 and 7:30-930pm

Location: Zelazo Center

Sponsored by Peck School of the Arts, School of Information Studies, Wells Fargo, Korean American Association of Milwaukee, Korean American University Professors Association, Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Chicago and the Center for International Education

Korea Day features a performance by world renowned pianist Yeol Eum Son at 7:30 p.m. (students free; UWM faculty/Senior $8; General admission $12). There will be demonstrations of K-Pop, Taekwondo, and percussion instruments from 3:00-5:30 with free Korean food to follow.


Minding the Mines: Guatemala to Bad River, WI; Indigenous Rights and Ecological Well Being       

Date: 11/10/2014                             

Time: 7:30pm

Location: UWM Fireside Lounge

Co-sponsored by: Helen Bader School of Social Welfare, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Women's Resource Center, Electa Quinney Institute, Sustainable Peacebuilding Program, Inclusive Excellence Center, Cultures and Communities, Zilber School of Public Health, American Indian Student Association.

Miriam Pixtun a Maya Kaqchikel resident of Nacahuil, Guatemala comes to UWM Nov. 10th, to speak about Indigenous Rights and Environmental Justice.  She will be joined by Mike Wiggins, the Chair of The Bad River Band of the Ojibwe tribe in Ashland County.  Both Miriam Pixtun and Mike Wiggins are working against proposed/current mining projects that threaten the ecology, health and livelihood of their communities. Their potluck reception begins at 5:30 p.m. in Bolton Hall 196.  The speaking event, "Minding the Mines", begins at 7:30 in the Fireside Lounge.  For more information, contact Deborah Davis at or 414-305-9505.

CompLit Social Hour

Date: 11/11/2014

Time: 3:30pm-4:30pm

Location: Curtin 766

Sponsored by: Comparative Literature Program

Open to all students, faculty, and staff who'd like to learn more about the Comparative Literature program at UWM and the study of world literature and culture--while enjoying good food and conversation, of course!

H1B to Permanent Residency

Date: 11/11/2014

Time: 2pm-3:30pm

Location: EMS E180

Sponsored by: CIE

Learn about eligibility requirements and applications processes for the H1B worker visa, and for employment-based permanent residency. All international students from the Milwaukee area are welcome!

Impact of Experience Abroad...According to Students

Date: 11/11/2014

Time: 12pm-3pm

Location: UWM AGS Libraries, 3rd fl. East            

Co-sponsored by CIE & ESL

International and domestic students present their experiences living and studying abroad and discuss the influence of the international experience on their global outlook and their future.

From Home to Exile and Back: The Philosophy of María Zambrano

Date: 11/13/2014

Time: 3pm-4pm                 

Location: Bolton B46

Sponsored by: Dept. of Spanish and Portuguese

Exiled by the Franco dictatorship after the Spanish Civil War, philosopher María Zambrano (1904-1991) won the prestigious Cervantes Award in 1988. Her work unfolds throughout her Poetic Reason, combining both wisdom of the heart and the intellect. An overview of her life, including not only her philosophical and political activities, but also her friendships with other intellectuals and artists, will be addressed.

Student Funding for Foreign Language & Area Studies: An Info Session

Date: 11/13/2014

Time: 3pm-4pm                 

Location: Garland 104

Co-sponsored by CIE & CLACS

Spend next summer advancing your language skills and earning UWM course credit courtesy of the US Department of Education. Learn about UWM's Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships, which provide up to $7500 for intensive summer language study. This amazing opportunity is open to both undergraduate and graduate students.  Undergraduates may study Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, or Vietnamese. Graduate students may study Brazilian Portuguese or other indigenous languages of Latin America and the Caribbean.

Eid/Diwali Celebration

Date: 11/14/2014

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Location: Union Ballroom

Sponsored by: Desi Student Association

This event is a showcase of cultural performances, but it is not restricted to South East Asian (Desi) performances. It is a celebration of the Muslim Eid festival and the traditional Indian Diwali festival.

International Career Bootcamp

Date: 11/14/2014

Time: 11:30am-4pm

Location: Garland 104

Co-sponsored by CIE & CLACS

Effectively articulate your international experiences to potential employers; Define links between overseas experiences and career goals; Develop an internationally focused resume; Effectively showcase diversity and international experiences; Discuss your goals with professionals in the field and develop networking skills. Register here.

The Documentary Works of Gloria Rolando:  A Sankofa-Retrospective

Date: 11/15-11/18/2014

Time: 7pm

Location: UWM Union Theatre

Sponsored by: Peck School of the Arts

Sponsored by the Community Media Projects and the Department of Film, Video, Animation and New Genres; with support from the Department of Africology, Cultures and Communities, CLACS and Global Inclusion and Engagement

Gloria Rolando is a pioneering Afro-Cuban filmmaker, whose career spans over 35 years at ICAIC, the Cuban National Film Institute. Gloria's extensive filmography, though not described as ethnographic, integrates themes of cultural memory, history, identity, mythology and storytelling within the context of African diasporan cultures in the Americas.  Her preoccupation with these themes make known the persistence of Africa in the cultural memory of Cuba, the Caribbean, and across the diaspora. These stories connect people across many boundaries.

A Comparison between Herbal Medicine Use in Coastal Ecuador and Latinos in Madison, WIsconsin

Date:   11/17/2014

Time:  3pm

Location:   Northwest Quadrant B 3511 (2025 E Newport Ave), UW-Milwaukee

Sponsored by: UWM Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS), the Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health, and the College of Nursing Center for Global Health Equity 

Dr. David Kiefer is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine, UW-Madison. His research and teaching interests include ethnobotany, especially in Latin America, and the clinical applications of evidence-based herbal medicine. 

David Bezmozgis ~ The Betrayers: A Novel

Date: 11/17/2014

Time: 7pm           

Location: Boswell Book Company, 2559 N. Downer

Sponsored by:  Sam & Helen Stahl Center for Jewish Studies

The Betrayers: A Novel gives us one momentous day in the life of Baruch Kotler, a disgraced Israeli politician. When he refuses to back down from a contrary but principled stand regarding the West Bank settlements, his political opponents expose his affair with a mistress decades his junior. He and the fierce young Leora flee the scandal for Yalta, where he comes face to face with the former friend who denounced him to the KGB almost forty years earlier.

International Coffee Hour

Date: 11/18/2014

Time: 2:30pm-3:30pm  

Location: Union 198

Sponsored by: CIE

Come for free drinks and snacks with Study Abroad.  Hear from students who have just come back from life changing experiences and exchange students who are here at UWM.

Global Connections: Applying Cultural and Language Dexterity in Work and in Life

Date: 11/18/2014

Time: 3pm-5pm                 

Location: Curtin 175

Sponsored by: Foreign Languages Advisory Group

 Hear how your language skills are in demand from local companies! A panel featuring; Carmel A. Capati, JD, Wisconsin Court Interpreter Program; Austin Krough, Global Public Affairs Specialist, Johnson Controls; Craig Loomis, MBA, Global Product Manager, Ultrasound Business, GE Healthcare; Kim Omachinski, Immigration Coordinator, Center for International Education, UWM will present.

Seminar on Hiring International Students

Date: 11/18/2014

Time: 3pm-4pm                                   

Location: Union 191

Sponsored by: CIE

UWM invites local businesses to attend a seminar on hiring international students.  The panel will include UWM staff and immigration attorneys based in Milwaukee.  Participants will learn basic terminology and visa categories for internships and employment, as well as implications for long term hires.  

Professional Preparation and Expectations for My Field in My Country: A Panel Discussion

Date: 11/18/2014

Time: 12:30pm-2:00pm                 

Location: UWM AGS Libraries, 3rd fl. East

Sponsored by: ESL

Would you like to pursue an international career in your profession? Curious about professional preparation around the globe?  This International Education Week event is for you!  International students from throughout the world outline the current role of their chosen professions within the culture and economy of their home countries.  Special focus will be on how each country prepares individuals to enter these professions and on how this preparation relates to the expectations individuals face as they begin to put their professional education and training into practice. Audience members are invited to participate in followup questioning and discussion.

International Partnerships Roundtable: Introduction to Agreements, Processes and Strategy

Date: 11/19/2014


Location: Garland 104

Sponsored by: CIE

This roundtable provides best practices for developing formal partnerships between UWM and universities abroad. It details collaborative options, including research and faculty and student mobility, and the issues that should be considered when initiating partnerships. It explains the different types of institutional agreements and their appropriate applications, and highlights the factors than can contribute to partnership success and sustainability.

Holiday Craft Fair

Date:  11/19/2014                            

Time: 10am-2pm                  

Location: Cunningham 795                           

Sponsored by: UWM College of Nursing

Proceeds from the fair support children and families in Malawi and Kenya, through UWM's global health programs.

Global Studies Colloquium

Date: 11/20/2014                             

Time: 9am-10:30am               

Location: Garland 104                                                                         

Sponsored by: CIE

The Global Studies Research Fellows will host their first colloquium, featuring the work of Elizabeth Drame (Exceptional Education), Maria Gillespie (Dance), and Xin Huang (Women's and Gender Studies).

South Korea's Rise: Perspectives from Social Sciences and Humanities

Date/Time: 11/20/2014 -  8:30am-5:15pm 

                   11/21/2014 - 8:30am-1:30pm 

Location:  UWM Library 4th fl. 

Co-sponsored by UWM and the Academy of Korean Studies.

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, with the support of the Academy of Korean Studies, is pleased to announce the conference on "South Korea's Rise: Perspectives from Social Sciences and Humanities." This conference brings in internationally renowned scholars together to exchange their views on the relationship between South Korea's economic development and foreign policy change. It provides a good opportunity to learn more about South Korea. The conference will be held at the UWM Library Conference Center on November 20-21. Interested students, faculty, and the public are welcome to attend. If you have any questions about the conference, contact Yunhee Choi at

International Trivia Night

Date: 11/20/2014

Time: 6:30pm to 7:45pm

Location: Union 181

Sponsored by: Conversation Partners & African Student Association


TRIVIA: Foodie and International Questions

Date: 11/20/2014                             

Time: 8pm                                  

Location: UWM Gasthaus                                                

Sponsored by: ESL

Join us for foodie and internationally-themed trivia and fun at the Gasthaus. Snacks will be provided food and drinks will be available for order and purchase. Bring a team or find one there; prizes will be awarded! This event will be packed with a diverse student population from African Student Association, Conversation Partners, and YOU! It is co-sponsored by the Community Fundraisiers Association and the Gasthaus Team Trivia.

How's it Going: US Holidays

Date: 11/21/2014                             

Time: 2pm-3:30pm                  

Location: Garland 104

Sponsored by: CIE

Would you like to learn more about US customs and holidays? Please join us for a short presentation on upcoming holidays with refreshments typical of these celebrations.

Thanksgiving Shopping Trip

Date: 11/29/2014                             

Time: 9am-5pm                 

Location: Pleasant Prairie Outlet Mall                                                       

Sponsored by: CIE

On November 29, CIE is organizing transportation to Pleasant Prairie Outlet Mall, Kenosha, which has over 90 name brand stores.  This is the Saturday after Thanksgiving, which is the best time of year to find discounts.

The cost for transportation is $10/person. You must sign up (here) and pay in person to reserve a seat on the bus.