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Global Action Through Engagement (GATE)

A Summer Program for High School Students, JULY 15-18, 2015

Join your peers in becoming leaders in your community! 


Do you want to have an impact on your community and the world?  Concerned with social justice and social change?  Have you always wondered how you can make a difference?  Ready to get a jump on what college life is like and learn valuable skills for college?

GATE will introduce you to global issues through: 

  • interactive simulations
  • small group activities
  • thought-provoking discussions with your peers, university students and speakers
  • developing strong leadership skills in problem-solving, negotiation, and conflict-resolution.
  • building career and college skills in cross-cultural communication, critical thinking, digital and media literacy, and how to be competitive in a global marketplace.

Our focus for GATE 2015 will be on Youth Movements. Youth are at the forefront of social movements of all kinds around the world, from violent extremist networks to peaceful movements for human rights and democracy. We'll examine youth movements and activism in local, national and global contexts and the role of young people in transforming neighborhoods, communities and societies.


  • REGISTRATION APPLICATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED: Please complete and return via e-mail:, facsimile: 414-229-3626 or U.S. Mail:  Attn: Dina Wolf, Institute of World Affairs, UW-Milwaukee, PO Box 413, Milwaukee, WI 53211
  • Registration Fees: $390 (Includes all instructional and recreational materials and expenses, Sandburg Residence Hall housing and meals)
  • Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 24th
  • A limited number of need-based scholarships are available. These scholarships are only available for the GATE program. To apply for a scholarship, please download the Scholarship Application and follow the application instructions for submitting to Dina Wolf

If you are interested in GATE or have questions, please contact Dina Wolf at (414) 229-3312 or