International Education Week

When is international education week 2015?

UW-Platteville will be celebrating International Education Week (IEW) 2015 the week of September 21-25, 2015.

Are you interested in getting involved with IEW 2015?
Contact if you are interested in doing a presentation, performance, or activity during IEW 2015.

What is IEW?

UW-Platteville celebrates IEW each fall. Faculty, students, and staff from all across the campus contribute by giving presentations about their home countries or countries in which they studied or taught abroad, showing documentaries with an international theme, facilitating panel discussions, and much more. Please click here for more information on what other schools and universities are doing to celebrate IEW!

The International Programs Office and Confucius Institute have partnered to provide a week of diverse events for the UW-Platteville community.


Week-long Exhibition

Education Abroad Photo Contest

All UW-Platteville students, faculty and staff are encouraged to vote for their favorite photos! Visit the UW-Platteville Education Abroad Facebook page: ( and "like" your favorite photo under each category. A winner will be selected for each category.
Thursday, September 24, 2015 @ the Education Abroad Fair in The Markee, University Rooms 10:00am - 1:30pm you can also cast a paper ballot

Sample International Cuisine

Bridgeway Commons will be serving international cuisine all week. Students are able to sude their Meal Plans, Passport Funds, and Dining Dollars. Faculty and staff are able to pay with cash or debit/credit cards. The menu for the week includes dishes from Italy, China, Mexico, Greece, Morro, and Thailand!


Monday, September 21, 2015

Women and Policing in Bahrain - Markee, Platteville East Room - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Dr. Staci Strobl will discuss our stereotypes of Muslim and Middle Eastern women and how we do not perceive them to be in positions of authority when they actually are.

Student Experiences Abroad - Markee, Mississippi Room - 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Come listen to students talk about their experiences abroad as students, volunteers, and interns!

  • Engineers Without Borders (4:30pm)
  • Internships Abroad (5:00pm)


Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Making Connections in Easter Europe: Incorporatine a PACCE Project wihile Studying Abroad in Romania - Markee, Mississippi Room - 11:00am to 12:00pm

During May 2014, 10 students traveled throughout Romania learning about agricultural practices as well as cultural and political issues of the country.  What really brought many of the concepts full circle was the PACCE project they did there. This session will talk about how Dr. Tera Montgomery and her students ended up in Romania and the journey to finding a project that fit. Insights into their next trip and project will also be discussed.

Bread from Around the World - Ullsvik Hall, Velzy Commons - 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Try different breads from around the world while chatting with international and U.S. students! There will be baked good from Norway, Sweden, Germanu, the U.S., Labanon, Nigeria, China, Brazil, and Korea.

Movie Night: Touching the Tigers - Doudna Hall Room 103 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Watch Touching the Tigers, a documentary about the experience of a pilot on the Chinese battlefield during WWII. This film is an expression of the deep friendship between the Chinese and Americans.


Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Intercultural Competence Workshop - Markee, University South Room - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Why do we do things the way we do? Learn the important skillsets that can help you build relationships with people from different cultures with Dr. Jennifer Collins and Justine Chien.

Tai Chi Workshop - Outside between Royce and Brigham halls - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

The Confucius Institute will be leading a session on Tai Chi, a martial art originally developed for self-defense. Tai Chi is also a great way to reduce stress!


Thursday, September 24, 2015

Education Abroad Fair - The Markee University Rooms - 10:00am to 1:30pm

This is a great opportunity for students, faculty, and staff to explore the international opportunities offered at UW-Platteville! Come speak to study abroad alumni, program representatives, and program leaders.

Chinese Mid-Autumn Fall Festival - Ullsvik Hall, Nohr Gallery - 4:30pm to 6:30pm

Come make lanterns and masks, learn the art of paper folding, and play games while learning more about Chinese culture! Light snacks will be provided.


Friday, September 25, 2015

Global Lunch Hour with the International Student Club - Markee, Pioneer Room - 11:00am - 1:00pm

Meet international students over lunch! This is a great opportunity to meet  students from around the world and talk to them about their experiences here at Platteville. Must provide own lunch.

Lunch and Learn: Basic Mandarin - Royce Room 110 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

What better way to take a Chinese 101 session than over lunch? Learn how to say “hello” “thank you” and “How are you?” in Chinese. Must provide own lunch.

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