International Education Week

International Education Week 2016 Poster

When is international education week 2016?

UW-Platteville will be celebrating International Education Week (IEW) 2016 the week of September 19-23, 2016.

Are you interested in getting involved with IEW 2016?
Contact if you are interested in doing a presentation, performance, or activity during IEW 2016.

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.

Monday, September 19, 2016

The Unexpected Gifts of Studying Abroad - Markee, Mississippi Room - 11:30am to 12:15pm

We all know students receive obvious benefits from studying abroad - learning a new language, making friends, being able to add a résumé booster - but Dr. Jennifer Collins and Dr. Lindsay Hollingsworth from the School of Education will  talk about some of the suprising benefits students receive from participating in a study abroad program.

Confucius Institute Mid-Autumn Festival - Ullsvik Hall, Nohr Gallery - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Confucius Institute is hosting their annual Mid-Autum Festival where they will have an open door come-and-go event with activity booths. These booths will inclue tai-chi, paperfolding, calligraphy, and more! 


Tuesday, September 20, 2016

The Persistence of Sectarianism in the Criminal Justice System in Bahrain: Understanding the Colonial Legacy - Markee, Platteville West - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Dr. Staci Strobl, Chair of the Criminal Justice Department, will discuss some of her research on colonial criminal justice in Bahrain and connect it to some of the controversy going on today. She will talk primarily about Shi'a-Sunni relations and the use of policing by a Sunni dominated government.

International Bread Tasting - Ullsvik Hall, Nohr Gallery - 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 Bangladesh, China, Germany, India, Japan, Malaysia, Nepal, Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, and Vietnam.

Chinese Tea Workshop with Confucius Institute - 110 Royce Hall - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Tea culture refers to how tea is prepared as well as the occasions when people consume tea. In China this differs from the traditional European customs. Please join the Confucius Institute for a night of discussion and delicious tea.

International Soccer Game - PAC Downstairs Gym - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Come play a light-hearted game of soccer, or football as it is known in most other coutries, with international and U.S. students alike! This is a time to socialize and share a sport that is played world-wide. 


Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Kissed by a Stranger; Why Studying Abroad Will Change Your Life Forever (Cultural Relativism) - Markee, Wisconsin Room - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Explore with Dr. Edina Haslauer why intercultural exchanges can be challenging, and at the same time also immensely exciting and rewarding experiences. In this session, learn about the complex nature of culture and cultural relativism.

Movie Night with Confucius Institue: Painted Skin - 103 Doudna Hall - 5:30pm to 8:00pm

Troubles comes when two mythical spirits take the form of humans. But one of them falls in love with a married man. What will happen to the lives of this man and his wife after saving her from barbarians? This event is open to UW-Platteville students, faculty, staff, and community members. Supervision is not provided so one parent/guardian must be in attendance with children (10 yrs. & under). Please RSVP at or call us at 608.342.1310 to reserve seats.

International Bowling Night - Pioneer Lanes - 8:00pm to Midnight

Join us at Pioneer Lanes at 1185 US-151 BUS a few minutes for campus for a few games of internationally-themed bowling. This event is open to UW-Platteville students, faculty, and staff. Cost is $5 per person for unlimited games and includes bowling shoes!


Thursday, September 22, 2016

Education Abroad Fair - Markee: University Rooms - 10:00am to 2:00pm

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.

Tea Time with Dr. Travis Nelson - Markee: Mississippi Room - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

This is an informal session where students interested in studying abroad can come talk to Dr. Travis Nelson and students who have studied abroad about their international experiences while enjoying a cup of tea! 

Art Workshop: Australian Aboriginal Dot Painting with Carole Spelic' - Art Building - 4:30pm to 6:30pm

Carole Spelic' from the Performing and Visual Arts Department will lead an art workshop on how to create Australian Aboriginal dot paintings. Supplies will be provided; all you need to bring is your creativity!

International Club Meeting - Markee: Platteville Rooms - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Interested in finding out what the International Club is all about? Drop in at their bi-weekly club meeting to see if you would be interested in getting involved!


Friday, September 23, 2016

Global Lunch Hour with the International 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.

Confucius Institute Scholarship Fair and Delegation Trip to China Promotion - Markee, Heritage Hall - 11:30am - 12:30pm

Stop by to pick up informational flyers for those interested in studying and traveling abroad to China.

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