International Education Week

When is international education week 2017?

UW-Platteville will be celebrating International Education Week (IEW) 2017 the week of September 18-22, 2017.

Are you interested in getting involved with IEW 2017?
Contact if you are interested in doing a presentation, performance, or activity during IEW 2017!

What is IEW?

UW-Platteville celebrates IEW each fall semester. 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 partner 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 our website and social media pages (linked on the homepage) to see the photos and how to vote!

Education Abroad-themed Menu at Stations

The Education Abroad Office is parterning with Dining Services to provide dinner (with one lunch) options each day of the week themed around our 6 UW-Platteville Education Abroad Programs! Be sure to check their menu listing to see which country is to be the spotlight!


Monday, September 18, 2017

"Meh..." Study Abroad for the Reluctant Student - Markee: Wisconsin Room - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Never been all that interested in Study Abroad?  Don’t see the benefits it could bring to your life?  Studies?  Future Career?  Come listen as Dr. Jen Collins shares the reasons that you should consider a study abroad experience and what benefits (expected and unexpected) you can gain.

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 much more! 


Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Territorial Boundary Disputes among Arabian Gulf Countries - Doudna 147 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Several boundary disputes between countries in the Arabian Gulf region remain on-going, stemming from unresolved conflicts at the time of colonial demarcation. This presentation by Staci Strobl, Chair of the Criminal Justice Department, will review the main issues at play in some of these disputes and place them in their post-colonial context.  

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. The bread will be accompanied by Chinese tea provided by the Confucius Institute. 


Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Dutch treat! How Cycling in The Netherlands Matters to our Future Designers - Markee: Wisconsin Room - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Learn how international university partnerships lead to student opportunities and learning with the help of professor Kristina Fields. The faculty-led short term study abroad course UWP 3030 Cycling Infrastructure in The Netherlands spent 16 days learning all things cycling in May/June 2017. Come hear their stories and see how students worked with Dutch mobility students to apply what they learned.

International Poetry Hour - Markee: Pioneer Haus - 7:00pm to 8:00pm- CANCELED

Join domestic and international students alike as they recite poetry from all across the world in all different languages. Want to read a poem? Contact for more! Those reading can read in their native language or a language they love!


Thursday, September 21, 2017

Education Abroad Fair - Markee: University Rooms - 11:00am to 3:00pm

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.

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!

Mock Model UN with Global Pioneers Society - Markee: University North - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Come join the newly formed Global Pioneers Society as they explore UN processes and hot international topics through a mock Model United Nations. Want to join the group or know what they are all about? Contact or to find out!


Friday, September 22, 2017

Global Lunch Hour with the International Club - Markee: Pioneer Room - 11:00am to 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.

Poom Loom Laos: Students Innovating Social Change - Markee: Mississippi Room - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Dr. Harr Bailey is the founder of Poom Loom, a nonprofit organization that connects Laotian college students with rural villagers to address community needs through sustainable development, education, and income generation initiatives focusing on the preservation of Laotian culture. She is now working to connect UW-Platteville students to her work in Laos.

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