Programs and Activities
International Student Services (ISS) is dedicated to helping international students succeed at UWMadison academically, professionally, and personally. To do this, the office hosts both ongoing and short-term programs and activities throughout the year to provide support and to offer opportunities for development, service, cultural exchange, and recreation.
Sunday, June 30, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Schultz Family Farm, Cottage Grove, WI
Join ISS for a visit to a local farm owned by ISS Staff Member Martha Querin-Schultz and her husband Steve! Go on a horse-drawn wagon ride, pet live farm animals, check out farm equipment and explore the farm. Learn about life on a Wisconsin farm while you spin wool and learn how to make a quilt. There will be games for adults and children and demonstrations and lessons in square dancing, a US American folk dance. Area vendors will be on hand to sell honey, yarn, wool for spinning, quilts, comforter’s and locally raised lamb. The event includes a lunch and bus transportation from Eagle Heights and Memorial Union. Families are welcome! Don’t miss this special day on the farm. Watch for details in Access ISS.
Madison Mallards Game
Saturday, July 27, 3:00pm – 9:30pm
Warner Park Stadium, Madison, WI
How about a fun, relaxing evening of watching one of America’s favorite summer pastimes…baseball? Join ISS in a pre-game “tailgate party” prior to the game, then sit back and enjoy Madison’s own homegrown team play a worthy opponent in the Northwood’s League. A unique Wisconsin opportunity and summer fun, you won’t want to miss. Details forthcoming in Access ISS.
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BRIDGE International Friendship Program
Each Semester BRIDGE pairs new international students with American students based on similar interests, personalities, and needs. BRIDGE provides new international students with a friend, ally, resource person and cultural navigator. To learn more, visit iss.wisc.edu/bridge.
Reach is a unique volunteer program which places international students and family members in local schools, campus venues, and community organizations for short presentations on their countries, cultures and current global issues. Learn how to enroll at iss.wisc.edu/reach.
Millennium Development Goals Awareness Project
MDGAP educates the campus community about the United Nations’ eight major goals for international development by giving presentations in classrooms and to requesting groups. The project also hosts guest speakers and links students with goal-related research, internship, and hands-on volunteer opportunities for furthering job skills, fostering global talent, and advancing the goals. For more information see iss.wisc.edu/mdgap.
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