• Ann Bancroft
  • Somali Museum speaker
  • UWRF Cabinet with International Guests
  • UWRF Students and Alumni Share Their Experiences in Spanish Speaking Countries
  • Ceilidh Dancing - Traditional Scottish Dancing
  • They Call Me Q
  • International Research Poster Session
  • Somali Music and Dance Performance Workshop
  • Global Competencies for Wisconsin Manufacturers – Canada and Mexico - Workshop
  • International Thanksgiving

International Summit

Summit on International Education and Engagement

Thank you to all who participated in the Summit on International Education and Engagement and helped to make it a success. We hope you had a chance to enjoy the events that engaged ideas, people, cultures, and places beyond campus to enrich learning and understanding.

Sharing Our International Stories

"When you come home, home is somehow different." -Angie Whitaker

Charlie Rader YouTube Video
"It is important for all students to have an experience with cultures other than their own."
-Charlie Rader

Claire McCarty YouTube Video
"I always think if everything goes perfectly, well then you don't have a story."
-Claire McCarty

Grace Coggio YouTube Video
"I'm so grateful we have the opportunity to go on site and feel and experience what history, reading out of a textbook, sitting in a traditional classroom is just not going to teach you."
-Grace Coggio

Victoria Hull YouTube Video
"I'm going abroad and going to live in a city that is a million times bigger than where I grew up."
-Victoria Hull

Kaveesha Gunasekara YouTube Video
"This is my first time traveling and living in the U.S. and it has been such a great experience."
-Kaveesha Gunasekara



Whitney Beahr YouTube Video
"I went to Europe with the International Traveling Classroom, so I went to 13 different countries in about three and a half months."
-Whitney Baehr

Pathway to Distinction Strategic Plan Goal 2: Global Education and Engagement 
These events are aimed specifically at celebrating UWRF’s successes in Goal 2: Global Education and Engagement, while also serving as a launching pad for actions that confirm our ongoing commitment to the values expressed by this goal. For more information on UWRF's Strategic Plan, visit

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The Summit on International Education and Engagement aligns with International Education Week. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education is part of efforts to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences.

Event Sponsors

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Contact us with any questions related to the Summit!

Please direct questions during the week of the Summit to: 715-425-3911