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International Summit

Summit on International Education and Engagement

Nov. 18-22, 2019

Our mission at UW-River Falls is to help prepare students to be productive, creative, ethical, engaged citizens and leaders with an informed global perspective.

In alignment with one of three primary goals, Global Education and Engagement, UW-River Falls is organizing a weeklong series of events during International Education Week Nov. 18-22, 2019, that focus on global learning and comprehensive internationalization while engaging ideas, people, cultures, and places beyond campus to enrich learning and understanding.

Topics Covered

  • Global Cultures and Learning
  • International Business and Economic Development in the St. Croix Valley
  • International Agriculture, Trade and Development
  • Study Aboard Opportunities and Scholarships
  • International Education Partnerships
  • Language Pathways
  • International Research

Pathway to Distinction Strategic Plan Goal 2:  Global Education and Engagement 

These events will be 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 our strategic plan, visit

Contact Information

For more information, contact the co-chairs of the Summit On International Education and Engagement Commitee:

Kelsey McLean
Office of International Education

Marina Onken
College of Business and Economics

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Second round program proposals due April 1, 2019.

We invite students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community partners to participate in this first-ever week-long series of events that could include speakers, theatre, art, international cuisine, presentations, facility tours of internationally used products, etc. both on campus as well as throughout our community. If you are interested in bringing positive awareness and attention to global initiatives, please consider joining us for this exciting celebration.

Proposals submitted in the first round include sessions on specific study abroad programs, panels sharing the experiences of study abroad alumni within a particular major, panels highlighting the impact of international students and international experiences within a department, unique cultural experiences such as dancing, sessions to share internationally-focused research, and lectures on internationally-focused themes. We welcome any proposals that further build off these themes or focus on areas not yet included.

Download the Proposal Request Form