UW-L unveils new study abroad ‘tools’

It’s now easier for UW-L students to make plans to study abroad.

On Oct. 8 the university unveiled a new Web site (www.uwlax.edu/international/) to assist students planning to study overseas. During the past year, the Select Committee on Internationalization has been working to develop the site to integrate international information from across campus for world connectivity.InterWeb

The site was unveiled as part of a Study Abroad Fair in Valhalla, Cartwright Center-Gunning Addition.

The site was activated during a ceremony including a live broadcast from New Delhi, India, that included comments from UW-L International Education Director Jay Lokken and Ryan Hemmesch, International Recruitment & Program Specialist, who are currently in India recruiting international students. Chancellor Joe Gow and Provost Kathleen Enz Finken, who are featured on the Web site, attended.

During the 2008-09, just under 400 UW-L students studied abroad. Around one-third of UW-L?students study abroad by the time they graduate. This academic year, 437 new and continuing international students and scholars are learning and teaching on campus.

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See also WKBT TV8 Oct. 9 story at www.wkbt.com/global/story.asp?s=11283848 and La Crosse Tribune article at www.lacrossetribune.com/news/local/article_33ab4fb4-b48d-11de-a18a-001cc4c002e0.html.