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Welcome to the CIGE Website

"An integrated, coherent, and purposeful approach to internationalization and global engagement."

We are a dedicated group of faculty, staff, administration, and students working to better the campus climate in regards to internationalization and global engagement. We are comprised of several working groups who delegate tasks in order to get as much done as possible. Please click some of the links above to get started! We encourage you to learn a little bit about why we are here, and how we came to be!


  • Our next meeting is Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 2:00 p.m. in CEN3314.
  • If there are any questions regarding events, please e-mail

Current Events

  • Trends in the Internationalization of Higher Education
    Centennial Hall: Elizabeth Redden, the international issues journalist for Inside Higher Education, will present 'Trends in the Internationalization of Higher Education' from 3-5:30 p.m. Sept. 25 in Room 1704 of Centennial Hall at UW-Eau Claire. Redden reports on international higher education for Inside Higher Education on such topics as study abroad, internationalization of the curriculum, and the recruitment and integration of international students. Her articles and essays have appeared in a variety of publications, including Gastronomica, The Hechinger Report, The Orion, the Swarthmore College Bulletin and The Washington Post. She holds an MFA in nonfiction writing from Columbia University. Many of Redden's articles can be found online.The presentation, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by UW-Eau Claire's Council on Internationalization and Global Engagement (CIGE) and CETL.
  • Study Abroad Fair
    See below: Find out more about EVERY study abroad program offered through UWEC!October 8, 2:00 - 5:30 PM Ojibwe Ballroom, Davies Center
  • International Folk Fair
    Davies Center: International Folk Fair A tradition cherished for over 30 years will once again take place this fall. The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire will host its annual International Folk Fair on Sunday, November 2 from noon to 4 p.m. in Davies Center. New this year, the International Folk Fair will feature a unique theme: fabrics of the world. The theme will highlight different patterns, textures, and colors of the world; integrating them into cultural representations. The folk fair aims to celebrate the various cultures in Eau Claire; although we come from different backgrounds, we are all a part of the Eau Claire community. Over 40 student and community organizations will participate in the event. We invite you to celebrate this festivity with us. Admission is free! Participants can sample different cultural delicacies, learn about different cultures and their unique history, and watch live entertainment - all right here in Eau Claire! Admission is FREE!
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