UW-Eau Claire is committed to preparing students to live and work in the connected world. You can help us expand study abroad, service-learning and cultural immersion opportunities, and help bring international students, scholars and performers to campus.
- Expands knowledge, vision and perspective.
- Teaches skills that can be applied anywhere in the world.
- Increases cultural awareness.
- Helps students discover career and life opportunities.
- Gives students practice in adapting to new environments.
- Promotes international research and creative endeavors.
- Allows collaboration and high-impact learning experiences.
- Exposes students to peers and scholars from other countries.
Global Awareness Scholarship
We believe that transformational experiences at home and abroad prepare students to become citizens of the world. The importance of geographically dispersed, multicultural learning experiences is so widely recognized among our donors that a special fund has been created to support them.You may choose to contribute to the Global Awareness Fund or establish your own like the donors below.
- Bruce and Marlene Jannusch Scholarship
- Tom and Eleanor Wildrick Scholarship
- Wenzel Global Awareness Scholarship
Your support can help students expand their worldview and discover their unique impact on our planet.
Environmental research in Cambodia
Five students accompanied Deborah Freund, associate lecturer of biology, on a research excursion in Cambodia to study the ecological effect of agrochemicals used in rice paddies.
The project offered experience in anthropology, agriculture and in many different facets of biology, and could have a long-term impact on the country.
Advancing free speech in Moldova
Students contributed to free speech and applied journalism skills in the small, formerly Communist Eastern European country of Moldova. They took the project from simply installing a public address system to a professional public forum and trusted source of information for the community. Students collaborated with a faculty member on her research about public perceptions of media during transitional times.
Providing health care
in Costa Rica
Each year, a cohort of nursing students spends six weeks in Miramar, Costa Rica, where students provide health-care services through rural medical clinics. A related course in health-care systems prepares students for the cultural, social, political, economic and environmental factors that influence the delivery of medical care in foreign lands.