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Domestic Intercultural Immersion (DII) Experiences Information for Faculty/Staff

Philosophy of Domestic Intercultural Immersion (DII) Experiences Program
People’s beliefs, customs, experiences and environment create shared ways of perceiving and engaging in the world. Through dialogue and relationship building, students become more aware of and reflect on multiple perspectives.  A meaningful engagement within the cultural environment inspires students to analyze the foundational assumptions that govern their thoughts and actions.  This program is made possible by a Blugold Commitment Grant.Proposals may focus on issues, themes or locations with historical significance or current events and issues in the U.S. or on its borders.

The DII application cycle for 2017-2019 is now open! One-year grants are available for new programs, and two-year grants are now available for programs that have already run one or more times with DII funding. You can find all program requirements and application materials below. Proposals are due January 27, 2017 to your Department Chair, Program Director, or Supervisor. Final proposals with all approvals are due to Academic Affairs by February 3, 2017. 

Application Materials
*DII Request for Proposals (includes all program requirements and instructions)
*DII Application Narrative (to be uploaded as an attachment to the e-form)
*DII E-form Application (link to the BP Logix e-form)

Additional Documents
*DII Budget Example 
*DII Requirements 
Community of Practice Materials

Eligibility
The DII program is open to current UW-Eau Claire faculty and academic staff with 0.50 FTE or greater appointments. New applicants are highly encouraged, but must demonstrate sufficient knowledge of the culture and program content, and feasibility of the program.  Repeat applicants must demonstrate past program achievements, such as student learning, met program goals and learning outcomes, and impact on the UW-Eau Claire community upon return.  The receipt of funding one year does not guarantee funding in future years. 
 

For additional information or questions:
Shanti Freitas, Intercultural Immersion Coordinator
E-mail: freitasb@uwec.edu
Phone: 715-836-6037