MS+E Cultural Immersion

Take it all in

Part of our mission to foster broad learning experiences for our students is our robust cultural immersion program. Thanks to a wide variety of domestic and international immersion offerings, students can take advantage of diverse and enriching experiences that combine academic, cultural and personal learning objectives with a whole lot of fun along the way.

The Materials Science and Engineering program does not currently sponsor its own immersion experience, but we hope all our students work one of these rich experiences into their academic plan. Some immersions are semester-long courses, some a trip over spring break or winterim, while others may be more local weekly or monthly service-learning opportunities.

Bottom line — these up-close, firsthand encounters with cultures, communities, histories and perspectives other than our own are essential to a Blugold education, and we will help you make it happen. 

Watching the sun set in Nicaragua
immersion

Immerse yourself

Become a citizen of the world. Learn about the Somali experience in Minneapolis/St. Paul, talk to eyewitnesses to history on the Civil Rights Pilgrimage, work in solidarity with local communities in Guatemala, and so much more.

Immerse yourself
Alternate Spring break, Indianapolis

Spring break with a purpose

One recent Blugold graduate recounts the experience of 23 students who participated in a service-learning and leadership mission to Indianapolis over spring break 2015.

Spring into service
UW-Eau Claire geology student Sarah Kintner during her summer 2015 internship with Barr Engineering in Minneapolis.

Scholarship supports hands-on experience

We know the value of experiences like undergraduate research, and now offer a new scholarship to help make it possible for more Blugolds.

Supporting immersion
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