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It’s a big world — go see it

UW-Eau Claire firmly believes that not all learning can or should happen in classrooms, and we make concerted efforts to provide many opportunities for students to learn outside of the classroom. This can take the form of an alternate spring break trip for a service opportunity, or a Winterim experience on the Civil Rights Pilgrimage, or it might be an on-campus chance to mentor an international student majoring in physics and astronomy.

It can also be as simple as taking advantage of the arts and culture right here on campus, like international speakers and performers. Or it might be a student and faculty weekend in Chicago—any experience that takes you out of your student zone here on campus and gives you a new way to learn.

UWEC students experiencing cultural immersion.

We help you make it happen

These are all the kinds of high-impact practices that give Blugolds an advantage in both their academics and their personal development. See the story below for information about a scholarship designed by the UW-Eau Claire Foundation specifically to help students fund these sorts of experiences, called the Centennial Experience Scholarship. We feel so strongly about the value of these types of experiences, we help find the funding to make it happen! 

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