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Philosophy of the 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.

Not sure how to get started or what leading students is all about? Check out this short video for folks like you who want to know a bit more before they get involved!

Want to Know More about Leading Students on an Immersion Program?

Stay tuned for more information regarding 2023 Immersions proposal deadlines!

Application materials for 2023 Immersion proposals will be released soon. 
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The DII program is open to current UW-Eau Claire faculty and academic staff with 0.50 FTE or greater appointments as well as emeriti UWEC faculty / staff (after they have been retired for at least 75 days). 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 evidence of student learning and meeting program goals and learning outcomes, and impact on the UW-Eau Claire community upon return. The receipt of funding one year does not guarantee additional funding in future years.

For additional information or questions contact Jeff DeGrave:, 715-836-4471.

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