Colleen Marchwick is currently the Director in the Center for International Education. In this position she oversees Study Abroad and Exchange, International Student and Scholar Services, the Intensive English Program, and Chinese Programs and Services.
She received her B.A. degree in History and French from St. Catherine's University in St. Paul, MN and her M.A. in Applied Linguistics from Ohio University. Colleen's own journey in international education began with an undergraduate study abroad year in France followed by later service as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Morocco. Before coming to UW-Eau Claire, Colleen worked in international education at Washington State University and at the Chicago Regional Office of the Peace Corps.
At UW-Eau Claire Colleen was instrumental in establishing the International Fellows Program, a Blugold Commitment funded program that enables faculty and undergraduate students to participate in collaborative research projects in international locations and the Blugold Commitment Study Abroad grant. Colleen is also active in NAFSA serving as on the Financing Education Abroad Sub-Committee, Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Member Interest Group (2016-2018), and the NAFSA Trainer Corps where she is approved to train in the following Core Education Program Workshops Education Abroad: Critical Skills for the Adviser, Collaborative Approaches to Developing Faculty-Led Programs;Risk Assessment and Crisis Management in Education Abroad Programming;Student Health and Safety;and Internship, Research, and Service Learning Abroad.