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Cultural Immersion

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Get a better understanding of different cultures while in new surroundings! One of the many opportunities you’ll have at UW-Eau Claire is to travel through our cultural immersion programs. Ranging from a week to semester-long, these faculty-led experiences focus on a variety of interesting topics. No matter which one you decide on, the result is the life-changing perspective you will gain.

UWEC provided experiences that molded me into the person I am today. I was able to be immersed in the Somali culture, work in an inner-city school and develop curriculum that connects cultures and math. These opportunities gave me insight and knowledge of the world, which I wouldn't trade for anything!

Katie (Nestingen) Griffin Teaching - Mathematics

Examples of immersion trips

  • Embracing the Somali Experience in Midwestern Public Schools (Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota)
  • Civil Rights Pilgrimage (Alabama, Arkansas, New Orleans, Louisiana)
  • Cultural Identity in Louisiana
  • Hmong Cultural Practices and Ceremonial Immersion (Fresno, California)
  • Yosemite National Park: A Sacred Land
  • Sports Sciences and Kinesiology in Japan
  • Hmong Studies in Thailand
  • Social and Environmental Justice Experience to Guatemala
  • Women's Lives and Experiences in Nicaragua
  • Globalization in China
  • Culture, Society and Economics in Argentina 
Student at Civil Rights Memorial Center

Immerse yourself

Become a citizen of the world. Learn about Middle Eastern culture, cuisine and religion at the international market in Minneapolis; study stream ecology in the Andes Mountains, talk to eye-witnesses to history on the Civil Rights Pilgrimage.

Immerse yourself
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