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    Calendar

    Event Date Time Location
    BSMP Mandatory Group Meeting Jan. 30 3:00 pm 1209 Centennial Hall
    J-1 Academic Training Feb. 6 3:00 pm 1209 Centennial Hall
    F-1 OPT Workshop Feb. 9 4:00 pm 1200 Centennial Hall
    Abroad 101: Steps to Studying Abroad Feb. 10 12:00 pm 257 Cartwright Center
    Cultural Coffee Hour: Holidays & Traditions Feb. 11 5:00 pm Hall of Nations, Centennial Hall
    Abroad 101: Steps to Studying Abroad Feb.11 7:00 pm Drake Hall
    Study Abroad Fair (& Baggage Claim) Feb. 12 11:00 am - 2:00 pm Port O'Call, Cartwright Center
    Abroad 101: Steps to Studying Abroad Feb. 12 5:00 pm 332 Cartwright Center
    Cultural Coffee Hour: Urban Legends Feb. 25 5:00 pm Hall of Nations, Centennial Hall
    F-1 OPT Workshop Feb. 26 4:00 pm 1200 Centennial Hall
    F-1 OPT Workshop Mar. 3 4:00 pm 1200 Centennial Hall
    J-1 Academic Training Mar. 6 3:00 pm 1209 Centennial Hall
    Cultural Coffee Hour: Sustainability & The Environment Mar. 11 5:00 pm Hall of Nations, Centennial Hall
    F-1 OPT Workshop Mar. 23 4:00 pm 1200 Centennial Hall
    Cultural Coffee Hour: Travel Mar. 25 5:00 pm Hall of Nations, Centennial Hall
    F-1 OPT Workshop Apr. 1 4:00 pm 1200 Centennial Hall
    50th International Banquet Apr. 10 TBD Valhalla, Cartwright Center
    F-1 OPT Workshop Apr. 13 4:00 pm 1200 Centennial Hall
    Cultural Coffee Hour: Current Events & Social Media Apr. 15 5:00 pm Hall of Nations, Centennial Hall
    Study Abroad Pre-Departure Orientation (Summer, fall, academic year programs) Apr. 18 1:00 pm 1400 Centennial Hall

     

    Program Descriptions:

    Cultural Coffee Hours-

    • Facilitated by international students and study abroad alumni, Cultural Coffee Hour is a space to engage in global conversations on a specific topic. Faculty, staff, students and community members are all welcome to join the event, have a cup of coffee or tea and share their perspective. 
    • Presentation formats vary by topic and could be a round table discussion or an individual presentation. 
    • If you are interested in being a facilitator or presenting during Cultural Coffee Hour, please contact Miranda Panzer at mpanzer@uwlax.edu or Katie Van Wyk at vanwyk.kati@uwlax.edu

    International Banquet-

    • The International banquet is a celebration of cultural awareness and diversity in our community. Each year UW-La Crosse brings together the talents of a variety of international and study abroad students, faculty and staff to offer an evening filled with delicious ethnic foods and a myriad of performances involving cultural music, dancing and acting. The International Banquet is a remarkable endeavors towards enriching and promoting global friendship.

    F-1 OPT Workshop-

    • Optional Practical Training (OPT) is defined as temporary employment for practical training directly related to the student's major area of study. If authorized, the employment the student obtains must be commensurate with the student's educational level. The standard OPT allows F-1 international students to apply for 12 months of employment authorization once per progressive educational level. OPT requires approval from a United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Service Center. Students interested in applying for OPT are required to attend 1 OPT workshop the semester they are planning to graduate. 

    Abroad 101: Steps to Studying Abroad-

    • For students interested in studying abroad, but unsure of where to start, Abroad 101 goes through the variety of program options offered at UW-La Crosse. You will learn where you can go, when and how to determine which program is best for you academically. Join us to learn about program searching and the application process, and hear first hand experiences from study abroad alumni.