Beyond the Classroom: Global Connections
Outdoor experience provides dynamic learning opportunity for international students.
The Global Education and Services team at Fox Valley Technical College bridges culture and communication with students around the world. Each year, a new group of international learners attends FVTC to study specialized curriculum that will help improve a need in their homelands.
One way to introduce life in Wisconsin to the students is through a partnership with the Central Wisconsin Environmental Science (CWES) Leadership Camp near Stevens Point. There, 34 students representing 15 countries engaged in a number of team-building and leadership exercises this past fall.
“CWES is a great way to participate in outdoor activities while developing leadership skills critical to impacting under-served nations,” says Julie Melnarik at FVTC. “Many students commented on how the outing built relationships and sparked creativity as well.”
International students apply their skills to make a difference around the globe in areas like agriculture, business, environmental science, horticulture, information technology and nursing.