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A unique opportunity for international students

The International Institute at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh has been developed in a joint venture by Kings and UWO. It has been established because both the University and Kings recognize that international students have unique circumstances and needs which must be met if they are to maximize their potential during their US degree.

Explore programs and services at the UWO International Institute

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From the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh:

From Kings:

Dedicated Orientation Program

All international students recruited through Kings to the International Institute at University of Wisconsin Oshkosh will benefit from an extended orientation program.

The orientation will last 5-6 days for a core of between 9am-2pm each day.

This will include meetings with leaders from different areas of the University including academic advising, registrar, counseling, health center, residence life, academic leaders.

Each presenter will ensure that the content of the orientation sessions is designed specifically with the needs of international students in mind.

    Areas covered will include:

    • Placement testing
    • Student life
    • NETID access
    • US Education System overview
    • Degree planning
    • Course registration

    Social and event activities will include:

    • Grocery/supply shopping
    • Visiting malls
    • Bowling

    Breakfast and lunch is provided during social events.

    Students at the International Institute will have an immersion experience in their local community (e.g. Oshkosh Farmer’s Market visit).

    Students will have the option of attending Titan Camp. This is an outdoor adventure new student camp offered through Student Recreation & Wellness.

    A fireside chat will be hosted by Chancellor Andrew Leavitt for all new International Institute students.

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Regular forums between UWO Leadership
and International Students

  • All students at the UWO International Institute will benefit from direct access to the University’s leadership through regularly defined forums. This would include the Chancellor, Provost, Academic Deans, Dean of Students.
  • These Leadership forums are held each semester specifically so that they can listen to any student concerns and answer students’ questions.
  • These forums will also be used actively to encourage students to pursue opportunities in clubs, sports, leadership positions, and organized student activities.

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International Institute Leadership Series

The International Institute Leadership Series (IILS) is a unique two-year student development project. Its core purpose is to:

  • develop leadership skills
  • build community relationships
  • facilitate awareness of campus and local resources
  • provide career planning to international students

IILS comprises three events in the first term (Fall), and two events in each following term over a two-year period.

At the end of this two-year endeavor, students will be given credential of completion (recommendation and certificate) of the International Institute Leadership Series.

Progressive outcomes:

Year 1 First Term: Fall

  • Campus integration: UWO internal speakers target and facilitate connection to existing resources (e.g. student organizations, signature campus events, introduction of Global Scholars Certificate)
  • Focus: foster an intercultural community of leaders on campus

Year 1 Second Term: Spring

  • Oshkosh and regional integration: keynote speakers with an emphasis on global connections
  • Focus: intercultural communication and leadership

Year 2 First Term: Fall

  • Career Planning: internal and/or external speakers
    • Identifying Your Leadership Style
    • Fall Career Fair: Preparatory Session - Confidence Building

Year 2 Second Term: Spring

  • Career Planning: internal and/or external speakers
    • Understand Your Industry
    • Spring Career Fair: Preparatory Session - Resume Writing and Interview Skills

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Dedicated campus housing for International Institute students

Oshkosh Campus Living/ Learning Community

For their first year, International Institute students will have access to the International Living/Learning Community (ILLC) at UW Oshkosh. The ILLC will be housed in South Gruenhagen Hall and will have staff specially hired and trained to provide intentional programming, community development, and support. There is also a full-time staff member, the Residence Hall Director (RHD), who lives on-site to provide additional supervision

Fox Cities Campus Housing

International Institute students are eligible to live in safe, supportive and engaging student housing communities on the Fox Cities campus. The Fox Village is an all-inclusive, student housing community specifically designed to create a safe, supportive, and engaging environment. The Fox Village provides premium accommodations in an environment conducive to academic achievement and well-being.

Fond du Lac Campus Housing

International Institute students are eligible to live in safe, supportive and engaging student housing communities on the Fond du Lac campus. Vue Campus is an all-inclusive student housing community specifically designed to create a safe, supportive, and engaging environment. Vue Campus apartments provide premium accommodations in an environment conducive to academic achievement and well-being.

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Programs Available at the UWO International Institute

A range of Kings Guaranteed Outcome (GO) Programs are available to students at the UWO International Institute:

GO: Wisconsin

Gain an undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin. Guaranteed.

Available at: University of Wisconsin Oshkosh

4-year program at UWO.

GO: Madison

Transfer pathway to the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Guaranteed.

Available at:

  • University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
  • University of Wisconsin Fox Cities
  • University of Wisconsin Fond du Lac

2 years at Oshkosh, Fox Cities or Fond du Lac, then transfer to Madison (#42)

GO:Prepared Program

A specialized program designed to prepare international students for successful study of a US degree. Includes:

  • Academic study skills
  • College credits
  • Global Leadership course
  • English language development (if required)

Available at:

  • University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
  • University of Wisconsin Fox Cities
  • University of Wisconsin Fond du Lac

1-4 terms before starting degree program at UWO

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Student support and counselling

Kings staff on campus at the International Institute are also available to provide students with on-going advice, help and support about all matters – academic, social, housing or practical matters.

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University progression advice

Kings dedicated University progression advisors are also available to provide support and advice about choices of major or options for transfer within the University of Wisconsin system.

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Scholarship opportunities

The Kings University of Wisconsin Scholarship is awarded to students achieving a high GPA who continue at UW Fox Cities for four semesters before transfering to UW-Madison or to another Top 100 university.

Award

  • $2,000 for continuing full-time students with a minimum cumulative 3.8 GPA
  • $1,000 for continuing full-time students with a minimum cumulative 3.5 GPA

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The Kings Admissions Team