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.
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From the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh:
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:
Social and event activities will include:
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.
The International Institute Leadership Series (IILS) is a unique two-year student development project. Its core purpose is to:
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.
Year 1 First Term: Fall
Year 1 Second Term: Spring
Year 2 First Term: Fall
Year 2 Second Term: Spring
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
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.
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.
A range of Kings Guaranteed Outcome (GO) Programs are available to students at the UWO International Institute:
Gain an undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin. Guaranteed.
Available at: University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
4-year program at UWO.
Transfer pathway to the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Guaranteed.
2 years at Oshkosh, Fox Cities or Fond du Lac, then transfer to Madison (#42)
A specialized program designed to prepare international students for successful study of a US degree. Includes:
1-4 terms before starting degree program at UWO
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.
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.
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.
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