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International Academic Internships—helping Wisconsin businesses go global

January 15, 2008

Through its International Academic Internship the Division of International Studies partners with businesses both in and out of Wisconsin to offer innovative way to give students the global competence they need to tackle these new challenges and to successfully navigate in an increasingly international workplace.

At the same time, it gives Wisconsin businesses a global edge, providing employers with a well-educated, globally minded workforce that will continue to attract people — and business — to Wisconsin.

Thanks to an alliance between several campus units, prominent local and global companies and UW alumni, 12 businesses and organizations overseas have opened their workplaces to our student interns in 11 cities.

Students from Prairie du Chien, Fond du Lac, Eau Claire, Oshkosh, Oak Creek and many other Wisconsin towns have taken advantage of this unique opportunity, gaining the confidence and worldview they need to be competitive in today ’s workforce.

Read more about this program in the November 8 Wisconsin State Journal guest column by Dean Gilles Bousquet: http://www.madison.com/wsj/mad/opinion/255880

If your business is interested in partnering with UW–Madison’s International Academic Internship program, please call 608-265-6296.

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