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Just because you are back from study abroad doesn't mean your international experience is over!
Below are ways that you can keep international in your life on campus. See Paid Positions below for open positions for fall 2017! 
 
Up-To-Date Information
Read Global Outlook (GO!)
All study abroad returnees are subscribed to GO!, the CIE e-newsletter for returned study abroad participants.  GO! is published monthly during the academic year and is your source for CIE job opportunities, work abroad options, international scholarships and fellowships, and international events on campus and in the community.  Watch for it in your UWEC mail, with a subject heading:  UWEC Study Abroad:  Global Outlook.

 
Volunteer Opportunities!
The CIE will send out emails to returned study abroad students, when these opportunities come up - be sure to check your email!
Study Abroad Orientation (fall & spring)

Remember all the questions you had when you were getting ready to go abroad? Come speak at study abroad orientation to a new group of students, and share your stories and experiences with them! 

 
Study Abroad Fair (fall)

We are always looking for people to volunteer at the tables and about speak about their program. The next fair is TBD but it will be in October 2017 11am-3pm! Watch for an email from the CIE, looking for help for your program’s table!
 

We are still accepting applications for some Fall 2017 Peer Adviser/Orientation Assistant positions. To apply for one of these, please complete the e-form application by CLICKING HERE. Any questions? Email studyabroad@uwec.edu.
Study Abroad Peer Advisers & Orientation Assistants 

Study Abroad Peer Advisers are the first point of contact for students going abroad on UW-Eau Claire programs the following semester.  They also promote study abroad and advise prospective students about their program.  Many former Peer Advisers have pursued careers in international education!  Orientation assistants just work their group at orientation. Responsibilities marked "*" are for both Peer Advisers and Orientation Assistants.

Responsibilities:
  • Attend training sessions and prep between sessions as necessary*
  • Lead program segments of orientation program, participate in entire orientation*
  • Hold weekly office hours (2 hours/week), Sept through early Dec
  • Attend monthly meetings with all Peer Advisers
  • Hold a 2nd gathering for your group in November
  • Represent program at additional promotional events or advising opportunities as requested and as fits in your schedule
We are still accepting applications for the highlighted positions for Fall 2017:
Depending on numbers of students on various program, available positions may change, or Orientation Assistants, rather than Peer Advisers, may be hired. 

 
Australia (Lismore) Costa Rica Spring
Harlaxton, England Winchester, England
France (Lyon & Pau welcome) Germany (Marburg spring preferred)
Ghana Greece
Ireland Italy-Winterim
Japan (Kansai preferred) New Zealand
Spain Sweden
Thailand  

Compensation: $8-$9/hour

Fall 2017 applications now open - to apply, see information above, under "Paid Positions".
Study Abroad Marketing & Social Media Intern 

Gain valuable promotional development experience as you assist the study abroad staff in promoting a range of promotional activities. The successful candidate must be available for 10 hours/week from August 14, 2017 – May 5, 2018. Preference may be given to students in relevant majors such as graphic design, public relations or marketing. Study abroad experience is not required. The ability to work independently and have attention to detail is critical. Experience with Adobe software desired. 

Responsibilities:
  • Create promotional materials for events, including, but not limited to: Get the Scoop, Study Abroad Fair, Spotlight Info Sessions, pop up advising, peer adviser promotions, etc.
  • Maintain and manage the Social Media accounts for the Study Abroad Office
  • Develop marketing campaigns for social media to highlight Study Abroad Programs and Peer Advisers
  • Assist a Study Abroad Coordinator in planning and delivering the Study Abroad Fair
  • Assist a Study Abroad Coordinator in managing the Study Abroad Photo Contest
  • Write stories/create videos that promote study abroad programs, highlight study abroad participants, etc. for submission to IMC
  • Provide assistance at various study abroad events
  • Other duties as assigned
Compensation: $9.00/hour.

Applications for 2017-18 are now closed.

 
Advising Intern

Two positions available. Gain valuable one-on-one advising and public speaking experiences as you assist the study abroad staff in advising prospective study abroad participants. The successful candidate must be available for 10 hours/week from August 14, 2017 - December 1, 2017. If the candidate is living in Eau Claire over summer break, specifically June 12-30, the opportunity to present at New Student Orientation is available, but not required. The ability to work independently and have attention to detail are critical. Study abroad experience preferred. 

Responsibilities
  • Conduct study abroad general informational sessions
  • Take appointments and hold walk-in advising hours for general study abroad questions related to study abroad
  • Staff study abroad information tables
  • Work on updating advising materials (web and print)
  • Provide assistance at various study abroad events
  • (Present at New Student Orientation, June 12 – June 30 – if available)
  • Other duties as assigned 
Compensation: $9.00/hour

Applications for 2017-18 are now closed.

 
Study Abroad International Classroom Speakers

Are you a dynamic public speaker?  Did you have a great study abroad experience?  Combine the two in this study abroad promotions position!  Four-to-five speakers who have participated on a variety of programs run through the CIE will be hired for Fall 2017 (Sept-early Nov). An additional four-to-five speakers will be hired for programs run through Immersions in late summer. 

Compensation: $8.00/hour

Applications for 2017-18 are now closed.

 

 

Other Involvement Opportunities
Attend the International Folk Fair

Folk Fair is the largest international festival of its kind in the area, and brings the community together in celebration of culture! It takes place every fall on the UW-Eau Claire campus and offers all who attend an enriching cultural and educational experience.

 
Join a Campus Club or Organization with an International Focus

This a great way to keep your international interests alive and meet other like-minded individuals. Visit the UW-Eau Claire Student Organizations website for more information.

 
Take a Class with an International Focus

There are many courses offered at UW-Eau Claire with international focuses. Be sure to keep this in mind out when selecting courses for next semester.