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WAIE Conversation Series: "What's Up, Wisconsin?"

Announcing the WAIE “What’s Up, Wisconsin?” Conversation Series 2016-2017 Schedule:

Wednesdays throughout the academic year from 3:00-4:00 p.m.

October 11, 2017  – ISSS: Pre-Arrival Orientation
October 25, 2017  – ESL: Finding Success in the Shrinking ESL Classroom
November 8, 2017   – Education Abroad: Pre-Departure Orientation
February 14, 2018   – ISSS: Immigration Hot Topics
April 5-6, 2018   – WAIE Conference
April 11, 2018   –  Credential Evaluation ABC’s: How Does it Work?
June 13, 2018   –  Intercultural Skill-Building for Students, Faculty, and Staff

Education Abroad: Pre-Departure Orientation

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
3:00-4:00 p.m.
Please submit your questions on the RSVP form!



Kelsey McDaniels


WAIE Education Abroad Representative

Alyssa Shaff

Topics/questions that will be discussed include:  

 During this session we will discuss what pre-departure orientation is and share ideas for what is working well at your institutions and what challenges you face. Specific topics for conversation will include:

  • General structure of pre-departure orientation (how long, how many, incorporating study abroad alum, etc.)
  • Balancing content in online and in-person pre-departure orientation (what tools are you using?)
  • How country-specific do you get in pre-departure orientation?
  • Collaboration with other departments for pre-departure (i.e. Multi-cultural center, counseling center, financial aid, etc.)
  • Parents and pre-departure orientation
  • We want to hear from you! What is your institution doing?

Want another reason to RSVP to join in on the conversation?

Participants in the conversation will also be invited to share resources through a shared Google Drive folder.

What is “What’s Up, Wisconsin?”

What’s Up, Wisconsin? is a conversation series sponsored by the Wisconsin Association of International Educators (WAIE) featuring a wide variety of international education topics, including but not limited to Education Abroad, International Student and Scholar Services, Intensive English Programs, and International Enrollment Management/Recruitment.

These phone conversations are offered free of charge to WAIE members and generally last one hour. Specific topics will be identified for each monthly conversation to be held on Wednesday's throughout the academic year from 3:00-4:00 p.m. CDT.

RSVP Online

Please RSVP and/or submit questions/discussion items for this “What’s Up, Wisconsin?” conversation here.  Please note that questions written in on the RSVP form will be given priority during the phone call.

To Call In:

Dial-in Number: (641) 715-3580

Access Code: 801-425

We hope you can join us!


Wisconsin State Meeting at NAFSA Region V

 You can view the presentation delivered by WAIE at the NAFSA Region V 2017 conference in Detroit, MI. Highlights include: 

  • What's Up, Wisconsin? 
    • Last year's participation plus this year's lineup
  • Spring 2017 Member Survey
    • How we're taking action based on your feedback
  • Finalizing Bylaws
    • Period of open comment November 1 - December 1
  • WAIE Conference
    • April 5-6 in the Fox Cities

WAIE Newsletters

Did you miss out on our past newsletters? View our new communication schedule and newsletter series from its start in November 2017. 

November 2017 Newsletter #2

November 2017 Newsletter #1

WAIE will now be sending bi-weekly newsletters that will contain updates about WAIE, relevant NAFSA and Region V news, grant opportunities, and international education job announcements. 

If you have a job posting or other relevant announcement that you would like shared with the WAIE membership, please submit it to our Membership & Communications Coordinator by the 1st or 3rd Friday of the month.   Newsletters will be emailed to the membership during the 2nd and 4th weeks of each month.  General guidelines for newsletter submissions:  

  • When sending job announcements, please provide the following: Name of hiring institution/organization, position title, link to more information, and deadline to submit applications.  Note: We will not be able to share attachments with the membership.
  • We will share information about professional development opportunities that are relevant to the field of international education and either take place in Wisconsin or are sponsored by a Wisconsin-based organization.
  • Please note that we do not share information or advertise specific study abroad programs or other student programs to the membership in our newsletters.


Helpful links for International Educators


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Upcoming Events
What's Up, Wisconsin? Feb 22, 2018 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
WAIE Conference Apr 05, 2018 - Apr 06, 2018
What's Up, Wisconsin? Apr 11, 2018 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM — To Call In: Dial-in Number: (641) 715-3580 Access Code: 801-425
What's Up, Wisconsin? Jun 13, 2018 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM — To Call In: Dial-in Number: (641) 715-3580 Access Code: 801-425
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