It’s exciting to be able to help develop study-abroad experiences for UWindsor students, says the University’s new co-ordinator for Go Global programming.
Two-time grad Emily Stadder (BHK 2018, MHK 2023) will head up efforts to promote international study and work experiences.
“I am looking forward to being a part of this great program and providing assistance to faculty looking to create their own study-abroad courses, as well as to students looking to participate in the Go Global STEPs or iWIL Go Global Programs,” she says.
The Go Global Study Abroad Experience Program (Go Global STEPs) provides funding and comprehensive support for undergraduate students to participate in short-term faculty-led study-abroad programs.
The iWIL Go Global program funds students to engage in international work-integrated learning opportunities, such as paid or unpaid internships, co-operative education placements, community service-learning posts, and research projects abroad.
“We know that these experiences strengthen student skills and competencies and how important it is to provide financial support, especially to low-income students, students with disabilities, and Indigenous students,” Stadder says.
Chris Busch, associate vice-president, enrolment management, chairs the Go Global steering committee. He welcomes Stadder’s addition to the team.
“Emily’s role is pivotal in supporting our faculty and students, fostering an environment that encourages and facilitates global mobility,” Dr. Busch says. “Her dedication and expertise will undoubtedly contribute to the growth and success of our Go Global initiatives, allowing us to continue expanding horizons and creating meaningful international experiences for our university community.”