The office chooses the advising fellows
Four advising fellows have been chosen by the University of Wyoming Education Abroad Office to receive individual grants of $1,000 for their work promoting curriculum integration within respective colleges or schools.
In order to assist students in incorporating study, research, or internships abroad into their degree programs, the fellows will look for practical solutions. They will also encourage students to pursue higher education overseas and inform departments about study abroad alternatives that can complement their courses.
Alisa Siceloff, an assistant lecturer, Qin “Arthur” Zhu, a professor who teaches in the Division of Kinesiology and Health, and April French, a senior academic advising professional, are three of the four individuals chosen who work in the College of Health Sciences. Ashley Bock, an expert in academic counseling at the College of Business
I’m thrilled to be chosen to take part in this fellowship opportunity with the Education Abroad Office, along with other advisers, adds Bock. “In the Faculty of Business, we prioritize international business partnerships because we have a minor in it and support our students’ study abroad plans. When studying abroad, a student can encounter different cultures and broaden their viewpoint while earning credits toward their degree. Why wouldn’t we do this if we could help make it simpler for our students to obtain such an experience?
To make sure that students in the two majors in the Division of Kinesiology and Health are aware of strong alternatives for opportunities abroad, Siceloff and Zhu will collaborate.
I’m happy that the curriculum integration initiative Alisa and I presented was chosen, says Zhu. “Our Division of Kinesiology and Health works to provide students with a wide range of knowledge and abilities that will allow them to have an impact on world health. Consequently, modernizing the curriculum to incorporate the fantastic educational resources that studying abroad can provide will greatly extend students’ perspectives and increase their learning experience.
Zhu has forged a strategic alliance with Shanghai University of Sport and serves as the division’s international program coordinator. As part of the “UW in Scotland” program, Siceloff and Jamie Snyder, an associate professor in the Criminal Justice School, will jointly teach a course this summer. “Crime and Exercise in Scotland: Investigating the Connection Between Physical Fitness, Crime, and Public Places” is the name of the course.
French will collaborate with several departments in the college to determine the best study abroad alternatives for students in their majors, as well as ways for pre-health students to include international experiences into their educational plans.