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International education offices move onto Main Street

September 4, 2012

The UW-Stout Office of International Education has outgrown its old home on the fourth floor of Bowman Hall and has moved to The Bank at 200 Main St. E.

Hong Rost, director of the OIE, expects to be in the new location for at least four years, she said.
The English as a Second Language Institute, previously housed in the basement of Harvey Hall, also has relocated to The Bank. The institute, which opened in fall of 2011, has grown in staff and student numbers.

The BankHarvey Hall is slated for renovation. The institute expects to return in 2016, Rost said.

Having the two offices close to each other will be a benefit, Rost said. “A centralized office will make it much easier for international students and help to provide better services,” she said.

New international students arrived last week. In addition to providing services to the students, the office has developed a new outreach program called Global Perspectives. Through the program international students will have the opportunity to share their culture and knowledge on different subjects with UW-Stout’s domestic students and the greater Menomonie community, Rost said.

UW-Stout had about 190 international students in 2011-12.

For more information about the ESL Institute go to the website. For more information about the OIE refer to the website. The office can be contacted via email at globaled@uwstout.edu or phone at 715-232-2132.

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