Within the program students have created a learning community in which they are comfortable sharing ideas, exploring new topics and activities, and just having fun together. Read the March 2018 (PDF) and October 2018 (PDF) newsletters to get a sampling of what we do. And of course, discover more by looking at the other pages under this section.
One program we look forward to every spring is the annual Honors Symposium, where students present the results of their original research and creative projects. Subjects are diverse and range across many disciplines. In spring 2017 we heard about company branding, leadership lessons, and teaching for elementary school reading comprehension. Each year we have several biology and chemistry topics on view. The symposium is always free and the public is invited.
Recently we kicked off our Alumni Mentoring Network so that current students can gain from the life experience of our Honors alumni.
Study Abroad in Heidelberg
The UIW Honors Program offered our first honors courses overseas in Heidelberg, Germany in June 2016 and we continue to have Honors summer semesters every even-numbered year. Our European Study Center is in a beautiful residential location near the center of Heidelberg. The summer Honors semesters include planned excursions each week to local businesses, museums, and other cities such as Worms, Germany and Strasbourg, France. Heidelberg itself is a beautiful college city with easy access to many other points in Germany and beyond. Each year the Honors Program offers a competitive Study Abroad Scholarship to encourage students to have an international experience.