February 2019

Winter blahs

Winter in Milwaukee can be a challenge for some students as the snow flies and the days get shorter. Students may experience the winter “blahs”, and alcohol use tends to increase at this time of the year. Encourage students to bundle up and spend time outside exploring Milwaukee. Included in student tuition is a bus pass for the Milwaukee County bus system, and there are hundreds of entertainment and dining options only a few minutes away, Visit Milwaukee is a great place to start the search.


Study abroad opportunities

It’s also a time when a lot of students think about and plan to study abroad. Applications for summer, fall and full-year study abroad programs are due in March. The Office of International Education supports more than 70 locations across the globe. OIE will host program-specific information sessions and informational booths during the end of January and beginning of February.


Spring break plans can include service trips

Spring break – March 10 to 17 – is just around the corner, and students begin making plans for trips during this time. Some visit home, travel or stay on campus, but many participate in week-long service trips with other students. Offered through student organizations or Campus Ministry, service trips are a fun, inexpensive way for students to meet new people while giving back to their greater community. Service sites are spread around the globe and provide an opportunity to live and learn from people of different backgrounds. The trips engage students in aspects of social justice