Presentation to focus on integrating study-abroad into coursework

University of Wisconsin international programs director on campus Sept. 16




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Eric Yonke

RIT continues to increase its international presence, opening a new branch campus of the American College of Management and Technology in Zagreb, Croatia, and increasing study-abroad opportunities at all its international campuses.

Eric Yonke, director of International Programs at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, will discuss how to further integrate study-abroad information into coursework at the upcoming presentation, “Campus Internationalization: Integrating Study Abroad into the Curriculum.” It will be held 10–11:30 a.m. Sept. 16 in Louise M. Slaughter Hall, room 2230. The program is free and open to campus participants.

Appointed to the director position in 2006, Yonke has worked to expand the university’s international internships and create new programs related to human rights, poverty and development. According to the university, he is a specialist in modern European history, coordinating the International Studies degree program, and he has led several study-abroad programs in Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic that focused on Nazi Germany and the Holocaust. Yonke also has been involved in the Wisconsin Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies, a nonprofit organization.

The event is sponsored by RIT Global Programs and Academic Affairs. For more information contact James Myers, director of the Center for Multidisciplinary Studies, at jamisr@rit.edu or 475-4772.

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Eric Yonke