Wisconsin Without Borders Promotes Globally Engaged Interdisciplinary Scholarship
Wisconsin Without Borders (WWB) strives to bring together and recognize groundbreaking work that is already occurring on the UW-Madison Campus. Currently the WWB alliance works with and through existing programs to foster a culture of joint learning and collaboration, utilizing skills and knowledge across disciplines.
Potential international sites where faculty and students have already begun to explore or are already implementing service learning partnerships include Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Ecuador, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Haiti, Mexico, Nicaragua, India, China, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Germany. These projects address needs ranging from water, sanitation and health care services to education and environmental care.
For a map of awarded projects click here
It is also important to emphasize that global work is not limited to international activity. In fact, the WWB understanding of global includes efforts within Wisconsin and the United States, where the root causes and/or impacts of an effort transcend national boundaries. Therefore, a diverse array of UW efforts, from research and prevention of the H1N1 virus and other epidemics, to innovations in agricultural practices that alleviate hunger and sustain the natural environment, to the exciting example of students creating a lifestyle that is healthier for the planet through the Green House residential learning community, can all be celebrated and supported under the WWB umbrella. Over time it is hoped that these transformative experiences can be available to all students, and touch many communities within and beyond the borders of Wisconsin.