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WITC students bound for Germany

Six students, an instructor and a dean from Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College will spend two weeks (May 26-June 9) in Germany as part of an exchange program. Students from Germany visited the WITC district last fall, and are now reciprocating. A newcomer to the international student exchange scene, WITC continues to explore study abroad opportunities for its students. From left:  Nathan Spike, Kerri Bergquist, Lenore Knock, WITC dean of students; Christina Oksiuta, Shauna Ruud, Loren Goldstein and Claudia Berggren. Not pictured is Julie Schaefer, WITC instructor. .

(4/8/10): Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College is sending six students to Frankfurt, Germany, from May 26 to June 9 in reciprocation for the students who visited WITC from Germany last fall. Three students from the New Richmond campus include Nathan Spike, Loren Goldstein and Claudia Berggren. And three students from WITC-Ashland are Shauna Ruud, Kerri Bergquist and Christina Oksiuta. Accompanying the students are Lenore Knock, dean of students, and instructor Julie Schaefer, both at WITC-New Richmond.

Recently, the students recorded their thoughts about the upcoming adventure. Follow this link to hear what they had to say.

The WITC students have held various fundraisers to help offset the cost of their two weeks in Germany. Earlier the New Richmond campus held a “whipped cream pie in the face” contest that produced more than $800 in donations.

Living accommodations for the six students traveling to Frankfurt are with the students and instructors who visited WITC last fall.

“After showing our German guests around last fall, our students are eager to find out what it’s like to be a college student in their country,” says Knock. “Now they’re busy filling out the requisite paperwork for passports, insurance and emergency information.”