WISE Conference 2024

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Enhancing Intercultural Learning at Home and Abroad

Our Focus

WISE is the pioneering conference for faculty leaders, program coordinators, and administrators to develop the knowledge and skills needed to help students advance their intercultural skills and awareness during their abroad experiences and beyond.

Our Audience

  • Faculty who lead or teach programs abroad
  • Study abroad directors and advisors
  • Administrators and Faculty who support international experiences
  • International student & scholar directors and advisors
  • Educators interested in improving the intercultural skills of students studying outside of their home country
  • WISE Diversity & Inclusion Statement

    WISE Conference is committed to equal opportunity and providing a platform for diverse perspectives. We welcome participation from people of all genders, sexual orientations, racial and ethnic backgrounds, and abilities, as well as from a variety of institutions (public, private,  HBCU, community college, etc.) and organizations, who are interested in bolstering the conversation on intercultural learning surrounding study abroad, on-campus programming, and the international student experience.

    We believe all people should be able to meaningfully participate in WISE events regardless of ability. If you need accommodations to fully participate, contact organizers at wiseconference@wfu.edu immediately following your registration and no later than Wednesday, January 4, 2023, to discuss specific arrangements.

    The Global Wake Forest Commitment to Inclusive Excellence may be found here.

  • Wake Forest University Indigenous Land Acknowledgment

    “This statement honors the land on which Wake Forest University now resides and the land on which the original campus resided. This land served for centuries as a place for exchange and interaction for Indigenous peoples, specifically Saura (saw-ra), Catawba (ka-tah-buh), Cherokee (chair-o-kee), and Lumbee (lum-bee) in this location and Shakori (shu-kor-ee), Eno (ee-no), Sissipahaw (sis-suh-pa-hah), and Occaneechi (oak-a-nee-chee) in the original campus location. Today Wake Forest continues to be a place of learning and engagement for Indigenous students, faculty, and staff regionally, nationally, and globally.” 

    For more resources on indigenous land acknowledgments, visit https://interculturalcenter.wfu.edu/landacknowledgment/

  • History of WISE and Recommendations from Colleagues

    This brief video, produced for the WISE Conference 10th Anniversary in 2018, provides some historical perspective as well as perspective from international education colleagues.