UW-Waukesha Lecture to Tout Rewards of Studying Abroad

Bambi Butzlaff Voss will present “Studying Abroad Enlightens Students’ Education” at noon Wednesday, Feb. 6 at the college.

WAUKESHA –Bambi Butzlaff Voss, marketing and communications specialist at the University of Wisconsin-Waukesha, will present “Studying Abroad Enlightens Students’ Education” at noon Wednesday, Feb. 6 at the college.

The lecture will be held in Commons 101. The event is free and open to the public, and free parking is available during the lecture. UW-Waukesha is located at 1500 N. University Drive in Waukesha.

Butzlaff Voss said her talk will encourage students and parents to consider a study abroad program. 

“I will share my daughter’s experiences from a year-long, first-year study abroad program,” she said. “I feel her experience gave her new perspective on problem solving and opened her mind to different ways things can be solved. She and I traveled years ago when she was in 4th grade doing a school exchange trip to Southern France. I think that trip made her feel confident enough to do a program like this. She saw and did so much and still has a very global view for such a young person.”

The presentation will offer Butzlaff Voss’s personal insights, photos of Spain (Valencia, Mallorca and Barcelona) and also some of France (Toulouse, Albi and Paris).

In addition, Vic Passante from Continuing Education will be on-hand with travel information and to answer questions after her talk should students, parents or community members be interested in learning more about opportunities at UW-Waukesha.

“Studying abroad helps you experience a foreign culture, become more independent, increases your communication skills often by using a second language, helps you form new and rewarding relationships and more,” Butzlaff Voss said.

Butzlaff Voss received a bachelor’s in journalism and mass communications from UW-Madison with a double major emphasis in public relations and broadcast news.  She’s worked at UW-Waukesha since 1990.  Before coming to UW-Waukesha, she served as director of public relations and marketing for a hospital and bank. She was a disc jockey for more than five years as well.


UW–Waukesha has the largest enrollment among the 13 UW Colleges campuses with more than 2,000 students.  These freshman/sophomore campuses and UW Colleges Online comprise the UW Colleges. They offer an associate of arts and sciences degree and prepare students of all ages and backgrounds for baccalaureate and professional programs. In addition, UW-Waukesha offers several collaborative bachelor’s degrees through UW-Milwaukee and UW-Oshkosh.

For information about programs, admission or financial aid, contact the Student Services office at 262-521-5040 or visit the Web. You can follow the campus on Facebook or Twitter.

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