Global Exploration Series Continues “Trip” Around the World!!!

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Don’t miss out on the opportunity to learn more about our world as the Spring Virtual Global Exploration Series continues its “trip” around the world with upcoming sessions focusing on Nigeria and Malaysia! This program is designed for youth of all ages and their families. UW-Madison International Students and Reach Program Ambassadors will be sharing information about their home country, different aspects of their culture, and language!!! So far, we have explored three different countries and cultures.

Our first stop in India was led by Sourabh. He spoke about India’s long history from the Indus Valley civilization to becoming the world’s largest democracy today! Sourabh also shared about the Holi Festival, also known as the Festival of Color, in which festival-goers are covered in a colored powder that is thrown in the air!

Next was a trip to China led by Cecilia. She told us about the more than fifty ethnic groups present throughout China- and how the food and language also vary depending on which part you are in. We learned basic greetings including 你好 (nǐ hǎo) which means hello, 谢谢 (xièxiè) which means thank you, and 再见 (zàijiàn) which means goodbye, but we learned that just saying “bye-bye” was more common for younger generations. We also had fun comparing and contracting food in Wisconsin and China!

Our third stop took us to Kazakhstan to meet Alan. We learned that horses were first domesticated in Kazakhstan and that the first satellite and man into space both launched from present-day Kazakhstan. He shared about the many beautiful places and landscapes that can be seen throughout the world’s ninth biggest country. In return, participants shared some of their favorite places in Wisconsin that they recommended Alan visit during his remaining years at UW-Madison.

Don’t miss out on our two remaining stops this school year on April 28 (Nigeria) and May 10 (Malaysia). Each will be held at 7:00 p.m.

How Do I Sign Up? Check out our webpage at for more information and to complete the brief Zoom Registration. You are invited to join us for one or both of our remaining “stops.” (Separate registrations are required for each Zoom.)

Questions? Feel free to reach out to a member of the WI 4-H International Program Team at with any questions and/or for more information about the Spring Virtual Global Exploration Series.

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