Student finds Badger connections in China

August 5, 2011

Steven Olikara, an environmental studies and political science major from Brookfield, Wis., has been traveling in China this summer, exploring Wisconsin connections and interests.

Olikara, UW-Madison's incoming senior class president, wants to ramp up the university's engagement of new alumni chapters abroad and facilitate a broader array of opportunities for students as they graduate.

"The most pressing global challenges of the 21st century, from energy security to climate change, will require cooperation between U.S. and China. I want to make sure University of Wisconsin students are at the forefront of leading solutions to these challenges. That's why I think it's so important that we understand how both societies operate and relate to each other," he says.

Read more about Olikara's travels and see photos on the Division of International Studies website »