International Outreach


The International Outreach program strives to empower women and teach the fundamentals of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) around the globe while allowing its members to develop leadership skills and gain cultural awareness.

What is International Outreach?

The International Outreach program organizes a yearly trip abroad to volunteer, promote women’s empowerment, and teach STEM. Founded in summer 2018, SWE members recently traveled to Jodhpur, India, and is in the process of organizing its January 2020 trip to Uganda!

International Outreach gives its members opportunities to…

  • Build teamwork and leadership skills
  • Meet new people and make friends
  • Develop a global perspective and learn about new cultures
  • Travel
  • Volunteer
  • Have fun!

Email Katherine Budde at if you have any questions!

SWE Abroad 2019

Meet the 2021 International Outreach Chair!

Katie Budde

Hey everybody! My name is Katie Budde and I am a Junior double majoring in Computer Science and Global Health and from Albany, MN. When I am not busy with school and SWE I love to explore new places around Madison, cook/bake fun foods, take care of my house plants, and paint! I have been involved in SWE since my freshman year and am super excited to serve as the SWEIO officer this semester:)