Who we are
Wisconsin International Educational Scientific Cultural Organization
WIESCO was established by Brendan Kunda and Barbara Klippel as a 100% volunteer organization in order for English-speaking volunteers to become international ambassadors and build a world community.
Since 1994, our volunteer teachers and student assistants have worked with over 25,000 students in English language and culture programs in Europe and South America.
WIESCO is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
George Hirsch, current WIESCO president
George became the president of WIESCO in 2009. He has been involved as a teacher and director of numerous WIESCO programs in Eastern Europe.
George is a retired teacher, coach, and principal currently residing in Wausau, Wisconsin. Since his retirement George has continued his involvement with education as a student teacher supervisor through the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point.
What we do
WIESCO provides English language instruction and cultural activities in a face-to-face classroom setting. Programs range from one to three weeks.
The main objective of our language programs is to immerse students in English through instructor-designed lessons, activities, and discussions with our volunteer teachers and student assistants.
The majority of our experiences are geared towards middle and high school students, however some are designed for adult learners. The students we meet and work with are always highly motivated to engage with WIESCO volunteers and utilize their English skills.
Where We Are
WIESCO advisory board members, program directors, teachers, and student assistants come from all over the world. WIESCO accepts non-native speakers of English as volunteers at the discretion of three advisory board members (including the president).
Over the years we have been very fortunate to work with host coordinators to hold programs in Armenia, Brazil, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Poland, and Russia.