Despite her daughter Katie’s apparent objections, Xin Chang (left) strokes the nose of a new friend: Mike, a Belgian draft horse. Xin and Katie joined a crowd of 125 international students and family members to spend a day on a Wisconsin farm in June — specifically, the farm of Martha and Steve Querin-Schultz, who live near Cottage Grove. During the event, students could drive a tractor, take a hay ride, hear a bluegrass concert, and more. Martha is an office manager with the university’s International Student Services, which aids the more than 4,000 international students currently at the UW.
Photo by Jeff Miller