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UW–Madison ranks ninth nationally in study abroad participation

The University of Wisconsin–Madison ranks ninth among U.S. universities and colleges in the number of students who studied abroad in 2012-13, with 2,157 students earning academic credit outside of the United States, according to the 2014 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange. This marks the eighth consecutive year that UW–Madison has been among the top ten.

Also, UW-Madison ranks 22nd among peer institutions in the total number of international students hosted in 2013-14, with 5,718, according the Open Doors Report, published by the Institute of International Education, the nation’s leading not-for-profit educational and cultural exchange organization. The annual report is released in conjunction with the start of International Education Week (November 17-21), a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education.

“These rankings speak to the importance we at UW–Madison place on the role of international experiences in student development,” says Dan Gold, director of International Academic Programs (IAP), which offers the largest number of study abroad programs at the university.

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World Appreciation Day brings middle schoolers to UW-Madison

A presentation of Okinawan drumming and dance kicks off World Appreciation Day Just for Middle Schoolers on November 17.A presentation of Okinawan drumming and dance kicks off World Appreciation Day Just for Middle Schoolers on November 17. The event, held at Union South was sponsored by Wisconsin International Outreach Consortium and International Reach at UW-Madison, in celebration of International Education Week. Read more