International Division

The International Division leads efforts at the University of Wisconsin–Madison to cultivate international scholarship and engagement, promote global awareness, and prepare students for a diverse and interconnected world.

  • Supports international teaching and research, and coordinating related outreach opportunities
  • Serves as a gateway for students to internationalize their UW-Madison experience, foster their development as global citizens and gain access to high-quality experiences abroad
  • Is a central resource on for accessible international knowledge and cultural information, and as a focal point on campus for increasing global understanding and competitiveness

Meet the Dean

Guido-Podesta

Vice Provost & Dean Podestá

Vice Provost & Dean Guido Podestá leads campus efforts to cultivate UW-Madison’s international scholarship and engagement, promote global awareness, and prepare students for a diverse and interconnected world.

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Connecting the Campus

The International Division connects UW–Madison faculty, staff, students, alumni, and external audiences through engagement in international issues and scholarship. Meet our campus partners.

ENGAGING THE COMMUNITY

The International Division shares the expertise of campus and visiting scholars and practitioners with the community through its own signature events and partnerships with local organizations with an international focus. Learn more.

 

ABOUT US

The International Division is comprised of four units: the Dean’s office, International Academic Programs (IAP), the International Internship Program (IIP), and the Institute for Regional and International Studies (IRIS). Together we work to promote and facilitate internationalization across the UW–Madison campus. See our mission, vision, and values.

 


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28 languages taught by 5 summer institutes

Summer Language Courses

25% of UW-Madison Undergraduates Study Abroad


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UW Faculty & Staff Resources

Planning on going abroad? Visit the UW-Madison International Travel site to learn more about campus travel policies related to safety and security abroad.

Travel Safety

Connect with a community of scholars with area studies and global expertise through the Institute for Regional and International Studies.

Get Connected

Find information  for faculty and staff engaged in global activities, from campus policies and business processes to guidelines for international agreements, hosting international visitors, governance structures, and more.

Knowledge Base