Students at the University of Wisconsin–Madison who are curious about studying abroad, but still reluctant about plunging into an overseas experience will have a new way to test international waters, starting next summer.
International Academic Programs (IAP), which offers the largest number of study abroad programs on campus, has developed UW Global Gateway Programs, short-term experiences in which diverse groups of first- and second-year undergraduates travel abroad accompanied by a UW–Madison faculty member.
Every participant selected for this program will receive a Global Gateway Scholarship, which covers all billed program costs and international airfare.
“Every student needs to develop the skills, attitudes, and knowledge to succeed in today’s increasingly diverse, interconnected world,” says Guido Podesta, interim vice provost and dean of the Division of International Studies, which is funding this program. “Creating this unique program is the latest in our ongoing efforts to make global issues and experiences a key part of the undergraduate experience at UW–Madison.”