Students come to the University of Wisconsin–Madison for the “Wisconsin Experience” – an undergraduate education that happens both in and out of the classroom, preparing them to positively impact the world.
For many Badgers, the Wisconsin Experience includes leaving campus, for a few weeks up to a year, to explore the world.
“I now consider myself much more of a global citizen,” says Cassidy Sandoval, who studied in Aix-en-Provence, France, earlier this year. “I’m from a small town in Wisconsin (Baraboo), but there’s so much more outside city limits and state borders. Adapting to a new culture and learning from its people was the experience of a lifetime.”
Cassidy, who is majoring in French and Community Service and Nonprofit Leadership, is among the more than 2,000 Badgers who studied abroad last academic year. Now, as a Peer Advisor for International Academic Programs (IAP), she helps students explore the world of study abroad opportunities through UW-Madison.
Students seeking to internationalize their Wisconsin Experience or simply curious about the possibilities can begin exploring the opportunities at this year’s UW–Madison Study Abroad Fair, on September 17, noon – 6:00 PM in Varsity Hall, at Union South.