Dean Podestá to international students: You are welcome here

Lately, a number of factors have created uncertainty and confusion for international students planning to study at UW–Madison during the coming fall semester. Many international students are even wondering how they will be received on campus.

I want to tell you that you are welcome here.

International students are an important part of the UW–Madison community.

Your presence on campus brings valuable diverse perspectives and opportunities for international understanding. Just as valuable are the friendships created with other students, both international and domestic.

The International Division and colleagues at UW–Madison continue to advocate for you at local, state, national, and international levels.

I look forward to seeing you this fall so that we all can benefit from the rich exchanges that can only happen on a global campus.


Guido Podestá

Vice Provost and Dean, UW-Madison International Division