BUILD GLOBAL COMPETENCE AND CITIZENSHIP
The Wisconsin International Scholars (WISc) Program is an undergraduate honors enrichment program for students interested in global affairs, cultures, and languages. The program is available for undergraduates from a variety of disciplines and majors, offering specialized coursework, programming and up to two study abroad grants (a total of $3,000) to be applied toward UW study abroad programs.
DISCOVER REGIONS OF THE WORLD
The Institute for Regional and International Studies (IRIS) houses centers that focus on Africa, the Americas, East Asia, Eurasia, South Asia and Southeast Asia, with corresponding degree and certificate programs.
Degrees and certificates: UW–Madison offers undergraduate degrees in Asian Studies and Latin American Studies, plus certificates in African Studies, East Asian Studies, European Studies, Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies, South Asian Studies, and South East Asian Studies.
STUDY CONTEMPORARY WORLD ISSUES
The International Studies (IS) Major offers interdisciplinary specializations in Global Security, Politics and Policy in the Global Economy, Culture in an Age of Globalization. IS majors are encouraged to study abroad and pursue internships with an international focus.
LEARN A LANGUAGE
UW–Madison offers expertise and instruction in a variety of modern and classical languages. Current or prospective undergraduate students can begin exploring options from the Languages@UW–Madison website maintained by the Language Institute.
LEARN WHERE YOU LIVE
The International Learning Community (ILC), a residential program located in Adams Hall, brings faculty and students together to enhance language skills and foster critical understanding of world cultures. The ILC includes nine Language Immersion Houses.
MEET STUDENTS FROM OTHER COUNTRIES
BRIDGE (Building Relationships in Diverse Global Environments) is an international friendship program, hosted by International Student Services, that partners incoming international students with U.S. students. Through BRIDGE, U.S. students learn about other countries and global opportunities.
CONNECT THROUGH STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS
Several student organizations at UW–Madison focus on international interests and enable students to connect with cultures and people from around the world. The Wisconsin Involvement Network lists dozens of organizations with international themes.