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The Lifelong Learner

News from University of Wisconsin–Madison Continuing Studies

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Protected: How much do you know about lifelong learning?

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Tyler Johnston, a white man with brown hair and glasses, stands next to his wife, a white woman with black turtleneck. Both are standing, smiling, and hold an oversized red frame in front of them. The frame has the words I'm a Badger at the bottom.

Return to college has life-changing impact

After struggling in college and being academically dismissed, Tyler Johnston returned to finish his degree at UW–Madison with personal determination and tailored campus support.

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UW Odyssey Project launches free education initiative for veterans

In fall 2023, veterans can start a new UW Odyssey Project course tailored to them. Read about the program and learn how to apply now!

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Visiting International Student Program celebrates 10 years of global connection

In recognition of its 10-year anniversary, VISP hosted a four-day celebration with program alumni, faculty and staff in activities ranging from a Badger football game to a dinner reception.

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College for people currently or formerly incarcerated

UW-Madison Odyssey Beyond Bars director talks with our educational counselor Ace Hilliard about opportunities for students who are currently or were formerly incarcerated.

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Returning students can get specialized advice

Learn about the role of an educational counselor and how they can help you find the best academic fit for your goals and circumstances.

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Choosing your major based on career goals

Hear from a UW–Madison Continuing Studies educational counselor about tips on choosing your major when you go back to school as a returning adult student.

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Help is available for students with disabilities

Returning to college as an adult can be challenging, particularly if you have a disability. Student services staff offer a few tips for finding resources and accommodations to support your academic journey.

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Networking key to successful job search

Read our career and education counselor talk about tips on how to make networking a part of your routine and a key part of your job search.

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Adult students celebrate their accomplishments at in-person event

On April 26, friends and families of adult students at UW–Madison gathered at the Adult Career and Special Student Services award ceremony to celebrate the accomplishments, perseverance and hard work of these extraordinary learners.

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UW Odyssey Project graduates and supporters celebrate at in-person ceremony

The UW Odyssey Project offers a free, two-semester humanities course for adult students facing economic barriers to college.

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Transferring to a 4-year school may be worth it

Earning a bachelor’s degree can boost your career — and your salary. Here are six tips for transferring to a 4-year school after earning your associate degree.

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