International Student Programs

International Student Programs

Learning opportunities for students, professionals, and visitors from around the world.


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Credit Programs

Visiting International Student Program (VISP)

  • Short-term study for international undergraduate students not in a formal exchange program

Formal Exchange Programs

  • Short-term study for international undergraduate students nominated by their home university to attend UW–Madison through a formal exchange program

Online and Flexible Degrees and Certificates

  • Specialized training at the graduate level through online and on-campus programs

Summer Term

  • 1,000 courses in 1- to 8-week sessions for undergraduate students

Intensive English Program

  • Full-time study of English as a Second Language (ESL) for undergraduate or graduate students

Distance Learning

  • Online/distance learning courses

Students at the American Culture and English Program University of Wisconsin–Madison

Noncredit Programs

American Culture and English Program

  • Summer program for international high school students

EducationUSA Academy

  • EducationUSA Academy at UW–Madison provides students age 15-17 with the tools and experience to successfully prepare for and excel in the American college environment. The program goes beyond academics to include all components of student development during an unforgettable three weeks.

UW Advance

  • A customizable program for international students age 18 and older that includes ESL instruction along with specialized lectures, seminars, field trips, and a variety of cultural events and activities. For detailed information about fees and program components, email Christine Inthachith at



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