Personal Enrichment Programs

At a glance

What: Engaging learning experiences for lifelong learners

Who: Taught by highly qualified UW–Madison faculty, researchers, experts, and professional practitioners

Where/when: Throughout the year in Madison-area, face-to-face programs as well as online classes

Questions? Email info@dcs.wisc.edu or call 608‑262‑1156


Programs in the humanities, languages and writing that will enrich your experience as a lifelong learner

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Continuing Studies offers personal enrichment programs for you to explore new interests, develop new skills, and enrich your life. Students of all ages enjoy unique learning experiences year-round through Madison-area classes, online learning and more.



Experience the world through lectures and conversations on history, literature and culture. Wander through a variety of times, places, and topics with courses ranging from a single lecture to multiple weeks.


Explore different cultures and ways of thinking through many world languages. Online and in-person experiences improve skills for conversation, travel, or business.


Make an impact through fiction, poetry, memoir and manuscripts. Classes, workshops and critique services led by experts bring enlightenment to the writing process.