Supporting global engagement with the Wisconsin International Scholars Program

The Wisconsin International Scholars Program is an internationally focused co-curricular honors program for undergraduate students from any college or major interested in global issues, ideas, languages, and cultures. Through regular engagement with WISc programming and events, the program creates a foundation for international engagement and understanding that will serve students not only during their time in Madison but throughout their lives and careers.

Applicants apply to the WISc program as prospective first year students. As members of the WISc program students commit to a common core of course work including a WISc seminar, a global comparative studies course, and four semesters of foreign language study while at UW. Through regular meetings and events the program provides opportunities to discuss international issues from an interdisciplinary perspective.

With the generous support of International Academic Programs, students making satisfactory progress in the program can take advantage of two study abroad grants totaling $3,000 to continue gaining additional global perspectives and knowledge through one of our many excellent UW-Madison study abroad programs.

Wisconsin International Scholars are taking the idea of global competency in new and exciting directions. Students are pursuing majors across campus, from the languages, to engineering, bio-engineering, environmental studies, genetics, international business, and economics. Many of our students combine majors and certificates in ways that highlight the unique global competence and perspective they bring to the table.

Learn more about the WISc program and how to apply:

Written by Melody Niwot.