International Academic Programs (IAP), a unit of the International Division, leads campus efforts to provide credit-bearing academic experiences worldwide for UW-Madison students from diverse backgrounds in all majors and academic levels.
UW-Madison is ranked 16th among all U.S. universities and colleges for total students studying abroad.
Semester-long program participation:
- 1st among U.S. public and Big 10 Academic Alliance Institutions
- 2nd among all U.S. Institutions
Year-long program participation:
- 1st among Big 10 Academic Alliance Institutions
- 8th among all U.S. Institutions
56% of UW-Madison study abroad students participate on semester and year-long programs – highest among Big 10 Academic Alliance Institutions.
For the third year in a row, UW-Madison is ranked by US News & World Report among the top U.S. universities “with stellar examples of study abroad programs.”
The above rankings are from the 2018 Open Doors® Data Report, which includes all UW-Madison U.S. Citizen/Permanent Resident degree-seeking student credit-bearing activity outside of the U.S. for Academic Year 2016-17, totaling 2,276 students. Campus-wide Open Doors Data Reports