Visiting Partners

Study Abroad Fair

Tuesday, September 26, 2023
3:00-6:00 PM

Study Abroad Fair

Event Location:
Gordon Dining & Event Center
770 W. Dayton Street, Madison, WI



Welcome Session for Partners

1-1:15 p.m.
Brief presentation by UW-Madison study abroad staff explaining best practices and what to expect during the fair. All partners are encouraged to attend, even if you’ve participated at our fair in the past.


Refreshments & Conversation

1:15-2:00 p.m.
Connect with UW-Madison study abroad staff and other visiting partners while enjoying light refreshments.


Table Set Up

2-3 p.m.
Set up table and final preparation for the fair. Ready for doors to open at 3 p.m.


Study Abroad Fair

3-6 p.m.
Food and beverages will be available to visiting partners and UW-Madison staff in a room adjacent to the fair.


Clean Up

6-6:30 p.m.
Please take all materials you brought with you or place near designated recycling bins. Any left over materials will be recycled.


Event Location
Gordon Dining & Event Center
770 W. Dayton Street, Madison, WI


Madison’s airport is the Dane County Regional Airport (airport code: MSN)

Ground Transportation
There are frequent buses to and from Madison and Milwaukee, Chicago, and Minneapolis/St. Paul: Van Galder (Coach USA), Badger Bus, Megabus

To move around campus, there are free buses that circulate through – the most useful routes are the #80, #81, and #82 which run about every 10-20 min. For route schedules and maps, you can use the buses tab on the left menu bar of the UW- Madison campus map.
Routes will also show on Google Maps.


Visitor parking can be limited on campus.  A live count of visitor parking in campus gated lots is displayed on the visitor parking availability page.  We recommend the following locations:

  • Lake & Johnson Ramp (Lot 46), 301 N. Lake Street
  • Fluno Center Garage (Lot 83), 314 N. Frances Street
  • Grainger Hall Garage (Lot 7), 325 N. Brooks Street
  • City of Madison State Street Campus Garage, 415 N Lake St

If you plan to stay overnight, consider several hotels near Gordon:

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Madison

525 West Johnson Street, Madison, WI, 53703
approximately 5 minute walk

Hilton Garden Inn Madison Downtown

770 Regent Street, Madison, WI, 53715
approximately 6 minute walk

Graduate Madison

601 Langdon St, Madison, WI 53703
approximately 10 minute walk

We have found it helpful to have the following items at your table:

  • Program materials for students to take.
    • Directions for shipping materials will be provided via email.
    • Please note:  Any materials for programs that are not approved by UW-Madison will be marked with a sticker. Materials left over after the fair will be recycled.
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Watch
  • Cough drop/throat lozenge
  • Comfortable shoes

Please consider reducing your environmental impact by exploring sustainable materials.

Food and beverages will be available to staff during the fair.


Located next to the International Academic Program (IAP) office in the Red Gym is the Memorial Union, which has food options, ice cream and Peet’s coffee as well as indoor and outdoor seating. If the weather is nice, you can get a lakefront seat at the Terrace.

 Union South is another large campus space with additional food options and ample space for work or meetings.

 There are many  more coffee and dining options on State Street, which runs from campus to the Capitol building.

Take a stroll along the Lakeshore Path that runs along the edge of UW-Madison’s campus to enjoy the beauty of nature and views of Lake Mendota.


Explore the UW-Madison campus:

Explore the city of Madison:


Feel free to contact us if you would like more information about things to do in Madison.  We’re happy to give you restaurant recommendations, schedule a campus tour, or put you in touch with our staff for individual meetings.