- Study abroad is integral to the learning experience at UW-Madison.
- By fostering global citizenship, study abroad advances the Wisconsin Idea on campus, throughout the state and in communities all around the world.
- All students deserve access to affordable study abroad programs that meet their personal and academic goals.
A variety of program options—over 260 programs in more than 65 countries—have been developed to address the diverse needs of UW-Madison students. Programs vary in length, level, academic focus, teaching format, language requirements, and cost. Each program is expected to meet the University’s high academic standards and to integrate with the on-campus curriculum.
Our goal is to remove the financial barriers to study abroad for UW-Madison students and to make study abroad accessible to all students. As an auxiliary unit, IAP receives no additional funding from the state or university to administer its programs and operates its budget on a cost recovery basis. Learn more about funding study abroad.