Tag International

Using motorcycles and 55-cent payments, Uganda groups maps route to health care in remote villages

May 13, 2019

By helping organize monthly clinics and lending to motorcycle buyers who are obligated for 18 months to transport health care workers, a nonprofit has connected health-care providers and patients in remote villages in Uganda.

UW-Madison ranked No. 2 for bachelor’s degrees awarded in foreign languages

March 13, 2019

UW–Madison ranked No. 1 for the most bachelor’s degrees conferred nationwide to Spanish majors. UW–Madison was ranked No. 2 for French and No. 3 for Chinese and Russian.

Bortin’s landmark in journalism saw Russia open up

January 8, 2019

UW–Madison alumna Meg Bortin went from being a non-journalism major to becoming a correspondent and editor at Reuters and the International Herald Tribune. In 1992, she helped found the first independent English language daily newspaper in Russia: The Moscow Times.

UW–Madison ranked among top universities for study abroad

November 13, 2018

The university's strong showing is due in part to the development of new programs targeted at students earlier in their academic careers.

Brand New Badger: Incoming freshman started a flourishing charity — at age 12

September 19, 2018

As a 12-year-old, Max Bobholz starte a nonprofit that collects used baseball equipment and distributes it to underprivileged children in Africa. Now he's a freshman at UW–Madison.

Amazing summer internships: 7 students tell what they did, what they learned, and what they’ll never forget

September 12, 2018

Each summer, hundreds of UW–Madison students spread out across the globe for internships. We caught up with seven students to learn a little more about their experiences.

New Korean language flagship program to launch

August 6, 2018

“This ambitious new program will offer unprecedented opportunities for UW–Madison students to study Korean language and culture on campus and overseas to a level that few other U.S. citizens achieve,” says Dianna Murphy, Director of the Language Institute.

Mandela Fellows on their first impressions of Wisconsin: ‘Everyone has been so kind’

July 11, 2018

UW-Madison’s Mandela Fellows are young leaders from 16 countries across the African continent, and they're here to experience Wisconsin and to attend a 6-week public management institute.

Surgery residency goes global

May 15, 2018

The UW surgery department is offering for the first time an elective international rotation. The first participant was a surgery resident, and he has just returned from a month in Ethiopia.

Styling — in fashions from around the world

March 20, 2018

Students modeled authentic clothing from cultures around the world at the "Runways of the World" show at Union South on March 18.

UW–Madison alumna third Badger to win prestigious new international scholarship

January 26, 2018

Fangdi Pan is one of 142 students in the just-announced third class of Schwarzman Scholars. Winners receive full tuition for a one-year master’s degree program at Tsinghua University in Beijing.

In the heart of devastating outbreak, research team unlocks secrets of Ebola

November 16, 2017

In a study of blood samples from Ebola patients in Sierra Leone, the team led by UW–Madison's Yoshihiro Kawaoka has identified signatures of the disease that may aid in future treatment efforts.

Four graduate students win Fulbright-Hays doctoral research awards

October 16, 2017

Fulbright-Hays DDRA Awards provide funds to doctoral students to conduct research outside the United States in foreign languages and area studies for up to 12 months.

New summer program helps international students acclimate before the fall rush

August 9, 2017

A new program allows first-year international students to arrive several weeks ahead of the fall semester and take an academic reading and writing class for non-native English speakers.

UW Hmong-American nurse brings her community to the doctor’s office

August 4, 2017

Maichou Lor developed new survey tools that she hopes can help close gaps in access to care among her own community and other underserved populations.

Botswana president receives Global Citizen Award

July 31, 2017

Ian Khama, president of the Republic of Botswana, was presented with a Global Citizen Award by the International Division in the Alumni Lounge of the…

UW-Madison students reflect on study abroad experience

July 31, 2017

This summer, there are approximately 622 UW–Madison students studying abroad through International Academic Programs, up more than 19 percent compared to 2016. The students are scattered across the world, in 48 different countries.