Tag International

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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’

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

UW team in South Africa to share ‘origin stories’

A team from University Communications has traveled to South Africa to tell important UW-focused stories about origins: from the galaxies to life on Earth to the birth of humankind.

African professionals, activists among 2017 Mandela Washington Fellows at UW–Madison

The fellowship, sponsored by the State Department, brings 1,000 leaders between the ages of 25 and 35 from across Africa to universities for six weeks.