This online orientation module will assist you in your visa application process and on making your travel arrangements to Madison, Wisconsin.
The visa application process may differ by country the process is subject to change. We recommend researching the visa application process and checking with your local U.S. Embassy or Consulate if you have questions. The following is meant to serve as a general overview for your reference.
There are two airports with easy access to Madison, Wisconsin.
MSN - Dane County Regional Airport in Madison, WI - A small airport located about 5 miles (8km) from UW-Madison. Taxi rides from the MSN airport to campus cost approximately $25 one way. There is a taxi waiting area outside of baggage claim.
ORD - Chicago O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, IL - While much further from UW-Madison, flights to this airport are often much less expensive. The Van Galder bus service offers daily buses between the airport and UW-Madison. Tickets can be purchased from the driver when you arrive, but please consult the bus schedule prior to booking your flight.
If you request temporary housing through Madison Friends of International Students (MFIS), your housing volunteer may be able to pick you up.
You are not required to check in with us before your in-person orientation, however, if you have any issues before your orientation feel free to contact your VISP Coordinator. You can find a map of where we are located on the Contact Us page.