Puffy white cumulus clouds and a deep blue sky make for a striking view of Memorial Union Terrace chairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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"Well Red," a sculpture by artist Douwe Blumberg of a studious-looking UW-Madison mascot Bucky Badger sitting atop a pile of books, looks out on Lake Mendota from Alumni Park at the University of Wisconsin-Madison during the autumn morning of Oct. 8, 2017. The newly-opened park, part of the Wisconsin Alumni Association (WAA), is located between the Memorial Union and Red Gym (Armory and Gymnasium) overlooking the shoreline.

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VISP students make the sign of 'W' while overlooking a scenic view.
VISP students dressed in red and white make the 'W' sign with their hands at a Badger home game.

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About Our Program

The Visiting International Student Program (VISP) offers you the opportunity to study at the University of Wisconsin-Madison for one or more academic terms. Participants enroll in regular university courses taught by world-class faculty at one of the nation’s top public research universities.

VISP provides personalized advising as well as a variety of cultural and social events to help students feel welcome on our campus. Experience UW-Madison student life and apply to VISP today.

Read more about our Admission processAcademics at UW-Madison, and About Madison to learn if the Visiting International Student Program is right for you.

Get ready to have one of the most amazing experiences of your life at one of the best universities in the world. On, Wisconsin!

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