COVID-19 update: The VISP staff are working remotely during normal business hours. We will continue to actively respond to email and voicemail messages. Please don’t hesitate to contact us at with questions or to schedule virtual advising appointments.

About our Programs

The Visiting International Student Program (VISP) welcomes students interested in short-term credit and noncredit study at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. VISP staff provide personalized advising as well as a variety of cultural and social events to help students feel welcome on our campus.


Our VISP credit students enroll in regular university courses taught by world-class faculty at one of the nation’s top public universities.


Our VISP noncredit programming includes pre-college summer camps and customized programs for university-level students throughout the year.

Not sure if credit or noncredit is right for you?

Contact the VISP Coordinators.