Visiting International Student Program
The Visiting International Student Program (VISP) welcomes students interested in short-term academic study at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Enroll in Coursework at a World-Class University
VISP students enroll for one or more academic terms in regular university courses taught by world-class faculty at one of the nation’s top public research universities. Courses taken and grades received in this program will appear on an official University of Wisconsin-Madison transcript.
Receive Unmatched Student Support
VISP staff provide personalized advising as well as a variety of cultural and social events to help students feel welcome on our campus. From football games, ice cream socials, advising events, and more, the VISP staff is here to support our students from application through the end of their time in our program.
Join us for the Fall, Spring, or Summer Term
Experience UW-Madison student life and apply to VISP today.
In 2012, the University of Wisconsin–Madison launched the Visiting International Student Program (VISP) as a way for people from around the world to experience the exceptional quality of our university and the beauty of Madison without having to be in a full degree program or part of a direct exchange. Learn more about how we marked the occasion.
Get ready to have one of the most amazing experiences of your life at one of the best universities in the world. On, Wisconsin!VISP participant