Experience Madison!

United States Midwest Madison

With a deep focus on being outdoors, exploring nature, and enjoying life, Madison has more bikes than cars and the biggest farmers market in the Midwest. Its parks, gardens, and farmyard fun—think pumpkin patches, corn mazes, apple orchards—beckon you out and put a smile on your face. It's little surprise that Madison is so well known on the global stage as an agriculture and life sciences hub making its mark.

Population: 258,000
Native language: English
Climate: Temperate
Type of area:
College town

Where Will You Live

University of Wisconsin-Madison

A renowned research-led institution, UW-Madison is home to pioneering achievements such as the discovery of vitamins in the early 20th century and uncovering fossils revealing a new human species. 

Founded in 1848 in the state capital, Madison has an unparalleled reputation for academic excellence, with faculty excited to integrate you into university and city life. As a leading study-abroad destination, it welcomes around 6,500 international students eager to make local friends and engage in American experiences in the Midwest, known for its familial and friendly culture. 

UW-Madison’s notable alumni include the architect Frank Lloyd Wright, former Vice President Dick Cheney, and fashion icon Iris Apfel.

Learn more at University of Wisconsin-Madison's official website

Student Health & Safety

We champion health, safety, and security. As part of IES Abroad, the largest study abroad organization in the United States, we have set the standard for health and safety in study abroad for decades. We plan for the ‘what if’, so you can get on with the experience of a lifetime.
International Health Insurance

International health insurance included in the cost of your program

24/7 Emergency Phone Support

Total coverage to support you while traveling and in your new city

Location-Specific Information

Health and safety information prepared based on your destination

Health In Your Language

Highly trained multilingual staff to connect you to healthcare providers

Secure Housing

Quality, safe, secure housing within close proximity to your classes

Dedicated Expertise

Protection by a Dean of Students Office advocating for your interests

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