>> U.S. News & World Report Best Global Universities Rankings(2020) ranked University of Wisconsin – Madison 37th Best Global Universities;
>> U.S. News & World Report (2020) ranked University of Wisconsin – Madison 46th overall among national universities;
>> Academic Ranking of World Universities at Shanghai Jiaotong University (2019) ranked University of Wisconsin – Madison 27th among all universities worldwide;
>> One of the nation’s top ten research universities,$1 Billion in research expenditures annually;
>> Madison is located in the Midwest Wisconsin，one of the safest，livable cities in the United States.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison (also known as UW-Madison) is a public research university in Madison, Wisconsin, United States, ranked 11th overall among national public universities. The University of Wisconsin-Madison was founded in 1848, it is the official university of Wisconsin, and the flagship campus of the University of Wisconsin System. University of Wisconsin-Madison is one of the most respected universities in the United States, and it enjoys great reputation worldwide in various disciplines and fields. 19 Nobel Prize winners and 33 Pulitzer Prize winners came from this university. Undergraduate and graduate divisions in engineering, mathematics, sociology （ranked 1st among national universities）, education (ranked 5th among national universities), chemistry （ranked 9th among national universities）, philosophy （ranked 9th among national universities）, computer science, economics, business administration etc.. Various engineering majors are ranked in the top 20 nationally, including chemical engineering, nuclear engineering, industrial/systems engineering, environment engineering, computer engineering, civil engineering, materials engineering, mechanical engineering and electrical communication engineering.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison has 13 schools and colleges, 41 libraries serving the campus. The UW-Madison offers more than 140 majors, 3800-plus courses, and 2,000-plus faculty experts to 43,300 students. The average number of students per class is 29, the student-faculty ratio at UW-Madison is 20:1, providing first-class learning resources and academic support to international students.
Madison is located in the Midwestern Wisconsin. For many years, Madison has been named one of the most culturally, safest, health conscious and commercialism, liveable cities in the United States.
Features of Study Abroad Program offered by University of Wisconsin, Madison
>> UW-Madison is one of America’s “Public Ivy universities”. The VISP (Visiting International Students Program) provides international students with access to university and campus resources which are available to UW-Madison degree students;
>> Stay in the on-campus dormitory, fully immersed into American campus culture
>> Visiting experience is a great help to build credentials for graduate study while the program does not lead to a degree or graduate admission.
Program Dates and Courses
>> VISP: Visiting International Student Program
Students who have advanced level of English proficiency and would like to study courses in their academic field can choose to study VISP, which is UW-Madison credit program. Being jointly selected by Chinese university, USIEA and UW-Madison, visiting students will study with UW-Madison degree students, and access most of academic courses (except Law, Medicine and MBA, Nursing, Pharmacy, Vet Medicine). University credit programs are available to students in most of majors, both undergraduates and postgraduates can participate in the program. Undergraduate students need to choose 3-4 academic courses per semester with 12-18 credits. Most undergraduate visiting courses are offered by Liberal Arts College, College of Engineering, School of Business, School of Education, Art School, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. Graduate students need to choose at least 2-3 academic courses per semester with 8-12 credits. The four-week summer program allows students to take one specialized course, undergraduate students can choose courses with 3 credits, and graduate students can choose courses with 2 credits. Students have successfully completed the courses they are enrolled will be granted official UW-Madison transcripts and credits. Credits are transferrable to USIEA’s Chinese partner universities after assessment and accreditation.
Fall Semester, 2020
September 2, 2020 - December 18, 2020
(Students should plan to arrive earlier than dates before the semester starts for orientation and getting settled into campus. We recommend at least 1 week before the dates.)
Summer Session, 2020
July 7, 2020 - August 9, 2020
1.Undergraduate students who have completed at least one year of study at their home university, formally registered at USIEA’s partner universities;
2.Program Requirement: TOEFL of 80+, or IELTS of 6.5+, GPA3.0（4-point system）;
3.Interviewed by USIEA.
Students will be assigned to stay at UW-Madison student dormitories, students are able to experience true US university culture.