The University of Wisconsin-Madison is a top-ranked American university known for its academics, influential research and faculty, a beautiful lakeside setting, a global network of alumni, and a welcoming atmosphere for international students.
UW Advance programs offer students an academically engaging and culturally immersive experience at our world-renowned institution. UW Advance offers customizable 2-5 week noncredit programs throughout the year to college-aged international students. Click here to learn more about customizing a program.
Provides a high-quality learning experience at a world-class institution
Helps improve written and conversational English
Enhances learning of trends in your field
Explores cutting-edge technologies in and outside of the classroom
I was surprised how hardworking the students are at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. This motivates me a lot. I have also obtained time-management skills, teamwork skills and friendships that will benefit my future studies and my life.JIAQIAN (CAROL) FANG, STUDENT FROM UW ADVANCE EDUCATION PROGRAM
UW Advance Topics
Engage in interdisciplinary applications of data in the fields of biostatistics, medicine, software development, gaming, and more. Connect with experts in the fields through workshops and site visits to local companies.
Prepare for global challenges in food systems, forest and wildlife ecology and environmental policy. Collaborate with local non-governmental organizations, faculty and students from the U.S. and Latin America to learn about conservation in practice.
Holistic exposure to education in the U.S. In addition to faculty workshops, participants engage with UW students in interactive seminars, observe primary school classrooms, and prepare lesson plans for instruction.
Learn what makes a business successful. Students prepare a sales pitch, identify markets, and develop marketing strategies. On site visits, students learn about fields of law & entrepreneurship, marketing, sales, and international business.
Leadership and Innovation
Study innovative programs through an interdisciplinary lens. Students visit organizations with innovative initiatives, then design their own projects. They also engage in workshops to hone leadership and teamwork skills.
Exploration of agricultural practices. Students engage in topic study and discussion with student organizations, visit a farm to discuss livestock and crop management, tour the veterinary school, and visit crop research stations.
In the Digital Storytelling program, students will produce a portfolio of videos with compelling narratives and visuals to demonstrate their English storytelling skills while learning from digital media faculty and experts at UW-Madison.
This academic preparation and English communication course will incorporate several outstanding resources on UW-Madison’s campus to engage you and provide you with interactive and informative course content.
Our office can customize a 2-5 week UW Advance program to meet the needs of your group. In addition to thematic content, each UW Advance can include optional ESL courses to help students critically examine and discuss thematic content.