Why Madison?

Madison is a beautiful, welcoming Midwestern city located on an isthmus between Lake Mendota and Lake Monona. We are home to Wisconsin’s Capital as well as a host of beaches, museums, restaurants, bike paths, and more! The University of Wisconsin Madison is widely known and globally recognized for its academics. Find out more at https://www.wisc.edu !

As a student at WISLI, you are also a UW-Madison student for the summer. The segregated fees (included in tuition) enable you to access an array of resources.

Students can utilize:

*Please note, this list is not exhaustive. More resources can be found on the resource page: https://wisli.wisc.edu/resources/

90% of students in WISLI programs who took an OPI gained at least one sub-level following the program

Aerial photogrpah of Bascom hill and the UW Campus

Students from over 100 different institutions participated in WISLI programs in 2018

People sit at terrace and watch a movie

UW Madison ranked 2nd among public universities for innovative language learning (2018)

the sun sets over the piers