Students kayak on Lake Mendota during an ISS program, in collaboration with Outdoor UW.

ISWIF August 2019

Students take selfies with Bucky Badger during the International Student Welcome & Information Fair in August 2019.

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A group of people celebrating Holi.

GET INVOLVED

ISS is committed to creating meaningful and engaging experiences for UW-Madison international students, also known as “Global Badgers.” We host and collaborate on a variety of engagement, transitional, and co-curricular education programs and events that focus on leadership development, social justice, and learning through the Wisconsin Experience. Our programs and events aim to foster global citizenship, career development, and personal growth for all Global Badgers while enhancing internationalization within our campus and local communities.

Click below for details about our reoccurring events this semester- all students are welcome!

Fall 2022 Events Calendar

Fall 2022 ISS Events Flyer PDF

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International Reach: Cross-Cultural Speakers Program

Learn about this cross-cultural speakers volunteer program and improve your presentation skills. Reach is hybrid for Spring 2022.

REACH

Global Café

 Learn about new cultures while meeting other international and U.S. students. These events are hosted by student organizations.

Global Cafe

Global Badger Success Series

Learn about campus offices and resources for a successful transition to the University!

Global Badger Success Series

PEACE (Practicing English and Cultural Exchange)

Come and join us for a free, non-credit English conversation and cultural exchange class.

PEACE

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Global Badger Experience Grant (GBE Grant)

Student organizations interested in applying can review resources, check approval dates, and read application tips.

GBE Grant

People iconInternational Peer Mentor Program
(Coming soon!)

Find out how to apply for this International Peer Mentorship program and make new friends.

International Peer Mentor Program

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International Student Advisory Board (ISAB)

Join fellow international students in advocating for campus issues that matter to you.

ISAB

ISS-Affiliated Student Organizations

Learn how to get involved with Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) across campus, and how RSOs collaborate with ISS.

ISS-Affiliated Student Orgs

Madison Friends of International Students (MFIS)

Community organization partner with ISS. Connect with local residents, participate in fun events, and get involved in the Madison community.

MFIS

Meet the ISS Global Engagement Team

Melissa Murray Baltus (she/her/hers)

Position title: Assistant Director for Global Engagement

Allison Streckenbach (she/her/hers)

Credentials: International Engagement Coordinator

Position title: Transitions Coordinator

Jay Stokes (he/him/his)

Credentials: International Engagement Coordinator

Kacha Fischer (she/her/hers)

Credentials: International Engagement Coordinator

Global Engagement Team Interns

Kiki Wu (she/her/hers)

Credentials: Global Engagement Intern

Position title: International Reach Assistant

Joy Chen (she/her/hers)

Credentials: Global Engagement Intern

Position title: Outreach & Communications Assistant

Jinke He (she/her/hers)

Credentials: Global Engagement Intern

Position title: Global Badger Experience Grant Assistant

Haoyang Li (he/him/his)

Credentials: Global Engagement Intern

Position title: Global Badger Experience Grant Assistant

Amandeep Singh Chahal (he/him/his)

Credentials: Global Engagement Intern

Position title: Peer Mentor Program

Jenny Liao (she/her/hers)

Credentials: Global Engagement Intern

Position title: Transitions Intern

Upcoming Events

Tue 06

PEACE (Practicing English and Cultural Exchange)

December 6 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Thu 15

Graduation Cap Decorating!

December 15 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Looking for ways to get involved in programs?

  • Talk to us! Send us programming ideas, ask questions, and request accommodations at events by emailing issprograms@studentlife.wisc.edu
  • Need an accommodation for an event? Contact issprograms@studentlife.wisc.edu or call 608-262-9716. All accommodation requests should be made no less than two weeks before the event. We will attempt to fulfill requests made after this date, but cannot guarantee they will be met.