Students chat and eat Polish snacks during a Global Cafe hosted by the Polish Student Association.

Dance lesson by LANSe Dance

Students participate in a traditional Chinese dancing lesson hosted by LANSe Dance during a Global Cafe event.

Affiliated Student Organizations

How to become affiliated with International Student Services

Student Organizations that wish to affiliate with ISS must first be a confirmed Registered Student Organization through Center for Leadership & Involvement (CfLI). To learn how to register your organization with CfLI please see this website.

Through the application in WIN (Wisconsin Involvement Network) student organizations must be prepared to respond to the following questions to be considered for ISS affiliation:

  • How does your organization serve and include international students?
  • Why is your organization interested in affiliating with International Student Services?
  • Please describe your organization’s work in creating a more inclusive campus and providing cross-cultural learning opportunities for fellow students on campus.

For additional questions about affiliation through ISS please contact Kathleen Finnegan at (608) 262-9716 or email kathleen.finnegan@wisc.edu 

Benefits of Affiliation

  • Increased amount of available funds from the Global Badger Experience Grant
  • Shorter application for the Global Badger Experience Grant
  • Use of ISS barcode scanners for attendance at events
  • Prioritized event promotion through ISS
  • Opportunities to collaborate with ISS on events
  • Printing at ISS

How to Maintain Affiliation

  • Host a table at ISWIF (Fall- required, Spring-encouraged)
  • Send 1 or 2 representatives to monthly ISS Affiliated Organization Meetings
  • Help promote ISS co-curricular programs and events
  • Provide feedback and suggestions to ISS to improve the international student experience at UW-Madison
  • Adhere to your organization’s constitution
  • Represent your student organization and ISS in a positive, professional manner