The Wisconsin Experience, much like the Wisconsin Idea, is one of the big things that sets us apart. While the Wisconsin Idea is about our students giving back, the Wisconsin Experience is how we, as a university, give back to our students.
At UW–Madison, every student will have their own, unique experience. The Wisconsin Experience is a way to customize your education and make it exactly what you want it to be.
Undergraduate students at UW–Madison are fortunate to have the opportunity to work with some of the world's leading researchers. Students can experience all aspects of the research process, from assisting others in the lab, to designing, directing, and presenting their own research. It's also possible to obtain funding or credit for undergraduate research work.
International Academic Programs (IAP) collaborates with academic units across campus to offer safe, accessible, and high-quality study abroad and domestic study away programs that foster students' academic, personal, and professional growth.
First-Year Interest Groups (FIGs)
First-Year Interest Groups (FIGs) are clusters of (usually) three UW classes, linked together to explore a common theme, and offered to incoming first-year students who attend these classes together as a cohort.
Internships, Co-ops, and Career Services
Career Services at UW–Madison are organized and delivered by individual schools and colleges and provide comprehensive career services, including internships, co-ops, career advising and workshops, job postings, career fairs, on-campus interviews, and more.
UW–Madison doesn't have a single honors college or program but instead offers honors opportunities within each of our schools and colleges.
Service Learning and Volunteering
We can help you find the ideal volunteer opportunity to meet your interests and availability to serve others.