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Most Memorable Experience

I travelled in four different countries, climbed Machu Picchu and Glacier Perito Moreno, took classes in a different language, made new friends and found my way around the chaotic city of Buenos Aires. However, some of the best days abroad involved getting on and off the right bus or providing an Argentine with accurate directions. The sense of accomplishment from those little things made the whole experience that much better.

Julie-Ann Spatz

Legal Studies, Criminal Justice Certificate
IAP Buenos Aires, Argentina



Incoming Exchange Students

Application Process

IAP uses an online application system. If you are a student at a university with whom we have an exchange, you will be given a direct link to this application from your exchange coordinator. Paper application forms will not be accepted.

The application deadline for Fall and Academic Year is February 15.
The application deadline for Spring and Calendar Year is August 15.

Most students will need to provide certification of their English language proficiency as part of the application. IAP accepts the TOEFL (minimum score 95) and the IELTS (minimum score 6.5).

Your home university may give you an earlier deadline. If your university does not have an exchange agreement with us, it can still be possible to attend UW-Madison for a short length of time through the Visiting International Student Program (VISP). VISP is administered separately from International Academic Programs exchange programs, through the Division of Continuing Studies.

UW-Madison is very decentralized, and a number of offices on campus work with incoming exchange students. If you are an Engineering student, your exchange office might be International Engineering Studies & Programs. If you are a Business student, your exchange office might be International Programs at the Wisconsin School of Business. Check with your home university staff to be sure you are working with the correct office.