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INSTITUTE FOR REGIONAL AND
INTERNATIONAL STUDIES (IRIS)

IRIS is a National Resource Center for International Studies funded by the U.S. Department of Education. IRIS also comprises and provides coordination and administrative support for Wisconsin’s eight area studies centers, six of which are area National Resource Centers, and for the undergraduate International Studies Major of the College of Letters and Science. IRIS is one the three pillars of the UW-Madison’s International Division, along with International Academic Programs (IAP or Study Abroad) and the International Internship Program (IIP).

Use this site to connect with the many programs of IRIS and those of its REGIONAL CENTERS:

African Studies Program  /  Center for East Asian Studies  /  Center for European Studies  /  International Studies Major  /  Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies Program  /  Middle East Studies Program  /  Center for Russia, East Europe and Central Asia / Center for South Asia / Center for Southeast Asian Studies

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UW-Madison selected again to host Mandela Washington Fellows.

MFW brings 1,000 leaders from sub-Saharan African to US universities for academic discussions.

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King-Morgridge Scholar Program prepares international students for global development leadership.

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The number of languages being offered during this summer’s language institutes.

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