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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).

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UW-Madison hosts Mandela Washington Fellows.

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

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$1M
Carnegie Corporation Award announced a $1 million grant to strengthen the study of Russia at UW-Madison.

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70+ FLAS

Fellowship recipients are studying more than 20 different languages during 2016-2017.

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