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Welcome to the Institute for Regional and International Studies

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IRIS cordially invites all students interested in international academic programming (or those students already declared within our academic programs) to stop by our first annual Fall Welcome Open House / International Opportunities Fair on October 5 @ 4pm! The fair will be attended by representatives from many international programs on campus and will feature the presentation: "Today and Tomorrow: Studying Abroad in a Changing World" presented by Ronald Machoian, International Safety and Security Director, International Division, UW-Madison. We'll have an assortment of appetizers and beverages! Please RSVP at:


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The Institute for Regional and International Studies (IRIS) comprises the area studies centers at UW–Madison, and is itself a Title VI National Resource Center for International Studies.

IRIS addresses area and international research and training by bringing together the expertise of its member centers under a collaborative umbrella.

Constituent Programs (by region):

* Indicates Title VI National Resource Center

To learn more about constituent programs visit their websites listed above or explore the pages here, which include information on funding opportunities for faculty & staff and students, supporting individual centers & programs, and connecting with the programs on social media.