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Welcome to the Institute for Regional and International Studies

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Learn about upcoming events from IRIS programs on our events page and get the latest updates about events & resources on campus and off through our Twitter feed.


The Regional and International Studies Advising office is open! Spring advisor schedule has been posted.


Recipients of the 2013 & 2014 & 2015 Mellon Foundation Graduate Student Recruitment Awards currently atttending UW-Madson and planning to pursue work abroad this summer can download an updated award release request form now!

The Institute for Regional and International Studies (IRIS) - formerly the International Institute - 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.