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 four pillars of the UW-Madison’s International Division, along with International Academic Programs (IAP or Study Abroad), the International Projects Office (IPO), 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 / 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

Upcoming Events


  • Meet the IRIS Project Assistants

    IRIS is pleased to welcome and introduce its new Project Assistants. Pursuing a wide variety of graduate degrees, each PA brings unique international experiences to their work at IRIS. We look forward to seeing all …

  • Princeton in Asia program information session

    On Wednesday, October 16, from 5-6pm in 336 Ingraham Hall, Will Fulwider, a Princeton in Asia program alum, will offer an information session for UW-Madison students interested in learning more about the program, the application …

  • Boren Fellowship information sessions, October 23 & November 21

    The IRIS Awards office will hold two information sessions for UW-Madison graduate students interested in learning more the Boren Fellowship program: Boren Graduate Fellowship Information Session I Wednesday, October 23, 2019 4:00 – 5:00pm 336 …

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