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).
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
The Black Aesthetic is an exhibit by Ghanaian-American Rita Mawuena Benissan, an MFA student at Madison and an interdisciplinary artist. Benissan was born in Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire in 1995 and immigrated to the United States as a baby. The African Studies Program reached out to Benissan to learn more about her new exhibition and her creative process.
This pop-up exhibit, underwritten by the Latin American, Caribbean, and Iberian Studies Program, presents a collection of Andean and Amazonian cultural artifacts featured as “texts” in their own right on 19 retractable banners and stands. The exhibit includes interactive features, accessible through QR codes that can be read on any smartphone, which allow viewers to listen to Andean music, hear Quechua poetry and Andean myths, access resources online, and learn more about the cultural artifacts as they move through the exhibit.
WISLI is pleased to offer the WISLI Tuition Scholarship, which covers full payment of tuition for language study at APTLII, CESSI, SASLI, SEASSI or SIPI in summer 2019. The purpose of the WISLI Tuition Scholarship is to broaden support for learning less commonly taught languages. Learn more about this exciting opportunity!