The curriculum for EducationUSA Academy at UW-Madison is designed to integrate you into campus and community beyond the classroom, involving classroom learning, community and cultural exploration, service opportunities, and social engagement. Each element of your programming at UW-Madison will contribute to your greater understanding of life in the American higher-education system, including admissions, site tours of various institutions, university success, and campus culture.

Global Leaders for Tomorrow’s Future  The program will take a holistic approach at understanding leadership through multiple lenses. In this approach, students will be encouraged to develop their passions into paths in higher education.
Academic Preparedness This experiential education opportunity gives students the tools for success. With access to UW-Madison’s resources, students will be able to prepare themselves for life at high education institutions in the U.S.
Interactive Workshops & Presentations Engage with outstanding faculty, organizations, staff, and graduate students on topics to help you succeed in higher education, including writing skills, leadership, team-building, critical thinking, and intercultural communication.
Student Panels Connect with peers on campus in your fields of interest to discuss the international student experience and answer your questions from these students’ perspective.
University Experience Learn about the diverse opportunities for higher education in the U.S., including site tours of various institutions and presentations on admissions and student financial aid.
Final Presentations Integrate all of your academic experiences into a lively small group presentation, sharing your innovative ideas for different Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with your peers.

Sample Schedule

Time Task/Activity
8:00-9:00 Breakfast 8:00-8:30 and Morning Meeting 8:30-9:00 
9:00-11:30 Course Curriculum, Lectures 
11:30-12:30  Lunch
12:30-3:00 Social and Emotional Learning and College Preparation on Mon, Wed, Fri

Volunteering, College Visits, Field Trips on Tues, Thurs

3:00-5:00 Free Time
5:00-6:00 Dinner
6:00-8:00  Activity Time
8:00-10:00 Facilitated Fun

Activity Highlights


UW-Madison Tour

Eagle Heights Farm Outing

Madison College Tour

Devil’s Lake Outdoor Adventure

Chicago Visit and Exploration

Marquette University Tour

2020 EdUSA cohort with Bucky Badger statue making W sign
EdUSA 2020 cohort next to The Bean statue in Millenium Park, Chicago, IL
EdUSA 2020 cohort posing on the steps at the Memorial Union making W sign

“I really learned a lot about how university works in the US, and how awesome this university is and that I would really love to study in UW-Madison.”

-Yinare, Chile


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