Tuition: $4,900, includes housing, classes and materials, local transportation, activities, all meals, and international health insurance. $75 non-refundable application fee, airline ticket and visa fees are not included.

Admission Requirements Application Process Post Application
High school students ages 15 to 18 Submit Application Materials by May 1  Once you are accepted, you will receive a Welcome Packet via email. A separate link to University Health Services will be sent to you via email as well. No mailings will be sent via post mail.
Intermediate to advanced English level (as established by recommendation form) Complete required forms from the welcome packet by May 15:
Media release
Liability Waiver
Roommate request if applicable
Reside outside of the United States Balance of tuition payment due by June 1

Visa: Participants from countries that are not eligible for the Visa Waiver Program will need to get a B-2 Tourist Visa before coming to the United States. Students with financial support should confirm with the program coordinator about visa requirements.

Flying into Madison:  There are two airports where most international students arrive. The Dane County Regional Airport (MSN) is a small airport about seven miles from the UW-Madison campus. The Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) is about 2.5 hours from Madison and has many direct international flights every day.  The program includes pick-up and drop-off service. Students flying into Chicago O’Hare International Airport will need to arrive within a select time frame.

For more information about flight opportunities, visit Dane County Regional Airport or Chicago O’Hare International Airport websites.  Additionally, the Greater Madison Visitors and Convention Bureau provides extensive information on Madison and seasonal events.

Map of Madison, Wisconsin, in context of the midwest