Application Checklist

Please submit the following to register:

Online application

Completed Recommendation

Personal Statement

$500 Nonrefundable Deposit *

Pre-orientation: meet and greet your UW-Madison program advisor via Skype or WeChat.

*Participants may withdraw from registration by TBD to receive a refund of full tuition paid, excluding deposit.  No refunds will be given as of TBD.

Tuition: $4,995, includes double room, classes and materials, local transportation, activities, all meals, and international health insurance. Arline ticket and visa fees are not included.

Admission Requirements Application Process Post Application
High school students ages 15 to 17 (18 year olds accepted if birthday during programming TBD) Submit Application Materials by TBD Receive response from Admissions staff within one week of completed Application Process. 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.
Native or non-native speaker of English Applications accepted and reviewed on an ongoing basis Online application & Personal Statement Complete required forms from the welcome packet by TBD:
Media release
Liability Waiver
Roommate request if applicable
Intermediate to advanced English level (as established by recommendation form) Recommendation Form Balance of tuition payment due by TBD
Reside outside of the United States $500 nonrefundable deposit Consult with UW-Madison staff about arrival and departure time frames

Applications accepted and review on an ongoing basis

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. You must consult with VISP noncredit team at prior to booking your airline ticket.

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. Any questions regarding shuttles and visiting parents should be directed to VISP noncredit team at

Map of Madison, Wisconsin, in context of the midwest

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