Global Gateway


The UW Global Gateway Summer Programs are highly-structured, thematic four-week study abroad programs specially designed to introduce first and second year students from diverse backgrounds and academic fields to international and global issues. Each program provides a full scholarship, including airfare, for 15 students with demonstrated financial need (preference give to students with EFC under $12,000) to study in non-traditional locations.

On these programs, a UW-Madison faculty member will direct a group of Badgers to a different location around the globe to introduce students to issues of global importance and prepare students for success in an increasingly interconnected world. These programs use the host country as a classroom and are experiential and interdisciplinary. Locations, themes, courses, and faculty will vary from program to program to attract as broad a range of students as possible. Students will earn 5 in-residence credits upon completion of their program.

GG Rio Web 2For the summer 2019, two programs will run in India and Botswana.

Follow the 2019 programs along on their journey by reading the student blog posts!


Faculty and/or academic departments who are interested in collaborating on UW Global Gateway Programs should contact Dan Gold, IAP Director.

Past blogs:
Summer 2018 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Summer 2016 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Summer 2014 Shanghai, China

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