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Signature Programs

UW in Aix-en-Provence

Gain competence with the French language, and knowledge of French culture, history and the arts in Aix-En-Provence. This program is offered by a consortium of Indiana University and UW-Madison. A faculty member from one of the participating U.S. universities serves as the Faculty Director for the academic year and teaches at least one course. The Faculty Director, along with local Assistant Director, assists with all aspects of the program.

UW in Paris

Stroll along the Champs-Elysees while enjoying everything that Paris has to offer in your spring semester abroad! The UW Paris Spring Program will offered through a partnership with the CIEE French and Critical Studies program (FCS). A faculty member from UW Madison serves as the Program Leader each spring. In addition, CIEE will facilitate the transition into Parisian life and help with everyday practical matters.

UW French Language in Morocco

This 4-week summer program in Rabat, Morocco, combines intensive study of French language along with the exploration of the political, cultural, and historical perspectives of Morocco, North Africa, and the French language and culture presence in this country and region.

Exchange and Affliate Programs 

Brussels, Belgium / CIEE Business, Communications and Culture at Vesalius College

Monpellier, France/  Institut National d'études Supérieures Agronomiques de Montpellier Exchange

Paris, France / CIEE French and Critical Studies in Paris

Paris, France / Institut d'Etudes Politiques Exchange

Tours, France / Institut de Touraine French Language Program

A great option for French Certificate students, this summer program is offered for four weeks or eight weeks and allows students to earn 6 credits or 12 credits, respectively. Prerequisite: First Semester French.

Tunis, Tunisia / SIT Emerging Identities in North Africa


International Internship Program

The International Internship Program (IIP) - an office within the International Division - identifies, cultivates, and promotes high-quality internship opportunities for UW Madison undergraduate students. Cultivated internships are created specifically for UW Madison undergraduates and are those listed in red on IIP's database; most require enrollment in the Worldwide Internship Program (WIP).

Cultivated internship deadlines: early October for Spring internships; mid-February for Summer or Fall internships.

Worldwide Internship Program

The Worldwide Internship Program (WIP) is a way for UW Madison undergraduates to earn academic credit for an internship abroad. WIP allows you to be continuously enrolled at UW-Madison while interning, in order to maintain access to scholarships, international health insurance, etc. This program is open to students from any major. Students can enroll in WIP if they are participating in an IIP cultivated internship. They can also apply sepaparetly for WIP credit on a student-identified internship.

WIP Application deadlines: early October for Spring internships; early March for Summer or Fall internships

How can I intern in France?

IIP has provided the following steps to help you plan and prepare for your internship in France. More information can be found on their website or in this informational sheet

1. Identify internship opportunities (databases, advising, or info sessions)

2. Apply: either through IIP database or directly with the organization; apply for credit through IIP

3. Confirm internship with IIP and the organization: complete necessary forms and deposits

4. Complete tri-lateral internship agreement (agreement between the stuent, UW-Madison and the host organization)

5. Prepare: Apply for a visa, visit UHS Travel Clinic, pick up WIP course reader

*We recommend that you apply early, as this process often takes several months. IIP advising drop-in hours and appointments can be found here.

Past Student Internships


Telelangue (Paris, France)

Uffizi Gallery (Florence, Italy)


Various 'office de tourisme' (France ; Fort Mahon and Epinal)

KUHN Group (France)
International New York Times (France)

Good News International of Rwanda (Rwanda)

Bombardier (Montréal, Canada)

International Organization for Migration (Geneva, Switzerland)

US Dept of State (Italy)


Contact IIP Advisor and Program Coordinator, Barbara Jedele at

608-261-1018 or at