Program & Academics

Milwaukee River downtown

Students in the Intensive English Program are a part of the diverse and inclusive University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee community. Being one of the United States’ top research universities, UWM overlooks Lake Michigan and has over 27,000 students from over 92 countries.

The UWM campus is located near the lakefront area of the city of Milwaukee where many outdoor activities take place during the warm summer months. These include summer festivals such as Summerfest (featuring musical groups from throughout the U.S.), ethnic festivals, Lakefront Festival of the Arts, Bastille Days, River Splash, and others.

Students are also encouraged to participate in extra-curricular activities to better learn about Milwaukee and the Wisconsin area. The program also offers opportunities to volunteer in the local community. Volunteer sites include local theaters, music festivals, environmental causes, and campus events. As part of the University, students can also join student organizations, attend concerts and theatrical events, use the athletic facilities, library, computer labs and health services.

Students will also have the opportunity to explore Milwaukee in their free time! Students will be able to explore museums, art galleries, restaurants, the beach, and more thanks to the University’s partnership with the Milwaukee County Transportation System (MCTS). As a student at UWM, students in our programs will receive a U pass. This pass allows a student to have unlimited use of MCTS buses and the tram for the duration of their time of study.

Students in our Intensive English Program also have the opportunity to explore Milwaukee, to meet new people, and to improve their English outside of the classroom by participating in our various extracurricular events and programs, all while having fun. These events and programs include:

To learn more about our program, read our Intensive English Program Student Handbook.