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With international teaching and research partnerships, a diverse campus community and expansive study abroad offerings, UWM is a global university preparing students for an interconnected world.

A Global Community

UWM is a multilingual, multicultural campus that celebrates the outlook and insight of people from around the globe.

With faculty, visiting scholars and students from 88 countries, our campus reflects the most diverse city in Wisconsin. Our faculty engage in research at home and abroad, building international connections and adding to knowledge in Wisconsin, the United States and beyond. Their work has won UWM recognition as a leading research university, attracting students from around the world and proving that diversity breeds brilliance.

Students from88countries
10top majors for international students
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Pisa, Italy

Study Abroad

Have an experience of a lifetime that will prepare you for the rest of your life.

Our programs are designed to take students beyond the classroom, building important cultural skills as they take part in fascinating and unique academic and internship opportunities. UWM study abroad students have a 93 percent acceptance rate to their first or second choice graduate program, making study abroad programs both an incredible experience and a solid investment.

400Students Study Abroad Per Year
19Languages Taught at UWM
30+Study Abroad Countries
130study abroad programs
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Paris, France
Students near the Great Wall of China
Zhaobao Mountain, China
Student on a hill overlooking the ocean in Spain
Galicia, Spain

Alliances for Innovation

The UWM Research Foundation develops strong partnerships both locally and internationally to bring groundbreaking technologies to the marketplace.

Discoveries made by UWM researchers and international collaborators expand our global footprint. Connections with Fortune 500 companies like Rockwell Automation allow our students to have on the job experiences in growing markets like China, while programs like the Master of Sustainable Peacebuilding send socially-conscious students to Central America and other areas to spread and seek knowledge.

3,000community and business partners
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