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.
UWM celebrates the intellect and insight that 1,007 international students bring to our 206 academic programs. Students from 83 countries bring new perspective to our campus community and research agenda. We invite you to meet a few of our rising stars.
Top 10 Undergrad Majors for International Students
Students come from all over the world to take part in the fantastic academic programs that UWM offers. Take a look at some of the most popular majors for international students at UWM!
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.
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.
Foxconn International Co-op
Students who are accepted into Foxconn’s international engineering co-op program will gain hands-on experience at this global leader in manufacturing services for the computer, communication and consumer electronics (3C) industry, earn a salary and UWM credits and receive training in Chinese language and culture. In this video, you’ll hear from some students who have already visited a Foxconn facility in Taiwan as part of UWM’s study abroad program with Chung Yuan Christian University.