The UW-Madison Languages website is here to help you discover which language and program are right for you. With over 40 languages to choose from during the academic year, intensive programs in over 30 languages in the summer, and Korean and Russian Language Flagships, we have the program that is right for you and will open up a multitude of doors to different careers and opportunities.
Our online presence is managed by the Language Institute, a hub on the UW-Madison campus for collaboration in education, advising, outreach and research related to the study of human languages.
Kaitlin Koehler, our International Directions Advisor, provides academic and career advising to undergraduate students who are interested in languages and international area studies. Kaitlin is available to meet with students from across campus to help connect them with academic programs and campus resources that fit their interests, as well as to discuss professional opportunities that draw on their language-learning and international experiences.
Which UW-Madison departments teach languages?
Languages are taught at UW-Madison through a number of different departments and programs, including:
- African Cultural Studies
- Asian Languages and Cultures
- Classical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies
- Continuing Studies
- French and Italian
- German, Nordic, and Slavic
- Spanish and Portuguese
- Wisconsin Intensive Summer Language Institutes