International Program

Barron International Students

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UW Colleges is the best start to a college degree and unlimited career opportunities.

UW-Barron County specializes in the first two years of a University of Wisconsin education that is accessible and affordable. We combine the advantages of a small college with the resources of the world-class University of Wisconsin System. After starting with us, you can transfer to any University of Wisconsin four-year campus or other university to complete your bachelor’s degree.

Why Choose UW-Barron County ?

  • We offer a beautiful campus situated along the scenic Red Cedar River.
  • Two professionally certified International Program Coordinators, each with many years of experience working with international students, will help guide you through your time at UW-Barron.
  • Our faculty are experienced with teaching international students.
  • You have the opportunity to join a wide varity of student organizations.
  • We provide a Community Connection Program that links students with local residents in the safe, friendly community of Rice Lake, Wisconsin.
  • An academic adviser and an international student adviser provide support to help you reach your goals.

Campus Highlights

  • UW-Barron County offers a warm and welcoming campus and community with a dedicated faculty familiar with and well-trained in assisting international students.
  • For over 25 years, UW-Barron County has welcomed students from around the globe, including South America, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Eastern Europe.
  • UW-Barron County is known for its strong engineering program and Future Engineers Club. The Future Engineers Club was the winner of the Division III National Rube Goldberg Competition, beating out schools such as Purdue, Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Penn State. Other popular majors on our campus include business, art and biology.
  • As a small, beautiful campus within close walking distance to our new student apartments, UW-Barron County prides itself on its friendliness and the individualized attention that students receive from faculty and staff, as well as its ability to get international students involved in the life of the campus.
  • Our library features a Learning Center, as well as student study rooms and “reflection rooms,” where students of all religious dominations and faiths are welcome to reflect and pray.
  • UW-Barron County's international students have recently transferred to campuses such as the Universities of Wisconsin: Madison, Milwaukee, Eau Claire, Superior and the nearby University of Minnesota.

About The International Program

Our program offers you the opportunity to earn an Arts and Science Associates Degree and complete the foundation courses for your bachelor’s degree in any major.

The International Program at our campus provides international students several advantages including:

  • Unique Guaranteed Transfer Program ensures admission to the University of Wisconsin four-year campus of your choice, including the University of Wisconsin-Madison. You can start more than 200 majors and specialties. Our campus offers the courses you need to complete the first two years of your requirement towards a bachelor's degree.
  • Earn an associate degree before earning your bachelor’s degree. 
  • University of Wisconsin Colleges campuses are located in smaller communities that are safe and friendly, so you can enjoy an authentic American experience and get to know American students.
  • Small classes, so you receive one-on-one help.
  • Personal attention from highly-qualified professors (85% have highest degree in their field).
  • Assistance from an international student advisor to guide you through your American educational experience.
  • Comprehensive orientation to help you adjust to life on your new campus.
  • Strong university curriculum provides the foundation for more than 200 majors including engineering, business, finance, education and many more.
  • Starting your University of Wisconsin education at the University of Wisconsin Colleges can save thousands of dollars compared to starting at the University of Wisconsin-Madison or another University of Wisconsin campus. 

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