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You can learn a language online — here’s how!

Study a language online with UW–Madison Continuing Studies language programs. We promise it will be exactly the same as in-person learning, only completely different.

Use LinkedIn for a successful job search

Read a step-by-step breakdown from one of our educational counselors on how to use LinkedIn to land your next job.

Returning adult students gather to celebrate perseverance in their educational journeys

Read about our annual Outstanding Adult Student Reception, an event where UW–Madison returning adult students gather to celebrate their accomplishments.

Badger Ready students and staff celebrate 5th anniversary

Happy anniversary to the Badger Ready program, celebrating five years of increasing access to the university and welcoming returning adult students.

Employers benefit from continuing ed for employees

Get valuable tips from one of our adult student advisors on how continuing ed benefits employers and how they can implement continuing ed for employees at work.

Returning adult students overcome obstacles to earn awards – and degrees

Two 2023 graduates receive the Outstanding Undergraduate Returning Adult Student Award recognizing exceptional determination and perseverance.

There’s no age limit for financial aid

A student services coordinator shares four myths about financial aid for returning adult students — and what you should know instead.

UW Odyssey Project celebrates 20 years of transformation through education

The UW Odyssey Project celebrates 20 years and invites the community to the Chazen Museum of Art for a celebratory event on April 20.

Use this exercise to ID and leverage your transferrable skills

Get advice from one of our UW-Madison educational counselors on how to leverage your transferable skills with this useful exercise.

Summer Music Clinic helps alum snare his place in UW Marching Band

Now a member of the UW Marching Band drumline, Elliott Frank says SMC helped him get comfortable with campus — and the audition process.

Odyssey alumni reflect on the power of writing

Five Odyssey alumni share how writing has helped shape their life and the world.

What continuing education can do for you

Curious about what continuing education can do for you? Read this column by one of our expert educational counselors that appeared in the Wisconsin State Journal.

Professor, farmworker rights advocate Armando Ibarra receives distinguished alumni award

Congratulations to Professor Armando Ibarra, receiving a distinguished alumni award from his alma mater, Chico State. Professor Ibarra contributes knowledge and understanding of worker communities through his work at the UW–Madison School for Workers.

Returning adult students add value to classrooms

UW–Madison returning adult student Todd Johnson and Assistant Professor Nidia Bañuelos reflect on the many benefits returning students bring to their classes, instructors and community.

How much do you know about lifelong learning?

Test your knowledge of lifelong learning with our 2022 quiz on topics we covered in our Wisconsin State Journal column this year.

Odyssey Beyond Bars: Communities benefit from prison education program

After serving 38 years in prison, Robert Taliaferro returned home in January 2022. As he walked away from Oakhill Correctional Institution in Oregon, Wisconsin, he carried with him more than 175 college credits and a resume that included editing an award-winning prison newspaper.

Return to college has life-changing impact

After struggling in college and being academically dismissed, Tyler Johnston returned to finish his degree at UW–Madison with personal determination and tailored campus support.

UW Odyssey Project launches free education initiative for veterans

In fall 2023, veterans can start a new UW Odyssey Project course tailored to them. Read about the program and learn how to apply now!

Visiting International Student Program celebrates 10 years of global connection

In recognition of its 10-year anniversary, VISP hosted a four-day celebration with program alumni, faculty and staff in activities ranging from a Badger football game to a dinner reception.

Health informatics graduate uses skills to benefit international humanitarian efforts

Dr. Sammy K. Ngichabe knew that if he learned to improve medical systems and processes, he could make a difference in global and maternal healthcare. In July 2020 he was part of a United Nations medical team that received an award for innovative use of data during the COVID 19 emergency response aimed at streamlining operations and improving health and safety.

College for people currently or formerly incarcerated

UW-Madison Odyssey Beyond Bars director talks with our educational counselor Ace Hilliard about opportunities for students who are currently or were formerly incarcerated.

Returning students can get specialized advice

Learn about the role of an educational counselor and how they can help you find the best academic fit for your goals and circumstances.