42 students of Nazarbayev University participated in summer semester 2017 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

On August 15, 2017, 42 top students of School of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Science and Technology and School of Engineering (14 from each school) returned from an eight-week Visiting International Student Program (VISP) fully funded by Nazarbayev University that took place at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA.

Since 2014, the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison), a strategic partner of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, accepted 197 junior students of NU to the Visiting International Student Program (VISP).

Each NU student was registered as a full-time student at UW-Madison for the summer term with all related privileges and earned between 6-9 Carnegie credits. Students took at least one course with a research component and were free to choose any other course out of 160 offered this summer and approved by their advisors.

In addition to taking courses, a special cultural program with visits to historical and cultural sites was arranged. Nazarbayev University students established peer-to-peer contacts with UW-Madison students and helped them to learn Kazakh and Russian languages.