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Badgers around the World

See which countries alumni call home.

38

Countries with no alumni.

166

Countries that are home to UW–Madison alumni.

7,342

Number of international students enrolled at UW–Madison.

24

Countries with only one alum.

UW–Madison graduates are everywhere. The very first international student was William Steward from Ancaster, Canada, who was among the 20 men in the first class in February 1849. There are currently 449,308 in the United States, and the university claims alumni in 166 countries, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe — including one each in the tiny island nations of Kiribati and Aruba.

Below are the countries that boast the highest numbers of Badger grads.*

United States

449,308

China

3,362

South Korea

1,778

Canada

1,319

India

960

Malaysia

766

Japan

654

Indonesia

652

Thailand

509

*Data current as of August 2022.

Published in the Winter 2022 issue

Tags: Alumni, International

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