Badgers around the World
See which countries alumni call home.
Countries with no alumni.
Countries that are home to UW–Madison alumni.
Number of international students enrolled at UW–Madison.
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.*
*Data current as of August 2022.
Published in the Winter 2022 issue