Languages of the World Day

Exemplifying the Wisconsin Idea, Languages of the World Day is a signature precollege outreach program at UW-Madison that brings more than 500 Wisconsin high school students from urban and rural school districts from around the state to campus for a college-for-a-day experience focused on languages and cultures. The program for Languages of the World Day includes 40+ breakout sessions on diverse languages, cultures, and artistic traditions led by approximately 60 UW-Madison faculty, staff and students. Languages of the World Day is highly valued by Wisconsin teachers and administrators as an important program for supporting local educational initiatives around the value of multilingualism, diversity and inclusion, as well as for sparking enthusiasm for and commitment to language and culture learning at the secondary level and beyond. It is an important outreach event for raising awareness among Wisconsin high school students and teachers of languages and world regions.

Languages of the World Day will take place on March 1, 2023.

Please contact Lydia Odegard, Language Directions Specialist, with any questions or concerns.

Languages of the World Day Sponsors

We are so grateful to the sponsors who have pledged to support Languages of the World Day in 2023: