Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

Thirty-seven prospective students gathered April 1 to learn more about the La Follette School during an open house.

The week Justin Rabbach spent in Nicaragua only reinforced his decision to earn a Master of International Public Affairs degree from the La Follette School. This summer he is interning with the U.S. State Department in Honduras.

Kristen Rasmussen knew securing a job with an international non-governmental organization would be a challenge, even with her Master of International Public Affairs from the La Follette School. So when she moved to Cambodia after graduating in 2003, she focused on freelance consulting jobs to gain experience.

A nongovernmental organization offering development assistance in northern Rwanda and southwestern Uganda has some new ideas for how to expand its services, thanks to recommendations from a group of La Follette School students.

A few years out of college, Bickey Rimal found his professional interests shifting from chemistry to public policy, and he decided to pursue formal training at the La Follette School of Public Affairs.

In the end, cultural differences do not stand in the way of friendship and diplomacy, Kelsey Roets has found. The first-year student is pursuing a Master of International Public Affairs degree as a step toward a life of international public service that builds on her undergraduate experiences in Latin America and graduate studies at the La Follette School.

After serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in eastern Ukraine, Christopher Russell came to recognize Americans should strive to protect and improve the U.S. justice system. "I realized during my travels that our country's rule of law, while far from perfect, is a unique and very important characteristic," the La Follette School student says.

Thursday, 07 December 2017 10:29

Ryan LeCloux, MIPA

I previously was an English teacher in South Korea, and I also worked for an international development organization in Washington, D.C. Pursuing a master’s degree in public affairs was the next logical step in developing myself professionally and seeking opportunities with more responsibilities.

Monday, 16 April 2018 09:18

Sam Alhadeff, MIPA

The people at La Follette really make a difference. Each student I have met at this school exudes a level of friendship and willingness to help that you would be hard pressed to find at other schools, especially grad programs. La Follette captures everything amazing about UW-Madison with the added benefit of an exceptional policy school based in a state capital.

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