Study Abroad

At the UW Colleges, we believe international learning experiences can transform you intellectually, personally and professionally. Regardless of your background, you can fulfill your dream to travel abroad, experience culture and history firsthand, broaden your perspectives, and make your book knowledge come alive. UW System institutions offer programs that have challenging coursework and provide opportunities for field study, community service, language immersion, internships, independent research, organized group excursions and personal travel. Most of these programs are open to UW Colleges students and non-UW Colleges students and community members. 

If you're interested in what programs UW System institutions offer, start searching their study abroad programs by country. Here you will find information on their current offerings that will meet your needs and expectations.

UW Colleges Study Abroad Grant Application

There are a limited number of UW Colleges Study Abroad grants that you can apply for if you participate in a UW System spronsored study abroad program. The program should be a part of your degree requirement and study abroad credits should be approved to be transferred back to your program. Please contact Tim Urbonya to discuss your eligibility for the UW Colleges Study Abroad grant.

Grant Application Deadlines

  • Winterim programs: October 1      
  • Spring-Summer programs: February 1

Affiliate programs

UW-River Falls: Wisconsin in Scotland Program

Wisconsin Hessen Exchange

UW Colleges Campus Continuing Education Departments offer international, non-credit community-based trips to a variety of destinations. No UW Colleges affiliation is required. For more information on tours and destinations, please contact the Continuing Education office on your campus.

The Study Abroad Office can assist students in finding credible alternatives for UW Colleges students whose schedules and/or interests require them to seek study or tours run by other institutions. A good place to start is by visiting the unofficial UW-System Study Abroad website