Study Abroad Resource Center and Advising

Visit the Study Abroad Resource Center for your study abroad advising needs. The Study Abroad Resource Center is staffed by Peer Advisors who can answer your general questions about International Academic Programs (IAP) study abroad programs. Our Peer Advisors are returned study abroad participants who are eager to share their experiences with you.

Peer Advisors can help you with:

  • Learning more about program options
  • Narrowing down program options
  • Applying for programs
  • Understanding the study abroad process
  • Submitting application materials or deposits

Study Abroad Resource Center Advising

Drop-In Advising with a Peer Advisor

8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
3rd Floor Red Gym
Phone: 608-265-6329

Schedule an Appointment with a Professional Advisor

Whether you are just starting your program search, have been admitted to a program, or are returning from studying abroad, you may schedule an appointment to meet with a professional  advisor to address any program-specific questions you have.

Advisors oversee a portfolio of study abroad programs, which means they work with all students who are interested in studying abroad on a particular program. Each IAP program has an Enrollment Specialist Advisor (ESA), Study Abroad Advisor (SAA), and Financial Specialist that work together as a team to help you through the study abroad process from pre-departure, while abroad, and when you return.

Be sure to read about and research your program(s) of choice in advance in order to make the most of your appointment time. We expect students to be active participants in the study abroad process, so come prepared with questions. You can learn more about our Advising Philosophy and Advising Mission here. We look forward to working with you!

Appointments are made online via UW Scheduling Assistant. To schedule, select the advisor type and then select the advisor who works with your study abroad program, noted in their “program responsibilities.”

Enrollment Specialist Advisors (ESA)

  • Application advising (online application, program-specific forms, etc.)
  • Questions about program eligibility (including GPA and language requirements)
  • Questions about the Course Equivalency Request (CER) process
  • Grade processing and transcripts

Study Abroad Advisors (SAA)

Financial Specialists

Available by email and phone

  • Study abroad expenses
  • How to use student loans, FAFSA, scholarships
  • Program payment and billing

Information and advising for other UW-Madison study abroad and internship program options are available with these respective offices


College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) Study Abroad and International Education

116 Agricultural Hall

Wisconsin School of Business (WSB) Study Abroad

3290 Grainger Hall

International Engineering Studies and Programs (IESP)

1150 Engineering Hall

International Internship Program (IIP)

261 Bascom Hall