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
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.”
- 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
- Program advising (program experience, academics, housing, visa, etc.)
- Questions about health and safety abroad
- Questions about student identity abroad
- Questions about funding study abroad and scholarships
- Returned Student Resources and advising upon return
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
116 Agricultural Hall
3290 Grainger Hall
1150 Engineering Hall
261 Bascom Hall