UW Study Abroad is committed to providing quality study abroad and domestic study away programs for every UW-Madison student. We work strategically to identify, address, and remove barriers that may prevent participation and to provide a welcoming and inclusive environment for students. Our staff actively engages with students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds and prioritizes the continuous development of our knowledge and cultural competence. We also recognize the importance of increasing access to study abroad for historically underrepresented student populations. We are committed to diversity and inclusion so that every student can engage with and understand their identity through a new lens and continue to develop and make progress on their personal, professional, and academic goals.
Solidarity Statement and Action Plan
In June 2020, UW Study Abroad put forth a Statement of Solidarity after the murder of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and countless other Black individuals. We are dedicated to taking meaningful action and will provide biannual updates of steps taken by our office to fulfill our Statement of Solidarity and Commitment to Diversity.