The University of Wisconsin–Madison recognizes that Parents & Family members are a very important partner in your student’s success. IAP, along with the UW-Madison Parent and Family Program, hopes you’ll use this page, along with the entire website, to learn how you can support your student throughout their study abroad experience.
International Academic Programs (IAP) strives to provide each UW-Madison student with the support, guidance, advice, knowledge, and tools necessary to include a study abroad program as part of their academic career.
It’s never too early for students to start thinking about studying abroad! IAP’s website is an excellent tool to help students narrow down program options. Prospective students are encouraged to stop by the Study Abroad Resource Center (3rd Floor Red Gym) for drop-in advising. The Resource Center is staffed by returned study abroad students, called Peer Advisors (PA’s). PA’s are paraprofessional staff members trained to advise students about study abroad options, including how to select and fund a study abroad program. Once your student has chosen a program, they may be referred to our professional advising staff. Learn more about IAP’s advising structure here.
Please note that in adherence with FERPA—the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act—IAP staff cannot discuss various aspects of a student’s participation. Additional information on student privacy rights can be found on the UW-Madison Office of the Registrar website.