The University of Wisconsin–Madison and UW Study Abroad (UW SA) recognize that parents & family members are a very important partner in a student’s success. We hope you’ll use this page, along with the entire website, to learn how you can support your student throughout their participation in a UW Study Abroad program.
Our philosophy for working with parents/families is that we:
- recognize that parents and families often play an important role of mentor/coach during the process;
- expect students to be active, informed participants who will communicate directly with their family members to keep them informed before, during, and after their experience; and
- encourage family members to communicate openly with their student. Ask questions, highlight concerns, and share feedback with the student directly. This process will help empower students to utilize skills that will help them while abroad and in the future.
We strive to provide each UW-Madison student with the support, guidance, knowledge, and tools necessary to include a study abroad program as part of their academic career.