A Message of Solidarity against Racism

Recent tragedies in the USA have once again highlighted the racial prejudice and inequity that exists in our society.  The UWM Center for International Education wishes to express our continued commitment to education and understanding to combat racism and our solidarity with those working toward social justice.

Chancellor Mone’s recent campus community messages have stated the value UWM places on diversity, equity, and inclusivity.  CIE affirms and celebrates these guiding principles. Our staff passionately believes that international education has the ability to bring people together and foster greater understanding among people from diverse backgrounds and perspectives. We are stronger because of the diverse perspectives represented on campus, in our classrooms and workspaces.

Now is the time for us to act and model the type of society we wish to have. We must exercise our right to vote, educate ourselves on our own biases, and support engagement in social justice. We make a promise to do our part to break down racial barriers and we invite you to do so as well.

We are here for you!

Open to the Public (subject to change):

Mondays and Thursdays
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Garland Hall 138

Please note:

  • Mask wearing and adherence to social distancing guidelines are required when visiting CIE in person.
  • All advising appointments will be conducted over the phone or online.

For more information on social distancing: CDC Social Distancing 
For more information on how to protect yourself & others while at UWM Campus: Panthers Protect Panthers

Business Hours:

Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

The CIE Study Abroad staff continues to work remotely to assist you. We are available through email, phone, or virtual appointments – please call 414-229-4846 or email overseas@uwm.edu to schedule an appointment.

For additional information about campus reopening plans, please visit uwm.edu/coronavirus/reopening/.

COVID-19 Updates

#pawsabroad is on Pause – COVID-19 Pandemic Information

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and to ensure the safety and security of all our students, UWM made the difficult decision to suspend student participation in study abroad programs through the Fall 2020 term. We are cautiously optimistic that travel may resume for future terms.

UWM will consider any advisories and warnings issued by the U.S. Department of State and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as other sources, when considering future study abroad programming. Also, it is important to be aware that many countries have entry restrictions in place that will affect the ability to travel. Please stay informed of these restrictions.

We are tentatively accepting study abroad applications for future terms. Please search our program pages for more information.

Plan to visit the Virtual Study Abroad Fair on Sept. 15 & 16, 2020, part of CIE’s Education Abroad Week!

For additional information and updates, please refer to uwm.edu/coronavirus. 


UWM’s Center for International Education strives to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and perspectives to become mindful and engaged global citizens. 

UWM’s approach to education abroad allows students to choose a program that works best for them and can help to seamlessly connect their program to academic pursuits here on campus. 

  • Choose from 170+ study abroad programs for an academic year, semester, summer or UWinteriM 
  • Participate in research, internships, community service learning, practicums and student teaching 
  • Earn UWM credit 
  • Use financial aid, scholarships, and grants 

Explore the CIE Study Abroad website to learn about program options that meet your needs. Get started on your way to an incredible adventure!