As the COVID-19 pandemic remains a worldwide concern, students applying to study abroad must carefully review travel advisories and recommendations issued by the U.S. Department of State and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as other program-specific sources. It is essential to be aware of host country restrictions concerning entry into the country, quarantine, travel, and/or curfews. Please stay informed.

NOTE: If a program destination has a USDOS or CDC travel advisory of 3 or 4, applicants must submit a completed Travel Risk Assessment outlined in the UWM International Travel Policy.

Contact CIE with any questions at 414-229-4846 or email We’ll see you back on campus in August!


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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! 

A Message of Solidarity against Racism

Events in the USA continue to highlight 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.

UWM’s Guiding Values demonstrate our commitment to 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.