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!

While our campus is closed, the CIE Study Abroad staff continues to work remotely to assist you. We are available through email, phone or virtual appointments Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Please call 414-229-4846 or email overseas@uwm.edu to schedule an appointment. 

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 in mid-March to direct all students abroad on university-sponsored travel to return to the U.S. and all Spring 2020 study abroad programs in progress were cancelled. Most of our students have been able to continue their study abroad coursework through online distance learning. 

Since then, UWM has cancelled all Summer 2020 study abroad programs. 

We continue to monitor the global COVID-19 situation and will make decisions about our Fall 2020 and Academic Year 2020-21 programs in the coming weeks. 

UWM will take into consideration any advisories and warnings issued by the U.S. Department of State and Centers for Disease Control, as well as other sources. Please be aware that the U.S. Dept. of State currently has issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory – Do Not Travel and the CDC has issued a Global COVID-19 Pandemic Notice – Warning – Level 3, Avoid Nonessential Travel. 

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!