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UWM offers high-quality, safe and affordable international academic opportunities. Through our programs, students develop the knowledge, skills and perspectives to become mindful and engaged global citizens.

We’re here to help you choose a program that matches your goals and that seamlessly connects your study abroad experience with your on-campus academic pursuits.  

Future Study Abroad Students:

Your adventure abroad awaits!

Current Study Abroad Students:

Have you already started an application to study abroad?

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Why Study Abroad?

  • Studying abroad is a great resume-builder and may even open up new opportunities for graduate school or give you an edge over other job candidates.
  • With increasing globalization, it is important to have second/foreign language skills, problem-solving skills and international knowledge with a global perspective.
  • You can earn credits toward graduation, and with some detailed planning, it will not delay your graduation date.
  • As a student, you are eligible for scholarships and financial aid to assist with payment for your program.
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“My experience in the United Kingdom guided me to a deeper understanding of how to live in the most authentic, honest and truthful way I can. Studying abroad has led me to view my capabilities as infinite, with the understanding that knowledge and growth is everlasting.”

Yazmin | World Language Education and Spanish Double MajorStudied abroad in the United Kingdom and Spain

I’m so grateful for the privilege of getting to spend time away from my job and studies at UWM and take time to realize what was actually important to me in life. I’ve met people from upwards of ten different countries living here and getting to share cultures and language has been an invaluable experience.

Julia | Global Studies MajorStudied abroad in Germany
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To chat with the study abroad staff for more information about studying abroad or how to get started, click below to be taken to the Study Abroad Teams Chat.

If you don’t have a current UWM email address, please email overseas@uwm.edu to get access to the chat.
Join the Study Abroad Teams Chat
COVID-19 Concerns
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. Stay informed of host country restrictions concerning
entry into the country, quarantine, travel and/or curfews.

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.
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If you’ll need to apply for a passport or renew your passport to study abroad, it’s important that you start now.

Routine passport processing can take up to 11 weeks from start to finish.
Passport Services

For Faculty & Staff

UWM faculty members are essential to the success of study abroad programs, whether it is advising students on incorporating study abroad into their academic plan or leading a well-balanced study abroad program.