UWinteriM & Spring programs: October 1
Summer, Fall & Academic Year programs: March 1
These deadlines apply for the majority of programs. Please check the brochure page of your program of interest or the study abroad deadlines page for variations.
$100 application fee – This may be paid online via credit card or in person by check, money order or cashiers check made payable to “UW-Milwaukee”.
Academic recommendation – An academic recommendation is an electronic questionnaire filled out by a faculty member or TA that you designate. Ask this person for permission ahead of sending the email request through your online application, and follow up with them if it remains incomplete.
Unofficial UWM transcript – This can be retrieved from PAWS. Instructions on how to do this can be found here. For non-UWM students, you may have to submit an official transcript from your home university. Your study abroad application will also have guidelines on how to properly upload the scanned file.
Copy of a valid passport (or proof of purchase) – If you have not yet gotten a passport, click here for directions on how to apply for one in the Milwaukee area. Do this right away, and upload a copy of your receipt to your application as proof of purchase. If you already have a passport, follow the detailed instructions in your study abroad application for inputting information and uploading a copy.
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Background Disclosure – University of Wisconsin System Policy requires students applying to (i) a study abroad program, (ii) a study away program, or (iii) University housing to make certain background disclosures in conjunction with their applications. Disclosing information will not necessarily result in your application being denied; however, your failure to disclose accurate information may constitute grounds for denying your application and subject you to disciplinary action.
Medical Self-Assessment – It is vital for UWM to have your current health information in case of an emergency. The information you disclose in this questionnaire will not be used to affect your eligibility to participate in the program. The responses you provide below will help to facilitate any requested accommodations, and to assist in the response to any health concerns that may arise while you are abroad.
Special Medical Health Risk and Release – CIE requires students that are studying abroad in countries outside of Europe, Australia and Canada to meet with a medical professional and complete this form. However, all students who are traveling abroad are recommended to proactively visit their medical practitioner.
Flight Form – You will need to upload a copy of your travel itinerary, unless you participate in a faculty-led program where your flight is included in your program fee (stated on the budget sheet).
Learning Content – CIE provides essential content for students to read prior to departure.
General Orientation Assessment – In addition to a site-specific orientation, it is mandatory to participate in a general pre-departure orientation with the CIE Study Abroad staff. Topics covered at this meeting include safety, health, packing and travel tips, academics and financial information. You will need to complete the associated assessment to test your knowledge and understanding.
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Complete any other requirements as applicable. Your application will provide further directions.
For help completing your application, please contact CIE at email@example.com or 414-229-4846.
Frequently Asked Questions
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