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A study abroad experience is a life-changing experience!

Often, studying abroad is the first time a student is far from family and friends and must navigate a new place, new culture, new foods, and a second language—all while balancing coursework or other educational expectations. It’s exciting and maybe a little scary (in a good way)!

An experience abroad is required for our Global Studies majors. It is not a requirement for other majors but certainly encouraged.

Planning for an experience abroad should begin about three semesters ahead of time. Students should work with their advisor to begin to plan their schedule and should work with a study abroad advisor in UWM’s Center for International Education (CIE) to scout destinations, understand travel requirements and application deadlines, and explore financial aid options for study abroad.