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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)!

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.

Validation of Transfer Credits from Study Abroad

If you have earned credits in history courses while studying abroad (or plan to do so) and have been informed that the History Department needs to determine the UWM course equivalents, please e-mail Professor Lex Renda, Director of Undergraduate Studies. Include in your email message:

  • Your full name, complete mailing address, home phone number, student ID number, and major.
  • Title and (if applicable) number of the course or courses taken or to be taken.
  • Name and location of institution where the course(s) were taken (or will be taken).
  • The semester or year in which the course(s) were taken (or will be taken).
  • An indication whether the course or courses taken or to be taken are in a UWM sponsored program or in a Non-UWM sponsored program.
  • If you have an electronic copy of the syllabus for the course or courses in question, please attach it. Although a syllabus may not be necessary, it is helpful. If more information about the course is required, you will be contacted.

Professor Renda will review, complete the relevant portion of a study abroad form, and send it back to you.