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Study Abroad

Studying abroad is about much more than just visiting another country. It will advance you in more ways than you can imagine—personally, educationally, professionally, and socially. The world needs people who are educated about the world.

Benefits of study abroad:

  • Build your resume
  • Earn credits toward your degree
  • Meet people from around the world
  • Gain perspective
  • Explore the world
  • Experience different cultures
  • Learn another language
  • Find out who you are and what you believe in
  • Enhance your social skills

The Center for International Education is dedicated to providing UWM students with high-quality, safe, and affordable international academic opportunities that allow them to develop knowledge and skills needed to become productive and successful members of the global community. In partnership with UWM’s schools and colleges, our goal is to increase awareness of education abroad opportunities, to promote intercultural learning, and to advocate for diversity in participants and programs.


Already started an application for a program?  

  • Current UWM Students should click here for your login page to access your application.

  • Non-UWM Students should click here for your login page to access your application.


Upcoming Events:

Global Opportunities Workshop:

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 -- 2-3:30 p.m. in Greene Hall

In this interactive workshop, students will have the opportunity to participate in a series of small, roundtable discussions to articulate their international experience, enhance their resumes, and explore international careers and post-graduate opportunities. Watch our UW-Milwaukee Study Abroad Facebook page for further details (

Pizza will be provided and students are encouraged to bring an international food item should they wish to share.

Students are invited to submit items for both our Study Abroad Short Story and Photo contests!  Winners will receive prizes and will be announced at the Global Opportunities Workshop.  Details are available here: .


Air Travel Advising Session Dates:

All sessions will be held in Garland 104.

  • Thursday,  April 10, 2014,  4- 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday,  April 15, 2014, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 17, 2014, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.


Passports are required to apply to study abroad

You must have a passport to apply for an education abroad program.  Your passport must be valid for at least six months past the last day of the program for which you are applying.  If you are interested in a study abroad program, apply for a passport  IMMEDIATELY if you don't have one.  Expedited processing is available and advised.  Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns about this requirement.

Scanners Around Campus

With our online application program, you may be required to scan documents into the application program.  If you do not have access to your own scanner, there are many places to use scanners on campus.  First, we have added a scanner in our office located at Pearse 166.  It is free for student usage.  There are also flatbed scanners available in the Library Learning Commons.  There is no charge for scanning copies to a CD-ROM or USB memory stick on the flatbed scanners.   The library also has three copy machines that provide the option to scan materials and save the pdfs to a portable drive.  These machines are located in the Media and Reserve Library and the Daniel M. Soref Learning Commons.  Copiers may charge 25 cents per copy and require the use of a print card. 

Office Information

  • Location: Pearse Hall, Room 166 (mailing address)
  • Phone: 414-229-5182 (or toll free at 800-991-5564)
  • Fax: 414-229-4858
  • E-mail:
  • Hours: Monday through Friday | 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
  • Late Hours: September 30th and October 1st until 6:00 pm & October 14th and October 15th until 6:00 pm
  • Staff
Emergencies while abroad: During office hours contact the office at + 1-414-229-5182. Outside office hours contact UWM Campus Police at + 1 414-229-9911