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Transfer Students

Accepted to transfer to UWEC?! We can't wait to have you! 

That's all it takes before you can start applying to a UWEC program! No need to wait until you are actually on campus! And the entire process can be completed on-line/through the mail. The Center for International Education (CIE) recognizes that you may feel your opportunity to study abroad is already gone.

But! It can be done and here are some things you'll want to consider:

Length of Program

Short-term study abroad programs:
  • may work better for transfer students who have come to UWEC with a lot of credits
  • programs available in both Winterim and Summer terms, ranging from two to eight weeks 
Semester long study abroad programs:
  • don’t immediately dismiss longer programs! With planning ahead, you may be able to go abroad for a full semester or even an academic year! Look into courses that you can take during longer programs with your ARCC advisor to see how you can remain on track toward graduation.

Earliest you can go

This will depend on when you are admitted to UWEC and what applications are still open. Most likely, winterim or summer will be your first chances to study abroad, however, we have had some early transfers go straight into a study abroad program. That can be more challenging and require a lot of work on your end. We encourage you to be in contact with our office if you're hoping to go right away.

Service Learning + Internships

When you go abroad, you don't have to go just for studying! Some programs offer students the opportunity to fulfill part or all of the Service Learning requirement at UWEC. There are also a lot of programs that offer volunteer options or internship placements. 

Financial Assistance

Financial aid awarded through FAFSA can be used to pay for your study abroad program. Many scholarships offered through academic departments can also be used to pay for your study abroad program. If you are transferring from a community college and receive a Pell Grant, you are eligible to apply for the Benjamin A.Gilman International Scholarship, which seeks to support students who are traditionally under-represented in study abroad, including students from two-year colleges. More information on how to fund your experience is found here. 

If you have questions about the process, please email