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Have no idea where to start? Want to hear more about a few (or all) programs? Have a few questions on the process?  We have people to help and fun events to attend! 


Talking to someone who knows the ins and outs about study abroad can be very helpful! We offer two levels of advising. Start with a general advising appointment, and the general advisor will connect you with a study abroad coordinator as needed.
  1. General Advising: First point of contact & can help you:
    • Narrow down program options
    • Navigate the application process
    • Talk through budgets, scholarships, and financial planning (Note: they cannot advise on financial aid)
    • Talk through specific program details (timelines, deadlines, what it's like, etc.)
    • Learn how to use the Transfer Credit Wizard
  2. Study Abroad Managers: Your contact for:
    • Complex or very specific academic questions (that a general advisor couldn't assist with)
    • Health & safety questions and preparations for when abroad

Attend a study abroad 101 information session:

Click to see Information session times

Spring 2024 General Advising Hours:

Monday 8:00 - 4:00pm
Tuesday 8:00 - 4:00pm
Wednesday 8:00 - 4:00pm
Thursday 8:00 - 4:00pm
Friday 8:00 - 4:00pm
Appointments will be offered virtually (on Teams) and in-person based on the preference of the student.

To schedule an appointment, click below:

Study Abroad General Advising Appointment

  • Choose a date/time
  • All general advising interns can chat about all programs, but if you have certain ones in mind, you can select which intern you want to meet with based on their region (feel free to make more than one appointment too!)
  • Add your contact info
  • Provide any additional information (so we can better prepare for your appointment)
You'll receive a confirmation email with the Teams link that you can use for your scheduled appointment. 

Meet Our Advising Interns: 

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Maddie Delmore (She/Her/Hers)
Advises for: General Advising (focus on Italy) 
Study Abroad Experience: Florence, Italy (LdM) Spring 2023

My name is Maddie Delmore, I am majoring in Marketing. One of my favorite memories from Florence, Italy was climbing the Duomo! It took around 30-45 minutes to climb, but the view at the top was completely worth it.
Shelby Intern PhotoShelby Rundquist (She/Her/Hers)
 Advises for: General Advising (focus on Asia)
Study Abroad Experience: Suwon, South Korea (LdM) Fall 2022

My name is Shelby Rundquist, and I am a Graphic Communications major at UWEC! My favorite memory from my time abroad would have to be going to karaoke after every Friends Club meeting! This club was through the school I went to (Ajou University) and it was made to invite foreigners and Korean students to hang out and help introduce the culture to us foreigners. After every meeting, we would go to karaoke with everyone, and it was always so much fun that lead to many memories and new friends!
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 Kierstin Schroeder (She/Her/Hers)
 Advises for: General Advising (focus on Spain)
Study Abroad Experience: Valencia, Spain Spring 2023

Hi, my name is Kierstin Schroeder, I am a senior here at UW - Eau Claire. I am double majoring in Spanish and Biology and double minoring in Chemistry and Pre-Health. I studied abroad in Valencia, Spain in spring 2023. My favorite memory from studying abroad in Valencia was experiencing Fallas with all of my friends.
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Abby Hemenway (She/Her/Hers)
Advises for: General Advising (focus on Central & South America)
Study Abroad Experience: Heredia, Costa Rica Fall 2022

My name is Abby Hemenway. I am a secondary math education and Spanish double major, and I studied abroad in Heredia, Costa Rica. One of my favorite memories was on our last night- we all got ice cream in the park and watched the sun set.
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Ashley Milletics (She/Her/Hers)
Advises for: General Advising (focus on Oceania)
Study Abroad Experience: Melbourne, Australia (USAC) Fall 2022

Hello! My name is Ashley Milletics. I am majoring in Business Management with an Entrepreneurship Emphasis and a Marketing minor. I studied abroad in at Deakin University in Melbourne Australia. My favorite memory from my study abroad experience was visiting the National Gallery of Victoria with my Australian friends. This was a beautiful free art museum in the middle of Melbourne, and I would recommend it to anyone who goes to Australia.

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Evie Heidel (She/Her/Hers)
Advises for: General Advising (focus on UK & Ireland)
Study Abroad Experience: Winchester, England Fall 2022

Hey! My name is Evie and I am an English Major with a creative writing emphasis with a marketing minor! My favorite memory from when I studied abroad is when I was in Winchester with some of my flat mates that I met over there and they surprised me with a birthday party after only being there and knowing them for just under 2 weeks! We had cake and British candies that they had me try that were their favorites and it was a really great way to start my time abroad!
Study Abroad Info Session:
Learn how to research and apply to a UWEC program. You'll learn about things to consider when selecting a program, program opportunities, how to start an application, application deadlines, etc. Each session covers the same content, so find the time that works best for you! Each session will last 30-40 minutes.

Attend the Study Abroad Fair:
Find out more about EVERY program UWEC has to offer! Returned students will be available to chat with, as will study abroad and immersions staff, and faculty who lead some programs. This is our largest event of the year so you won't want to miss it! (fall only)

Funding Study Abroad Info Session:
Discover ways to fund your study abroad experience. This session will cover what type of scholarships are out there, financial aid, saving ideas, etc. All sessions cover the same content, so find the time that works best for you! Each session lasts about 30-40 minutes.

Applying for Scholarships:
Learn how to navigate the Gold for Blugolds site to find out more about UWEC Foundation scholarships. You'll also learn about nation-wide scholarships and to write a competitive/ well thought out essay for your applications. Each session covers the same content, so find the time that works best for you! Each session will last 30-40 minutes.

First Time Travelers:
This session is for students applying for/accepted to UWEC study abroad programs who have limited to no travel experience--but all are welcome as you may learn something new! Each session covers the same content, so find the time that works best for you! Each session will last 30-40 minutes.

Returnee and Partner Panels
Occasionally we may hold panels that focus on a specific program, region, or international topic. Check back regularly to see what's planned!