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Winterim/Spring 2018

Congratulations on being accepted to study abroad in Winterim or Spring 2018! Following through on this decision automatically places you into a select group of college graduates. Recent reports show that only about 14% of U.S. undergraduates can claim a study abroad experience as part of their academic career. By comparison, about 22% of UW-Eau Claire students study abroad.

Study Abroad Handbook

The Study Abroad Handbook has general information on study abroad policies at UW-Eau Claire for all non-faculty-led winterim, spring and calendar year programs (faculty-led programs, see Faculty-Led section). Click the button below to read the handbook:
Study Abroad Handbook Winterm Spring 2018  

Faculty-Led Immersions Handbook

The Faculty Led Immersions Handbook has general information on immersion policies at UW-Eau Claire specifically for programs that are led by UW-Eau Claire faculty/staff. This handbook is only applicable for the following programs during Winterim 2018: Belize, Ecuador, Guatemala, India Globalization, Nicaragua, and Senegal. Click the button below to read the handbook:
Faculty-Led Immersion Programs Student Handbook Winterim 2018

Study Abroad Program Guides & U.S. State Department Information Sheets

The study abroad program guides have program-specific information for each program site. The U.S. State Department provides regularly updated information sheets for every country in the world that include a country description, embassy/consulate locations, entry/exit requirements for U.S. citizens, safety & security, crime, information for women travelers, LGBTQ rights, accessibility, health/medical facilities, and traffic safety & road conditions. Click on the following link to access your program guide and the U.S. State department information for your country: 
Program Guides and State Dept Info: Winterim/Spring 2018

Faculty-Led Program Guides and State Dept. Info: Winterim 2018

Advice for Students Abroad from the U.S. State Department

The U.S. State Department "Student Abroad" site has information on health, emergencies, safe travel tips with special sections for women and LGBT travelers, and voting while abroad. You can stay connected to the U.S. State Department by signing up for their Facebook page and Twitter feed. Please note that the CIE will enroll you in the "Smart Traveler Enrollment Program" (STEP) so you do not need to enroll yourself. http://studentsabroad.state.gov/

Budget Planning Worksheet

To assist in budgeting, we've created a Budget Planning Worksheet that can be found on our Budget and Saving Website.

Financial Aid Worksheet

If you have financial aid questions, you need to complete the top half of the Financial Aid Budget Worksheet that can be found on our Financial Aid Website. Once you have the top half complete, you then take it to Blugold Central. Please note, they will not see you unless you have the top half completed. 

Orientation Powerpoints 

This is the PowerPoint that was used during the group break-out sessions at orientation on Saturday, September 23.  Review as necessary!
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