Congratulations on being accepted to study abroad in Summer or Fall 2017! 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 CIE-coordinated summer, fall and academic year programs. Please read it thoroughly and carefully!
The Faculty-Led 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 Summer 2017: Argentina: Culture, Society and Economics, Central European Travel Seminar, Globalization in China, Public History in England, Special Education in Scotland, and Traditional Chinese Medicine in Taiwan.
Study Abroad Program Guides & U.S. State Department Information Sheets
The study abroad program guides have program-specific information. Click on the following links to access program guides for summer, fall and academic year 2017:
Summer 2017 Program Guides and State Department Information
Faculty-Led Program Guides/State Dept. Info: Summer 2017
Fall/Academic Year 2017 Program Guides and State Department Information
Students Abroad- Advice 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 & Financial Aid Estimate Worksheets
Use this Budget Planning Worksheet understand study abroad costs and how to fund them. If you have financial aid questions, complete the top half of this Financial Aid Estimate for Study Abroad worksheet and take it with you to Blugold Central. Please note that you must have completed the top half of the form prior to talking with someone in Blugold Central. This information will also be discussed at orientation.
PowerPoints from Orientation
If you'd like to review the basic information covered at orientation, take a look here!
HEALTH SAFETY CULTURAL VALUES/ADJUSTMENT
ACADEMICS:Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, UK
ACADEMICS: Chile, Japan, South Korea, Thailand,
ACADEMICS: Chile, Mexico, Peru, Spain,
ACADEMICS: Costa Rica
ACADEMICS: Harlaxton, France, Germany, Greece, Italy