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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, planning financially (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 Coordinators: 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

Spring 2022 General Advising Hours:

Monday 9:00 - 6:00pm
Tuesday 9:30 - 12:30pm
Wednesday 9:00 - 2:00pm
Thursday 9:00 - 12:20pm
Friday 9:00 - 10:00am
Spring 2022 advising will be offered virtually (on Teams) or in person, as requested. 

To schedule an appointment click: Study Abroad General Advising
  • Choose a date/time
  • All general advising interns can chat about all programs, but if you have certain ones in mind, you can select based on their region (feel free to make more than one appt 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: 

ZM Photo Zach May (He/him/his)
 Advises for: General Advising (focus on Latin America)
 Study Abroad Experience: Valparaiso, Chile Spring 2022

 My name is Zachary May, I prefer Zach. I am a Spanish Education & Latin American Studies   major with a TESOL minor. I studied abroad in Valparaíso, Chile. My favorite study abroad   memory was my class about traditional dances of Chile, and in two of our classes we had a   party to celebrate our progress in the class and to celebrate the time we’ve spent in Chile.   There was music, sopaipillas (a type of fried bread) and pebre (a common salsa made to   accompany main dishes). We danced and really had a great bonding moment within the   class.
liz R newLiz Ratajski (She/Her/Hers)
Advises for: General Advising (focus on Spain) 
Study Abroad Experience: Valladolid, Spain Spring 2022

My name is Liz Ratajski and I am a Communication Sciences and Disorders major and Spanish for Health Professions minor. All my favorite memories from my study abroad experience in Valladolid include spending time with all of the amazing friends I made, at our favorite spot to relax after a day full of classes: Colmadito’s 
Kayla P Kayla Poncius (She/Her/Hers)
 Advises for: General Advising (focus on Europe)
 Study Abroad Experience: Florence, Italy (LdM) Spring 2022

 My name is Kayla Poncius, my major is Biology with a concentration in Ecology and     Environmental Biology. My favorite study abroad memory was taking a Pairing Food & Wine   cooking class. The kitchen was located in the Central Market. I feel that I was able to   immerse myself even more in Italian culture through a deeper understanding of wine and   food. 
Izabella Izabella Margozian (She/They)
 Advises for: General Advising (focus on UK, Ireland, and Oceania)
 Study Abroad Experience: Glasgow, Scotland Spring 2022

 Hi, my name is Izabella, I am a fourth year in Education for equity and justice (elementary   education) with a minor in Social Studies.  My favorite memory from my time in Scotland would   have to be the first ball I attended. I joined the Scotland highland dance society and at the end   of each semester they put on a traditional ball. It was so much fun getting all dressed up and   butchering the dances I was learning all semester, with some newly made friends. 
twylaTwyla Alix (She/Her/Hers)
Advises for: General Advising (focus on Europe)
Study Abroad Experience: Florence, Italy (LdM) Spring 2022

My name is Twyla Alix. I use she/her/hers pronouns. I am an Organizational Communications major with a minor in Psychology. One of my favorite memories from my study abroad in Florence was when I was cooking for my pairing food and wine class and I met Ryan Seacrest. He had been watching me cook for about 15 minutes without me realizing it was him.  

Attend a Spring 2022 Event! 

As we navigate COVID-19 regulations, we will update our event schedule. 
Topic Day + Time Location
Spring 2023 and Winterim 2023
Friday, April 1 @ 11:59pm
First Time Travelers 5/12/2002 @ 5:30 CENT 1804

Learn more about what the events entail: 

First Steps to 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!