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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: 

Katie headshotKatie Scherger(She/Her/Hers)
Advises for: General Advising (focus is Europe)
Study Abroad Experience: Marburg Germany

Hi! My name is Katie and I am a fifth-year senior studying English linguistics, German, and teaching English as a foreign language. One of my favorite study abroad memories was cooking group dinners together with friends in our shared kitchens and playing board games afterwards. It was super cool to get to share cultures with all the other international students in my dorm. 
Jenna LuginbillJenna Luginbill (She/Her/Hers)
Advises for: General Advising (focus on Australia | New Zealand | United Kingdom | Ireland) 
Study Abroad Experience:
Winchester, England, Fall 2019

I am a third year student studying Communication Sciences and Disorders with a double major in Spanish. My favorite study abroad memory is when my flatmates made a traditional Christmas roast dinner before I left at the end of my semester abroad. 
Madilyn Straub ResizeMadilyn Straub (She/Her/Hers)
Advises for: General Advising (focus on Latin America|Spain)
Study Abroad Experience: Valladolid, Spain, Spring 2020

Hello! My name is Mady and I am a CSD and Spanish major. My favorite study abroad memory in Spain was when my program took a trip to Segovia. This city is breathtaking; the food was amazing, the streets were full of people performing, and the giant Roman aqueduct is what makes this city so unique.

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!