Advising + Events
AdvisingTalking 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.
- 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
- 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
Fall 2021 Advising Hours:
|Monday||10:30-11:30 and 4:30-6:30|
|Tuesday||12:30-2:00 and 4:30-5:30|
|Wednesday||9:30-10:30 and 12:30-1:30|
|Thursday||12:30-2:00 and 4:30-5:30|
|Friday||11-noon and 2:00-3:00|
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)
Meet our Advising Interns:
Advises for: General Advising (focus on Africa | Europe (except Spain)
Study Abroad Experience: Stellenbosch, South Africa, Summer 2019
My name is Alicia Jensen, I am a nursing major and my favorite memory from studying abroad would be when my host school took us to Club Mykonos for a weekend getaway during the program.
|Ashley Perttula (She/Her/Hers)
Advises for: General Advising (focus on Asia | Middle East)
Study Abroad Experience: Chengdu, China, Summer 2019
Hello, my name is Ashley Perttula. I am majoring in Graphic Communications with double minors in French and Global Studies. My favorite memory from studying abroad was biking with one of my close friends on a tandem bike around the Xi’an city wall while the sun was setting.
|Jenna 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 (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 Fall 2021 Event!As we navigate COVID-19 regulations, we will update our event schedule.
|Topic||Day + Time||Location|
|Summer 2022, Fall 2022 DEADLINE!
Monday. 11/15/21 at 11:59 pm
|First Steps to Study Abroad||9/7/2021 @ 4:00pm||CENT 1704|
|First Steps to Study Abroad||9/9/2021 @ 4:30pm||CENT 1704|
|First Steps to Study Abroad
||9/13/2021 @ Noon||CENT 1704|
|First Steps to Study Abroad
||9/16/2021 @ 4:00pm||CENT 1704|
|STUDY ABROAD FAIR||9/22/2021||Ojibwe Ballroom|
|Funding Study Abroad
||9/29/2021 @ 5:00pm||CENT 1704|
|First Steps to Study Abroad||10/4/2021 @ 4:00pm||CENT 1704|
|Funding Study Abroad||10/8/2021 @ Noon||CENT 1704|
|First Steps to Study Abroad||10/11/2021 @ Noon||CENT 2420|
|Funding Study Abroad||10/14/2021 @ 4:30pm||CENT 1704|
|Funding Study Abroad||10/18/2021 @ Noon||ONLINE - Zoom|
|First Steps to Study Abroad||10/27/2021 @ Noon||CENT 1704|
|First Steps to Study Abroad||11/4/2021 @ 4:00pm||CENT 1704|
|Funding Study Abroad||11/18/2021 @ 4:00pm||ONLINE - Zoom|
|First Time Travelers||11/22/2021 @ Noon||ONLINE - Zoom|
|First Time Travelers||12/2/2021 @ 4:00pm||ONLINE - Zoom|
|First Time Travelers||12/7/2021 @ 4:00pm||CENT 1704|
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!