Explore the study abroad experience through the eyes of a study abroad Badger alum. Returned participants really enjoy talking about their study abroad experiences, and we think you’ll enjoy hearing them!

Discover the benefits, the challenges, and the rewards of study abroad. Watch the videos of returned participants, or contact a fellow Badger on the Returned Participant Network.

Business Badgers Abroad Blog

Read about current exciting Badger experiences. Each semester we feature student bloggers to keep us updated while abroad about culture, academic life, traveling, and more!


Listen to Business Badgers and staff talk about what students gain from study abroad, from transferrable skills to life changing experiences.

UW Study Abroad Returned Student Network

On-campus or off-campus housing? Should I stay with a host family? What’s the daily commute like? What should I pack? Search the Returned Participant Network listing to ask fellow Badgers specific questions about life abroad.
Trent Baumbach
"Living in Tokyo, I was constantly learning new ideas about a culture I had thought I already understood so well. It’s a lifestyle completely different from what I am used to in Wisconsin, with unexpected experiences every day. Tokyo is an energetic, vibrant, and crowded city where you’ll get lost on a regular basis, but at the same time be glad you did."

—Trent Baumbach

Daniel Dryburgh
“My academic experience while abroad in Buenos Aires was incredibly valuable … My cultural acceptance truly blossomed while abroad, a skill that I hope to continue to develop throughout my life. Experiencing foreign customs and values has helped me to develop a more global perspective on life.”

—Daniel Dryburgh

Kelsey Faland
“Studying abroad is one of the most rewarding experiences I have ever had. Being fully immersed in a new culture and language pushed me to become more open-minded and understanding of other cultures, as well as helped increase my confidence with the French language.”

—Kelsey Faland

Elise Vinup
“If you are thinking of going abroad--I say DO IT. I originally thought I didn't want to go abroad because I was so comfortable with my life here, but then I realized that I needed to continue growing, challenging myself, and that the world is so much bigger than what I've experienced so far. It was by far the best decision I've ever made and I had the time of my life!”

—Elise Vinup