• In the interest of the health and well-being of students and staff, all study abroad services are currently online. 
  • All appointments are scheduled through Starfish and conducted virtually via Microsoft Teams. After your appointment is scheduled, you will receive an email containing instructions for conducting your appointment. Make a list of your questions, review the content on this page, and refer to the Virtual Advising Guidelines in order to make the most out of your appointment.
  • You can email international@wsb.wisc.edu with quick questions.
  • For more information about UW Study Abroad’s COVID-19 response, please review the COVID-19 FAQs.

Study Abroad 101

This collection of videos will establish your baseline knowledge about study abroad at UW-Madison. Study Abroad: Wisconsin School of Business, highlights what Business Badgers need to know to prepare and apply.

Prospective study abroad students are encouraged to watch these videos before scheduling an appointment with a professional study abroad advisor at the business school.

Intro to Study Abroad

Choosing a Program Abroad

Academics Abroad

Study Abroad – Wisconsin School of Business

Funding Study Abroad

Identity Abroad

Health & Safety Abroad

Appointments with Professional Staff

There are two different advising roles at UW-Madison, Enrollment Specialist Advisors (ESA) and Study Abroad Advisors (SAA). Advisors at the Wisconsin School of Business serve as both, their roles vary by program, but they work together as a cohesive team. 

Enrollment Specialist Advisors (ESA) can help with:

  • Application advising (online application, program-specific forms, etc.)
  • Program eligibility questions (GPA and language requirements)
  • Program selection
  • Course Equivalency Requests (CER)
  • Scholarship availability and applications

Study Abroad Advisors (SAA) can help with:

  • Program advising (program experience, academics, housing, visa, etc.)
  • Health and safety abroad
  • Student identity abroad
  • Funding study abroad and scholarships
  • Returned Student Resources and advising upon return

Prospective Study Abroad Students

Watch the Study Abroad 101 videos before scheduling an appointment with professional staff in Starfish.

ESAs can help you with:

  • Application advising (online application, program-specific forms, etc.)
  • Program eligibility questions (GPA and language requirements)
  • Program selection
  • Course Equivalency Requests (CER)
  • Scholarship availability and applications

Program Participants

After accepting a place on a program, navigate to your MyStudyAbroad to find contact information for your advisors.

Your SAA can help with:

  • Visa and entry requirements
  • Housing options
  • Program course offering
  • Health and safety abroad questions
  • Student identity abroad

Returned Study Abroad Students

Your ESA can help with CERs, grade processing, and transcripts.

Your SAA can help with:

  • Articulating your study abroad experience
  • Cultural readjustment
  • Staying involved in international activities on campus
  • Volunteering with International Programs
  • Returned Student Resources