• In the interest of the health and well-being of students and staff, all study abroad services are now online. For information on accessing study abroad advising services, see below. For more information about UW Study Abroad’s COVID-19 response, please review the COVID-19 FAQs.
  • 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.

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 must watch these videos and submit the Advising Form 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

Just-in-Time Appointments

Starting Fall 2020
Just-in-Time appointments are open to prospective study abroad students who are thinking about applying to a Wisconsin School of Business program.

Appointments can be scheduled Monday - Friday up to 1 hour prior to the appointment time and last approximately 15 - 20 minutes. Topics you can cover during your appointment include:

  • Program selection
  • Application procedure
  • Planning resources
  • Budgeting

To schedule a virtual Just-in-Time appointment with our peer advisor Jacob Borst, please login to MyUW and select the "Starfish" widget. 

Appointments with Professional Staff

There are two different advising roles at UW-Madison. Advisors at the Wisconsin School of Business serve as both ESAs and SAAs but their roles vary by program.

Enrollment Specialist Advisor (ESA)
Study Abroad Advisor (SAA)

Prospective Study Abroad Students

Watch the Study Abroad 101 videos and submit the Advising Form 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

Spring 2021 Participants

Your SAA is listed your MyStudyAbroad portal under "Contacts" and 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 and SAA are listed in your MyStudyAbroad portal under "Contacts." 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