International Programs

3290 Grainger Hall
975 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706
Phone: 608-265-5017
Fax: 608-265-4190

International Programs offers multiple advising options: drop-in, small group advising sessions, and scheduled appointments. See below for more about these options and how to access them.

Small Group Study Abroad Advising

The BBA International Programs office offers drop-in peer advising for students just starting to think about study abroad. Peer advisors can talk with you about:

  • Program selection
  • Application procedure
  • Planning resources
  • Budgeting

Summer Drop-in Advising Hours:

  • Tuesdays & Thursdays: 12:00 - 2:00 pm

Small Group Study Abroad Advising

Learn how to select and apply to WSB study abroad programs for next summer or academic year. (Applications for summer 2019 are due February 1, 2019! Priority applications for fall 2019 or spring 2020 are due March 1, 2019).

Each small group session will explain the programs available, as well as:

  • how to find information about each program, including:
    • cost
    • competitiveness
    • courses available
  • the application and selection process
    • minimum requirements
    • selection timeline
    • how to make your application competitive for selective programs and scholarships

Registration is required! Go to your Canvas calendar to sign up for one of the following:

  • Thursday, January 24, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, January 30, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, February 5, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
  • Monday, February 11, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
  • Friday, February 22, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, February 26, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Individual Study Abroad Advising Appointments

Prospective Study Abroad Students

If you have more in-depth questions after talking with a peer advisor or attending a small group advising session (see above), you may schedule a thirty-minute appointment with a professional study abroad advisor. You may not schedule an individual appointment until you come to drop-in advising or attend a small group advising session.

Study abroad advisors can help you with:

  • Program selection
  • Course equivalency questions
  • Scholarship availability and applications

Study Abroad Participants

Accepted and returned participants may schedule appointments with their study abroad pre-departure/participant advisor. You will find your study abroad advisor in your MyStudyAbroad portal under "Contacts." Your study abroad advisor can help you with:

Pre-departure logistics
  • applying to the host institution
  • visa and entry requirements
  • housing options
  • program course offerings and course equivalencies

Returned students

  • articulating your study abroad experience
  • cultural readjustment
  • staying involved in international activities on campus
  • volunteering with International Programs

Appointments can be scheduled online via Starfish.

How  to Prepare for Your Advising Appointment

International Programs looks forward to working with you throughout your study abroad experience. In order to maximize the effectiveness of your advising appointment, please come prepared by reviewing the following items in advance:

  • Review the study abroad information provided on the International Programs website:
  • Make a list of the questions you would like to ask and bring it to your appointment. This will help ensure you won't forget any of them.
  • To get the most out of your appointment, review the following pages ahead of time

Remember, International Programs is here to help you navigate the study abroad process and will provide timely information to guide you along the way; however, you are ultimately responsible for your study abroad experience.