International Programs

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All of our study abroad advising appointments will be conducted virtually. All appointments are still scheduled through Starfish. Your advisor will email you instructions for conducting the appointment in Microsoft Teams. 

You can email international@wsb.wisc.edu with quick questions.

 

International Programs
Wisconsin School of Business
3150 Grainger Hall
975 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706
Phone: 608-265-5017
international@wsb.wisc.edu

International Programs offers multiple advising options: drop-in, small group advising sessions, and scheduled appointments. Below you will find more information about these options and how to access them.

Drop-in Study Abroad Advising

The 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

Spring 2020 Drop-in Advising Hours

Drop-in study abroad advising has been suspended for the spring 2020 semester. You can email international@wsb.wisc.edu with quick questions. For questions about a specific study abroad program, you can connect with an Enrollment Specialist Advisor (ESA) or Study Abroad Advisor (SAA) for that program. More information about ESA and SAA roles and portfolios can be found below.

Study Abroad Group Advising

Learn how to select and apply to WSB study abroad programs for next summer or academic year.

Each group advising 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! Click on a session below to register.

There are no remaining group advising sessions for spring 2020. You can email international@wsb.wisc.edu with quick questions. For questions about a specific study abroad program, you can connect with an Enrollment Specialist Advisor (ESA) or Study Abroad Advisor (SAA) for that program. More information about ESA and SAA roles and portfolios can be found below.

Appointments with Professional Staff

For the duration of the spring 2020 semester, all of our study abroad advising appointments will be conducted virtually. All appointments are still scheduled through Starfish. Your advisor will email you instructions for conducting the appointment in Microsoft Teams. 

First, you should meet with a peer advisor during drop-in hours or attend one of our group advising sessions.  If you have further questions, you may schedule an appointment with the Enrollment Specialist Advisor (ESA) for your top choice program through Starfish. There are two different advising roles at UW-Madison for study abroad. At the WSB, our staff serve in both roles. These roles vary by program.

Prospective Study Abroad Students

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
  • Grade processing and transcripts

Our ESAs and their program portfolios are listed under the Wisconsin School of Business heading on the UW Study Abroad website.

Participants: Accepted and Returned Study Abroad Students

Your SAA can help you with:

Pre-departure logistics

  • Applying to the host institution
  • Visa and entry requirements
  • Housing options
  • Program course offerings and course equivalencies
  • Health and safety abroad questions
  • Student identity abroad

Returned students

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

You can schedule an appointment with your Study Abroad Advisor (SAA) through Starfish.  You will find your SAA in your MyStudyAbroad portal under "Contacts."  Our SAAs and their program portfolios are listed under the Wisconsin School of Business heading on the UW Study Abroad website.  

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, you must attend drop-in or group advising first. 

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.