The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Education Abroad office is a provider of education abroad programs open to students from any U.S. college or university.
Since 1979, more than 12,500 students from over 250 institutions nationwide have chosen to study abroad through UW-Platteville Education Abroad because of our affordable, distinctive, and exceptional programs.
In addition, UW-Platteville Education Abroad affiliates with a number of institutions, consortiums, and education abroad providers to give students a greater number of program options worldwide.
Our mission is to:
- Prepare global citizens by promoting global engagement
- Internationalize the university
- Provide educational experiences that lead to learning and reflection in an international context to students from across the United States
Eligibility requirements can vary by program; therefore, you should confirm the program's specific eligibility requirements with the provider. However, in general, UW-Platteville students must:
- Be degree-seeking students
- Have completed at least one full-time semester of college at the time of application and have at least sophomore standing (24 credits completed) at the time of participation.
- Have at least a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.25
- Be in good academic and disciplinary standing at the time of application and participation
- Complete all of the necessary application requirements by the application deadline
You should also note that most programs offer courses taught in English, so they do not require foreign language proficiency. However, programs offering foreign language coursework may require language proficiency for enrollment.
The UW-Platteville Education Abroad staff are active members in NAFSA and the Forum on Education Abroad, the professional associations of international educators. While regularly attending local, regional, and national conferences to keep knowledgeable on the latest issues in education abroad, the staff members have also been educated and trained in education abroad advising, management, and program development.
Education Abroad Office Hours
During walk-ins, Education Abroad staff members meet with students on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Walk-in Times, September through May
Tuesdays 2 p.m.–4 p.m.
Thursdays 9:30 a.m. –11:30 a.m.
You are encouraged to come and see Education Abroad staff during walk-in hours first, and then if more time is needed to discuss your questions and concerns, a follow-up appointment can be made at least 24 hours in advance.
If you cannot meet during walk-in hours, please call the International Programs front desk at 608.342.1726 to schedule an appointment.