You need to plan ahead for a University of Wisconsin-Platteville education abroad experience. We suggest you start a full year in advance. While the process leading up to studying abroad can seem intimidating, follow these steps for an easier experience:

  1. Meet with your academic advisor to discuss your degree requirements so that you know what types of classes you can take abroad.
  2. For students who don't already have a U.S. Passport, learn how to apply for one on the Travel Resources page and start the application process as soon as possible. U.S. passports typically take six to eight weeks to process, so applying early is important.
  3. Make an appointment with an Education Abroad Office advisor to explore program options.
  4. Look through Things to Consider for tips on how to choose the best program for you.
  5. Choose a program carefully and complete the UW-Platteville Education Abroad online application by the deadline posted online.
  6. Apply for education abroad grants and scholarships.
  7. Work alongside your academic advisor to get your international courses approved.
  8. Submit all required application materials by the posted deadlines by carefully following the instructions provided in your online Study Abroad account. Application materials will vary program to program, but generally include:
    • A statement of purpose
    • Application fee
    • An official transcript
    • Two letters of recommendation from a professor, academic advisor, and/or employer, etc.
    • Course selection
    • Accommodation application
    • Any forms required by the institution abroad
    • All the necessary initial application materials will be accessible via students’ UW-Platteville Education Abroad online application.
  9. Upon acceptance, confirm participation in the program by clicking the "Commit" button in the UW-Platteville Education Abroad online application. You will also need to complete and provide several post-acceptance forms and materials.
  10. Apply for a student visa if required. Information on visa requirements will be provided by the Education Abroad Office or your program provider.
  11. Complete all required pre-departure orientation activities, including, but not limited to:
    • Booking a flight
    • Paying confirmation deposits
    • Attending necessary pre-departure sessions
    • Other requirements mandated by your institution’s education abroad office

Contact Information

Education Abroad


0328 Warner Hall

Walk-in Hours via Zoom

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
2–3:30 p.m.

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