Non-Traditional Students

UW-Platteville defines a non-traditional student as an individual who attends at least part time for the academic year, works full time (35+ hours) each week, is deemed financially independent, has dependents other than a spouse, is a single parent, does not have a high school diploma, or is a combination of any of the aforementioned traits. Non-traditional students may face different issues and concerns when applying or even considering an education abroad program, as many balance academics with other responsibilities in work and at home. No matter the situation, the Education Abroad office is available to help find the perfect education program for you.

  • A few things to consider when choosing a program:
  • Am I allowed to take a minor child or partner with me while I study abroad? Are there programs where this accommodation is possible?
  • May I request to not live with a roommate or be placed in a homestay of similar interest and age range?
  • Will other non-traditional students participate in my program?
  • What skills should I gain or improve upon during my time abroad? For more resources and general information, click here to access the Frequently Asked Questions section for Non-Traditional Students.

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