UW-Platteville Education Abroad thanks parents, guardians, and families for assisting and supporting their student in their decision to participate in an education abroad program. Links to resources for family members and parents can be found in the column to the right.
Education abroad is an investment in a student’s future, and as with any other type of investment, it requires planning, determination, and commitment. The personal, academic, and professional rewards, however, will last a lifetime. The UW-Platteville Education Abroad staff assists students before, during, and after their education abroad experience and offers a wide-variety of opportunities abroad to address the diverse needs of students including study abroad, internships, research, service learning and volunteering, and more.
Programs range in length from two weeks to one year and all programs provide students with the opportunity to learn more about themselves as well as the world around them. From homestays to language partners and from cocurricular activities to educational excursions, we aim to immerse students in their new culture so they can grow as global citizens.
In order to make education abroad a real option for as many students as possible, we strive to offer affordable opportunities abroad by keeping program costs low. In addition, an international experience is never more affordable than it is during the college years as students have access to financial aid, loans, and grants and scholarships; in the end, many students find that the cost of a program abroad can be comparable to what they are already pay here in the United States.