Distinguish Yourself: Take your Education Abroad

Study away for a few weeks, a semester, or an academic year. Choose from 300+ programs in 40+ countries.
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The Study Abroad Team is available during regular business hours; however, in response to COVID-19, we are serving students, faculty, and staff remotely. Appointments with OIE staff can be made here. You may also contact our office by phone at 715-232-2132 and via email at studyabroad@uwstout.edu, or reach out to individual staff directly via email.  

Important updates regarding the impact of COVID-19 on UW-Stout international programs can be found here.

Start Your Journey!

Hundreds of UW-Stout students take their education abroad every year. The Study Abroad Team is here to help you explore the many options available:

  • Exchange – Pay UW-Stout tuition to attend a partner university abroad (Semester or Academic Year)
  • National Student Exchange – Study in the U.S., its territories, or Canada and pay UW-Stout tuition (Semester or Academic Year)
  • Direct Enroll – Pay a university abroad or a study abroad provider directly (Semester, Academic Year, WinTerm, or Summer)
  • Faculty-led – Study on a short-term domestic or international program with a UW-Stout professor (WinTerm, Spring, or Summer)
  • Internship or Co-op – Gain valuable international work experience (Semester, Academic Year, or Summer)

A Study Abroad Advisor can help find the best option for you, considering your interest, major, budget, timeline, and comfort level, and provide support during the application, pre-departure, and return process. 

A higher GPA, a better graduation rate, and a larger income are all associated with study abroad. You can gain these very real benefits while also meeting a variety of people, establishing a global network for future jobs or internships, taking classes that will apply to your UW-Stout degree, perhaps learning a new language, and building a resume that will set you apart from 90% of other college students -- that's right, just 10% of university students study abroad, so why not distinguish yourself by studying abroad as part of your education at UW-Stout? 

“The experience has made me more confident personally and professionally.”

- Study abroad alumnus, University of Westminster - United Kingdom

Below, you can...

  • Be inspired by fellow students and their experiences abroad.
  • Learn how to navigate the different steps in the process through some "how-to" videos.
  • Explore specific program options.

Or, if you're raring to go, get straight to it on our dedicated portal  uwstout.studioabroad.com – to find all the information you'll need: from how to finance your experience (there are more options than you realize!) and how to get a passport or visa, to critical info on health & safety and even resources for family members (you know they'll have questions, and we've got answers!). And, of course, you'll be able to read about all the programs we have and find the right program for YOU!

“By far the best decision I made at UW-Stout. I hope as many students as possible take advantage."

- Study abroad alumnus, University of Westminster - United Kingdom

Be Inspired

See the world through photos and videos from UW-Stout students abroad. / UW-Stout
Testimonials from Brent (Belize), Jacqueline (Italy) and Jade (India) / UW-Stout

More inspiration can be found by checking out this dedicated YouTube playlist, which features additional student testimonials, photos & self-made videos and more... by exploring the Personal Identity section on our website... and by diving into our Travel Inspired Reading List.

“I encourage you to go, live, and see what the world can teach you.”

- Study abroad alumna, CEA - Czech Republic 

Learn How

How-To: Finance your study abroad experience / UW-Stout
How-To: Apply for a study abroad program / UW-Stout

More helpful info can be found at uwstout.studioabroad.com, like our popular pages on passportsvisas, and finances. But, ultimately, we're your personal study abroad guides! So, if you've got a question, go ahead and book an appointment or once we're all back on campus – drop by Walk-In Hours at 70 Harvey Hall any weekday from 1pm to 3pm!

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The credits earned while abroad can satisfy major, minor, or general education requirements.

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