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Study Abroad Advising

Start Your Study Abroad Journey

Watch the videos below to establish your baseline knowledge about study abroad at UW–Madison. “Study Abroad – Wisconsin School of Business” highlights what Business Badgers need to know to prepare and apply.

Students are encouraged to watch these videos before scheduling an appointment with a professional study abroad advisor.

Connect With an Advisor

Begin your journey by coming to drop-in advising between 12 and 2:30PM, Monday-Friday.

Schedule an appointment through Starfish with one of WSB’s professional advisors.

  • Appointments are held virtually via Zoom.
  • Make a list of your questions, review the content on this page, and refer to the virtual advising guidelines.
  • You can email international@wsb.wisc.edu with quick questions.

We’re here to help

There are two different advising roles at UW–Madison, Enrollment Specialist Advisors (ESA) and Study Abroad Advisors (SAA). Advisors at the Wisconsin School of Business serve as both. Their roles vary by program, and they work together as a cohesive team.

Enrollment Specialist Advisors (ESA) can help with:

  • Application advising (online application, program-specific forms, etc.)
  • Program eligibility questions (GPA and language requirements)
  • Program selection
  • Course Equivalency Requests (CER)
  • Scholarship availability and applications
Study Abroad Advisors (SAA) can help with:

  • Program advising (program experience, academics, housing, visa, etc.)
  • Health and safety abroad
  • Student identity abroad
  • Funding study abroad and scholarships
  • Returned student resources and advising upon return

Advising for students accepted in a study abroad program

After accepting a place in a program, navigate to your MyStudyAbroad to find contact information for your advisors.

Your SAA can help with:

  • Visa and entry requirements
  • Housing options
  • Program course offering
  • Health and safety abroad questions
  • Student identity abroad

Returned study abroad students

Your ESA can help with CERs, grade processing, and transcripts.

Your SAA can help with:

  • Articulating your study abroad experience
  • Cultural readjustment
  • Staying involved in international activities on campus
  • Volunteering with Global Programs
  • Returned student resources