For Parents

Introduction: Letter from the Co-Director - International Programs 

The Importance of Studying Abroad: Information from a parent's perspective, on today's competitive job market, foreign languages, and developing independence

International Programs Policy Guidelines: General information about International Programs guidelines, information about UW-Madison policy limitations, and information about the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Academics: Information on credits earned abroad, academic expectations, registration from abroad, and graduation from abroad

Cost of Studying Abroad: Information on the cost of studying abroad, financial aid,  scholarships, accessing money abroad, and withdrawing from the program

Preparing for a Host Country and Culture: Information on finding out about the host country, preparing for another culture, and how to help students help themselves

Preparing for Travel: Information on documents needed, travel arrangements, packing, and housing

Study abroad web site from the U.S. government.

While Abroad: Information on what parents can do to stay informed, culture shock, reverse culture shock, communicating with a student while her or she is abroad, and visiting your student overseas

Safety and Security Abroad: Information on safety and security, personal safety for female travelers, and safety precautions for times of political/social unrest or conflict

Health and Medical Insurances: Information on health and diet, medical issues, CISI (UW System's mandatory health insurance plan), frequently asked questions regarding CISI health insurance, and prescriptions

Printing the Parent Webpage: All pages are printer-friendly

International Programs

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Study Abroad Application

The fall 2011 application (for spring 2012 study abroad) is now available.

Study Abroad Scholarships

Learn more about scholarships available to students studying abroad!

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