Return to the U.S.

Welcome back from your study abroad program!  The resources below will aid in your transition to UW-Madison.



Once International Programs receives your transcript from abroad, we will notify you. If you have not heard from us, assume that we have not received your grades. Contact your host university to inquire about when your transcript was sent to UW.

Grade and credit conversion tables are available.

Write a final report

Your final report, which will be placed online and in the International Programs office, will greatly assist future study abroad participants. We encourage all students to submit a report and it is required of those who received scholarship money from the School of Business and its donors.

Use any style you would like in an MS Word document.  You may wish to follow the final report guidelines or to review past reports from your program.  Please email your report to by February 1 (fall participants), July 15 (most spring participants) or September 15 (late spring and summer participants).


Attend the international reception

You are invited! The Wisconsin School of Business welcomes all past study abroad participants as well as international exchange students from the school's overseas partner universities. All business students with an interest in studying abroad or international issues are welcome to attend. 

This spring's reception was held on Wednesday, January 26 at 3:30 in the Capital Conference Room 5120 Grainger.


Volunteer to talk about your time abroad

Throughout the academic year, International Programs will host recruiting and orientation meetings for future participants. We will send out a call for volunteers about two weeks prior to the meeting. Your expertise on your overseas program is greatly appreciated, and we hope you will volunteer! This spring we need your help on Wednesday, February 2 for our Business Study Abroad Fair. We will also need your help at our International Perspectives class. Please email if you are interested in helping.


Join the Buddy program

We also hope you will consider being a Buddy to an exchange student! The Buddy program helps incoming international exchange students prepare for their arrival in Madison and feel at home during their stay at UW. The basic requirements for your participation are 1) a willingness to assist an incoming student and 2) several hours during your buddy's first days in Madison to get him/her settled. A couple social events for all incoming exchange students and buddies will be held during the week before classes begin and the first weeks of class.

For more information about being a Buddy, please contact International Programs -


Submit your entry: Study abroad photo contest

Enter your photograph in the Wisconsin School of Business study abroad photo contest! Any subject matter will be considered, including, but not limited to, celebrations, landscape, monuments, UW students abroad, and persons from the host country. Photos may be submitted from any location where you studied or traveled, although preference will be given to cities where the School of Business sponsors a study abroad program. Good photos of students in recognizable settings may be used for our publicity materials.

More details on the next photo contest will be available soon.

Re-entry Culture Shock

Counseling and Consultation Services offers programs for returning study abroad students experiencing reverse culture shock. If you are interested please contact Alex at 262-0559 or


Apply to be a study abroad peer advisor

This is a great job helping students make decisions about their study abroad experience. The position description for the 2010-2011 academic year openings is available online. At this time, we are not hiring, but let us know if you are interested in applying to this position in the future.

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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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