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 Study Abroad 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 members 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!

Note: Advisors strongly suggest that students with interest in study abroad who do not have a valid passport apply for one immediately.  Due to COVID-19 related closures, the State Department is experiencing delays in processing passports.  More information is available here.

“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 our website uwstout.studioabroad.com, such as our popular pages on passportsvisas, and finances, as well as our YouTube channel, with additional how-to videos such as How to Search for Study Abroad Programs. But, ultimately, we're your personal study abroad guides! So, if you've got a question, go ahead and book an appointment.

Search for Programs

All the details you could need or want on the 300+ programs in 40+ countries are waiting for you - just click the image or link below! You can also watch all the live virtual sessions that were recorded at the Fall 2020 Study Abroad Fair, which was held on September 23, 2020, as well as the sessions recorded at the Fall 2020 Advisement Day - Study Abroad Events, to learn more about your program options. Browse and watch the 45+ sessions on our YouTube channel's Fair Playlist and in our Latest Videos Playlist

Find the program that fits you best

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

Study Abroad

All Study Abroad News

UW-Stout student awarded prestigious Gilman Scholarship for study abroad

Canon studying virtually at University of London, looking forward to connecting with international peers

Fall Study Abroad Fair going virtual on Sept. 23

Options for students abound in world travel in 2021

University receives study abroad grant from U.S. Department of State

Office of International Education will launch new, inclusive programs