Office of Global Experiences

Getting Started

1. Eligibility

UW-Whitewater students are eligible to participate in global experiences programs if they have at least a 2.5 GPA and are in good academic and disciplinary standing.  Some programs may have eligibility requirements above and beyond these basic requirements (e.g. language or course prerequisites, class standing, major/college requirements, or higher GPA requirements).  If you're not sure if you're eligible to study abroad, please contact the Office of Global Experiences to speak with an advisor.

Non-UW-Whitewater students may be eligible to participate in some UW-Whitewater education abroad programs - contact us for more details.

2. Attend a Global Pathways Advising Session

This session covers the basics: how to find a program that will complement your academic and professional goals, the application process, financial aid and scholarships available for study abroad. Sessions are scheduled regularly and last approximately 35 minutes. They are held at the Office of Global Experiences, in McCutchan 201 and are on a walk-in basis--feel free to attend anytime!

If you have questions about Global Pathways or need to schedule an individual session, call 262-472-5759.

Spring 2019 Schedule *NEW SCHEDULE - EFFECTIVE 1/22/2019*

Global Pathways Info Sessions are held at regularly-scheduled times while classes are in session. Spring 2019
sessions have been scheduled for in McCutchan 201:

  • Monday 10am-11am
  • Tuesday 3pm-4pm
  • Wednesday 11:30am-12:30pm
  • Thursday 9:30am-10:30am
  • Friday 10am-11am

3. Research Program Options

Determine your goals and priorities for education abroad. Then, browse our program search to find a program. There are many types of programs; make sure you understand how they differ. 

To browse hard copy materials, visit the OGE Resource Room (McCutchan 204) where Peer Advisers (UW-Whitewater students who have recently studied abroad) can assist you with your questions and guide you through the available resources. 

4. Seek Advice

Talk to Peer Advisers, Global Experiences Coordinators (study abroad advisers), and your academic adviser to determine how your preferred programs will meet your academic and personal goals. 

Peer Advisers are available on a walk-in basis during most OGE opening hours, and can also be reached by phone or email (262-472-5759,

Please call or stop by the OGE to schedule an appointment with a Global Experiences Coordinator (262-472-5759, McCutchan 204).

5. Apply

Once you've chosen a study abroad program, you're ready to begin the application process.

Global Experiences

Office of Global Experiences 

McCutchan Hall, Room 204
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
234 Carter Mall
Whitewater, WI 53190

Contact Us:
Phone: 262-472-5759
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Student Diversity, Engagement and Success

Student Diversity, Engagement and Success (SDES)

McCutchan Hall, Room 226
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
800 West Main Street
Whitewater, WI 53190

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Phone: 262-472-4985
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International Admissions

Office of Admissions

Roseman Building, Suite 2060
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
809 West Main Street
Whitewater, WI 53190

Contact Us:
Phone: 262-472-1440
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