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 Center for Global Education 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 30 minutes. They are held at the Center for Global Education (CGE), in Hyland Hall 1227 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 2018 Schedule

Global Pathways Info Sessions are held at regularly-scheduled times while classes are in session.
Spring 2018 sessions have been scheduled for:

  • Monday, Wednesday, & Friday: 11 am
  • Monday - Thursday: 12 pm

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 CGE Resource Room (Hyland Hall 1227) 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 CGE opening hours, and can also be reached by phone or email (262-472-5759,

Please call or stop by the CGE to schedule an appointment with a Global Experiences Coordinator (262-472-5759, Hyland Hall 1227).

5. Apply

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

Where to Find Us

Center for Global Education
Hyland Hall, Suite 1227
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
809 West Starin Road
Whitewater, WI 53190

Contact Us

Phone: 262-472-5759
Fax: 262-472-1491
E-mail us!