Office of Global Experiences


The Office of Global Experiences is responsible for the management and administration of international student services, education abroad programs, and the Travel Study Program. The Office, in cooperation with Departments and Colleges, develops international academic exchange relationships and manages a variety of reciprocal student exchange programs around the world. The Office also provides orientation for new international students and assists these students with personal, academic, and immigration advisement, housing placement, and socio-cultural concerns after arriving at UW-Whitewater.  The Office also serves as the official host for international visitors to UW-Whitewater and coordinates cultural and social programs that bring together global and domestic populations via events and programs like the International Dinner, the Host Family Program, and International Education Week. For more information, please contact the Office of Global Experiences, McChutchan Hall 204, Tel. 262-472-5759, or via the web at  

Education Abroad

The Office of Global Experiences provides advisement and assistance to students who are interested in pursuing an education abroad experience including (study abroad and exchange programs, short-term travel study programs and internship and student teaching placements abroad).

UW-Whitewater provides many study abroad options that are designed to meet students’ diverse academic and personal needs. Programs vary in location, length, level, academic focus, language requirements, and cost. Each program consists of academic study with an appropriate cross-cultural learning experience in a foreign country. Both financial aid (need-based) and scholarships (merit-based) are available for many programs.

UW-Whitewater offers student exchange programs at over two dozen universities worldwide, as well as other types of education abroad affiliations and consortia.  

Additionally, a variety of short-term travel study course options are offered each year. Travel study courses combine academic study with an international travel component, typically one to three weeks in length, in various countries. Future teachers may also complete up to half of their student teaching experience abroad in Australia, Jamaica, Mexico, or Sweden.

Students must apply to education abroad programs via the Office of Global Experiences, who will facilitate the credit transfer process with the Admissions Office, Registrar's Office, and academic units as appropriate.  According to University of Wisconsin System policy, coursework from accredited international universities and study abroad programs offered at or via accredited United States post-secondary institutions may be accepted as transfer credit, provided that credit transfer determination is made prior to the study abroad experience. No transfer credit units will be granted on the basis of a transcript furnished by a non-accredited institution or commercial study tour. No transfer credit units will be granted to students who fail to study abroad via the established and approved UW-Whitewater Center for Global Education guidelines. All study abroad participation plans must be approved in advance and prior to departure for the experience abroad. For more information about education abroad options and program requirements, please contact the Office of Global Experiences, McCutchan Hall 204, Tel. 262-472-5759, or via the web at