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Study Abroad

Studying abroad can be a rewarding and valuable experience. It's a great opportunity to increase your language skills rapidly, be exposed to a culture that is different from your own, and gain greater independence and self-awareness. There are also some programs that may offer opportunities for research, hands-on learning, and professional internships. Opportunities for study abroad include two major options:

International Academic Program (IAP)

Students studying on IAP programs will receive credit for all courses they take while abroad. These credits will be posted to their transcript as UW-Madison courses equivalent to the courses they took while abroad. Equivalent grades will also be posted to their transcript.

Study Abroad in Non-UW Programs

To find out more about how you receive transfer credit for a non-UW study abroad program, please visit the Office of Admissions page and schedule an appointment with an advisor.