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CIE Study Abroad

Hours: Monday through Friday - 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

  • Visit us: Pearse Hall Room 166
  • Call us: (414) 229-5182 (or toll free at 800-991-5564)
  • Fax us: (414) 229-4858 
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Mission Statement

The Center for International Education is dedicated to providing UWM students with high-quality, safe, and affordable international academic opportunities. These opportnities allow them to develop the knowledge and skills needed to become productive and successful members of the global community. In partnership with UWM's schools and colleges, our goal is to increase awareness of education abroad opportunities, promote intercultural learning, and advocate for diversity in participants and programs.


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If you have already started an application:

  • Current UWM Students should click here for your login page to access your application.
  • Non-UWM Students should click here for your login page to access your application.


Important Dates and Announcements:

STUDY ABROAD FAIR featuring UWinteriM & Spring 2015 programs:

Thursday, September 4, 2014   *   9 AM - 2 PM   *   UWM Union Concourse


Study Abroad 101 Sessions:

All sessions will be held in Garland 104.

  • Tuesday, September 9th, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, September 10th, 2 - 3 p.m.
  • Monday, September 15th, 5 - 6 p.m.
  • Tuesday, September 16th, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, September 17th, 10 - 11 a.m. **For Global Studies Students
  • Thursday, September 18th, 12 - 1 p.m.
  • Monday, September 22nd, 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.


Financing Study Abroad 101 Sessions:

All sessions will be held in Garland 104.

  • Monday, September 8th, 2-3 p.m.
  • Tuesday, September 16th, 4:30-5:30 p.m. (after Study Abroad 101)
  • Wednesday, September 17th, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. (after Study Abroad 101)
  • Tuesday, September 23rd, 2-3 p.m.
  • Monday, September 29th, 4-5 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 2nd, 3-4 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 9th, 12-1 p.m.
  • Tuesday, October 14th, 10-11 a.m.
  • Thursday, October 16th, 3-4 p.m.


Boren Awards Information Sessions:

Sessions will include a representative from the Boren National Office.

Boren Scholarship (Undergraduate) Information Session
-- Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., Union 280

Boren Fellowship (Graduate) Information Session
-- Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Union 280

For more information on these awards, please visit the Boren Awards website.


Gilman Scholarship Information Sessions:

All sessions will be held in Garland 104.

  • Friday, September 12th, 2-3 p.m.
  • Wednesday, September 17th, 12-1 p.m.
  • Tuesday, September 23rd, 12-1 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 2nd, 1-2 p.m.

For more information on the scholarship, please visit the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship website.



Thursday, September 18th
5-6:30 p.m., Bolton 150

In this interactive workshop, students will have the opportunity to participate in a series of small, one-on-one discussions to articulate their international experience, enhance their résumés, and explore international careers and post-graduate opportunities. Watch our UW-Milwaukee Study Abroad Facebook page for further details (

Pizza will be provided and students are encouraged to bring an international food item should they wish to share.

Students are invited to submit items for both our Study Abroad Short Story and Photo contests! Winners will receive prizes and will be announced at the Global Opportunities Workshop. Details are available here:


Application Deadlines for Spring 2015 and UWinteriM 2015:

  • Spring 2015: October 1, 2014*
  • UWinteriM 2015: October 15, 2014*

*Please note: some programs have early application deadlines.


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Study Abroad Office Services

The Study Abroad Office is the part of the Center for International Education (CIE) responsible for sending students abroad as well as receiving incoming exchange students from partner universities around the world. The program coordinators are each responsible for facilitating and working with outgoing students within specific programs. A team of peer advisors conduct walk-in advising for students who have general questions about the study abroad processes, experiences, and program offerings. The office also sponsors many events including the study abroad fair.

International Student ID Card

The International Student Identity Card (ISIC) is your passport to discounts and services at home and around the world. Every year, students use their cards to take advantage of worldwide offers on travel, shopping, museums and more. It is also the only internationally recognized student ID.

You can apply for a card in the Study Abroad Office! To apply, complete the form below and submit it with a color photo (per the size specified on the form) to the Study Abroad Office.(LINK Form)

Passport and Visa Photos

Do you need passport photos? Come to the Study Abroad Office and in 30 minutes or less you will receive photos that are of professional quality and printed on government regulation paper. This service is available on a walk-in basis in the Study Abroad Office between 9:00 am and 4:30 pm Monday through Friday.

Note: The standard U.S. passport photo size is 2 x 2 inches, however, if you need a different size, we can adjust accordingly


  • 2 Photos: $8.00 
  • 4 Photos: $13.00 
  • 6 Photos: $18.00 
  • 8 Photos: $23.00 
  • $5 per each additional set

Note: Payment is by personal check or money order made payable to"UWM" only. Cash and credit cards will not be accepted.

These photos can be used for passports, visas, and certain study abroad applications, as well as for anInternational Student ID Card (ISIC).


With our application program, you may be required to scan documents into the application program. If you do not have access to your own scanner, you may come to the Study Abroad Office and use ours for free! This service is on a first come, first serve basis.

There are also many other places to use scanners on campus. For example, the Golda Meir Library has multiple large copy/scanner machines available. There is no charge for scanning on any of the scanners and you will have the ability to e-mail files. We recommend that you put them on your PantherFile or USB drive.

The UITS desk on the first floor in the west wing of the library has staff trained to assist with the use of these machines.