International Education & Study Abroad

CALS International Education and Study Abroad offers a variety of international academic experiences for students of all majors! These include short-term faculty-led field studies, international research experiences and semester-long exchange programs at top universities around the world. You can also stay in the United States and deepen your knowledge of local communities by participating in a domestic “study away” program, such as Exploring Health and Wellness with the Bad River Ojibwe in northern Wisconsin.

CALS study abroad programs cover a variety of content areas such as sustainable development, food systems, agriculture, health and wellness, community and economic development, and biosciences.

All CALS programs carry UW-Madison academic credit that will appear on your transcript. Most short-term programs also fulfill the undergraduate Certificate in Global Health field experience requirement.  Foreign language background is not required for most programs. With advanced planning, studying abroad — even as a science major — will not delay your graduation!

Search for Programs
CALS International Education and Study Abroad collaborates with International Academic Programs (IAP), located in the Red Gym. CALS program descriptions and application materials are located on the IAP website. Program advisors and course leaders are CALS faculty and staff. Visit the IAP website to search CALS and other study abroad program options.

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Student Safety Abroad
Student safety is a top priority. Every program is vetted by the UW-Madison Faculty Advisory Committee for study abroad, with additional input from UW’s Director of International Safety and Security, if needed. For more details related to safety and security, please visit International Academic Program’s Health and Safety.

For Faculty
CALS faculty or instructional staff interested in offering an international academic experience for undergraduate students should contact Susan Huber Miller to discuss study abroad portfolio needs and the process and timeline for launching new programs.

Application Questions 
Please email studyabroad@cals.wisc.edu, call (608) 262-3003 or stop by 116 Agricultural Hall during our walk-in hours.