CALS Study Abroad offers a variety of international experiences specially designed to fulfill CALS student academic needs, but programs are open to UW-Madison students from ALL schools and colleges. These include Short-Term Field Experiences, Summer Research Opportunities, and Semester-Long Exchange Programs at top universities around the world.
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. A world 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 Study Abroad collaborates with International Academic Programs (IAP), located in the Red Gym. CALS program descriptions and application materials are located on the UW Study Abroad website. Program advisors and course leaders are CALS faculty and staff.
Student Safety Abroad
Student safety is a top priority. Every program is vetted to help ensure health and safety of students is maintained, with additional input from UW’s Director of International Safety and Security if needed. For more details related to safety and security, please visit the Health and Safety section of the UW Study Abroad website.
CALS faculty or instructional staff interested in offering an international academic experience for undergraduate students should contact Brett Schieve to discuss study abroad portfolio needs and the process and timeline for launching new programs.