Study Abroad Program Options

CALS Study Abroad, in partnership with International Academic Programs (IAP), offers a variety of international academic experiences for students of all majors! These include Short-Term Field Experiences, Summer Research Opportunities, and Semester-Long Exchange Programs at top universities around the world.

If you have questions about a specific program, please contact the designated CALS Study Abroad Advisor below.

Short-Term Field Experiences

Field Experiences are led by UW-Madison faculty and typically involve 12-18 students who travel together for 2-3 three weeks during winter, spring, or summer break. They are thematic in nature and often involve partnering with a local organization in the host community on a shared project.


Winter Intersession

Spring Break

Summer Research Opportunities

As part of Summer Research Opportunities, students are matched by UW-Madison faculty with a mentor at a partner university or facility abroad where students engage in cutting-edge research in an outstanding and international environment.

Exchange Programs

Exchange programs allow students to enroll in classes for a semester or a year at a university abroad, providing a culturally and academically immersive experience. Exchange partners offer courses in English as well as the local language.

To explore additional study abroad programs offered to UW students, please visit the UW Study Abroad Program Search.