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Expand your perspective

Ever wondered what it would be like to study abroad? Here’s your chance to find out. Through the programs offered by our Center for International Education, you can attend classes at a university in another country and gain the perspective that only a new environment can provide. National Student Exchange allows you to study at a school in another part of the United States, or in Canada, the Virgin Islands, Guam or Puerto Rico. Any of these remarkable opportunities will give you the chance to immerse yourself in a new environment and culture while continuing your studies.

Where will you study?

Study abroad in Italy

Recognized as a

National Leader

in Study Abroad

by the 2021 Open Doors Report of the Institute of International Education

53% of Blugolds

participate in study abroad/immersion experiences

Each travel opportunity that I have had at UWEC provided me with a unique perspective that has shaped my mindset. I have learned that I am capable of what I thought I wasn't.

Ellie Davis Elementary Education
Students walking on campus in fall

UW-Eau Claire remains national leader in study abroad

A total of 253 UW-Eau Claire students studied abroad in 2019-20, ranking the university 21st among public and private master’s-level schools in the number of students sent abroad.

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 Miranda Jahnke - Colorado State University - Pueblo

National Student Exchange

If study abroad isn't right for you, maybe a different kind of travel education experience is just the ticket — check out the National Student Exchange, and study at one of 200 schools across the country. There are so many places you may never have been!

NSE details
South Korea

Center for International Education

Center for International Education (CIE) plays a vital role in providing high quality international programs and international support services to the University community.

Make global connections

Frequently asked questions

Do I have to speak another language?

More than 45 of our current programs have no foreign language requirement — including programs in non-English speaking countries!

How do I fund study abroad?

Financial aid applies and your aid package will be based on actual costs in your host country, including round-trip airfare. For more information, view financial aid options for studying abroad.

Scholarships -You can apply for UW-Eau Claire, state and federal scholarships for study abroad. For more information, view our available scholarships

Start saving now!  Budget for your time abroad when setting your spending priorities.

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