Study Away: Getting Started

The first step in studying away is to plan ahead! It takes around a year, or two academic semesters, to plan for your Study Away experience.

The Study Away Programs office will be your key contact for many aspects of the experience, and your Academic or Faculty Advisor will help you choose courses in order to keep you on track for graduation.

The steps to Study Away are:

  1. Attend an information session, Study Away fair, or classroom presentation to learn basic information about Study Away.
  2. Schedule an appointment with the Study Away Coordinator. You will discuss your initial interests and get introduced to all of UW-Superior's Study Away program options. You will also discuss finances, coursework, goals, application process, and explore the best program fit for you. Study Away advising continues as you apply, study and return from your experience.
  3. Set up a meeting with your Academic or Faculty Advisor to discuss your 4-year academic plan. Your Advisor will help you define your major, academic, career, and personal goals and whether Study Away is the right fit for you. They will also help identify which classes you need!
  4. Apply for your program and complete associated paperwork. Be sure to check each program’s requirements closely as each application process is different.
  5. Attend pre-departure orientation and complete pre-departure forms.
  6. After you return, take part in re-entry opportunities to help share your experience with other students. Ask the Study Away Coordinator for more information!

*The study abroad advising process looks different for every student depending on their program choice and personal preference. The Study Away Coordinator is willing to meet with students as much as needed to prepare and support them for an international experience.