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BEFORE YOU GO

Thanks for applying to study abroad! It is important that you continue to check your online account and keep up to date with your study abroad application and follow up materials. Additionally, keep in mind the following items during your application process:

Pre-Departure Information
SAVE THE DATE: Mandatory Pre-Departure Orientation for all Summer, Fall and 17-18 AY students  is Friday, April 21!

Spring & J-term Deadline: October 31st
Summer, Fall & Academic Year Deadline: March 31st

Note: Once a student has officially confirmed their participation by completing the application materials they become subject to the standard withdrawal policy.

Post-Decision Checklist
Exchange/Direct-Enroll Study Abroad Program applicants: Complete the online application or program specific application for the host university within TWO WEEKS of the application deadline. This application should be received via email and submitted to the host university or program. 

Study Abroad Quiz: All students are required to take the Study Abroad Orientation Quiz prior to their study abroad program. The Study Abroad Orientation Quiz is based off of the Orientation Manual. Students need to obtain a minimum score of 80, in order to participate on their study abroad program.
 
Additional process for Non-UWL students applying from other Universities: Complete a special, non-degree application for UW-La Crosse through the UW-System application portal. This is to ensure that students can be enrolled at UW-La Crosse for their time abroad. By completing the special, non-degree application, non-UWL students will be given a UWL Student ID number, UWL Student email address, as well as have access to WINGS student account/help center. Most students, when communicating with UW-La Crosse offices, will need to refer to their UWL Student ID, or will be notified via their UWL Student email. If you are a non-UWL student who intends to use Financial Aid, be sure to communicate with the Financial Aid Office on your home campus, so you are aware of the Financial Aid policies and guidelines for your home campus. If you will need to transfer your aid to UWL, start the Financial Aid Consortium Agreement process with the Financial Aid Office on your home campus.

Other Things to Consider
Once You Have Been "Officially Accepted" By the Host Institution or Provider Program:
  • Have you received your official acceptance letter from the provider program or Host University?
  • Have you applied for a student visa? (Usually required for semester/year long programs)
  • Have you booked a flight and forwarded the information to IEE?
  • Did you have to submit a housing deposit to confirm your housing/accommodations?
  • Did you sign up for airport pick-up/drop-off services?
  • Did they have a buddy program that you could sign up for?
  • Did you enroll/sign-up for classes? Or, do you complete this after your arrival in the host country?