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The IEE Bridge to Abroad Loan is a no interest/no fees program designed to assist you if you do not immediately have the funds available to cover your Commitment Deposit and/or flight costs. It enables you to pay for these costs at a later date and with your financial aid package (if you receive financial aid). The Bridge to Abroad Loan will cover these costs until the full program costs are billed to your WINGS account.

Flights will be purchase through UW System's mandated travel partner, Fox World Travel (FWT). Students participating on Faculty-led programs will already be booking through FWT. IEE will assist with booking the flight and pre-pay for the flight. As mentioned above, your flight will be posted to your WINGS account when your program cost is billed. IEE follows the UWL Cashier's regular billing cycle.

NOTE: Other possible initial costs associated with attendance on a program abroad such as passports, visas, and medical visits will need to be paid for directly by you often before your financial aid disbursement occurs.

For assistance with your commitment deposit and/or flight, please contact Sami Sonkowsky at: