Study Abroad

Thinking about study abroad? Awesome! Read through the information below and connect with advisors from International Academic Programs and the L&S Honors Program as you explore and form your plans.

Red Gym in Madison, Wisconsin
IAP's in-person study abroad advising is located in the Red Gym

Honors Programs Abroad

UW currently has two Honors-sponsored study abroad programs, which are designed with Honors students in mind and allow students to earn between nine and eighteen Automatic Honors credits in a semester abroad.

Ceiba Tropical Conservation Semester: Galapagos, Andes and Amazon (Quito, Ecuador)

This spring-semester program includes intensive Spanish study, coursework in ecology, biology, and sustainability, and internship opportunities. Past internships have dealt with reforestation, environmental education, sea turtle monitoring, and organic farming. Visit the IAP program page and the Ceiba website for more information.

Honors at the University College Utrecht Exchange (Utrecht, The Netherlands)

Students enroll directly at University College Utrecht (UCU), which specializes in the liberal arts and sciences. UCU boasts an international student body, small classes, and individualized attention.

Fulfill Honors Requirements Abroad

Students who participate in a non-Honors study abroad program may still be able to use a course from abroad to help fulfill remaining Honors degree requirements.

  • Honors in the Liberal Arts: Read our Honors Study Abroad Petition Information.
  • Honors in the Major: If you wish for a study abroad course to count toward Honors in the Major, be sure to discuss whether this is possible with your major advisor as you make your plans.
  • If you wish to enroll in Senior Honors Thesis credit (681 or 682) while away from UW-Madison, you must discuss this with the Honors Program’s Associate Director for Advising and Curriculum and obtain permission prior to departure.