Study Abroad Petition Form

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Honors in the Liberal Arts Study Abroad Petition Form

This form should be used to petition for a study abroad course to count toward remaining Honors in the Liberal Arts requirements. We encourage you to meet with an Honors advisor before going abroad and if you have any questions about your petition. Please submit this form after the relevant course is completed and has been posted to your UW-Madison record.

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Please enter your first and last name.
Please enter your university e-mail address.
Please enter the semester and year you intend to graduate.
I confirm the following about my eligibility:*
If you have questions about any of the following criteria, please contact Please discuss potential Honors in the Major coursework taken abroad with your major advisor.
Provide the name and location of your study abroad program.
Please enter the semester and year you were abroad and took the relevant course.
Study Abroad Program Duration*
What was the duration of the study abroad program for which you are filling out this petition? Summer/winterim courses abroad must last at least 3 weeks to be approved through this petition process.
Provide the course name and number as it was listed at your study abroad institution.
Please enter the department name and course number as the course appears on your DARS or UW transcript.
Please enter the number of UW credits you earned from this course.
Provide the primary language of instruction for this course.
How many complete weeks (at least Monday through Friday) did instruction for the course last? Summer/winterim courses abroad must last at least 3 weeks to be approved through this process.
I confirm the following about the course's eligibility.*
Course Breadth*
Check which type(s) of breadth credit the course carries. You can find information about the UW Course Equivalent in the Guide (
I have not yet met the following Honors in the Liberal Arts requirements:*
Please consult your DARS and check all that apply. If you intend to complete an HLA requirement through your remaining coursework in Madison, please refrain from submitting a study abroad petition related to that requirement.
I am petitioning for the course to count toward the following unmet HLA requirement(s):*
Please check all that apply. Note that a course taken during a summer or "winterim" program abroad cannot be approved to count toward Automatic Honors credits. A course can count toward Honors breadth requirements in a maximum of one breadth area. The Honors petition process does not impact how a course counts toward general L&S degree or major requirements.
Write 1-2 paragraphs describing the course in your own words and what you feel you learned or gained by having successfully completed the course. Please also explain why you selected this particular course for your study abroad petition.
Write 1-2 paragraphs in which you reflect on how this course and/or your study abroad program overall was an "Honors-like" experience. Include specific illustrations or examples. (How did you challenge yourself or go beyond minimum requirements? How did you engage meaningfully in your learning with instructors and peers? What connections did you make that were notably broad and/or deep compared to your prior experiences?)
Please upload a copy of the course syllabus as a PDF or Word document. If you cannot provide a course syllabus, upload documentation that shows the start/end dates of the course and a course description.
Accepted file types: pdf, doc, docx, Max. file size: 3 MB.
If you would prefer to upload your answers to the above prompts in a single PDF or Word document, you may do so.
Accepted file types: pdf, doc, docx, Max. file size: 3 MB.
If there are any other details or special circumstances you would like the Honors Program to know when reviewing your Study Abroad Petition, please include them here.
Please type your name again as confirmation that you have reviewed your responses and this proposal is complete and accurate to the best of your knowledge.
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