Study Abroad

GlobaLinks Learning Abroad Programs

UW-L has joined with GlobaLinks as an affiliate institution to expand our study abroad opportunities for students.  GlobaLink provides students with study abroad opportunities in Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific at the college/university level.  Students may study abroad for a semester or year at one of over 30 major universities, or participate in a short-term summer or January program This program is open to UWL students only.

UWL students applying to a GlobaLinks program are exempt from paying the application deposit.  In order to receive the reference code, students must contact the Study Abroad office BEFORE submitting their application to GlobaLinks.  UW-L students should apply directly with GlobaLinks and complete OIE's Application Process.  Submit the $50 application fee and original transcripts to the Office of International Education.

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The course equivalencies spreadsheets have been compiled from past approved Academic Plan forms.  They show when the course was last approved and how it transferred back to La Crosse.  You may notice that some classes satisfied several UWL options.

This list is not comprehensive nor does it take the place of  meeting with your advisor for final approval!  They are meant to be a guide of what courses may be appropriate for your studies abroad.

Before you travel abroad, you will need to obtain a passport, which will serve as proof of your U.S. citizenship. A passport may allow you to gain entry to (and exit from) other countries. Depending on the country to which you're traveling, a visa may be required as well. Entry requirements vary from one country to another. The U.S. State Department issues travel warnings specific to certain countries, and offers tips and publications relevant to travel abroad generally. Well in advance of your departure, you should also familiarize yourself with international travel health issues, and health recommendations specific to your destination.

Students are required to pay, directly to GlobaLinks, a non-refundable deposit with their application to the program.  The remaining program fees will be billed to their UW-L student account and can be paid as usual.  The program fee includes the following: (UW participants will add an OIE administrative fee)

  • Tuition (full-time status) and Administrative Fees
  • Housing
  • Meal Plan or Stipend

The UW-L Administrative Fee includes the following:

  • Pre-payment of program fees on your behalf
  • Preparation of Financial Aid budgets
  • Orientation to Study Abroad Class
  • Registration while abroad in INS 300: Foreign Study to maintain your registration at UW-L
  • Transfer of Credit Processing
  • Study Abroad Graduation Sash

Financial Aid is applicable to program fees

GlobaLinks Learning Abroad

Click here for the Australian government website on studying in Australia.
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Office of International Education
1209 Centennial Hall
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
1725 State Street
La Crosse, WI 54601 USA

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