One in every six students chooses to study abroad at UW-Stevens Point. Students enjoy the flexibility of short-term trips as well as semester long-term trips that occur in the fall semester, spring semester, winter, and summer terms. The National Student Exchange program allows you to “study abroad” in the United States at one of the partnering universities in the program. Choose a partnering university in almost any state in the country and pay UWSP tuition. If you are looking for unique ways to build your resume or really have a college experience like no other; then studying abroad is for you. Students typically return from trips with a newfound appreciation for culture and desire to travel even more.
The Office of International Education is a wonderful place that offers students support about a study abroad experience. This is basically a resource center for international students and study abroad students alike. We make it possible for students to study abroad. It doesn't depend on your financial situation or it doesn't depend on your major. You can study abroad in any major. Our study abroad program is one of our great experiential learning opportunities where students can go abroad with a faculty member. They can go abroad themselves. We have internship programs that they can take abroad. There's so many great opportunities and it really is a lot more approachable and affordable than you think. We offer programs all over the world. I think studying abroad definitely opens up people's mind to the different cultures and being aware of those cultures when you come back to campus here at UWSP. I never thought of careers outside of the United States until doing that academic program abroad and opening doors, and already having offers to be invited to work for organizations abroad. We see a lot of students learn about themselves. Learn that unity is in diversity and seeing not only the world and different cultures but seeing your own culture through different lenses. I would recommend not being afraid to try different things. Students have basically the whole world to explore. All of our students who studied abroad would encourage you personally to go and explore not only the world but yourself, because you learn a lot about yourself by studying abroad.