Parents & Families
The University of Wisconsin–Madison recognizes that Parents & Family members are a very important partner in your student’s success. IAP, along with the UW-Madison Parent Program, defines parents as including, but not limited to: biological parents, stepparents, extended family members, foster parents, and legal guardians. Please utilize this section, along with the entire website, to learn more about how you can support your student throughout their study abroad experience.
International Academic Programs (IAP) strives to provide each UW-Madison student with the support, guidance, advice, knowledge, and tools necessary to include a study abroad program as part of their academic career.
It's never too early for students to start thinking about studying abroad!
IAP's website is an excellent tool to help students narrow down program options. Prospective students are encouraged to stop by the Study Abroad Resource Center (3rd Floor Red Gym). The Resource Center is staffed by more than 20 returned study abroad students, called Peer Advisors (PA's). PA's are paraprofessional staff members trained to educate students about study abroad options, including how to select and fund a study abroad program. Once your student has chosen a program, meeting with a Study Abroad Advisor can help answer additional questions they may have.
- Message from the Director of IAP
- The Importance of Studying Abroad
- IAP Policy Guidelines
- Money Matters
- Supporting Your Student While Abroad
- Supporting Your Student Upon Return
- Safety and Security Abroad