A Return to Study Abroad

New international opportunities for your student
January 28, 2022

Last fall marked a return to study abroad programming, and the Office of International Education is happy to announce new opportunities for students. In addition to programs for current students, OIE is excited to announce the JUMPSTART: Scotland precollege study abroad program, offered this summer for incoming first-year students.

Encourage your student to attend the Spring Study Abroad Fair from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 9, in the MSC ballrooms to learn about 2022-2023 programs.

We invite families to learn more about study abroad options, as well as the JUMPSTART: Scotland program, at the virtual family member session at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 10.

Here are some study abroad updates on the year so far:

Fall 2021

  • Four students who studied in South Korea, Belgium and Greece shared their experiences on the Study Abroad Blog.

WinTerm and Spring 2022

Accademia Italiana in Florence, Italy
Accademia Italiana in Florence, Italy
  • Professors Mike Bessert and Steve Nold led 13 students on a faculty-led program to Belize during WinTerm to study biology in the Neotropics.
  • Approximately 40 students are studying abroad in Belgium, Costa Rica, Germany, Greece, Italy, South Korea, Spain and Sweden this spring.
  • The faculty-led program to Greece during Spring Break will bring Greek Mythology to life for 22 students, whose journey will range from the plains of the Peloponnese to the heights of Olympus.
  • An additional 30 students will be studying in the National Student Exchange program and a spring break choir program to Puerto Rico.

Plan Ahead for Fall and Winter

Check out the study abroad programs for this fall and next winter. Three summer programs for your student to consider are:

A Global Impression for First-Year Students

Incoming students beginning this fall are encouraged to participate in the JUMPSTART: Scotland precollege study abroad program, June 26 to July 22.


Isle of Skye
Isle of Skye, near Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Study at Newbattle Abbey College, a renovated medieval monastery in Dalkeith
  • Earn six general education credits and receive precollege guidance and mentorship from UW-Stout faculty leaders Dave Beck and Mitch Ogden
  • Scottish-themed courses, rich with integrated excursions are offered in a safe and supportive living-learning community
  • Meet new friends, gain independence, confidence and global awareness
  • Financial aid may apply by completing a 2021-22 FAFSA

And if you are an alumnus from the Experience Scotland program, we want to hear from you.  Please email us at studyabroad@uwstout.edu.

OIE continues to monitor the global pandemic and is conducting extensive risk assessments for each program and location, helping to mitigate risk and promote the health and safety of all participants.


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