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All advising appointments are currently virtual via zoom or phone with UW Study Abroad staff.

We encourage you to consult with your academic adviser about degree requirements prior to scheduling a study abroad advising appointment.

Step 1: Create a UW Study Abroad Profile

If you would like to meet with an adviser to discuss your study abroad options, create a study abroad profile in our online application system. This profile will ask you questions about your interests, intended destinations, and areas of study. It’s ok if you don’t have all the answers yet! We can help you find a program that’s right for you. It’s important you complete this step so we can best guide you.

Open a Study Abroad Profile

Step 2: Schedule an Advising Appointment

Once you fill out a study abroad profile, schedule an appointment with one of our advisers. Select one of the options below based on the type of questions you have.

Note: Advising appointments can be scheduled up to two weeks in advance. Availabilities beyond this period won’t appear on the calendar. Check back regularly to view open appointments. 

Start your study abroad search by picking an appointment time that works best for you from the options below.
Our general study abroad advisers can help you with narrowing down your options and beginning to apply to programs.

Exchanges, Partner Programs, Direct Enrollment & FRILA

For students who are interested in or are already applying to an exchange program, partner program, direct enrollment, or FRILA program, pick an appointment time that works best for you below. Learn more about program types are on our study abroad program types and comparison pages.

Faculty-led Programs

To learn more about a specific faculty-led program, we encourage you to contact the faculty program director. You can find their contact information in the Questions tab of the program brochures. If you have general questions about a faculty-led Program, make a General Advising Appointment using the link above.

For advising appointments specific to study abroad scholarships and funding, pick an appointment time that works best for you below.

For advising on converting your credits and grades from abroad back to UW, please review our earning credits abroad information before you book an appointment. This type of advising applies to exchanges, partner programs, direct enrollment, and FRILA. 

NOTE: For UW equivalent credits for foreign courses, contact departmental academic advisers with course syllabi that can be downloaded from the provider’s or partner institution’s website.

For students who have been accepted to study at UW as an inbound visiting exchange student from one of our exchange partners, please pick an appointment time that works for you below.

Note: review our list of frequently asked questions prior to booking an appointment.


Our office has a late policy of seven minutes. If you are later than seven minutes your appointment will be canceled.

If you can’t find an appointment, email with your questions. 

Cancel Your Appointment

To cancel appointments click the “Reschedule” button in your appointment confirmation email.

Note: you can cancel your appointment through Bookings up to 48 hours in advance. If you need to cancel the appointment less than 48 hours prior, please let us know by forwarding the booking confirmation email to

Cancel via email

Virtual Front Desk

If you have quick questions, email our office or join the Virtual Front Desk, open 10am to 11am on Mondays & Tuesdays.

This is NOT a drop-in advising. The Virtual Front Desk is staffed by the same team members who handle your email inquiries. You can ask any questions here that can be answered via email.

Join the Virtual Front Desk