Biology Abroad

Biology Abroad: How do I get it to count in the major?

Friday, May 5


4503 Microbial Sciences Building

Confused about the process of having your biology courses abroad apply to the major?  Don’t know what advisor to see for resources or approvals?  Join Biology advisors to walk you through the process to ensure smoother transition from foreign transcript to your DARS and beyond.  Feel free to bring your laptop if you would like to follow along with your specific program.

This session is for Biology major students who have already identified their study abroad program and have questions about applying credit to the Biology major.  We will host a general session in Fall for those looking for programs that complement the Biology major.

Please RSVP via

School for Field Studies Info Session

International Academic Programs will be hosting a representative from SFS (School for Field Studies: for an info session and Q&A on Tuesday, April 11. Megan Telzrow, Institutional Relations Manager with SFS, will be available for any questions prospective students or accepted participants may have regarding SFS programs. SFS programs focus on environmental studies and sustainability issues, so they may be of interest to many of your students. There will also be pizza, which should also be of interest to many of your students. A walk-in advising session will follow the lunch event.

SFS Lunch and Learn

Tuesday April 11, 2017


15 Science Hall

SFS Walk-in advising

Tuesday April 11, 2017


3rd floor, Red Gym

Study Abroad Open House

This Wednesday, February 15th from 4:30-5:30 p.m., the CALS Study Abroad team will host Grow Global with CALS, an open house for students interested in exploring study abroad options. Pop-up advising, free succulent plants, and refreshments offered. All UW-Madison students, regardless of primary school or college, are welcome on CALS study abroad programs!

Wednesday, February 15
116 Ag Hall (reception area)
4:30-5:30 p.m.

Event link-

Study Abroad Pop Up Advising

Returned student Peer Advisors are setting up advising stations around campus to field questions about program selection, funding, academics and anything else you need to know to take your first steps toward studying abroad.

Sellery Hall / Main Lounge, First Floor / 5:30 – 7:30pm
· Tuesday, January 31
· Tuesday, March 15
· Tuesday, April 24

Dejope Hall / First Floor / 5:30 – 7:30pm
· Tuesday, March 7
· Thursday, April 20

Rheta’s Market, Chadbourne Residence Hall / 5:30 – 7:30pm
· Wednesday, February 8
· Monday, March 27
· Tuesday, May 2

Funding Study Abroad Info Sessions

Whether you’re currently applying to a study abroad program, or you’ve just started planning, this session will cover the costs of study abroad, program fees, financial aid, scholarships, creating fundraising and saving strategies. Presented by IAP & the Office of Student Financial Aid. learn more about funding

Wednesday, January 25
Red Gym – Check Today in the Union

Tuesday, February 7
Red Gym – Check Today in the Union

Thursday, February 23
Red Gym – Check Today in the Union

Wednesday, March 8
Red Gym – Check Today in the Union

Tuesday, March 28
Red Gym – Check Today in the Union

Thursday, April 14
Red Gym – Check Today in the Union

CALS Study Abroad Summer Programs

CALS is currently accepting applications for a number of CALS summer 2017 study abroad programs. Summer study abroad scholarships are available both through CALS and IAP and all students are encouraged to apply.

The Lyon Agroecology Summer exchange program is offered from June 8th to July 12th. This five week program explores how agriculture is managed in France and the many challenges facing the preservation of natural resources and sustainable food systems. UW-Madison students earn five credits that can count towards breadth requirements in biological science or social science (coded as Y), and Plant Pathology Assistant Professor Erin Silva works closely with the program.

In addition to the Lyon program, there are several other CALS summer study abroad opportunities that are still accepting applications.

CALS summer exchange programs
Application deadline early 2017

CALS research experiences
Application deadline of December 16th or until program fills

CALS and Global Health field studies
Application deadlines of December 16th or until program fills

If you have questions, contact:

Bianca Mecoli
Study Abroad Advisor
College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
University of Wisconsin-Madison
116 Agricultural Hall, 1450 Linden Drive
Madison, WI 53706
Phone: 608.265.1464

Sustainable Food Systems & Society Study Abroad in MEXICO

Are you interested in learning about food systems, sustainability, rural development, dairying & poverty alleviation in developing countries?
Then, consider applying for the UW Sustainable Food Systems & Society study abroad program in MEXICO. This 2-credit program runs from Mid-May to Early-June (the first two weeks after final exams) and is led by professor Michel Wattiaux. The field program is limited to 12 students. Applications are now open through November 4th, 2016.
Interested students must enroll in a 1-credit discussion-based course titled: Animal Agriculture and Sustainable Development (cross listed Soil Sci. 472, Food Sci. 472, Anim. Sci. 472 and Dairy Sci. 472) during spring semester 2017 in order to be eligible to participate in the study abroad program (see attachment).

Combined, the 3 credits listed here can serve to fulfill the 3-credit CALS requirements for International Studies. The program also satisfies the Global Health Certificate field course requirement.
Please see the flyer for more details on this program. If you have any questions, please email professor Wattiaux ( or the CALS Study Abroad office ( You can also stop by in 116 Ag Hall during the following peer advising walk-in hours:

Monday: 10:00am – 11:00am
Tuesday: 12:00pm- 2:00pm
Wednesday: 8:30am – 9:30am
Thursday: 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Friday: 11:00am – 12:00pm

International Opportunities Fair

The Institute for Regional and International Studies (IRIS), cordially invites all students interested in international academic programming including majors, certificates, study abroad and international internships to stop by on:

Wednesday, October 5th
4:00-6:30 p.m.
Alumni Lounge, Pyle Center, 702 Langdon Street

@ 5:00 p.m. we will be joined by a Ronald Machoian, International Safety and Security Director, International Division, UW-Madison for a special presentation:

“Today and Tomorrow: Studying Abroad in a Changing World”

*FREE* Food and beverages will be served!
Attendees are encouraged to REGISTER in advance HERE.

Grow Global

This Wednesday, 9/28 from 4:30-5:30 p.m., the CALS Study Abroad team will host Grow Global with CALS, a study abroad open house for students interested in exploring study abroad options. We will offer pop-up advising, free succulent plants, and refreshments. All UW-Madison students, regardless of primary school or college, are welcome on CALS study abroad programs!

Wednesday, September 28th
116 Ag Hall (reception area)
4:30-5:30 p.m.

CALS Study Abroad Open House

Tropical Conservation Semester

Swim with sea lions and penguins in the Galapagos
Track monkeys in the Amazon rainforest
Gain hands-on tropical conservation experience

The Ceiba Foundation and the University of Wisconsin are proud to announce
an exciting semester-abroad opportunity in Ecuador!

In this one-of-a-kind program students are immersed in some of the richest ecosystems on Earth, and gain invaluable experience in ongoing conservation projects! After intensive Spanish training and homestays in Quito, we embark on extended explorations of Ecuador’s magnificent tropical habitats. You will conduct field research deep in the Amazon rainforest, investigate ongoing Ceiba conservation projects in Andes and Pacific coast, and study marine biology in the world-famous Galapagos Islands. Then, put your training into action during a month-long internship with a local organization of your choice!

The Tropical Conservation Semester provides students with first-hand exposure to the diverse ecosystems and complex conservation challenges of the tropics. We focus on training students in field research techniques, and on providing unparalleled access to active conservation projects. See our promotional video here.

Academics include five courses for 16 credits: Conservation Biology, Terrestrial Ecosystems & General Ecology, Coastal & Marine Ecology, Spanish Language, and Internships in Conservation. All courses are honors-accredited by the University of Wisconsin – Madison; students from other US and international universities are welcome to apply.

Detailed information including course descriptions and application instructions can be obtained at:

We invite you to join us on this unique tropical adventure!

For questions, contact:
University of Wisconsin International Academic Programs

Ceiba Foundation for Tropical Conservation
301 S. Bedford St., Suite 7A
Madison, WI 53703