UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Student Handbook

International Education

International Education
studyabroad@uwrf.edu
iss@uwrf.edu
Phone: 715-425-4891
Fax: 715-425-0693
102 Hagestad Hall

(Moving to 174 Rodli Hall)

Vision Statement

The Office of International Education facilitates the development of engaged, culturally-aware global citizens and leaders by providing meaningful international education experiences both here and abroad for UW-River Falls students. 

Mission Statement

The Office of International Education will support the campus' strategic vision/mission/values and encourage the development of overall campus goals by:

  • Placing the interests of our students first and supporting them in academically challenging, professionally relevant, and personally engaging international educational experiences.
  • Working with and supporting faculty and academic units to provide challenging and academically distinctive international opportunities for students. These opportunities are defined by the integration of academic and experiential education and serve as a means to explore intercultural issues through engagement with ideas, people, cultures, and beyond our campus.
  • Supporting and advocating for international students and scholars hosted by UW-River Falls in order to create opportunities to engage with the campus and its resources, exchange culture with the community, and maximize the learning experiences while studying at the university.
  • Providing support and acting as a centralized resource for the cultivation and development of campus internationalization efforts and international partnerships. 

Education Abroad

UW-River Falls students can explore programs at our education abroad fairs, special events throughout the year, and by visiting the Office of International Education. Peer advisors, all who have studies abroad themselves, provide program overviews and can explain education abroad from the student perspective. Dedicated education abroad advisors are also available to assist students with specific planning, scholarship opportunities, and program selection. 

The Office of International Education provides all students with thorough orientation and preparation for studying away from campus, including help with passports and visas, program applications, travel information and health and safety details.

International Student Services

The staff at International Student Services works closely with other members of the University and River Falls community in an effort to improve a student's academic, social, and professional success. We are proud to currently host over 140 international students from more than 20 countries. Our services include:

  • Pre-arrival support and guidance
  • Orientation for new international students
  • Assistance connecting international students with campus resources
  • Coordination of activities and programs
  • Information about immigration issues
  • Information regarding international student health insurance 
  • A community of support