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Booking Study Abroad Flights

UW System requires study abroad participants to book their airline tickets through a UW System contracted travel agency. The Office of International Education will work with the travel agency and you to secure your air tickets. You will be billed for your air tickets through your student billing account.

Semester abroad travelers meet individually with the OIE Director to secure flights. These tickets are typically booked 2-3 months before departure.

Students on short term faculty-led programs typically fly together as a group based upon the programming schedule established by group leaders and/or in-country providers. Travelers whose itineraries deviate from these preferred flights create the risk of delays and other complications not only for themselves, but also for all other group participants.

Those who seek itineraries outside the group parameters ("deviators") must:
(1) collaborate with and secure permission from the OIE Director regarding their flight arrangements, and; 
(2) complete their air ticket purchases through the appropriate UW System contracted travel agency.

All expenses associated with travel deviations are the responsibility of the individual traveler and are not included in program fees.