Your first step is to attend a 30 minute Western Abroad 101 session, offered frequently. You can search all of the approved WWU international opportunities on this website by clicking on "PROGRAMS" in the upper right hand corner of your screen.
ExchangesDesigned with the independent, self-motivated student in mind, exchanges offer a total immersion experience in a designated overseas university. Students generally attend regular undergraduate courses with local students, although some universities offer programs specifically for international students. Students are expected to meet all requirements listed by the host institution; including advanced ability in the language of instruction, GPA, specific course requirements, and class standing. Exchanges are often more affordable than study abroad programs to the same destination, but offer fewer services. Please note that exchanges are not available during summer quarter. There are two types of exchange opportunities; Direct Exchange and the International Student Exchange Program (ISEP).
Direct Exchanges are where Western has a bilateral partnership agreement with a specific host institution. Students pay in-state tuition to Western and all other costs onsite. You may review a listing of Direct Exchanges and for further information and to apply, please visit the program page from the Featured Programs on this site.
ISEP is a membership-based organization that facilitates exchanges between member universities. ISEP students pay in-state tuition, housing, and meals through their WWU student account. Visit the International Student Exchange Program (ISEP) website to find information about ISEP opportunities.
View the Student Learning Outcomes for Study Abroad.