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University leadership has agreed that students are allowed to petition to study abroad in State Department “Level 3: Reconsider Travel” countries as of early June. WWU has suspended all forms of…
You are invited to a Wildlands Studies Information Session via Zoom. Learn more about domestic and international study abroad programs! Register Talk to your advisor about how this program will…
You are invited to a Wildlands Studies Information Session via Zoom. Learn more about domestic and international study abroad programs! Register Talk to your advisor about how this program will…

5 Steps to Study Abroad

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1. Review Western Abroad 101 information session content

We welcome all undergraduate and graduate students interested in studying abroad. 

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2. Research your program options

Define your goals for studying abroad and identify programs that interest you. Your study abroad program courses may apply towards your major or minor.  However, you do not have to be a declared major or minor to study abroad.

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3. Get funded

Programs and exchanges vary in price. Many grants, scholarships, and loans can be applied to study abroad programs through EdAbroad.

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4. Learn about your region of interest

Inform yourself by learning about the country and region where you wish to study. Learn more about the experience of studying abroad:

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5. Apply

There are two applications:

  • WWU EdAbroad application
  • Program/host institution application

Once you have decided on a program, start the application process early! Deadlines vary depending on the program. Start planning a year in advance to explore all your options.