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For a video overview of study abroad through WWU, please view this video. For a video of the 5 Steps to Study Abroad, please view this video.
If you are an international student, or if you studied or interned abroad for Western credit, you are eligible to purchase an international flag sash for graduation. The sash displays the colors of…
Due to COVID-19, study abroad for spring quarter 2020 has been cancelled. Determinations about summer study abroad will be forthcoming. University updates can be found: https://www.wwu.edu/…

5 Steps to Study Abroad

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1. Attend a 30-minute Western Abroad 101 session

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.

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Go Abroad Fair

Dreaming about studying, interning, volunteering, or teaching abroad? Want to get involved with Western’s international community?


Learn moreabout the Go Abroad Fair

Thursday, January 28, 2021
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

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