Background video transcript: Countries around the world scroll up and down the screen. A shot of bright graffiti along a wall cuts to a person opening a door to outside. A group of students wave bubble wands as we follow someone walking down a path through a gate, patting children passing by.
Students smile as they look from a hillside and take a boat ride. A collage features cows, students at a conference, a student in Tanzania, ancient ruins, and a student on a bridge. A student waves to the camera while riding in a van. People perform archaeology on stone structures, and perform chemistry experiments.
Two people canoe across a body of water on a sunny day, as we cut to a person looking at a waterfall and adults dancing with children. A person captures dancers wearing highly colorful costumes on their camera. A person rides a camel, which cuts to someone teaching a young child how to use a camera. Lanterns are lit and float to the sky, as someone leans back to look face up into the camera.
Text "Education Abroad" and Western logo appear as a group watches a sunset from the beach.
Steps to Study Abroad
Complete an online or in-person Western Abroad 101 information session
We welcome all undergraduate and graduate students interested in education abroad.
Have questions after completing the Western Abroad 101 info session? Attend a Western Abroad 201 Planning Workshop!
Questions? Schedule an appointment with a Peer Advisor or Contact the EdAbroad office
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.
Programs and exchanges vary in price. Many grants, scholarships, and loans can be applied to study abroad programs through EdAbroad.
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:
- Talk to other students who have participated in Education Abroad
- Read student blogs
- Read Abroad101 reviews
- Engage with the Global Ambassadors Club
In general, 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.