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WWU students who take Western courses that are delivered online or remotely from a state outside Washington or from another country are not considered formal study abroad students who have to go…
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International Studies Abroad (ISA), one of our study abroad partners, is hosting a series of live virtual events exploring all things study abroad with the opportunity to be entered in a raffle for a…

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.