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These pages are currently under revision, and may not have a complete list of programs. Please contact Hannah Nevitt to explore all program options.

The following programs offer significant coursework and field immersion opportunities for Anthropology, BiologyArchaeologySocial Studies, and more. This is meant to highlight a variety of programs by region. Please note there are many other options available beyond what is listed. This is not a guaranteed list for credit transfer. Students must obtain department advisor approval for fulfilling degree requirements. Students must apply to both the provider through the links below, and to WWU Education Abroad

University Catalogue Information: Anthropology, BA, Anthropology/Biology, BA, Anthropology/Social Studies, BA, Anthropology - Archaeology Concentration, BA, Anthropology - Biocultural Concentration, BA, Anthropology - Elementary, BAE, Anthropology/Biology, BS

Note that these are not the only degree programs in their respective fields.

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Education Abroad


Office: Miller Hall 208

Advising Info

After you decide on a program and the courses you will take abroad, you must complete the Departmental Academic Advising Esign Form with your academic advisor. The form must be completed before your program commences.   

Review Your Degree Works  

Web4U > Student > Student Records > Degree Works. Follow steps to see what you have completed, and what you still need for your degree plan. At least 50% of the credit hours required for the major/minor must be earned at Western.   

An official transcript from your program must be sent to Education Abroad for processing upon completion of your program.  

More Info  

Program Options

Study Abroad Provider

  • Independent organizations that facilitate or administer study abroad programs for students
  • Quarter, semester, academic year, calendar year, and summer
  • Pay a program fee that includes tuition, housing, etc. (varies)
  • More services provided
  • Often includes excursions, onsite pickup, varied housing options
  • Part time internships can be available for credit

Faculty-led Global Learning Program

  • WWU faculty organize and lead academic programs abroad
  • Quarter, summer, and academic breaks
  • Earn WWU credits and learn from WWU faculty abroad while studying with other WWU students
  • Pay tuition and fees at WWU in addition to a program fee for onsite costs

Western Exchange

  • Bilateral agreements between WWU and universities abroad to exchange students
  • Chance of placement is high
  • Semester and year-long options
  • Pay WWU in-state tuition and mandatory fees
  • Room & board paid onsite
  • Take courses with international students at universities abroad
  • Eligibility requirements vary
  • More independent and less services

ISEP Exchange

  • ISEP stands for International Student Exchange Program
  • Students can choose from over 135 universities in 36 different countries
  • Students provide ISEP with a list of preferred sites. Chance of placement varies from site to site.
  • Semester & year-long options only
  • Pay WWU in-state tuition and mandatory fees
  • Room & board paid to WWU
  • Take courses with international students at universities abroad
  • More independent and less services provided

Research, Fellowships & Grants



ISEP - Al Akhawayn University, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter



API - Bhutan, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter



Central America

Costa Rica

  • ISA Service Learning - San Jose, Costa Rica, Summer Quarter

    $2,750 4-week summer. Placement site, housing, meals, airport pickup. Additional $275 for 3 quarter credits

    • Placements 
      • Museums - organizing and coordinating projects for visitors, leading guided museum tours, assisting with marketing and PR projects, coordinating special events, and translating marketing materials. These placements are ideal for individuals interested in archaeology, anthropology, museology, natural history, education, and administration.
  • CEA - Veritas University, Spring Semester, Summer Quarter, Fall Quarter, Winter Quarter



ISEP - University of Bulgaria, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter

Czech Republic

ISEP - Masaryk University, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter



ISEP - University of Oulu, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter


USAC - Luneburg, Spring Semester, Summer Quarter, Fall Quarter

$10,292 Semester/ $19,084 Academic Year.

Students can earn up to 2 years of language study in one semester on this tracked program!

Courses in English:

  • Anthropology, Political Science, History, Geography and Internships.





ISEP Exchange - Vilnus University - Pay In-State Tuition & Fees!, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter, Academic Year


ISEP - University of Malta - Pay In-State Tuition and Fees!, Spring Semester, Academic Year


ISEP - Leiden University, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter


ISEP - University of Wrocław, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter



ISA - University of Glasgow, Spring Semester, Summer Quarter, Fall Quarter


Non-Affiliated Programs * Petition Required for Potential Approval*




New Zealand

South America


USAC - Santiago, Spring Semester, Summer Quarter, Fall Quarter


ISA - Cusco, Spring Semester, Summer Quarter, Fall Quarter