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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.  

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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

Princeton in Asia Fellowship - Teaching and Service Field Placements in Asia Post Grad

While more than half of the Fellows are employed as English teachers at universities, colleges, and high schools, there are also specialized positions with organizations that contribute to the following global issues: education, environmental sustainability, public health, media, economic development, and peace, justice, and access to information.

Award amount: Local stipend paid directly by the host organization. The stipend is intended to cover the cost of safe housing, clean food and drinking water, basic telecommunications, and local travel.

UK Fulbright: University of Stirling Award

Covers first year of any master's or doctoral degree program in health, wellbeing, or sports science offered by the university.

The living stipend is intended as a contribution towards general maintenance costs towards the first year in the UK.

In the UK, master's degrees are typically one-year programmes (full-time) and PhDs are three-year programmes (full-time).

Award amount: Full tuition waiver, £13,700 living stipend

U.S. Dept. of State Critical Language Scholarship

Award amount: Summer $Full Tuition, Airfare, Accommodations

NSEP David L Boren Undergraduate Scholarship

Award amount: Up to $8000 for a summer; $10,000 for a semester and $20,000 for a full academic year

Freeman-ASIA (Freeman Awards for Study in Asia) Grant

Award amount: up to $3,000 for Summer, $5,000 for Semester/Quarter, $7,000 for Academic Year

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

For Pell Grant eligible students

Award amount: Grants averaging up to $3,000 for Summer, $5,000 for Semester/Quarter, $8,000 for Critical Language Study





Central America

Costa Rica

  • AIFS Full Time Internship, Fall Quarter, Winter Quarter

    $6,990 for full-time custom internship.

    • Earning 13+ credits.
    • Multiple Career Fields including in Museums & Galleries.
  • CEA - Veritas University, Spring Semester, Summer Quarter, Fall Quarter, Winter Quarter
  • 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.



Czech Republic




  • 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.











Non-Affiliated Programs * Petition Required for Potential Approval*





  • TEAN/ISA: Fiji Scholar Games, Summer Quarter

    $3,635 for 2-week program in Fiji!

    • Students undertake class every morning and then apply the knowledge in the afternoons with a series of culturally appropriate, mental and physical challenges. You will compete in the classroom and in the outdoors. Beginning week two, teams will be eliminated from the competition until just two teams survive to meet in the final challenge. All teams, however, will continue to complete coursework to receive the three credits.
    • Teams will compete in an application of the coursework in these daily challenges. Solving puzzles, following traditional techniques, and performing rituals or ceremonies, alongside other physical and mental tasks will position teams for the final week when eliminations begin. Attendance at class, performance in exams, and other academic factors will add to the competitive environment. A good team will exhibit good academic understanding, mental toughness, and physical prowess, as not all challenges require the same skill set. Daily challenge winners will also receive prizes and tools to help win the crown.
    • The course is “Pacific Worlds” which is a undergraduate requirement of The University of South Pacific (USP). It will appear on a USP transcript for 3 sem/4 quarter credits.

New Zealand

South America



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