Cost Effective Programs

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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 Education Abroad office offers programs and exchanges that vary in cost. The following programs highlight a variety of programs by region, all priced around $10,000 or less. There are many more available beyond what is listed here and this is not a guaranteed list for credit transfer. Students will still need to meet with their major/minor departments to discuss fulfilling degree requirements.

Please note: Costs are subject to change.

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Education Abroad

EdAbroad@wwu.edu

360-650-6298

Office: Miller Hall 208

Advising Info

Visit the EdAbroad office for information or assistance in researching your study abroad program.

After you decide on a program and the courses you will take abroad, you must meet with Departmental Academic Advisors to complete the EdAbroad Departmental Academic Advising Form. The form must be completed before you leave on your study abroad program.

At least 50% of the credit hours required for the major/minor must be earned at Western. For a minor, a maximum of 12 credits may apply.

Transcripts from your program abroad must be sent to the Education Abroad office 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

  • Fulbright Fellowship/Student Program

    The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers research, study, and teaching opportunities in over 140 countries to recent graduates and graduate students.

  • Boren Fellowships

    Boren Fellowships promote long term linguistic and cultural immersion.  Therefore, preference will be given to applicants proposing overseas programs of 6 months or longer.  However, applicants proposing overseas programs of 3-6 months, especially those in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields are encouraged to apply.

  • CIEE - Gilman Go Global & GAIN Grants

    Just by Applying for the Benjamin Gilman Scholarship, students on CIEE Study Abroad programs will automatically receive $2500/Semester or $1000/Summer! GAIN Grants available for students using a Pell Grant, and helps cover airfare.

  • U.S. Dept. of State Rangel Graduate Fellowship

    An orientation to the Program and the Foreign Service at Howard University in Washington, D.C. in late spring 2019.

    • Two summer internships, one on Capitol Hill and one overseas at a U.S. embassy in summer.

    • Up to $37,500 annually toward tuition, fees and living expenses for a two-year master’s degree in fields related to the Foreign Service such as Business Administration, Economics, Public Policy, and International Relations at a U.S.-based institution.

     

                                                                              

    Award amount: Up to $37,500 annually toward tuition, fees and living expenses for a two-year master’s degree in fields related to the Foreign Service such as Business Administration, Economics, Public Policy, and International Relations at a U.S.-based institution.

  • U.S. Dept. of State Consular Fellows Program

    Award amount: $Paid Positions Abroad

  • 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

  • Multidisciplinary International Research Training (MIRT) Fellowship

    Award amount: Summer full tuition, airfare, accommodations, etc.

  • IIE Scholarships & Grants

    Award amount: Various

  • Fulbright Commission Summer Institutes

    The US-UK Fulbright Commission Summer Institutes

    Award amount: Full Tuition, Airfare, Accommodations

  • Freeman Awards for Study in Asia

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

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

  • Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

    Gilman Scholarship for Pell eligible students

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

Africa

Botswana

Ghana

Morocco

Senegal

South Africa

Asia

China

Hong Kong

India

Japan

Singapore

South Korea

Taiwan

Thailand

Vietnam

Central America

Belize

Costa Rica

Cuba

Dominican Republic

Nicaragua

Panama

Puerto Rico; USA

Europe

Austria

Belgium

Czech Republic

Denmark

England

Finland

France

Germany

Hungary

Iceland

Ireland

Italy

Netherlands

Poland

Scotland

Spain

Sweden

Middle East

Israel

Jordan

United Arab Emirates

North America

Canada

Mexico

Oceania

Australia

Fiji

New Zealand

South America

Argentina

Bolivia

Brazil

Chile

Colombia

Ecuador

Peru

Uruguay

Various

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