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.

WWU Education Abroad 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. 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

*Costs are subject to change.

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Advisor

Education Abroad

EdAbroad@wwu.edu

360-650-6298

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

Africa

Botswana

ISEP - University of Botswana, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter

Ghana

Morocco

South Africa

Asia

China

Hong Kong

ISEP - The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter

India

Japan

Singapore

CIEE - Summer Global Internship Singapore, Summer Quarter

South Korea

Taiwan

Thailand

Vietnam

ISEP - Vietnam National University HCMC, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter

Central America

Belize

Wildlands Studies - Belize, Summer Quarter

Costa Rica

Cuba

USAC - Havana, Summer Quarter

Dominican Republic

CIEE - Dominican Republic, Spring Semester, Summer Quarter, Fall Quarter

Nicaragua

ISEP - Universidad Americana - Managua, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter

Panama

SIT - Community & NGO Internship, Summer Quarter

Puerto Rico; USA

ISEP - University of Puerto Rico, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter

Europe

Austria

Belgium

ISEP - Artevelde University of Applied Sciences, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter

Czech Republic

Denmark

England

Finland

France

Germany

Hungary

ISEP - University of Debrecen, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter

Iceland

Wildlands Studies - Iceland, Summer Quarter

Ireland

Italy

Netherlands

Poland

Scotland

Spain

Sweden

Middle East

Israel

Jordan

CIEE - Summer Middle East Studies, Summer Quarter

United Arab Emirates

North America

Canada

Mexico

Oceania

Australia

Fiji

ISEP - University of the South Pacific, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter

New Zealand

South America

Argentina

Bolivia

ISEP- Universidad Privada Boliviana, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter

Brazil

Chile

Colombia

Ecuador

Peru

Wildlands Studies - Peru, Fall Quarter

Uruguay

Various

Various