Cost Effective Programs

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WWU Education Abroad offers programs and exchanges that vary in cost. The following programs highlight a variety of programs by region, all priced around $12,000* or less for a semester/quarter or $5,000 for summer.

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

  • Diverse International Women of Color Scholarship for Study Abroad

    Eligibility:

    • Be a women of color but not limited to Black or African-American, Native American, Hispanic/Latina and Asian.
    • Must be a student and attend college or university in the United States.
    • Must have a GPA of 2.7 or higher.
    • Accepted to a summer study abroad program.
    • Study abroad program must start in June, July or August to be considered.

    Application opens in March. Deadline is in early May.

    Award amount: $500

  • 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.

    Award amount: Subject to the availability of federally-appropriated funds

  • Boren Fellowships

    Boren Fellowships promote long term linguistic and cultural immersion. Therefore, preference will be given to applicants proposing overseas programs of six months or longer. However, applicants proposing overseas programs of three-six 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 participating on CIEE Study Abroad programs will automatically receive Go Global grants!

    GAIN Grants available for students using a Pell Grant, and helps cover airfare.

    Award amount: $2500/Semester or $1000/Summer

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

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

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

    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-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

    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

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

Indonesia

Japan

Nepal

Singapore

CIEE - Summer Global Internship Singapore, Summer Quarter

South Korea

Taiwan

Thailand

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

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

Greece

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

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

Uruguay

Various

Various

West Indies