Education

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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 Education. 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: Early Childhood Education P-3 Option, BAE, Early Childhood Special Education, BAE, Exceptionality and Disability, BAESpecial Education — P-12 and Elementary Education (Dual Endorsement), BAE

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

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Advisor

Janna Cecka

Advisor for Secondary Education

Office: MH 201A

Debbie Gramm

Advisor for Special Education

Office: MH 201A

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. Since many Education majors are “tracked” or “lock-step,” students interested may consider going abroad during their sophomore year to complete GURs or a combination of coursework so as not to be limited to summer only options after starting major coursework.

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.

  • Teach & Learn in Spain Graduate Program - Instituto Franklin - UAH

    The Teach & Learn in Spain Graduate Program was established to provide English speakers the opportunity to earn a master’s degree while living in Spain. This innovative program allows students to gain hands-on experience in the classroom and earn a master’s degree in just one year while receiving a monthly stipend. This program is accredited by the University of Alcala and is worth 60 ECTS credits.

  • CIEE Teach Abroad - Paid Post Graduate Teaching Abroad!
  • UK Fulbright: UCL Institute of Education Award

    Covers any one year full time master's degree program offered by the institution.

    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).

    Award amount: Full tuition waiver, £16,500 living stipend

  • 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

  • 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

CIEE - Moroccan Studies - Rabat, Summer Quarter

South Africa

Tanzania

CIEE - Community Development, Language & Culture - Tanzania, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter

Asia

China

Japan

Malaysia

ISEP - Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, Spring Semester, Summer Quarter, Fall Quarter

South Korea

Thailand

ISEP - Thammasat University - Business English Communication, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter

Central America

Costa Rica

API - Latin American Studies & Internship, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter

Dominican Republic

CIEE - Liberal Arts - Dominican Republic, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter

Puerto Rico; USA

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

Europe

Belgium

ISEP Belgium Education Exchange, Spring Semester

Czech Republic

ISEP - Masaryk University, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter

England

Finland

France

Germany

ISEP Teaching Internship in Germany - TU Dortmund, Spring Quarter, Fall Quarter

Italy

Scotland

Spain

Sweden

ISEP - Södertörn University, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter

Middle East

United Arab Emirates

North America

Canada

Mexico

Oceania

Australia

New Zealand

South America

Argentina

ISEP - Universidad del Salvador, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter

Chile

Ecuador

ISEP - Universidad Casa Grande, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter

Various

ISA - Service Learning Experiences, Spring Quarter, Summer Quarter, Fall Quarter, Winter Quarter

Various

API - Internship, Spring Quarter, Summer Quarter, Fall Quarter, Winter Quarter