Health & Recreation Fields

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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 Community Health, Human Services, Kinesiology, Nursing, Physical Education, Recreation, Therapeutic Recreation, Tourism, Exercise Science, Sport Psychology, Speech, 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: Kinesiology-Pre-Healthcare Professions Specialization, BS, Kinesiology- Sports Psychology Specialization, BS, Recreation Management and Leadership, BA

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

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Advisor

Misti Williams

Advisor for Human Services

Office: MH 318

Carola Williams

Advisor for Nursing

Office: MH 425A

Jennifer Leita

Advising Coordinator, Dept. of Health & Human Development

Office: CV 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.   

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

Kenya

SIT - Kenya Global Health & Human Rights, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter

South Africa

Tanzania

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

Asia

Bhutan

API - Bhutan, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter

Hong Kong

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

India

Indonesia

ISEP - BINUS University - Jakarta, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter

Japan

Nepal

Biocultural Diversity in Nepal, Fall Quarter

South Korea

Taiwan

Thailand

Central America

Antilles

ISEP - Université des Antilles, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter

Costa Rica

Dominican Republic

Puerto Rico; USA

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

Europe

Belgium

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

Czech Republic

Denmark

CIEE - Open Campus Copenhagen, Spring Semester, Spring Quarter, Fall Quarter, Winter Quarter

England

Estonia

ISEP - University of Tartu, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter

Finland

France

Germany

Greece

Hungary

Ireland

Italy

Netherlands

Northern Ireland

ISEP - Ulster University, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter

Norway

Poland

ISEP - University of Wrocław, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter

Portugal

API - Lisbon, Spring Semester, Summer Quarter, Fall Quarter

Scotland

Spain

Sweden

Middle East

United Arab Emirates

North America

Canada

Mexico

ISEP - Universidad de Monterrey, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter

Oceania

Australia

Fiji

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

New Zealand

South America

Argentina

Colombia

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

Ecuador

ISEP - Universidad Casa Grande, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter

Various