Health & Recreation Fields

MAPs are being updated

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 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 departments to discuss fulfilling degree requirements.

Explore Programs

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 meet with your advisor to complete the Departmental Academic Advising Form.pdf. The form must be completed before you leave on your study abroad program. 

Things to Consider.

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

South Africa

Tanzania

Asia

Bhutan

Hong Kong

India

Indonesia

Japan

South Korea

Taiwan

Thailand

Vietnam

Central America

Antilles

Costa Rica

Dominican Republic

Puerto Rico; USA

Europe

Belgium

Czech Republic

Denmark

England

Estonia

Finland

France

Germany

Greece

Hungary

Ireland

Italy

Netherlands

Northern Ireland

Norway

Poland

Portugal

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

Scotland

Spain

Sweden

Middle East

United Arab Emirates

North America

Canada

Mexico

Oceania

Australia

Fiji

New Zealand

South America

Argentina

Brazil

Chile

Colombia

Ecuador

Various