International Studies Minor

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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.

There are many options available to earn credits towards International Studies through education abroad. Highlighted here are WWU faculty-led Global Learning Programs.

Students must obtain department advisor approval for fulfilling degree requirements. Students must apply to both the provider and to WWU Education Abroad.

University Catalogue Information: International Studies Minor

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Advisor

Leah Lippman

Instructor, Institute for Global Engagement

Office: MH 204D

Advising Info

Program of Study for the Minor

International Studies Minor Webpage

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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.   

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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.

  • Payne Fellowships for Graduate Studies

    Award amount: $48,000 annually for a two year MA program

  • UK Fulbright: Queen's University Belfast - Global Security & Borders Award - to pursue an MA in Global Security & Borders

    This award will be centered in the School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics. The School is a vibrant interdisciplinary community examining issues including the study of peace and conflict transformation, terrorism and security, ethnomusicology, public history, ethics, gender, cultural and cognitive anthropology, political theory, European history and politics, Irish, US, African, and Chinese history.

    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) and PhDs are three-year programmes (full-time).

    Award amount: Full tuition waiver, £13,700 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

  • 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

  • Fulbright Commission Summer Institutes

    The US-UK Fulbright Commission Summer Institutes

    Award amount: Full Tuition, Airfare, Accommodations

Africa

Senegal

Senegal, Winter Quarter

Asia

Nepal

Biocultural Diversity in Nepal, Fall Quarter

Europe

England

USAC - Bristol, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter
  • Global Justice, Nations and Nationalism, The Politics of Human Rights, Contemporary International Relations, Comparative & International Policy Studies

North America

West Indies