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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 performance immersion opportunities for Theatre. 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 (Degree requirements): Theatre, BA, Theatre Minor.

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Rich Brown

Professor of Acting and Movement - Chair, Theatre & Dance

Office: PA 287

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

UK Fulbright: John Wood LAMDA Award

Covers the one year classical acting master's degree 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) and PhDs are three-year programmes (full-time).

Award amount: Full tuition waiver, £15,500 living stipend

Benjamin A. Gilman International 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



South Africa




South Korea

British Columbia

Central America

Costa Rica

  • ISA Service Learning - San Jose, Costa Rica, Summer Quarter

    $2,750 4-week summer. Placement site, housing, meals, airport pickup. Additional $275 for 3 quarter credits

    • Placements 
      • Center for Dance, Theatre & Circus -promoting appreciation of environment, art, music & tech.
      • Music & Cultural Center - assist the center's music professors with workshops and classes.
      • After School Program - engage children by facilitation recreational activities, art, and music projects
      • Education Center for People with Disabilities - visual and hearing impairments, speech & occupational therapy, music, art, physical education, dietary guidance, recreational activities
      • Youth Development Center - youth education and recreation programming - TESOL, Technology, Human Resources, activities
  • USAC - Heredia, Spring Semester, Summer Quarter, Fall Quarter

    Courses in Spanish

    • Dances of Latin America (Spanish/English), Twentieth-Century and Contemporary Latin American Theatre, 


Czech Republic






  • USAC - Galway, Summer Quarter
    • Re-staging Irishness: Past, Presents, and Future of Irish Theatre
  • CEA - Galway, Spring Semester, Academic Year
  • USAC - Cork, Spring Semester, Summer Quarter, Fall Quarter
    • Introduction: Theatre and Performative Practices, Performative Writing, History and Theory of Architecture 1: Ancient Greece to Michelangelo, History and Theory of Architecture 2: Baroque to Post-Modernity, History and Theory of Architecture 3,4, and 5, Design Studio 1-8, Applied Technology Studio 1-6



Northern Ireland


Non-Affiliated Programs * Petition Required for Potential Approval*


North America




New Zealand

West Indies

Dominican Republic