* Transfer Student Options

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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.

WWU Transfer students are able to pursue Education Abroad (EdAbroad) through Study Abroad ProvidersWWU Global Learning Faculty-led Programs, and direct enrollment at a host university abroad. 

Below are some program options for transfer students to consider. We have chosen a set of programs and locations ideal for transfer students, based on a variety of factors:

  • Availability of 200/300 level coursework 
  • Deadline considerations - since most transfer students will not yet have a WWU GPA at time of application
  • Do not require letters of recommendation, or flexibility for the letters to come from High School instructors or former institutions

Please note there are 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. 

Explore Programs


Krista Mantello, MBA

Program Manager

Office: Remote/Miller Hall 205C

Hannah Nevitt

Education Abroad Advisor

Office: Remote/Miller Hall 208

Advising Info

Transfer Student Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be fully admitted to WWU before beginning the EdAbroad application.
  • Students will need to pay the $300 Admissions Office confirmation fee in order to have their WWU student record created. *Pell grant recipients can have this confirmation fee deferred if eligible*
  • Students must complete their admissions checklist, including submitting immunization history, etc. to avoid holds on their study abroad registration.
  • Participation limited to Study Abroad ProvidersWWU Global Learning Faculty-led Programs, or direct enrollment options.
  • Transfer students cannot participate in WWU Exchanges *unless they have been at WWU for at least one term prior to program application, and have a WWU GPA by our exchange deadlines.

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. Please do not contact departmental advisors prior to being fully admitted to WWU. 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.  

Additional Info  

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

Research, Fellowships & Grants

CEA Affiliate Student Discount/Scholarship

All WWU students receive an automatic program discount off CEA program fees.

Award amount: Academic year $2000 + $500 flight voucher, Semester $1000 + $500 flight voucher, Summer $500 + $250 flight voucher

CIEE Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship

  • Award covers the full cost of travel to and from participation in a four-week, 3-credit study abroad program sponsored by CIEE.
  • Fellows are expected to present and share their study abroad experience with their campus community upon their return to campus.

Award amount: Full Ride Study Abroad Fellowship

Liz Partolan-Fray Memorial Scholarship for Education Abroad

This scholarship is designed to support underrepresented students to participate in international education. Two $500 scholarships will be awarded to WWU students who are participating in a summer Global Learning program led by WWU faculty member. 

Award amount: $500

CIEE - Gilman Go Global & GAIN Grants

Just by applying for the Benjamin Gilman Scholarship, students participating on CIEE Study Abroad programs will automatically receive Go Global grants! GAIN Grants available for students using a Pell Grant, and helps cover airfare.

Award amount: Semester $2500, Summer $1000

CIEE Open Campus: Global Institute Grants

Award amount: $2,000 - $10,000

U.S. Dept. of State Critical Language Scholarship

Award amount: Summer $Full Tuition, Airfare, Accommodations

Freeman-ASIA (Freeman Awards for Study in Asia) Grant

Award amount: up to $3,000 for Summer, $5,000 for Semester/Quarter, $7,000 for Academic Year

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




  • CIEE - Open Campus Kyoto, Spring Semester, Spring Quarter, Summer Quarter, Fall Quarter, Winter Quarter
  • KCP - Language School, Spring Semester, Spring Quarter, Summer Quarter, Fall Quarter, Winter Quarter, Academic Year, Calendar Year



South Korea


Central America


Costa Rica


Czech Republic






  • ISA - Athens, Spring Semester, Summer Quarter, Fall Quarter







North America




French Polynesia

New Zealand

South America





  • ISA - Cusco, Spring Semester, Summer Quarter, Fall Quarter