* Winter Quarter, Spring Quarter, & September-Month Programs

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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.

Education Abroad offers programs and exchanges that vary in length. The following highlights Winter quarter, Spring quarter, and September month program options. Note that Fall quarter and Fall semester terms can work favorably for a quarter system.

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

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Advisor

Education Abroad

EdAbroad@wwu.edu

360-650-6298

Office: Miller Hall 208

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

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

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

Africa

Morocco

South Africa

Asia

China

India

  • USAC - Bengaluru India Winter Quarter, Winter Quarter

    The spring program without the internship add on would work for winter quarter dates. 

    *Students that want the Internship add on, it would transition this to a spring semester program spanning both winter and spring quarters. 

Japan

Nepal

South Korea

  • USAC Korea University - Spring Quarter option, Spring Quarter

    $6,180 - Korea University Summer runs mid-May to early August. 

    Students complete an Internship + English courses in Business, Humanities, Korean Language, International Studies, Science, Engineering, and Social Sciences. Enroll in up to 3 courses for up to 13 credits. 

  • USAC Korea University + Internship, Spring Quarter, Summer Quarter

    The summer program with the Internship can work for Spring quarter dates. Mid-May through early August for up to 13 credits. $6,180

  • CIEE Open Campus Seoul, Spring Semester, Spring Quarter, Fall Quarter, Winter Quarter

Thailand

Central America

Costa Rica

Europe

Czech Republic

  • CIEE - Summer Psychology, Spring Quarter, Summer Quarter
    • Summer sessions 1, 2+3 can run as a spring quarter program. May 15 - Aug. 5th for 12 weeks/ 13+ quarter credits.

    English courses in:

    • Psychoanalysis & Art, Social Psychology, Psychology of Transition & Transformation, Intro to Neuroscience & Basic Czech
  • CEA CAPA - Winter Prague, Winter Quarter
  • CIEE - Summer Central European Studies - Prague, Spring Quarter, Summer Quarter
    • Summer Sessions 1, 2+3 can work for Spring quarter. May 15 - Aug 5 for 12 weeks/13+ quarter credits.

    English Courses in:

    • Art & Architecture, Film Studies, Principles of Marketing, Czech Cinema, Political Science, Statistics, Czech Culture & Literature, Basic Czech
  • CIEE Open Campus Prague, Spring Quarter, Fall Quarter, Winter Quarter

Denmark

England

France

  • CEA Paris , Spring Quarter
    • The 6 week Summer programs runs Mid May - end of June. 6-7 sem/9-10 quarter credits. It is not full time, but students may be able to run this as a spring quarter program if they combine with online WWU asynchronous courses, or are fine to be under full time status (12 credits)
    • English courses in: Engineering, Math, Art History, Environmental Science, Photography, and French Culture.
    • Automatic $500 scholarship/discount + $250 flight voucher
  • AIFS 12-week Internship Paris, Fall Quarter, Winter Quarter
  • AIFS - French Language in Cannes, Spring Quarter, Summer Quarter
    • Session 1+2 combination could work for spring quarter - Late April - Mid June. 
    • Session 3 works for summer term
  • CIEE - Open Campus Paris, Spring Semester, Spring Quarter, Summer Quarter, Fall Quarter, Winter Quarter
  • CIEE Toulouse, Spring Quarter, Summer Quarter
    • Summer sessions 1,2+3 can run as a spring quarter program. May 15 - Aug 5th for 12 weeks/13+ quarter credits.

    English courses in: 

    • Art History, Nutrition, Migration & Basic French

Greece

Ireland

Italy

Netherlands

  • CIEE - Summer Contemporary Netherlands Studies, Summer Quarter
    • Summer Sessions 1, 2+3 can work for Spring quarter. May 15 - Aug 5 for 12 weeks/13+ quarter credits.

    English Courses in:

    • Gender Studies, Sociology: Race & Ethnicity, Intercultural Communication & Leadership, Cross Cultural Psychology, Public Health, Basic Dutch.
  • CIEE - Summer Business & Communication Amsterdam, Spring Quarter, Summer Quarter

    This program could work for spring quarter: mid May through mid July or August. 8-12 weeks. 12-18 credits. Courses in English in Business & Communications.

  • CIEE - Summer Business & Communication Amsterdam, Spring Quarter, Summer Quarter
    • Summer Sessions 1, 2+3 can work for Spring quarter. May 15 - Aug 5 for 12 weeks/13+ quarter credits.

    English Courses in:

    • International Management, Business & Sustainability, Contemporary Television: Business, Storytelling, International Management, Business Ethics & Leadership, Intercultural Communication, Basic Dutch

Portugal

Scotland

Spain

North America

Mexico

Oceania

Australia

New Zealand

South America

Argentina

  • ISA - Argentina Intensive Spanish - Intensive Month, Spring Quarter, Summer Quarter, Winter Quarter

    $4,650 for up to 12 credits!

    • Winter = February Month for beginning language Spanish is up to 12 credits.
    • Spring = Summer 1 (May 25 - June 22) for up to 12 credits!
    • Intermediate/Advanced levels up to 10 credits.
  • AIFS Buenos Aires - TAship in bilingual education Spring Quarter, Spring Quarter

    $6,990

    • The program combines a TAship in a bilingual elementary school in Buenos Aires with a course in teaching Spanish as Second Language for a total of 8 semester/12 quarter credits. Intermediate level of Spanish or above required.
  • CIEE - Intensive Spanish Language in Buenos Aires, Spring Quarter
    • This is an intensive language program that could work for spring quarter dates. It runs mid May through Mid July. 8 weeks. 15 quarter credits. Additional scholarships for Pell Grant recipients!
  • CEA Buenos Aires Spring Quarter, Spring Quarter

    $6,895

    • 6-week program "CEA & ITBA Hybrid) runs mid-May - end of June. 
    • 8 semester/12 quarter credits = full time credits for spring quarter
    • cost reflects $500 discount/scholarship for WWU students and $250 flight voucher
    • English courses in
      • Physics II w/ Lab (7 quarter credits)
      • Business, Cultural Studies, Gender Studies/Sociology
  • CIEE - Open Campus Buenos Aires, Spring Semester, Spring Quarter, Summer Quarter, Fall Quarter, Winter Quarter
  • CIEE Community Public Health in Argentina, Spring Quarter

    Program works for Spring Quarter: May 15 - July 8 for 8 weeks/15 quarter credits.

    Courses in Spanish: 301 Advanced Spanish, Community Health Practicum & Pre-Professional Health Issues

Chile

  • ISA - Chile - Intermediate Spanish + Service Learning - Winter Quarter, Winter Quarter
    • Students can combine the J-term in Chile for 4 sem/6 quarter credits of intermediate level Spanish, with an 8 week service learning placement worth 5 semester/7 quarter credits. 
  • Wildlands Studies - Chile, Winter Quarter
  • ISA - Valparaíso PUCV, Spring Semester, Summer Quarter, Fall Quarter

    Spring quarter (Summer 1+2) work for spring quarter dates. Mid-May - July. Earn 18 credits.

    • Courses in Spanish.

    Spring quarter (Summer 3+4) work for spring quarter dates. Mid-May - July. Earn 12-20 credits!

    • For advanced (300 levels) Spanish speakers, looking for an internship in Business

Ecuador

Peru

  • ISA Cusco Spring Quarter, Spring Quarter, Summer Quarter

    Summer 1+2 runs mid-May to August. Earning up to 21 quarter credits. Courses in English and Spanish language.

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

    Spring quarter (Summer dates 1+2) can work for spring quarter - mid May - early August. Earn 18-21 credits. 

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