*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

    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

Senegal

Senegal, Winter Quarter

South Africa

Asia

China

Japan

Nepal

Wildlands Studies - Nepal, Spring Quarter, Fall Quarter

Taiwan

Wildlands Studies - Taiwan, Spring Quarter

Central America

Costa Rica

Europe

Czech Republic

USAC Prague Winter Quarter, Winter Quarter

Denmark

CIEE - Open Campus Copenhagen, Spring Semester, Spring Quarter, Fall Quarter, Winter Quarter

England

France

Germany

Greece

ISEP Direct - American College of Thessaloniki, Spring Semester, Summer Quarter, Fall Quarter, Winter Quarter

Ireland

Italy

  • ISA - Florence, Spring Semester, Spring Quarter, Summer Quarter, Fall Quarter, Winter Quarter
    • Florence University of the Arts - 11 week programs you would not need visa!
  • SAI - Sorrento, Spring Semester, Spring Quarter, Summer Quarter, Fall Quarter
    • SAI Sorrento Maymester + Sicily Summer 1 or Sorrento Summer 1 - works for spring quarter dates.
  • UW Rome in Residence, Spring Quarter, Winter Quarter
  • CIEE - Open Campus Rome, Spring Semester, Spring Quarter, Summer Quarter, Fall Quarter, Winter Quarter

Netherlands

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.

Spain

North America

Mexico

CIEE - Open Campus Yucatan, Spring Semester, Spring Quarter, Summer Quarter, Fall Quarter, Winter Quarter

Oceania

Australia

New Zealand

Wildlands Studies - New Zealand, Spring Quarter, Fall Quarter

South America

Argentina

Chile

Wildlands Studies - Chile, Winter Quarter

Ecuador

Wildlands Studies - Ecuador, Winter Quarter

Various

CIEE - Open Campus Multi-Destination - Global Institute Network, Spring Quarter, Summer Quarter, Fall Quarter, Winter Quarter

West Indies

Cuba

API Universidad de la Habana, Spring Quarter, Fall Quarter