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Four ways to widen your world

Education abroad isn’t just one single thing or program — there are literally hundreds of opportunities. Whatever way suits you best, the WSU International Programs office is devoted to helping you get going. It’s a life-changing academic adventure you don’t want to miss.

1. Faculty-led programs

These programs are developed specifically for WSU students and led by WSU faculty. Most of these programs run during the summer, though a few run during the school year. They generally range from 10 days to 8 weeks long. Most are open to students in any major, but a few are tied to specific WSU programs. The Carson College of Business, for example, offers semester-long programs for business majors.

2. Exchanges

If you want complete immersion in another culture, our exchange programs are the answer. You’ll enroll directly at a foreign university for a semester or a year, sponsored by WSU or the International Student Exchange Program (ISEP), but you will pay WSU tuition. Best of all, your WSU financial aid and scholarships still apply. Space is limited, so exchange admission may be competitive.

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3. Academic internships

Academic credit, work experience, and the benefit of living in another country — all at once. Internships are available all over the world and range from 2 weeks in the summer to a semester or a full year. Often, they can be arranged through study abroad.

4. Study abroad programs

Study abroad programs can be a summer, a semester, or a year in length, and can often be combined with internship credit. These programs are run by international education organizations that contract with universities in the U.S. and abroad. The Global Learning Department can help you find and apply to WSU-affiliated programs that fit you.

I want to change the world by being a physician who cares for patients with the cultural awareness that I’ve gained while studying abroad.

– Shanelle Briggs, Senior, Basic Medical Science

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  • Experience WSU Feb. 25, April 1 & 15 A special spring semester event for admitted students only. Experience what it’s like to live and learn at WSU.
  • Out-of-State Experience March 25 A spring semester event for admitted non-resident students.
  • Preview for Juniors April 22 Check out potential majors, meet professors and admission counselors, and see what our Cougar Spirit is all about.
  • Fall Preview This full day of University life introduces you to our excellent academics and includes a residence hall tour, a chance to talk with current students, and more.
  • Future Cougars of Distinction March 4 An exclusive and invitation-only program for freshmen that provides top scholars an opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes overview of WSU.
  • Future Cougars Embracing Diversity March 10 & 11  An opportunity for underrepresented students to see first-hand all that WSU has to offer.

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  • Walking Tours Prospective Students, sign up for a walking campus tour.
  • Group Tours Teachers, Counselors, and Professionals, plan a visit for your class or student group.

Find the right application for you below.

  • Freshman Use this application if you anticipate graduating from high school this academic year.
  • Transfer Use this application if you have attended college since graduating from high school.
  • Scholarships Make sure to apply for scholarships along with your admission application.
  • International Use this application if you are not a citizen or permanent resident of the United States of America.
  • Returning Student If you previously enrolled at any WSU campus, and have been away for more than one semester, use this application to reapply for admission.
  • Non-Degree Use this application if you don’t intend to complete a degree at WSU and will be taking courses for personal enrichment, transfer to another college, or a teaching endorsement.
  • Post-Degree Use the post-bachelor’s application if you’ve already earned a bachelor’s degree and want to add an additional degree or certificate.
  • Online Use this application if you want to earn a WSU degree online.  See the list of degrees offered online.

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