Study Abroad

WMU-sponsored study abroad programs

WMU student looks out at a lake and mountains while hiking.

Study abroad experiences are a good way to learn about other cultures, and also learn more about ourselves.

Western Michigan University offers a wide range of study abroad opportunities.

Students may choose to participate in a faculty-led academic experience for a few weeks, or they may elect to study for a semester or a full academic year as an exchange student at one of a dozen universities.

Either way, the language and cultural immersion experience is life changing! Advisors will work with you to assure that coursework abroad counts toward your degree. There are also many study abroad scholarships available around campus.

The College of Arts and Sciences offers a $1,000 International Study Scholarship with deadlines on Feb. 15 and Oct. 15 each year. Feel free to meet with the academic advisor if you would like your application reviewed prior to submitting it.

Faculty led

Summer I 2015

Amazonia: Culture of Environment (Manus, Brazil)

Cultural Connections: Causes of Globalization and Consequences on Systems (Dakar, Senegal)

International Development and Community Service in Peru (Cuzco, Peru)

Summer II 2015

Media Ethics and Culture in London (London, United Kingdom)

Summer in Istanbul (Istanbul, Turkey)

Fall 2015

India Gateway program (Bandlore, India)

WMU featured

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Sunway University (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)

Eberhard-Karls Universitat-Tubingen (Tuebingen, Germany)