Study Abroad Fast Facts 2016-2017

Demographics

                     


                    

Destinations

Top 10 Destinations:

  1. Dominican Republic (65)
  2. China (43)
  3. Spain (43)
  4. United Kingdom (42)
  5. Italy (41)
  6. Germany (35)
  7. Ireland (35)
  8. Thailand (26)
  9. Ghana (20)
  10. Netherlands (20)

By Continent:

  • Locations in Africa: Ghana, Morocco, Senegal, South Africa, Uganda
  • Locations in Asia: China, India, Japan, South Korea, and Thailand
  • Locations in Europe: Belgium, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom
  • Loctions in Latin America: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Peru
  • Locations in Oceania: Australia, New Zealand

Types of programs

Number of students on academic year or semester exchange programs: 26

Most popular destinations:

  1. Japan (7)
  2. Australia (4)
  3. Netherlands (4)
  4. Spain (3)

Number of students on short-term faculty-led programs: 420

Number of students on Non-WMU programs: 30

Number of unique university-approved Non-WMU providers used by students: 12

Most popular providers:

  1. SAI (10)
  2. AIFS (5, 18 including customized faculty-led program)
  3. CIS (3)
  4. CEA (2, 10 including customized faculty-led program)
  5. API (2)
  6. The Education Abroad Network (TEAN) (2)

Haenicke institute Scholarships

Total funding provided by the Haenicke Insitute for Global Education Study Abroad Scholarship: $376,111

  • Fall: $48,203
  • Spring: $93,295
  • Summer I: $131,854
  • Summer II: $102,759

Total funding provided by the President's Grant for Study Abroad: $115,448

  • Academic year: $36,594
  • Fall: $30,524
  • Spring: $48,330

Total funding provided by the Global Engagement Scholarship: $27,200

  • Academic year: $2,000
  • Fall: $9,840
  • Spring: $15,360

Total funding provided by the Jennifer C. Wenger Memorial Study or Work Abroad Fund: $10,000

  •  Academic year: $2,000
  • Fall: $5,500
  • Spring: $2,500

Total funding provided by the Bruce W. Mesara Study Abroad Airfare Scholarship: $29,000

  • Spring: $10,000
  • Summer I: $9,000
  • Summer II: $10,000

College-Specific Data*

College of Arts and Sciences:

  • Number of students: 156
  • Short-term programs led by college faculty: 12

College of Education and Human Development:

  • Number of students: 83
  • Short-term programs led by college faculty: 4

College of Engineering and Applied Sciences:

  • Number of students: 28
  • Short-term programs led by college faculty: 1

College of Fine Arts:

  • Number of students: 72
  • Short-term programs led by college faculty: 2

College of Health and Human Services

  • Number of students: 90
  • Short-term programs led by college faculty: 7

Haworth College of Business:

  • Number of students: 175
  • Short-term programs led by college faculty: 6

*Data refers to a student's primary major as coded within University systems. This list does not necessary reflect the subject area from which students took courses while abroad.

Exchange and Study Abroad at WMU

  • Number of exchange partners: 30
  • Number of exchange partners sending students: 18
  • Number of exchange students from abroad: 33
  • Number of students studying abroad at WMU: 41

Top locations sending exchange and students studying abroad at WMU:

  1. Japan (50)
  2. Korea (8)
  3. Germany (6)

Outreach Efforts

Classroom Presentations: 220

  • Fall: 146
  • Spring: 74

Tabling Events: 109

  • Fall: 72
  • Spring: 37