Global Learning Checklist

This checklist includes general steps students should consider when planning to participate in a WSU Global Learning program. Please be aware that this checklist is NOT comprehensive.

First steps

  • If you are traveling, apply for a passport or renew your passport if it expires within 6 months of your expected return date.
  • Complete Global Cougs 101 (offered several times each week). Research program options on MyStudyAbroad or in Bryan 105 (Pullman campus).
  • Meet with your Academic Advisor about including global learning in your degree plan.
  • Meet with your Global Learning Advisor. Talk with your family and/or support network.


  • Figure out your program budget. Know your payment deadlines and how you plan to pay for your program.
  • Meet with Student Financial Services and/or scholarship providers to discuss your aid package and awards to verify what can apply to global learning opportunities.
  • Search for scholarships – apply for ALL you are eligible for and APPLY EARLY!


  • Complete a WSU Global Learning application in MyStudyAbroad. The WSU application is REQUIRED for all global learning programs.
  • Complete any additional applications (provider, host university, etc.).
  • Check your MyStudyAbroad homepage AND WSU email frequently for application updates.
  • If you are traveling, complete the REQUIRED WSU Pre-Departure Orientations listed on your WSU application.
  • Apply for a visa if applicable (REQUIRED for travel to most countries).