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Where Do I Start?

There are four primary types of global learning opportunities: exchange programs, faculty-led programs, provider programs, and on campus & virtual programs.

Start with Global Cougs 101

Global Cougs 101 is a 45-minute information session that covers the basics of global learning, from choosing a program to applications and logistics.

• Discover the different global learning opportunities available to WSU students, at home and abroad.
• Learn how to fulfill academic requirements with global learning opportunities.
• Understand how to fund global learning opportunities with financial aid and scholarships.
• Gain insight and advice from WSU students who have studied abroad.

Global Cougs 101 is now being offered virtually! In response to current social distancing guidelines related to the COVID-19 pandemic, Global Learning is offering Global Cougs 101 via Zoom.

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Bring Global Cougs 101 to You

In addition to offering Global Cougs 101 sessions several times each week, you can also bring Global Cougs 101 to your classroom, event, or meeting! Do you have a group of students who you think would benefit from hearing about global learning opportunities? (Hint: That’s all students!) Submit a request below to bring Global Cougs 101 to you!

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Exchange programs

These programs are based on agreements between WSU and institutions abroad. They are immersive experiences in which WSU students take courses directly from the partner institution, get acquainted with the local culture, and typically have weekends and holidays free to explore. Exchanges are typically a semester or a year in duration. Summer exchanges may be available, as well.

As with most study abroad programs, educational systems and levels of student services can vary and may be different from what you are used to at WSU. Students are encouraged to be independent and willing to seek out assistance at their host institution. While a knowledge of the host language is useful, it is usually not required because many exchange courses are taught in English.

Exchanges programs fall into two categories, WSU Bilateral Exchange Programs and ISEP (International Student Exchange Programs). Bilateral exchanges are 1-to-1 student exchanges with a partner institution and ISEP functions as a consortium of exchange partners. Due to the nature of exchanges, applications may be competitive, as there are a limited number of spaces available each year. All exchange programs require two applications, the WSU Global Learning application and the host university or ISEP application. Contact us if you have questions and be sure to sign up for a Global Cougs 101 information session.

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Faculty-Led Programs

These programs are designed specifically for WSU students by WSU faculty and take place all over the world. These programs are offered throughout the year and range from 10 days to a semester in length.

In a faculty-led program, you will study, live, and  travel with other WSU students – and  you have the advantage of learning from a WSU faculty member who specializes in the program subject’s field of study.

Faculty-led programs generally include upper-division (300-400 level), major-specific coursework, and are usually taught in English. While some programs are sustained year to year, others may be offered periodically or be one-time opportunities. Contact us if you have questions and be sure to sign up for a Global Cougs 101 information session.

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Provider Programs

These programs are provided by third party organizations that work closely with WSU and with universities abroad. Programs vary in duration; most often they are a summer, a semester, or a year in length.

Most provider programs have a predetermined number of openings and offer admission on a first-come, first-serve basis. Applying early may increase the likelihood that you can get your preferred housing and course options. All provider programs require two applications, the WSU Global Learning application and the provider’s application. Contact us if you have questions and be sure to sign up for a Global Cougs 101 information session.

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WSU-Affiliated Program Providers

AIFS Study Abroad

API Abroad

Arcadia Abroad – The College of Global Studies

CEA Study Abroad

CET Academic Programs

CIEE Study Abroad

DIS Study Abroad in Scandinavia

IES Abroad

Institute for Study Abroad (IFSA-Butler)

International Studies Abroad (ISA)

International Student Exchange Programs (ISEP)

SAI Programs

Semester at Sea

School for Field Studies (SFS)

School for International Training (SIT)

The Education Abroad Network (TEAN)

University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC)

 

On Campus & Virtual

These programs are designed to promote global learning from home. They are a great option for students who are unable to travel. Additionally, they can be a great way to prepare for or reflect on education abroad or other international travel experiences.

  • Global Leadership Certificate – Academic certificate (15 credits) to develop global competencies and leadership skills.
  • Global Cougs Digital Badges – Earn digital badges to build your professional portfolio by participating in extracurricular experiences to build global competencies.
  • Peace Corps Prep – Complete curriculum at WSU to better prepare you for later Peace Corps service.
  • Virtual Programs Abroad – Take online courses from universities and faculty abroad and/or complete a virtual internship with an international employer.

Contact us if you have questions and be sure to sign up for a Global Cougs 101 information session.

 

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