The answer depends on where you want to go – no matter where it is, we have a way to get you there.
Study abroad will transform your college experience, your future career, and your life. Students who travel learn about themselves, broaden their worldview, and learn how to approach problems solving from different perspectives. Whether you go for a week, a summer, or a semester you will gain confidence, empathy, and cultural awareness, all of which will inform your academic experience and prepare you to enter an increasingly globalized workforce.
Check your MyStudyAbroad homepage AND WSU email frequently for application updates.
International Travel Preparations
Meet with a medical professional to ensure your immunizations are current, and that you are aware of recommended immunizations or medications for the region where you are studying.
Verify that you have enough medication to last for the duration of your program and that your medications are considered legal in your host country.
Research if your program will require a visa in addition to your passport (REQUIRED for most countries). Purchase airfare when instructed by your program. There may be specific travel dates or recommended flights. Verify that you have INTERNATIONAL health insurance.
Consider giving Power of Attorney to a family member, or adding them to your bank account. Attend a REQUIRED WSU Pre-Departure Orientation.
Contact your credit card company and bank BEFORE departure to learn about international transaction fees and notify them that you will use your credit card or debit card abroad.
Pack Light! Lay out everything you want to take and divide it in half, and then divide it in half again.
Create an application by logging onto MyStudyAbroad
Search for your chosen program and click “Apply Now”
Submit or upload the required documents
Please note that the Course Pre-Approval Form, the Program Acceptance Letter, and the copy of your valid passport can be submitted during the “Committed Phase”
BEGIN working on the Course or Internship Pre-Approval Form
You can withdraw your application online with no penalty PRIOR to the application deadline and BEFORE you commit to your program.
After you have completed the items required in the Application Phase, your conduct record and GPA will be checked, and your application will be reviewed
You will either be accepted or asked to complete further steps
Once accepted, you will need to decline or commit to your program
Continue working on the Course or Internship Pre- Approval Form
You can withdraw your application online with no penalty PRIOR to the application deadline.
Once you commit, your application will be processed by the Global Learning Department
You MUST complete any remaining application items at this phase
Application and international health insurance fees will be charged to your student account
Self-Assessment Medical Form
Upload copy of valid passport
Copy of Acceptance Letter
Course/Internship Pre-Approval Form
You can no longer withdraw your application online without penalty AFTER you commit to your program AND the deadline passes.
To withdraw, please contact the Global Learning Department.
No application fee will be incurred IF you withdraw BEFORE the deadline.
The Global Learning Department will enroll you in EA 300 placeholder credits
Program fees may appear on your student account if you are participating in a Faculty-Led program or exchange
The Global Learning Department will supply your Program Expense Form to the Financial Aid Office (if applicable)
You will be notified of the MANDATORY Pre-Departure Orientation
You can no longer withdraw your application online. To withdraw, please contact the Global Learning Department. You will be responsible for the application fee and international health insurance AFTER the deadline has passed.
WSU Application Deadlines
WSU Exchange Programs
ISEP Exchange Program Deadlines
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