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.
It’s never too early to plan your study abroad.
Education major, Kim Moon says of study abroad experience in Nishinomiya, Japan: “Just do it! I know that sounds cheesy, but sometimes you just got to put yourself out there and experience things that you have never done before. I was nervous and almost didn’t get on the plane to leave, but trust me you won’t regret it! When you get there, explore, try new things (food and activities), ask questions. You may never get this chance again so do everything and find as many ways to experience the new culture you are in authentically.”
Attend a Global Coug 101 Info Session on campus to learn the basics of study abroad. These info sessions are held once a month on the Tri-Cities campus. Contact the International Student Coordinator for dates and locations.
Meet with the International Student Coordinator on campus about study abroad, or contact the WSU Global Learning office at WSU Pullman.
Psychology major Ramon Hernandez says of his study abroad experience in La Ciudad Blanca Merida, Mexico: “I learned an incredible amount of things during my time abroad, about myself and about how the world works. Being raised in my Mexican culture did help a little to prepare me for the change but once I arrived I quickly realized the difference between being a Mexican-American and being a Mexican national. My year abroad opened my eyes to different possibilities and the diverse array of people and ideas you find in across the globe.”
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.