Frequently Asked Questions

We are happy to answer your questions and help you select a Study Abroad program that meets your individual needs. Set up an appointment to meet us and discuss your options.
Students must meet the following criteria to be eligible for the programs: 
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 2.50 (on a 4.00 point scale) at the time of application.
  • Be in sophomore, junior, or senior standing (PSEO students are not eligible).
  • Demonstrate an ability to adjust to new cultural and living conditions. 

You can do this several ways: 

You need to review all the facts and figures. 
  • Pay close attention to the curriculum the program offers-does it fit into your WSU program or major. 
  • Ensure you pay close attention to costs of accommodation, tuition, application fees, cost of transfer of credit, and transportation to and from your program. 
  • Pay close attention to Application Deadlines. 
  • Make certain that the focus of the program you choose fits your needs and goals. 
  • Meet with your Academic Advisor to discuss how you will integrate your study abroad courses and experience into your overall WSU academic program. 
  • Meet with Registrar for preliminary review of courses for transfer of credit. You should check with the sponsoring institution to verify what the selection process and criteria are. 
  • WSU cannot guarantee your acceptance to or participation in any non-WSU program. 

Be sure to fill out all application materials including the Non-WSU program application. (Some programs require recommendation letters and/or essays and/or a non-refundable application fee).
You will be sent an acceptance letter with specific information pertaining to “next steps” for acceptance into our partner institution.

You will be contacted as to where and when a mandatory pre-departure meeting will be held.  This meeting will give you a change to ask questions and get insights specific to your study abroad destination.
If WSU cannot fulfill your study abroad needs you can apply to a program offered through another university. Your status as a WSU student does not change if you go through another university's study abroad program. You want to go through the steps mentioned above. However, pay close attention to your credit transferability with the Registrar's office.
Yes, your credits will be accepted; however, after your preliminary review of courses for transfer of credit, the registrar will not apply how credits will transfer until you have been accepted into the program. You must pick up the requisite forms from the International Programs office.
Yes, you can apply your aid to your study abroad program. Also, your need for financial aid is greater when you study abroad so you may qualify for more student aid.