Semester Abroad

Choose from countries all over the world and work toward your degree while immersed in another culture.

Explore Programs

View a map of WSU semester abroad programs around the world,

You can refine your search and get more details about specific semester abroad programs in the WSU Study Abroad portal.

WSU faculty and staff have reviewed all available programs, and each has been approved for excellent academic quality as well as outstanding student service.

A group of students hold a giant snake at a jungle preserve while studying abroad.
Study Away Smarter, Not Harder
Get the most out of your semester abroad with these programs that best match courses required for your major, minor, or even general education requirements.

Types of Semester Programs

Exchange programs are the most affordable study away choice. You pay your tuition to WSU as usual, but you’ll pay room and board to the host institution.

Students are typically integrated with host country students to help build connections and ease the transition to a new culture.

To filter for exchange programs, type “exchange” in the program search tool.

WSU has agreements with select universities that allow students to direct enroll as an international student at their institution.

You’ll pay the host institution tuition rate as well as room and board. You then register for courses at the host institution in similar process as if you were taking courses at WSU.

To filter for direct enrollment programs, select the option “Direct Enroll” as the program type under the Parameters settings in the program search tool.

Provider programs offer academic options for students where you can attend classes:

  • at a host university
  • at the provider’s study center
  • at a mix of both settings

The program may also include internships, excursions, and other community-based learning opportunities.
Costs will vary depending on the specific program you select, the destination, and other factors.

To filter for provider programs, select the option “Provider” as the program type under the Parameters settings in the program search tool.

International internships—including virtual options and study + intern options—are available in almost any academic field.

The Study Abroad team will work with you to select an internship site that meets your academic and professional goals and then coordinate with approved providers.

Costs will vary depending on the internship duration and location.

To filter for internship programs, select the option “Internships” as the program type under the Parameters settings in the program search tool.

Emily Roach ‘19, Human Resources Major 
Studying abroad was super important to me because it allowed me to step out of my comfort zone and experience new things. Every day was a different adventure that I enjoyed so much.

Study Abroad Program with API in Reykjavik, Iceland

Application Deadlines

  • Oct. 1 – Spring semester
  • Feb. 1 – Summer session
  • March 1 – Fall semester
  • March 1 – Academic year
Study Abroad Office

Maxwell 105

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