Explore Your Options

Winona State University offers a variety of choices for study away, from short-term to a semester or longer. We encourage you to research all your options to find the program that best suits your educational, professional, and personal goals. Some important questions to consider as you weigh your program options:

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Program Length

Are you interested in a shorter period or a semester or even academic year of international or domestic study away?


Which program is the best fit for your specific major/minor, or do you want to study something entirely different?


What countries or regions of the world most interest you?

Personal Reasons

Have you always wanted to go to a particular part of the world or take particular courses abroad or away?


Do you want to improve your skills in speaking another language? Courses are offered in English in nearly all programs


What is your budget for study away program costs? We offer a wide range of options to fit many budgets. Remember: financial aid can be applied to the cost of study abroad



Programs are full semesters - fall or spring and summer
Programs are 2-8 weeks, during the summer, spring break and semester break.
A variety of options for earning credit is possible. Credits transfer back to WSU.
Specific WSU faculty-led courses are taught at the program location.
Independent experience: students live in the host location for an immersive cultural experience.
Group travel: students travel with WSU faculty and students. Trip is planned and organized in advance.
Interested in Study Abroad? Select a Program

Interested in Faculty-Led? Visit the Travel Study Page

Peer Advisors

Take the first step! Learn more by emailing studyabroad@winona.edu to make an appointment. Meet our Peer Advisors.

Tuition Waivers

The Tuition Waiver benefit may only be applied to faculty-led programs. The tuition waiver cannot be applied to exchange, direct enroll or provider programs due to those institutions' higher tuition rate and the financial burden it would place on Winona State University to absorb this additional amount.

Please note: students may choose and apply to any study away program, however the tuition waiver may only be applied to faculty-led programs.