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Semester Abroad

Selecting a Semester Program

Winona State University offers a variety of semester and summer programs all over the world.

These programs have been reviewed and approved by WSU faculty and staff for excellent academic quality as well as outstanding student service.

Explore our interactive map and select a pin to get a glimpse of all our study away programs. Learn more about a specific program and apply. Then get ready to travel the globe!


Affordable Programs

Curious to see where some of our most affordable programs are?

You might be surprised!


Types of Semester Programs

Exchange Programs

Exchange programs are the most affordable study away choice. You pay your usual WSU tuition, but pay room and board to the host institution. Typically students are integrated with host country students.

Search for exchange programs by typing “exchange” in the program search.

Direct Enrollment Programs

WSU has agreements with specially selected universities that allow students to direct enroll as an international student at their institution. You pay host institution tuition, room and board. Students sign up for courses at the host institution just as you would if you were on campus at WSU.

Search for Direct Enroll programs by choosing Direct Enroll under the heading Parameters in the Program Search.

Provider Programs

WSU-approved Provider Programs offer a variety of program options for students. You might take classes at a host university or attend classes at the Provider’s study center or both. Program opportunities may include internships, excursions, and other community-based learning opportunities. Costs vary depending on the specific program you select, the destination, and other factors.

Internship Programs

WSU works with many of our providers to offer international internships in almost any academic field. Virtual and study+intern options are also available.

The Study Abroad office, along with approved providers will work with you to select an internship site that meets your academic and professional goals. Costs vary depending on duration and location. 

Click to view videos from former interns in Italy and Thailand

Search for Internship programs by choosing Internships under the Program Type Parameter in the Program Search.  

How to Apply

Follow the Semester Application Instructions (PDF) to apply for a semester/summer study abroad program.

Application deadlines for semester study away:

  • October 1 - Spring semester
  • February 1 - Summer semester
  • March 1 - Fall semester

Need more help?

Your first step is to email StudyAbroad@winona.edu. to make an appointment with a Peer Advisor.