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Study Abroad and International Exchanges

Programs offered

Important Note: All deadlines are listed two weeks prior to the official deadline of the program provider to allow time to process paperwork. Application for a program is a two part process: 1) General WOU application and approval; 2) Application for and acceptance to the selected program. Students complete both steps in the process.

Locations and Programs

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North America South America Central America Western Europe Eastern Europe Asia Oceania Africa Caribbean Multi-location Programs

 

Multiple location programs are identified at the bottom of this list of programs.

 

 

Africa
Destination Program Dates Minimum Requirements Application Deadlines Application Estimated
Budget
Ghana, Accra, Cape Coast, Kumasi Early to mid-June

Sophomore standing

GPA 2.5

February 11 CCSA 2011/12
Ghana, Acrra Fall: August-December

Junior standing

3.0 GPA

June 1 AHA 2010/11
Spring: January-May October 18
Kenya and Tanzania Fall: September-December

One semester of college-level ecology or biology;

Sophomore standing;

GPA 2.5

 

Rolling admissions. Early applications encouraged for acceptance into your program of choice.

SFS 2010/11
Spring: late January-early May

Summer I: June-July

Summer II:

July-August

Morocco, Fes Summer: 6 week program, June-August

Sophomore standing

2.5 GPA; no prior Arabic language experience required.

April 18
AHA 2010/11
South Africa, Cape Town Winter: December-early January

Sophomore standing

GPA 2.5

September 17 CCSA 2010/11

Tunisia, Tunis

Fall: September-December

Sophomore standing

GPA 2.75

March 17 OUS

 

2011/12

 

 

Asia
Destination Program Dates Minimum Requirements Application Deadlines Application Estimated Budget
China, Beijing Fall: September-January

45 credits and GPA 2.75

1 term of college-level Chinese or 1 course on modern Asia

January 29 OUS 2010/11
Spring Semester: February-July October 1

Academic year:

September-July

January 29
China, Shanghai

Summer Business: Six-Week

Sophomore standing

GPA 2.5; no prior Chinese language experience is required.

April 18 AHA 2011/12
Hong Kong Winter Late December-early January

Sophomore standing

GPA 2.5

September 17 CCSA 2010/11
Hong Kong Summer Mid July - Early August

Sophomore standing

GPA 2.5

February 11 CCSA 2011/12
India, Dehli and Agra Late December-early January

Sophomore standing

GPA 2.5

September 17 CCSA 2010/11

India, Kolkata

 

Study and service learning program.

Fall Semester: August-November

Sophomore standing

3.0 GPA

April 15 IPSL 2010/11
Spring Semester: January-April October 15
Spring 3 week: December-January October 15
Summer 3 week: August April 18

Japan, Akita

(AIU University)

Fall: August - December

Sophomore standing

GPA 3.0

January 29 OUS 2010/11
Fall/Winter: August-March January 29
Spring: April - July October 1
Summer: June-July February 1
Academic Yr: August-July January 29
Japan, Saitama Fall Semester: October-March

Sophomore standing

3.0 GPA

May 10 WOU Exchange 2010/11
Spring Semester: April-September October 10

Japan, Tokyo

(AGU University)

Fall Semester: September-February

Sophomore standing

GPA 2.75

January 29 OUS 2010/11
Spring Semester: April-August October 1

Academic Year:

September-August

January 29

Japan, Tokyo

(Waseda University)

Fall: September-February

Sophomore standing

GPA 3.0

1 year of college-level

Japanese study

January 29 OUS 2010/11
Spring: April-July October 1

Academic Yr:

September-July

January 29
Korea, Seoul Fall: August-December

Sophomore standing

GPA 2.75

January 29 OUS 2010/11
Winter/Spring: February-June October 1

Academic Yr:

August - June

January 29
Summer: June-July February 1

Taiwan, Luchu

(Kainan University)

Fall: August-December

Sophomore standing

3.0 GPA

May 10 WOU Exchange 2010/11
Spring: January-June October 10
Summer: July-August (6 weeks) April 26
Thailand, Chiang Mai Fall: September-December

Sophomore standing

GPA 2.75

January 29 OUS 2010/11
Winter/Spring: January-May October 1

Academic Year:

August-May

January 29

Thailand, Chiang Mai

 

Study and service learning program.

 

Fall: September-December

Sophomore standing

GPA 2.5

April 19 IPSL 2010/11
Spring: January-May October 15
Oceania (Australia and New Zealand)
Destination Program Dates Minimum Requirements Application Deadlines Application Estimated Budget
Australia, CCSA Summer Early-late July

Sophomore standing

GPA 2.5

February 12

CCSA 2011/12
Australia, CCSA Winter Late Dec.-early Jan.

Sophomore standing

GPA 2.5

September 17
CCSA 2010/11
Australia, Adelaide Summer: Late June-early August

Sophomore standing

GPA 2.5

April 1 IPSL 2010/11
Australia, Canberra

First Semester: February-June

(W/SP terms)

Sophomore standing

GPA 3.0

September 19 AHA 2010/11

Second Semester:

July-November (summer/fall terms)

February 15
Australia:Deakin Univ. (various campuses)

First Semester: February-June

(W/SP terms)

Sophomore Standing

GPA 2.75

October 1 OUS 2010/11

Second Semester:

July-November (summer/fall terms)

January 29
Academic Year: July-June January 29
Australia:James Cook Univ. (various campuses)

First Semester: February-June

(W/SP terms)

Sophomore Standing

GPA 2.75

October 1 OUS 2010/11

Second Semester:

July-November (summer/fall terms)

January 29
Australia, Perth

First Semester: February-June

(W/SP terms)

Sophomore standing

GPA 3.0

September 17 AHA 2010/11

Second Semester:

July-November (summer/fall)

February 15
Australia, Queensland Fall: September-December

One semester of college-level ecology or biology;

Sophomore standing;

GPA 2.5

Rolling admissions. Early applications encouraged for acceptance into your program of choice. SFS 2010/11
Spring: February-May
Summer I: June-July
Summer II: July-August
New Zealand, Dunedin

First Semester: February-June

(W/SP terms)

Sophomore standing

GPA 3.0

September 17 AHA 2010/11

Second Semester:

July-November (summer/fall)

February 15
Europe
Destination Program Dates Minimum Requirements Application Deadlines Application Estimated Budget
Austria, Vienna Fall semester: September-December

Sophomore standing

GPA 2.5; no prior German language experience required.

June 1 AHA 2010/11
Winter Quarter: January-March October 18
Spring semester: January-April
Summer Music Program: June-July April 18
Denmark, Copenhagen

Fall Semester:

August-December

Junior standing

GPA 3.0

January 15 OUS 2010/11
Winter/Spring: January-June September 17

Academic Year:

August-June

January 15

Summer:

June-August

January 18
England, London Fall semester: September-December

Junior standing

GPA 2.5

June 1 AHA 2010/11
Winter Quarter: January-March October 22
Spring Semester: February-May October 22
Summer: mid-June-mid-July April 18

England, London,

CCSA Summer

July-August

Sophomore standing

GPA 2.5

February 11 CCSA 2011/12

England, London,

CCSA Winter

Late December-early January

Sophomore standing

GPA 2.5

September 17 CCSA 2010/11
England/Ireland, London/Dublin CCSA Winter Late December-early January

Sophomore standing

GPA 2.5

September 17 CCSA 2010/11

Semester in England

(University of East Anglia)

(Manchester)

Fall Semester: September-December

Sophomore standing

GPA 3.0

May 28 CCSA 2011/12
Spring Semester: January-June September 17 2011/12

England,

University of Sheffield

Spring Semester:

February-June

Sophomore standing

GPA 3.0

May 16 OUS 2010/11

Academic Year:

September-June

February 1
France, Angers Fall quarter: September-December

Sophomore standing

GPA 2.5

There is no prior French language experience required, but one year of college level French is recommended.

June 1 AHA 2010/11
Fall semester: September-February June 1
Spring semester: February-June October 18
Summer sessions: 1) Month of July 2) Month of August

1) April 18

2) May 18

September Session: Month of September

June 1
France, Lyon

Fall semester:

August-December

Sophomore standing

GPA 2.75

2 years college-level French with a 3.00 language GPA

 

January 29 OUS 2010/11
Academic Year: September-June
France, Montepelier Fall semester: September-December

Sophomore standing

GPA 2.5

Semester programs: 1 year college level French or 2 years of high school French.

Summer Programs: no prior French language experience required.

May 24 IPSL 2010/11
Spring semester: January-May November 22
Summer I: Late June-late July April 1
Summer II: Late July-late August April 18
France, Poitiers

Fall Semester:

August-December

Sophomore standing

GPA 2.75

2-3 years college-level French with 3.00 language GPA 3.00

January 29 OUS 2010/11

Spring Semester:

January-May

October 1
Academic Year: August-May January 29
Germany, Baden-Württemberg (various universities)

Academic year

September-July

Sophomore standing

GPA 2.75

1 year college-level German with 3.0 language GPA

 

February 1 (December 1 if applying for the DAAD) OUS 2010/11
(all campuses except Mannheim)
Mannheim Budget

Fall/Winter Semester:

September-February

February 1 (December 1 if applying for the DAAD)
Germany, Berlin Summer language intensive: July-August

Sophomore standing

2.5 GPA; no prior German language experience required.

February 15 AHA 2010/11
Summer language and culture: July-August
Germany, Kassel Fall  Semester: July-January

Sophomore standing

GPA 3.0

2 years college-level German (1 year for summer program)

May 10 WOU Exchange 2010/11
Spring Semester: January-Sept. October 10
Summer: mid-June-mid-July November 30
Germany, Tübingen

Spring Intensive Program:

April-July

Sophomore standing

GPA 2.5

2 terms college-level German with 3.0 language GPA

December 1 OUS 2010/11
Greece, Athens Fall: September-December

Sophomore standing

GPA 2.5

June 1 AHA 2010/11
Spring: March-June
January 1
Summer: June - July April 18
Ireland, Dublin Summer: June-July

Sophomore standing

GPA 2.5

April 18 AHA 2010/11
Ireland, Dublin and Galway Mid-late July

Sophomore standing

GPA 2.5

February 11 CCSA 2011/12
Italy, Macerata

Fall semester:

September-December

Sophomore standing

GPA 2.5

June 1 AHA 2010/11

Spring semester:

January-April

September 17
Italy, Siena Fall: September-December

Sophomore standing

GPA 2.5

June 1 AHA 2010/11
Winter: January-March September 17
Spring: April-June January 1

Italy, Siena

 

Study and service learning program.

Fall: September-December

Sophomore standing.

GPA 2.5

Some Italian helpful but students with any level of Italian language may participate. Italian taught at beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels.

May 14 IPSL 2010/11
Spring: January-May November 19
Summer II: June-July April 1
Scotland, Edinburgh and Glasgow

Summer:

Early Scotland June-July

 

Sophomore standing

GPA 2.5

February 11 CCSA 2011/12

Summer: Late Scotland

July-August

Scotland, Glasgow

 

Study and service learning program.

 

 

Fall: September-December

Sophomore standing

GPA 3.0

May 14 IPSL 2010/11
Spring: January-May November 22
Spain, Oviedo Fall Quarter: September-December

Sophomore standing

GPA 2.5

1 year college-level Spanish

Summer Session: no prior Spanish language experience required.

June 1 AHA 2010/11
Spring Semester: January-May September 17
Summer: July

April 18

Summer: August May 18
Spain, Santander

 

Fall: September-December

 

Sophomore standing

GPA 2.75

Fall requires two years of college level Spanish.

Spring requires at least two terms of second year college level Spanish

March 1 OUS 2010/11
Spring: March-June November 1
Spain, Segovia Fall: September-December

Junior standing

GPA 2.5

2 years college-level Spanish
June 1 AHA 2010/11
Spring: January-April September 17
Summer: June-August April 18
Spain, Valladolid Summer II: Month of July

Sophomore standing

GPA 2.5; no prior Spanish language experience required for summer program.

May 1 IPSL 2010/11

Sweden, Växjö, (Linneaus University)

Fall: August-January

Junior standing

GPA 3.0

April 15 WOU Exchange 2010/11
Spring: January-June September 15
North, Central, and South America and the Caribbean
Destination Program Dates Minimum Requirements Application Deadlines Application Estimated Budget
Argentina, Rosario Fall: August-November

Sophomore standing

GPA 2.5

1 term of college Spanish or 2 years of high school Spanish (Note: there is no requirement for summer)

June 1 AHA 2010/11
Spring: March-June January 1
Summer 1, Language and Culture: June-July April 18
Summer II, Language and Culture: July-August April 18
Summer ESOL, 1st 3 weeks: July-July April 18
Summer ESOL, 2nd 3 weeks: July-August April 18
Summer ESOL, 6 weeks: July - August April 18
Canada, Vancouver Summer: July - July

Sophomore standing

GPA 2.5

February 11 CCSA 2011/12

Canada

(Various locations)

National Student Exchange

 

For details about National Student Exchange Programs contact: Debbie Diehm

Student Affairs

diehmd@wou.edu

503-838-8423

  NSE  
Chile, Valdivia Fall: August-December

Sophomore standing

GPA 2.5

2 years college-level Spanish

April 30 CWU 2010/11
Spring: March-July October 22

Costa Rica, Atenas

Fall: September-December

One semester of college level ecology or environmental science; one college-level Spanish course;

Sophomore standing

GPA 2.5

Rolling admissions. Early applications encouraged for acceptance into your program of choice. SFS 2010/11
Spring: February-May
Summer I: June-July
Summmer II: July-August

Ecuador

Galapagos

Guayaquil

Quito

 

Study and service learning program.

 

Fall semester: August-December All programs:

Sophomore standing

GPA 3.0

 

Galapagos: 1 year college level Spanish or equivalent. And one course each in general biology and ecology.

Guayaquil: 1 year college level Spanish or equivalent.

Quito: 3 years of secondary school Spanish or the equivalent of 3 semesters of college/university Spanish.

May 14 IPSL

2010/11
Galapagos

Guayaguil

Quito

Spring semester: January-May November 19
Summer II: Late June-August April 1
Ecuador, Quito Fall: August-December

Sophomore standing

GPA 2.75

2 years college-level Spanish
January 29 OUS

2010/11

USFQ

PUCE

Galapagos

Spring: January-May October 1

Academic Year:

August-May

January 29
Jamaica, Falmouth Summer: July-August

Sophomore standing

GPA 2.5

Not offered CCSA 2010/11

Jamaica, Kingston

 

Study and service learning program.

Fall: August-December

Sophomore standing

GPA 2.5

May 14 IPSL 2010/11
Spring: January -May November 19
Summer: June-August Not offered
Mexico, Baja

Fall: September-December

One semester of college-level ecology or biology;

Sophomore standing

GPA 2.5

Rolling admissions. Early applications encouraged for acceptance into your program of choice. SFS 2010/11
Spring: February-May
Summer I: June-July
Summer II: July-August

Mexico, Guadalajara

 

Study and service learning program.

 

 

Fall: August-December

Sophomore standing

GPA 2.5

2 years of secondary school Spanish or 1 year of college/university level Spanish

May 14 IPSL 2010/11

Spring: January-May

November 19
Summer: June-August Not offered
Mexico (Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey--various locations) Fall: August-December

Sophomore standing

GPA 2.75

2 years college-level Spanish

January 29 OUS 2010/11
Winter/Spring: January-May October 1

Academic Year:

August-May

January 29

Mexico, Morelia

Program suspended through Summer 2011.

WOU ESOL Morelia Information

Fall: Sep-December

 

Sophomore standing

GPA 2.5

June 1 AHA

2010/11

Winter: January-March October 18
Spring: April-June January 1
Summer: July-August April 16
Mexico (Universidad de las Americas--Puebla) Fall: August-December

Sophomore standing

GPA 3.0

3 years college-level Spanish

January 29 OUS 2010/11
Winter/Spring: January-May October 1
 

Academic Year:

August-May

January 29
Mexico, Queretaro Fall semester: 16 weeks

Sophomore standing

GPA 2.75

B average in Spanish courses

1 year college level Spanish

 

 

April 1 OUS 2010/11
Spring term: 10 weeks December 1
Summer: 5 weeks February 21
Summer: 6 weeks February 21
Summer: 12 weeks February 21
Peru, Cusco Spring: January - May

Sophomore standing

GPA 2.5

No prior Spanish language experience is required.

November 26 IPSL 2011/12
Turks & Caicos Islands Fall: September-December

One semester of college-level ecology or biology;

Sophomore standing

GPA 2.5

Rolling admissions. Early applications encouraged for acceptance into your program of choice. SFS 2010/11
Spring: February-May
Summer I: June-July
Summer II: July-August
Internships
Destination Program Dates Minimum Requirements Application Deadlines Application Estimated Budget

IE3 Global Internships

(nearly 300 locations)

Summer term

Junior, senior, or master's level student. Currently enrolled in a degree program. In good academic standing.

Plus individual selection critiera for each internship.

January 11 IE3
Varies by program. Students receive an individualized budget.
Fall Term April 2
Winter Term August 20
Spring Term November 1
CCSA Internships
(internships in Dublin, London, and Sydney)

Fall semester: Dublin

Junior standing.

Good academic standing.

Plus individual selection criteria for each internship.

April 2 CCSA 2011/12
Dublin

London
Sydney
Summer: Dublin, London, Sydney February 11
Multiple location programs
Destination Program Dates Minimum Requirements Application Deadlines Application Estimated Budget
SEA Semester Fall, Pacific: August-November Refer to the SEA application page for the admission process and screening requirements. April 6 SEA

2010/11

Fall, Atlantic: September-November April 6
Fall (Oceans & Clinate, Pacific: October-December April 6
Spring, Polynesia: January-March October 15
Spring,Atlantic: January-March October 15
Spring, Pacific: February-May October 15
Spring, Caribbean: February-May October 15

 

Contact

The Office of Study Abroad and International Exchanges phone: 503-838-8905 fax: 503-838-8089 | or e-mail: studyabroad@wou.edu
Location: APSC 501

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