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international programs

Western Oregon University prides itself on being a gateway to international experiences – be that for domestic students looking to travel abroad or for international students wanting to study in the United States. WOU fosters these valuable experiences and provides services and resources to anyone wanting to learn more.

Western Oregon University offers many chances to participate in international activities
international students
& scholars affairs

Western Oregon University offers 45 different majors in some of the most competitive professional and academic areas. In 2008-09, the following countries were represented at WOU: Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Chile, China, Germany, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kenya, Korea, Norway, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates and Vietnam.

WOU has a long tradition of advocating the cultural diversity and the values of internationalization on campus. Your role as the unofficial ambassadors representing your home countries here is important to us. We are here to assist you in every stage of the process to becoming a student at Western, and succeeding in your studies once you arrive.

study abroad
& international exchanges

Transform your life and your future through study abroad, service learning or an international internship. WOU offers international opportunities in nearly 100 locations around the world, programs designed to prepare you for success in the evolving international community. An overseas experience can give you the global perspective and competitive edge in your career that will help you meet the challenges of tomorrow.

Find out more our newly added programs in Costa Rica, Turks and Caicos, Kenya, Mexico and Australia; and the International Partnership for Service Learning and Leadership: programs in Ecuador, India, Jamaica, Italy, Lakota Nation USA, Mexico, Scotland and Thailand.

International students come from around the world, and student from WOU visit many international locations
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