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Study Abroad

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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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 phone: 503-838-8905 fax: 503-838-8338 | or e-mail: studyabroad@wou.edu
Location: Maaske 122

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