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Incoming Exchange Students

Welcome to Western Oregon University.  We're glad you've decided to study at WOU.  The information on this page will help you get started.

Students from the following partner universities are eligible to apply for a direct exchange:

University of Kassel, Kassel, Germany
Saitama University, Saitama, Japan
Linnaeus University, Kalmar and Vaxjo, Sweden
Edge Hill University, Ormskirk, United Kingdom

University of Roehampton, London, United Kingdom

Application Deadlines

Term    General quarter dates    Application Deadline   
Fall quarter    September-December    May 10   
Winter quarter    January-March    September 10   
Spring quarter    April-June    November 10   
Full Year (Only if this is an option per the exchange agreement with your university.)    September-June    May 10   

Dates for Academic Year 2013/14

Western Oregon University operates on the quarter system and has three terms during the academic year: Fall, Winter, and Spring. The dates in the chart below are the beginning and ending dates of classes for each term. Typically, you will arrive two weeks prior to the beginning of the term to participate in orientation and other activities. A complete calendar is included in the Resource Guide for Exchange Students.

Term    Classes Begin    Classes End    Final Exams End    Breaks   
Fall 2013    September 30    December 6    December 13    December 14-January 5   
Winter 2014    January 6    March 14    March 21    March 22-March 30   
Spring 2014    March 31    June 6    June 13    Summer begins   

Office of International Students and Scholars Affairs

This office works in partnership with the Office of Study Abroad and International Exchanges and provides comprehensive student services for international exchange students:

  • process applications for admission
  • notify students of acceptance
  • generate immigration documents for visa application
  • provide pre-arrival information
  • provide comprehensive arrival orientation
  • coordinate activities and events
  • provide a social gathering area for international students
    global@wou.edu, Tel. (503) 838-8425.


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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