Office of Study Abroad and Outreach

Getting Started

Getting Started

Find a program that makes you feel excited and provides you with all kind of learning opportunities. Make your choice depending on your academic interests, time availability and own personal dreams. Programs can be short (no longer than four weeks), or they can be as involved as a semester, or a year. Programs can be about learning about academic topics, or practical experiences like internships or volunteer work. Meet with one of our advisors who will guide you through the process and help you determine all the possible programs available to you.

View all our available programs: Faculty Led | Semester Abroad | Volunteering | Internships

Eligibility Requirements

Undergraduates must:
  • Have completed at least 12 semester hours*
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5
  • Be in good academic and Students Rights and Responsibilities standing
  • Be free of all financial and administrative encumbrances
Graduate Students must:
  • Be accepted to the WIU School of Graduate Studies
  • Be in good academic standing and Students Rights and Responsibilities standing
  • Approval from graduate advisor and department chair
  • Be free from all financial and administrative encumbrances
Start your Application

When you have made your decision, find your PROGRAM and begin the application process.





  • Study Abroad resumes Fall 2021

    Exciting news! Study Abroad Programs will resume Fall 2021

  • Apply for passports NOW

    Passport processing is currently taking 3 months. If you plan to travel in Spring or Summer 2022, apply for your passport NOW

  • Spring 2022 applications open

    Applications for all Spring 2022 Study Abroad programs are now open. Get a head start on planning by applying over the summer.


Contact Us

Office of Study Abroad and Outreach

Horrabin Room 8


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