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 available PROGRAMS

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 judicial 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 judicial 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

Phi Beta Delta - Study Abroad Alums

Devin Johnson, Phi Beta Delta member and study abroad alum interviewing Nicole Spencer regarding her Peruvian study abroad experience

Student Blogs

Name:  Brooke Costigan /sao/study_abroad/students/index.pcf Image

University: University of Auckland

Country: New Zealand

Blog: click here


Name: Katy Gorsuch /sao/study_abroad/students/index.pcf Image

Program: Fulbright English Teaching Assistant

Country Argentina

Blog:click here


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Name: Molly Cameron

University: Edge Hill University

Country England

Blog: click here

Flash Mob in Japan by WIU

Not only do you learn about other cultures, you certainly can teach people about yours! Check out Semaj Arnold and a flash mob at Kansai Gaidai University in Japan!





Upcoming Events


February 5, 2018

Study Abroad Fair

Horrabin Hall 1, 11:00-3:00 pm



February 11, 2018

Summer Faculty-Led Programs

Application Deadline, 3:00 pm



March 1, 2018

Summer/Fall Semester Programs

Application Deadline, 3:00 pm



Contact Us

Dawn Gray
For Questions

Horrabin Room 8