This section is designed to help simplify and clarify the steps needed to enjoy a study abroad experience. WVU employs an online application system for study abroad programs to help streamline and simplify the process for students.
Step 1: Study abroad info session
Study Abroad Information Sessions are an excellent way to get an overview of the types of programs and locations available for an international experience. These hour-long sessions are offered multiple times each week, so find a time that works best for you!
Step 2: Find a program
Using the Program Search, you can browse programs by location, duration, program type, and field of study. With hundreds of options available each year, you're certain to find a program that works for you.
Step 3: Meet with a regional coordinator
Education abroad regional coordinators are available to answer any questions that you may have, and to help guide you through the study abroad process. They can help you in find a program that best fits your goals and academic needs, assist you with the application process and offer advice for travel and your time abroad.
Step 4: How will I pay?
The most common concern about an international experience is whether or not you can afford it. By clicking the link above you can browse resources and learn more about financing your study abroad. There are many different options for study abroad programs that range in all durations and costs, with WVU exchanges being your regular WVU tuition and fees. Also, by working with your study abroad adviser and the WVU Financial Aid Office you can discover what sources are available.
Step 5: The application process
The above guide will help answer any questions you may have about the application process and can help you explain the process and procedures in greater detail.
Step 6: Pre-departure session
Pre-Departure Sessions are scheduled with you and your study abroad adviser, and offer advice on safety, security, travel tips, information on your location, and any information specific to your program.
Step 7: Know before you go
Take some time to learn about where you're going. There are plenty of helpful links and resources to help you better understand the culture and customs before you go on your study abroad.
Step 8: While you're away
We recommend that you stay in touch during your study abroad experience! Letting your family and friends know that you are well during your time abroad will help make the experience more enjoyable for them, as well as yourself. For travel advice, assistance, or emergencies, please call 1(215)942-8478.
Step 9: Upon your return...
The link above offers advice on readjusting upon your return. It also offers instructions for transferring your foreign credits, and ways to stay involved with international life at WVU!