International Student Exchange Program (ISEP)
Hungary Turkey Japan Portugal
Though I have met plenty of new and exciting people, coming to a new country on your own with no prior friendships has taught me plenty about self-reliance.
John Sokolowski ’13 (WCSU student to Norway)
March/April 2015 – for Summer 2015 study abroad
August 25, 2015 – for Spring 2016 study abroad
February 15, 2016 – for Fall 2016 study abroad
For more than 25 years, Western has been a member institution of ISEP, a program that allows our students to study abroad through the ISEP network anywhere in the world. You can go for one semester or an entire year. Remember to apply about 6 months in advance of your travel to be considered in the priority pool of applicants. There are also short-term summer programs available through ISEP.
- Be enrolled at WCSU in good academic standing
- Have a minimum GPA of 2.75
- Have completed at least one academic year of college study at Western at the time the exchange program begins
Can I Study Abroad?
Yes, you can! Western is a member institution of ISEP which means our students can go abroad to other ISEP member universities anywhere in the world at no additional cost other than what it costs to go to Western. This includes tuition, room and board, and additional expenses such as travel, insurance and the application fee.
** FINANCIAL AID WILL APPLY ON BOTH EXCHANGE AND DIRECT
I experienced a world far beyond my "original" comfort zone, but grew more into the person I want to be.
Alexandria Almeida ’13 (WCSU student to the Netherlands)
Why Study Abroad?
You can do this! – We can help!
Your friends who study abroad report life-changing experiences!
Click on the link at right to hear what some of them have to say.
Step # 1 – Contact the University Assistant for International Services:
Phone: (203) 837-3270
University Hall, Room 303
OFFICE HOURS: Monday 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Step #2 – Contact one professor for a letter of recommendation
Step #3 - Before submitting your application, schedule an interview with Dr. Ann Atkinson by contacting her assistant, Mary Jane Keane, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 203-837-8275.