As a Westminster student, you can study abroad almost anywhere in the world on programs that vary in length from a few weeks in the summer to a full semester, or even an entire academic year. Not all study abroad programs are the same, so your first step in the process should be to meet with Sara Demko in the Diversity & International Center to get an overview of the program options. Sara will walk you through the process and supply you with plenty of information so that you can find the right match for your academic and personal interests.
Director, Student International Services
Office: Shaw Student Center, L6 (Lower Level)
Factors to Consider
- Academics - Make sure the program offers the classes you need. Review your Westminster degree audit with your academic advisor to find out what classes you need to take.
- Language ability - Do you speak another language or want to learn one?
- Type of program - There are hundreds of programs. Do you want to study with other Americans or would you prefer a more independent experience?
- Location - Consider the climate, natural environment, size of the city, and housing.
- Dates - Consider start and end dates of programs-- some foreign academic calendars do not match the Westminster calendar.
- Length of Study - Programs range from 2-3 weeks to a semester or a full academic year. While a full year may seem daunting, many students who go for a semester or shorter come back wishing they had stayed longer.