Westminster students can choose from literally hundreds of program options that vary in length of time, location, academic focus, and cost. Review the following options and contact Sara Demko in the Diversity and International Center for assistance.
Westminster currently offers the opportunity to study as an exchange student at our partner universities. Students selected to participate on the exchange pay Westminster tuition (Westminster scholarships and federal financial aid can be used). Airfare, room and board, and personal expenses are paid separately.
Donghua University in Shanghai, China: This exchange program is open to Westminster students currently enrolled in the MBA program or undergraduates studying Business, Finance or Economics. For more information, contact Dr. Chris Tong in the Gore School of Business.
Universidad Argentina de la Empresa (UADE): This exchange program is open to Westminster undergraduate students with a high level of fluency in Spanish. Classes are taught in Spanish in the following subjects: Business, Economics, Communication & Design, Social Sciences, and International Relations. The University is located in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The application deadline is May 31st for the Semester 2 (July-December) and October 31st for Semester 1 (March - July).
Pontificia Universidad Catolica Argentina (UCA): The principal campus of UCA is situated in a recently renewed part of the city adjacent to the River Plate. UCA as one of the leading educational universities in Argentina offers courses in a broad range of disciplines at the graduate and undergraduate level. Most classes are offered in Spanish.
Hochschule furTechnik and Wirtschaftdes Saarlandes (HTW): University of Applied Sciences Located in Saarbrucken, Germany, HTW offers more than 25 degree programs. Courses are taught in Engish at the Business School, and all other majors require high proficiency in German. This program is open to undergraduates who have completed one full year at Westminster and currently enrolled MBA students. The academic calendar follows the German system: Winter Semester is from October - March and Summer Semester is April - September. HTW offers a free 2-3 week intensive German language program prior to the start of the semester for exchange students.
Saxion University of Applied Sciences: Located in the Netherlands, Saxion University offers a variety of programs at the undergraduate and MBA level taught in English. Education at Saxion is very student centered and focused on professional practice.
ISEP is a worldwide network of 290 universities in 38 countries offering a full immersion study abroad experience. Students enroll directly in a foreign university and can take classes in English, or advanced foreign language speakers can take classes in the host country language alongside local students. Westminster students who are selected for an ISEP Exchange program will pay Westminster tuition, room, and board. Federal financial aid and most Westminster scholarships can be used for ISEP Exchange. Students who choose the ISEP Direct option will not pay anything to Westminster, and instead pay the host institution directly. Federal financial aid and Westminster aid cannot be used for ISEP Direct.
The ISEP application deadline for Fall 2013 is Monday, February 4th, 2013.
Contact Sara Demko if you are interested in learning more about ISEP.
This study abroad program at the University of Glasgow, Scotland is open to Westminster students in the Honors Program. Students will take one Honors seminar and 2-3 classes in their major or minor. Students will pay tuition and fees to Westminster College, and room and board is paid directly to the University of Glasgow. Other expenses such as airfare, health insurance, passport/visa, and personal spending are the responsibility of the student. Click here to be redirected to the Westminster Honors website for more information.
These programs are administered by schools or companies that specialize in study abroad. Students who participate in these programs do not pay anything to Westminster College for that semester. Instead, the program price is paid directly to the study abroad provider. Westminster financial aid may not be used for these programs, but federal financial aid can be used.
American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS) **AIFS Affiliate Grants! All Westminster students automatically receive a $400 discount on AIFS semester programs and a $200 discount on AIFS summer programs**
CEA Global Education CEA offers an automatic discount to Westminster students -- $500 for Year program, $250 for a Semester program, and $100 for a short-term or summer CEA program.
GlobaLinks (AustraLearn/AsiaLearn/EuroLearn) **Application fee is waived for all Westminster students (get waiver code from Sara Demko). Automatic $500 discount on semester or year-long programs and automatic $100 discount of summer or internship programs.
SIT Study Abroad SIT will automatically match a student’s Pell Grant award used for a semester program with SIT.
**Important note regarding transcripts** If your study abroad transcript is not in English and is not issued by a U.S. institution, you will be responsible for any costs related to having the transcript and course descriptions translated into English in addition to paying for Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute (ACEI) to review the foreign transcripts. The average cost is approximately $200. This policy is in effect beginning Fall 2008.