Picture yourself overseas!
Imagine yourself studying engineering, computer technologies, architecture, or construction management in Australia, China, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, or another country; acquiring a deeper understanding of the world; gaining intercultural and problem solving skills; becoming more self-reliant; and making lasting friendships. Imagine earning WSU credit toward your degree for such a rewarding and career-enhancing experience while applying your WSU financial aid to the cost of the program.
As VCEA students, in-state and out-of-state, you can also participate in education-abroad programs in several continents, including Asia, Europe, and Oceania, in world-class overseas universities that teach in English. These programs will immensely benefit you, personally as well as professionally, and transform your life, college experience, and future career. Learn about Lindsey Elhart’s transformative study-abroad experience.
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As Architecture, Computer Science, and Engineering graduates, you may be hired by multinational corporations, e.g. BMW, Boeing, and Microsoft, to name but a few, which operate globally. All value international experiences and many successfully operate in the State of Washington.
You will thus benefit from international experiences, which will also enrich you professionally as well as personally.
Incoming exchange students, please consult this handbook for your journey to WSU.
For outgoing VCEA students, the international exchange programs are available at the undergraduate and graduate level. Information for advisors is available here. For more information, please communicate with the Associate Dean for International Programs.
For your information, there are three broad classes of study-abroad programs:
With third-party providers, students deal with an outside organization and pay that organization to participate in a packaged program. More information is available here.
With faculty led programs, student register for a WSU class taught by a WSU professor in an overseas location. More information is available here.
With student exchange programs, students work with WSU advisors, fulfill their tuition commitments directly to WSU, and take courses at world-class universities that have become WSU partners, after having been carefully selected by WSU for their excellent curricula and support services to our students. Consider these programs as detailed in this web page.
Graduating globally-educated professionals for leadership in multinational corporations and without any increase in the normal graduate tuition, this program engages students in Switzerland, for one year, and in the U.S. for another year, and awards two Master’s degrees, from WSU and ZHAW. Please, communicate with the Associate Dean for International Programs for further information.
Renowned overseas universities in three continents welcome VCEA students for their study-abroad semesters, with more universities being added to an already distinguished set of exchange partners.
Also, consider these recommendations to manage your return to WSU—and enjoy your time abroad even more!
From the following lists, please select those exchange partner universities that appeal to you.
The following steps illustrate the process to apply successfully for an undergraduate study abroad experience. Helpful references are available in the Education Abroad Checklist and the Application Phases and Deadlines.
For passport issued by other countries, please communicate with the regional consulate of that country.
If you attend a WSU campus other than Pullman, IP-Global Learning will gladly conduct GC 101 sessions over the phone. Please communicate with IP-Global Learning for further information.
For students in Pullman, register for GC 101 here. This is a 45-minute information session, held in Bryan Hall 105, that covers the basics of studying abroad including valuable tips on applying for study abroad programs, finding scholarships, using financial aid for study abroad, and more.
Your safety and security during your time abroad is very important to us, so it is recommended that you register with the international travel registry and review your travel & health insurance needs. Please, also review the following resources.