Application Information

Students may apply for study abroad a the Study Abroad Center in Tate 227. All students must submit a Wesleyan International and Study Abroad application with a $50 fee. Our cooperative agreement programs may require additional fees. Applications require a student essay and a letter of recommendation from the student’s academic advisor. The application process is competitive. Students will be notified as soon as possible regarding their acceptance and placement.

Eligibility and Requirements
Undergraduate students must have a 3.0 cumulative grade point average, sophomore standing or greater, be in good academic standing, and have the initial approval of their academic advisor and department chair. 

Each student preparing for international study abroad is required to participate in an orientation session the semester before the international program begins, and to participate in a workshop after she returns to Wesleyan. The orientation session explores observing other cultures, language learning outside of the classroom, journal writing, as well as practical health, safety and financial concerns.

Students are expected to keep a journal of their experiences to share with the Wesleyan community following their return home.

Credits and Transcripts
Course pre-approval will be coordinated by the Study Abroad Committee through the student’s academic advisor and the Associate Dean and Registrar of the College.

Program Costs and Financial Aid
The cost of each institutionally approved domestic and international program varies. Students will pay Wesleyan directly through the normal billing process. Transportation, personal expenses, and books and supplies may be above and beyond these costs set by the College. Financial aid may be used to help defray costs of these programs, as prescribed by government regulations and institutional policy.

Students wishing to be considered for financial aid must provide a copy of their FAFSA to the Financial Aid Office by March 1. More about Funding Opportunities

Students are responsible for making their own travel arrangements. The Study Abroad Center can provide planning assistance, if necessary.

Insurance, Passports and Visas
Students are required to show proof of medical insurance for the duration of the program. For international study, it is recommended that this insurance include both medical evacuation and repatriation benefits. The purchase of special insurance policies might be required by participating host institutions and consortia.

Students are responsible for obtaining or renewing their passports and securing proper visas for international study. Each student must submit evidence of a valid passport before receiving final approval from the Study Abroad Center.

International students must satisfy the regulations of the Federal Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services (BCIS) pertaining to international students studying abroad. Please see Student Affairs and the International Student Coordinator, as soon as possible if interested in studying abroad.

Cynthia O'Donnell, Study Abroad Coordinator
(478) 757-3960  Tate 227