Frequently Asked Questions
Who Can Study Abroad?
You can! WTAMU undergraduate students with a GPA of at least 2.0 who have completed at least one semester at WTAMU are eligible to study abroad. Consult individual programs about eligibility requirements. Some programs require sophomore or junior standing and many have minimum GPA requirements, usually from 2.5 - 3.0.
If you are a graduate student, you have study abroad opportunities availabe as well. Please inquire with the
Where Can I Study Abroad?
Through WTAMU faculty-led, affiliate and reciprocal exchange programs, students can study abroad just about anywhere.
How Long is a Study Abroad Program?
You're encouraged to consider studying abroad for a semester or academic year. Summer programs are also available. The length of time you spend abroad will depend on your particular needs and goals, your financial resources, as well as the limits placed on you by your academic program at WTAMU.
How Much Does it Cost?
Not as much as you might think. Costs can vary dependent on where you go and for how long. AT WTAMU, you can take advantage of an exchange agreement with universities abroad. WTAMU students can study at an international university for essentially the same cost as remaining here. Tuition and fees are paid at here and housing is usually paid for in the host country. Additional expenses include international travel, meals, passports, visas and incidentals, such as travel within the host country or region.
Can I Apply My Financial Aid and Scholarships?
Yes. Most federal, state and campus-based aid can be applied. The Office of Study Abroad also offers an IEF scholarship which typically ranges from $250-$2000. In addition there are also many third-party scholarships available for study abroad. Please inquire with the OSA for more information.
Can I Get Academic Credit?
Definitely! WTAMU students can transfer up to 15 credit hours per semester.
Will I Have to Delay Graduation?
Not necessarily. With planning, you can remain on track to graduate in four years and still study abroad for up to a year. Plan early and work closely with your college, academic advisers and study abroad coordinator to design the best course of study.
Do I Need to Speak a Foreign Language?
Not necessarily. Many programs, including some in countries where English is not spoken as a native language, do not require any foreign language background. Many of these programs in non-English speaking countries emphasize language study, especially in languages such as Polish that are not readily available on U.S. campuses.
Where Will I Live?
This depends on the program. The most common types of accommodation arranged for study abroad students are residence hall-type housing, homestays or sharing an apartment with students in the program.