January Study Abroad Expos

A group of WMU students climbs the picturesque Macchu Picchu

Students enjoy an excursion to Machu Picchu during the two-week Education, Service and International Development course to Peru that travels during Summer I.

Western Michigan University Study Abroad will host three Study Abroad Expos in January in partnership with the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Education and Human Development, and the College of Health and Human Services. The expos will highlight short-term faculty-led study abroad options for WMU students. 


The Study Abroad expos will be hosted in partnership with CAS, CEHD and CHHS on the following dates and times: 

CAS Study Abroad Expo
Wednesday, January 17, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Brown Hall first floor lobby

CEHD Study Abroad Expo
Thursday, January 18, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sangren Hall Atrium

CHHS Study Abroad Expo
Tuesday, January 23, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
CHHS Atrium

While each expo is hosted in partnership with a WMU academic college, they are open to students of all majors!



WMU short-term faculty-led study abroad programs are hosted and accompanied by WMU faculty representing various disciplines. While some short-term faculty-led options can span an entire semester, most range from one to ten weeks and travel over university breaks. 

"An advantage of participating in a faculty-led program is that students have access to the expertise of the professor during the course. Students also enjoy the bonds they form with each other as they share new experiences. These programs tend to be great options for students who are studying abroad for the first time," said Ann Ganz, Senior Study Abroad Specialist.

WMU Study Abroad, under the Haenicke Institute for Global Education awards over $400,000 in scholarships for students to study abroad each year. The Haenicke Institute for Global Education Study Abroad Scholarship is one that is specifically designed for short-term courses directed by WMU faculty. Scholarships are awarded based on both financial need and academic merit.

"I think it's great that WMU is committed to providing these opportunities for their students that hopefully give a competitive edge once students leave Western" said Dr. Stephen Cameron, Geography instructor and faculty-director of the short-term study abroad program Amazonia: Culture and Environment.

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