Study Abroad at WMU

Study Abroad at WMU is a short-term option for international students to enroll at Western Michigan University.

Study Abroad at WMU Program flier      

Program highlights

  • Study for one or two concurrent semesters.
  • Study in English.
  • Select courses not available at your home university from 140 undergraduate programs or from select graduate programs.
  • Study English as a Second Language in WMU’s Center for English Language and Culture for International Students.
  • Reasonable tuition.
  • Travel to the United States on a J-1 visa (sponsored student).
  • Free airport pickup from the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport.
  • On-campus housing with WMU students.
  • Located in the Midwest.

Eligibility requirements

  • Undergraduate students—Cumulative GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale).
  • Graduate students—Cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale).
  • TOEFL score of 80 iBT (550 PBT) or higher to enroll in regular academic classes (does not apply to ESL applicants).
  • TOEFL score of 61 iBT (500 PBT) to enroll in ESL course and regular academic classes concurrently.

Tuition and fees are listed on the Study Abroad at WMU flier.

Application deadlines

  • Fall semester (begins early September): March 15
  • Spring semester (begins early January): Oct. 1

Review the following links for comprehensive application information.

More information

For more information about Study Abroad at WMU, contact:

Study Abroad at WMU
c/o Dr. Jane Blyth
Haenicke Institute for Global Education
Ellsworth Hall
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5245 USA

Phone: (269) 387-5890
Fax: (269) 387-0630
Email: jane.blyth@wmich.edu