Study Abroad Programs

  • Students in India

    CHHS students receiving welcome in Bangalore.

  • Students in Guatemala

    CHHS students in Guatemala.

  • Students in Utrecht

    CHHS students waiting for a train in Utrecht, Netherlands.

Studying abroad through WMU's College of Health and Human Services can raise your geographical and cultural awareness by providing experiences that allow you to function more effectively in our global economy. In the end, studying abroad can make you a better student and a better job candidate after graduation.

Look to the listing at the bottom of this page to see all the study abroad programs offered in the College of Health and Human Services.

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Interested in study abroad, but don't know where to start? Schedule an appointment with Anastassia Kaml, study abroad specialist, at or (269) 387-5890. She can help you find study abroad opportunities that fit your program of study, and connect you to other resources related to study abroad.

Scholarship Fund

Students who study abroad do better in school, and you can help. Your financial gift can support the personal growth and global engagement of CHHS students by supporting study abroad opportunities in the College of Health and Human Services.


CHHS Study Abroad Programs

CountryFacultyDepartmentTravel Semester
GuatemalaJennifer HarrisonSocial WorkSpring break
Costa RicaPamela WadsworthNursingSpring break
NetherlandsMary LagerweyNursingSpring break/summer
IrelandMaureen MickusOccupational TherapySpring break/summer
JapanDiane Powers DiretteOccupational TherapySummer
CountryFacultyDepartmentTravel semester
SpainDee SherwoodSocial WorkSummer
Belize (virtual)Shannon McMorrowPublic HealthSummer
New Zealand (virtual)Jessica GladdenSocial WorkSummer
MexicoJennifer HarrisonSocial WorkSummer (every other)
IndiaPatricia CriswellSocial WorkFall