Study Abroad Programs

 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.

CHHS Courses

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Advising and Scholarships


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.


Financial Aid

Financial Aid

If you are eligible for federal or state financial aid, you may use your award for studying abroad. Once you have been accepted to a program,  you will complete required paperwork with WMU Financial Aid to apply your aid to your study abroad program.  It is your responsibility to complete the paperwork before departure and to maintain compliance with financial aid regulations while studying abroad (i.e., remain enrolled full-time). Non-WMU students must apply for financial aid through their home university.

Please note: Disbursement of financial aid may not coincide with the start date of the program abroad. Some out-of-pocket costs may occur prior to financial aid disbursement for the semester, such as the commitment fee, passport, airfare, immunizations, visa or residence permit fees (if applicable). These costs vary by program and WMU study abroad specialists are available to answer questions about the program budget.


You may be eligible for the Haenicke Institute for Global Education Study Abroad Scholarship.

Support Study Abroad

You can help enrich a student's worldview by supporting the CHHS Study Abroad Scholarship fund. Your donation will allow CHHS students to become more globally engaged.