Study Abroad

The Department of World Languages and Literatures at Western Michigan University has several faculty-directed study abroad and exchange programs abroad in Canada, China, France, Germany, Japan and the Middle East.

Funding opportunities

Scholarship and funding opportunities for study abroad programs


Arabic in Alexandria (Alexandria, Egypt)


Beijing Language and Culture University (Beijing, China)
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Chinese Language and Culture (Beijing, China)
Engineering in China (Beijing, Chengdu and Shanghai)


Besançon (Besançon, France)
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Lyon Summer Program (Lyon, France)
Université Laval (Quebec City, Canada)


Bonn University (Bonn, Germany)
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University of Paderborn (Paderborn, Germany)
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University of Passau (Passau, Germany)
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Special Ed Internship In Europe
(Kaiserslautern, Germany)
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Freie Universitat Berlin (Berlin, Germany)
Eberhard-Karls Universitat-Tübingen (Tübingen, Germany)


John Cabot University (Rome, Italy) - see Office of Study Abroad


Keio University (Tokyo, Japan)
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Ritsumeikan University (Kyoto, Japan)
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Daito Bunka University (Higashi Matsuyama, Japan)
Japanese Religion and Culture (Kyoto, Nikko and Tokyo)
Nihon University (Tokyo, Japan)
Otaru University of Commerce (Otaru-Hokkaido, Japan)
Rikkyo University (Tokyo, Japan)

Non-departmental programs

Study abroad opportunities through the College of Arts and Sciences