Planning to study abroad is easy—just do your homework! Students who are ready to explore study abroad options are encouraged to take the following steps in preparation to apply:

  1. Attend an information session—Offered daily, hosted by Western Michigan University study abroad alumni.

  2. Program search—Browse programs and apply online.

  3. Advising hours—Walk in during fall and spring semesters or make an appointment.

Helpful resources

  • Visit the Frequently Asked Questions page for more basic information about studying abroad.
  • Download a free copy of “A Student Guide to Study Abroad.” Published by the Institute of International Education and the American Institute for Foreign Study, this guide offers comprehensive advice on studying abroad.
  • Interested in staying abreast of study abroad news, events, program announcements, scholarships and deadlines? If so, sign up to receive periodic emails:  Study Abroad newsletter emails