To be successful in study abroad through Western Michigan University, it is important that students understand the procedures below. If a student is not sure about the meaning of these procedures, he or she should ask a Study Abroad staff member for more information. All content should be reviewed prior to finalizing a study abroad application.
General Expectations - Information on how WMU Study Abroad communicates with students and its expectations of all applicants.
Academic Credit - Receiving credit for courses taught abroad by WMU faculty or courses completed at a foreign university.
Dismissal - Grounds for dismissal from a study abroad program.
Risk Management - Requirements for mitigating risk while abroad.
Withdrawal and Refund Procedure - For students who drop out of a study abroad program after committing.
Addressing Concerns - Procedures for students who would like to address concerns related to their experience working with WMU Study Abroad.
Minors on Study Abroad Programs - Information for applicants under the age of 18.
Study Abroad Course Repeat Policy - Repeating a course taken at a foreign university.
Travel to Risky Destinations - Requesting individual permission to travel to select geographic destinations.
Unenrolled Guests Accompanying Programs - For participants wondering if spouses, children, etc. may accompany them.