- Benefits of Study Abroad @ WMU
- Program information
- Application and admission process
- Learn more about WMU
- WMU promotional materials
- Study for one or two concurrent semesters.
- Study in English.
- Select courses not available at your home university from 140 undergraduate programs or from select graduate programs.
- Study English as a Second Language in WMU’s Center for English Language and Culture for International Students.
- Reasonable tuition.
- Free airport pickup from the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport.
- On-campus housing with WMU students.
- Located in the Midwest.
- Undergraduate students—Cumulative GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale).
- Graduate students—Cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale).
- TOEFL score of 61 iBT (500 PBT) or higher for undergraduates and 80 iBT (550 PBT) or higher for graduates to enroll in WMU academic courses.
- TOEFL scores below 61 iBT (500 PBT) to enroll in WMU's Center for English Language and Culture for International Students (CELCIS) (ESL classes).
- Exceptions can only be made with prior approval from the WMU Haenicke Institute for Global Education.
Review the specifics of English language requirements for Study Abroad at WMU.
Tuition and Fees
|Tuition and program fees*||$8,806||$7,369||$5,762|
|On-campus housing and meals (required)||$5,363||$5,363||$5,363|
|Estimated program fee for one semester*||$15,669||$14,232||$12,625|
*Program fees are based on full-time status and do not include home institution rates. Books and incidental expenses are not included.
Study Abroad at WMU students are required to live on campus. Students should apply online for campus housing as soon as they have been accepted to Western Michigan University and have received their Bronco NetID and password.
Please visit the WMU Residence Life site to apply for on-campus housing. Students may wish to read more about the residential neighborhoods before submitting their application.
WMU's residence halls are home to nearly 5,000 students who enjoy the friendships, living-learning focus, and diversity of campus life. Residents can take advantage of hall activities, leadership opportunities, high-speed Internet, staff available 24 hours a day, close proximity to the dining halls, and many other campus conveniences designed to support busy college students.
- Dr. Jane Blyth, executive director of the Haenicke Institute for Global Education, is the main contact for Study Abroad at WMU. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- All Study Abroad at WMU application materials and routine student-questions should be addressed to WMU study abroad specialist Yumi Takahashi-Ede at email@example.com
- Application process
- Course information and selection
- Health care and insurance
- Resources for admitted students:
- International Student Orientation
- International Student Handbook
- Things to bring