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Study Abroad implements online application system

by Jeanne Baron

Nov. 21, 2011 | WMU News

Screen shot of new Broncos Abroad website.
Students can now apply online for Study Abroad programs.
KALAMAZOO--The Study Abroad office at Western Michigan University recently launched an Internet-based student application system called Broncos Abroad.

The Broncos Abroad system will manage all study abroad program information and provide a greatly improved online application and approval environment for WMU students, faculty and staff. It is based on the Studio Abroad program designed by the Terra Dotta company that is being used by study abroad offices in more than 140 colleges and universities across the country.

The WMU version was implemented with support from the Office of Information Technology and is integrated with the University's Banner student information system.

"We're very excited about this new system," says Jane Blyth Warren, WMU director of study abroad and global program development. "It will be easier for students to find information on our study abroad programs and to apply for the program of their choice. It will also help us better support students while they're abroad by having information about where students are living and traveling so we can quickly make contact in the event of a crisis situation."

Starting with applicants for short-term summer and semester-long or academic-year programs that begin in fall 2012, Broncos Abroad will support the WMU community with:

For more information, visit or contact Jane Blyth Warren at or (269) 387-3954.

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