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International Exchange & Direct-Enrollment Programs
Exchanges and direct-enrollment programs are approved programs which offer special arrangements for Westminster College students. Watch for this list to grow as new programs are being considered each year. Current programs include:

Beijing Union University - Beijing, China - NEW!!!
(exchange program with full-tuition waiver)
Inquiries: studyabroad@westminster-mo.edu

Hanyang University - Seoul, South Korea website
(exchange program with full-tuition scholarship)

  • Programs available for either one semester or one academic year.
  • Optional summer program, available, too! (Ask us about getting nominated.)
  • Korean language proficiency NOT required.

ICN Business School – Metz, France
(exchange program with full- tuition waiver)

  • Offers Undergraduate Fall, Spring, Summer Programs
  • French language training, courses in management, marketing, French culture and history, and the European Union
  • Students enroll in courses with French and international students

Irish American Scholars - Northern Ireland - NEW!!! - website
(exchange program w/ full-tuition scholarship)

  • Apply by February 1 for the following academic year.
  • Attend one of five universities in Northern Ireland.
  • Pay Westminster tuition as usual, plus housing, meals, and textbooks in N. Ireland.
  • Tuition and fees at the host institution are waived.

Kansai Gaidai University - Osaka, Japan - website
(exchange program w/ full-tuition scholarship)

  • Programs available for either one semester or one academic year.
  • Intensive Japanese language study accompanied by courses such as Asian Studies & Japanese business practices taught in English
  • Japanese government scholarship assistance is available, plus many more!
  • No previous study of Japanese is required.
United States International University - Nairobi, Kenya - NEW!!
(exchange program w/ full-tuition scholarship)
  • Oldest private secular university in East Africa
  • Programs in business, humanities & social sciences, science & technology
  • All costs waived by host university; pay as usual at Westminster
  • High academic standards; diverse student body; on-campus housing available

La Universidad de Oviedo - Oviedo, Spain - website
(direct-enrollment program; scholarship included)

  • Special scholarship for Westminster students
  • Programs available for one semester or summer.
  • Programs for those studying the Spanish language, together with classes in Spanish literature, history, art and others.

London School of Economics & Political Science
(direct enrollment program)

  • Two-semester General Course (12-16 credit hours/semester)
  • Internationally renowned faculty
  • Competitive scholarship awarded each spring

L'Université Catholique de l'Ouest (UCO) - Angers, France - website
(exchange program w/ full-tuition scholarship)

  • Programs available for either one semester or one academic year.
  • Students enroll in courses with French and international students.

University of East Anglia - Norwich, UK - website
(exchange program w/ full-tuition scholarship)

  • Programs available for either one semester or one academic year.
  • Students have a variety of courses to chose from and study with British and other international students.

University of Winchester - Winchester, UK - website
(exchange program w/ full-tuition scholarship)

  • Promotional Video (featuring Westminster Students!)
  • Programs available for either one semester or one academic year.
  • Study programs include Archaeology, Business, Communications, English, Education, Music, Psychology, and more.

Domestic Off-Campus Programs
Programs recognized by and / or affiliated with Westminster College. Faculty sponsors are available.

ACM Urban Education Program in Chicago - NEW!!! - website
One semester, 16-credit-hour program in Chicago for students interested in urban education.

  • Students engage in an urban student teaching experience with support and guidance both inside and outside the classroom as they work alongside mentor teachers in Chicago schools.
  • Student teachers participate in all activities at their placement schools, fulfill all requirements for the final practicum stage of their teacher certification program, and create a compelling Professional Portfolio.

Chicago Program in Arts, Entrepreneurship & Urban Studies- NEW!!! - website
One semester, 16-credit-hour program in Chicago for students interested in urban scenes.

  • Students have the opportunity to explore one of these areas (arts, entrepreneurship, or urban studies) in depth, or participate in coursework and projects across disciplines
  • The program offers an innovative mix of academic work, including an internship, independent study project, common core course about the city of Chicago, and topic-specific seminars.

United Nations Semester - website

  • Organized by Drew University for students engaged in international studies.
  • Includes seminars and an internship at U.N. headquarters in New York City.

Washington Semester - Internships in DC - website

  • Housed at American University, Washington D.C.
  • More than 12 one-semester programs, including political science, international relations, journalism, environmental studies, and the visual arts.
  • May include internship or study abroad.
  • Scholarships are available.

Westminster-Sponsored Programs

Faculty-Led Travel

Westminster faculty organize short off-campus travel courses during the summer and winter breaks.
Courses are usually listed in the schedule of courses for each semester. Students may seek additional information from the professor offering the particular study excursion and enroll in the course during registration with their advisor.
Recent destinations have included Belize, China/Mongolia, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Mexico, and national parks of the U.S. Mountain States.
In summer 2013, 40 students in 4 courses traveled to destinations on four continents! Watch for new courses coming up next year!

Take a Friend Home - TAFH Site

The Take a Friend Home program is specifically intended to allow for a cultural immersion experience and exchange between International and American students. International and American students will team up in pairs of twos and will host each other in their respective homes for a period of 2 - 3 weeks.
Students are selected for the program through an application and interview process and are expected to participate in a "pre-departure" course for credit during the latter part of the spring semester. Following the course and travel in either exchange, students share their experiences, both international and domestic, with the Westminster College community through presentations and other forums.

Affiliated International Education Providers

Affiliated programs are formally approved institutions based on their long history in providing quality overseas education for semester-, year-long, and summer abroad experiences. Credits can transfer and funding opportunities such as scholarships are available, depending on the program. Federal aid and state aid (for Missouri residents) may also apply. Check provider websites below for the most current information.

American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS)

  • Programs available in English with locations in Argentina, Australia, Austria, China, Czech Republic, England, France, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Russia, South Africa, and Spain.
  • Offers international internships and multi-country programs.

Arcadia University, The College of Global Studies

  • Locations in Australia, England, Equatorial Guinea, Greece, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Scotland, Spain, and Wales.
  • Offers international internships and graduate programs.

Central College Abroad (CCA)

  • Locations in Austria, China, England, France, Mexico, the Netherlands, Spain, and Wales.
  • Internship and service learning opportunities are available.

Cultural Experiences Abroad (CEA)

  • Foreign language programs available in Argentina, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Mexico, Poland, Russia, and Spain, while English language programs are available in England, Australia and Ireland.
  • Scholarships are available to Westminster students.

GlobalLinks (formerly AustraLearn, AsiaLearn, EuroLearn)

  • Programs available in Australia & New Zealand, Europe, and Asia.
  • Scholarships are available to Westminster College students.

Institute for the International Education of Students (IES)

  • Locations in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Chile, China, Ecuador, England, European Union, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, and Spain.
  • Offers international internships, programs designed for specific majors, and multi-country programs.

International Studies Abroad (ISA)

  • Locations in Argentina, Belgium, Chile, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, England, France, Italy, Mexico, Morocco, Peru, and Spain.
  • Offers Experiential Learning Abroad Program, special Spanish Language and Culture programs and courses taught in English.

School for International Training (SIT)

  • Locations in Africa, Asia & the Pacific, Europe & the Middle East, Latin America and the Caribbean.
  • Offers international internships, in-country research and service learning opportunities w/ interdisciplinary themes.

Semester at Sea

  • Unique study abroad program allows students to study a variety of courses in many exotic ports-of-call on a "voyage of discovery."
  • Program includes International Field Experiences and summer options.
Spanish Studies Abroad
The Center for Cross-Cultural Study
  • Programs in Spain (Alicante, Córdoba, or Seville), Puerto Rico, and Cuba!
  • Innovative curriculum and on-site staff
  • Full-immersion, Spanish-only models available


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