Why should I study abroad?
Students and faculty and parents who have studied abroad will excitedly tell you about the experiences that they have had overseas and often with great enthusiasm talk about the positive affect that the time spend away impacted them. Many find academic work abroad stimulating and their encounters outside the classroom educational and exciting. They return with a greater and more broad understanding both of another country and of their own cultural background. They have a greater appreciation for what others have and have not, certainly appreciated more what they have at home. Many discover more about themselves, their strengths and dreams for what they would like to achieve in the future.
When and how long do I study abroad for?
Most programs are for a semester, usually in the spring of your junior year, but other opportunities are available. Students may study in a year long program, for a short summer session, a May term class, s spring break or on a short overseas tour.
How much will this cost me?
The cost is usually comparable to a semester at Wesley College and when possible, payment is made through us enabling you to use your financial aid, however, you must be prepared to pay your own transportation, book and entertainment costs. Institutional aid/scholarships often do not transfer.
Where will I be housed?
You maybe housed either on campus with a meal plan or in a group-setting house, apartment or with a host family.
Do I need a visa or any medical forms?
This depends on your destination. You will need a valid passport; health forms and inoculations must be updated and insurance coverage is required.
What classes can I take?
Students can take Business or Liberal Arts courses as well as certain science and specialty classes, however, each class must be pre-approved by the Registrar before your departure, and you are required to take a minimum of 12 credits. Meet with you advisor first.
What if I wish to travel in the region after the semester?
That would be wonderful, but please talk with us about your plans.
Do I need to speak a foreign language?
Classes are often taught in English but this varies with the destinations. If you are studying in a non-English speaking country you are requested to take the foreign language class of the native tongue.
When and how do I apply?
Visit the Global Initiatives Office and look at options for Study Abroad. It is usual that you begin the application process as a sophomore as you must submit an application form eight months prior to the commencement of the study aboard program. Selection is based on your grade point average (2.5 minimum) and references.