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This is a listing of all the featured programs in the program catalog. You can view the brochure for any of these programs by clicking on the program name.
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*WCU Abroad: Conference, Research, or Performance Abroad
Various Cities, Various Countries

Terms: Fall, Spring, Spring Break, Summer, Summer I, Summer II, Winter, Year
Description: Students who are traveling overseas to represent West Chester University individually at a conference, for a research project, or for a performance must register online.  Click the Apply Now button above to begin.
*WCU Global Ambassador Program for Past Study Abroad Participants
Terms: Academic Year
Description: West Chester University Global Ambassadors are WCU students selected by the Center for International Programs (CIP) to promote global learning and travel experiences. Selected students will propose a project that they wish to complete each semester a nd[...]
*WCU Spring Break in Ireland & England: Cultural Experience in Dublin and London
Dublin, Ireland; London, United Kingdom

Terms: Spring Break
Description: PROGRAM DESCRIPTION Please join West Chester University on a cultural experience program in Ireland (Dublin, Cliffs of Moher, Bunratty) and England (London) during Spring Break 2018. Not every student has the ability to study abroad because of their [...]
*WCU Spring Break in Portugal and Spain: Foodways of Portgual & Spain
Barcelona, Spain; Lisbon, Portugal; Sevilla, Spain

Terms: Spring Break
Description: PROGRAM DESCRIPTION A cultural and culinary immersion exploring the foodways of Portugal and Spain. The course will develop students’ understanding of the Mediterranean diet, organic food systems, and the Portuguese and Spanish food culture in [...]
*WCU Spring Break in The Bahamas: Community Service trip to The Bahamas
Eleuthera, Bahamas

Terms: Spring Break
Description: PROGRAM DESCRIPTION This program is open to Special Education majors who have already taken EDA 321 (Behavior Management). Accepted students will volunteer their time over spring break on the impoverished island of Eleuthera in The Bahamas.  Wh ile[...]
*WCU Summer in Austria: Actilingua in Vienna
Vienna, Austria

Terms: Summer
Description: PROGRAM DESCRIPTION Students will earn 6 pass/fail transfer credits at WCU in either German 201 and 202 or at a higher level depending on the students placement in German. Students will receive 80 hrs of instruction from Actilingua (a language schoo l[...]
*WCU Summer in China: Business, Economics, & Culture Study in China
Beijing, China; Chengdu, China; Xi'an, China

Terms: Summer
Description: PROGRAM DESCRIPTION This program will be led by WCU faculty, Dr. Amy (Huimin) Li and Dr. Dazhi Zheng. Students will attend the international summer school run by our partner university: Southwest University of Finance and Economics (SWUFE).  Al l[...]
*WCU Summer in China: International Business and Management in China
Beijing, China; Dali, China; Guiyang, China

Terms: Summer
Description: PROGRAM DESCRIPTION This program will be led by WCU Management faculty, Dr. Linda (Xiaowei) Zhu and Dr. Tony (Guohua) Jiang and will take place at Beijing Union University in China. The program will incorporate lectures, company visits, volunteering ,[...]
*WCU Summer in Costa Rica - Communication Sciences & Disorders in San Jose
San Jose, Costa Rica

Terms: Summer
Description: PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The Costa Rica experience is a component of the Bilingual Emphasis Course Sequence (BECS) in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at West Chester University. Students will have the opportunity for Spanish langua ge[...]
*WCU Summer in Denmark: Global Art & Design in Copenhagen
Copenhagen, Denmark

Terms: Summer
Description: PROGRAM DESCRIPTION A 4 week Art + Design program with 3 weeks in Denmark, Global Art + Design in Copenhagen is an integrated course designed for students to further their academic achievements, develop intercultural understandings and acquire life [...]
*WCU Summer in England: EDA 175 or EDA 321 in Plymouth, England
Plymouth, United Kingdom

Terms: Summer
Description: PROGRAM DESCRIPTION Come study with us during Summer Session II in 2017 at St. Mark and St. John University in Plymouth, England. Students will have the option of taking either EDA 175 (pre-requisite EDA 103 or KIN 204 and 205) or EDA 321 (pre-requi sites[...]
*WCU Summer in Ghana: Contemporary African Society in Accra, Ghana
Accra, Ghana

Terms: Summer
Description: PROGRAM DESCRIPTION Come explore the sights, sounds, and tastes of Ghana while earning WCU credit. Ghana is a country of great culture, history, democratic stability, and geography, which will be the focus of this faculty-led study abroad experience .[...]
*WCU Summer in Greece - Sports Medicine and Kinesiology in Athens, Greece
Athens, Greece

Terms: Summer
Description: PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The Sports Medicine and Kinesiology Study Abroad in Greece Program was developed in order to immerse students in a cultural experience related to the fields of study in Sports Medicine and Kinesiology.  The faculty leaders o f[...]
*WCU Summer in Guatemala: Cross-Cultural Educational Experience
Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala; Guatemala City, Guatemala; Quetzaltenango, Guatemala; Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala

Terms: Summer
Description: PROGRAM DESCRIPTION This exciting Alternative Break program is open to students across the university (e.g., communication studies and disorders, social work, counseling, education, special education) interested in fostering a sense of civic respons ibility,[...]
*WCU Summer in Ireland: The Irish Media Experience
Dublin, Ireland

Terms: Summer
Description: Media in Ireland River Liffey in Dublin PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The Irish Media Experience offers students a unique opportunity to gain exposure to and appreciate the evolution of media systems in one of the most dynamic environments in Eur ope:[...]
*WCU Summer in Italy - Food & Sustainable Cultural Heritage in Perugia, Italy
Perugia, Italy

Terms: Summer
Description: PROGRAM DESCRIPTION This extraordinary program involves students in an active anthropological research project while introducing them to Italian culture in the best way possible—through its delicious food and rich cultural heritage! We will [...]
*WCU Summer in Italy - Theater Production in Calabria, Italy
Calabria, Italy

Terms: Summer
Description: PROGRAM DESCRIPTION Students will travel to Italy, to learn the 500 year old traditions of the Commedia dell’Arte along with traditional Italian puppetry, stage combat, and Ancient Greek theatre. They will work with international theatre artis ts[...]
*WCU Summer in Italy: International Higher Education in Florence and Rome
Florence, Italy; Rome, Italy

Terms: Summer
Description: PROGRAM DESCRIPTION This workshop, “International Higher Education”, is designed for students to explore international higher education and enhance their multicultural competence through a week-long cultural immersion experience in Italy .[...]
*WCU Summer in Rwanda - Field School in Kigali, Rwanda
Kigali, Rwanda

Terms: Summer
Description: PROGRAM DESCRIPTION This program is designed to provide students with an overview of the culture and natural history of Rwanda with a focus on its primates including great apes and ecotourism in the Gishwati region. This course will provide students [...]
*WCU Summer in South Africa: Transforming Lives (Honors College)
Cape Town, South Africa; Johannesburg, South Africa

Terms: Summer
Description: PROGRAM DESCRIPTION This program is designed to allow students who are members of the Honors College an opportunity to travel to South Africa. Students will explore historical, cultural, social, theological, and political forces which created, susta ined,[...]
*WCU Summer in Thailand: Cultural, Economic, and Physical Lanscapes of Siam
Bangkok, Thailand; Krabi, Thailand

Terms: Summer
Description: PROGRAM DESCRIPTION Summer I course trip to Thailand incorporates GEO 304: Geography of Asia. This field course includes 16 days of travel within urban, rural, jungle, coastal, and marine landscapes of Central and Southern Thailand. Travel, fie ldwork,[...]
*WCU Summer in the Dominican Republic - Social Work in Santiago, Dominican Republic
Santiago, Dominican Republic

Terms: Summer
Description: PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The program will increase educational opportunities for graduate social work students in the areas of human rights and international social work practice.  Students will travel across the island while being emerged in educat ional[...]
*WCU Winter in Honduras - Nutrition Assessment, Education and Service
San Francisco de Yojoa, Honduras

Terms: Winter
Description: PROGRAM DESCRIPTION  This is an international nutrition service program in Honduras that is open to all Nutrition, Nursing, and Health students at WCU. The program will offer students hands-on clinical nutrition experience and international cul tural[...]
*WCU in Belize: Student Teaching for Early and Middle Grades Education
Belize City, Belize

Terms: Fall
Description: This program is for Early and Middle Grades Education majors who are completing the second half of student teaching in Belize. Students will be pre-selected by the program director, Dr. Karen Johnson. Interested students should contact Dr. Johnson at [...]
*WCU in Belize: Student Teaching for Math Education
Belize City, Belize

Terms: Fall
Description: This program is for mathematics majors to complete part of their student teaching experience at Belize High School in Belize City. Students will be pre-selected by the program director, Dr. Daniel Ilaria. Interested students should contact Dr. Ilaria [...]
*WCU in Costa Rica: Student Teaching Experience for Early and Middle Grades Education Majors
Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Terms: Spring
Description: PROGRAM DESCRIPTION Spend the second half of your student teaching in Costa Rica! Education Early Grades Prep and Middle Grades Prep majors are eligible to apply to student teach at Academia Teocali in northern Costa Rica.   LOCATION Guanaca ste,[...]
*WCU in Costa Rica: Student Teaching Experience for Foreign Language Education Majors
Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Terms: Fall
Description: Program Description This program is designed to give teacher candidates (undergraduate and post-baccalaureate) in the Department of Languages and Cultures the opportunity to complete the second half of their student teaching assignment (EDS 412) in [...]
*WCU in Costa Rica: Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica (Exchange)
Heredia, Costa Rica

Terms: Fall, Spring
Description: West Chester University has a exchange agreement with the Universidad de Costa Rica in Heredia, Costa Rica. Please click here to access the home page and browse their course listings to see if this program is a fit. Students who participate [...]
*WCU in Germany: University of Kassel (Exchange)
Kassel, Germany

Terms: Fall, Spring
Description: West Chester University has a exchange agreement with the University of Kassel in central Germany for students wishing to spend a semester abroad. Please click here for more information about the University of Kassel. Students who participate in [...]
*WCU in Honduras: Fall Health Sciences - Serving at the Crossroads
La Entrada, Honduras

Terms: Fall
Description: Eight students from the College of Health Sciences, plus two faculty members will travel with a local Chester County non-profit, Serving at the Crossroads, to support the organization’s ongoing efforts to support and sustain a comprehensive hea lth[...]
*WCU in Ireland: Mary Immaculate College (Exchange)
Limerick, Ireland

Terms: Fall, Spring
Description: West Chester University has an exchange partnership with Mary Immaculate College in Ireland. This agreement was initiated by WCU's College of Education, but they also offer courses in the Liberal Arts.  Please click here to visit MIC's w ebsite[...]
*WCU in Japan: Hosei University in Tokyo (Exchange)
Tokyo, Japan

Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
Description: West Chester University has an exchange agreement with Hosei University in Tokyo, Japan. Each year, students from each institution will be participating in this exchange during both the fall and spring semesters. WCU students approved to participate [...]
*WCU in the Bahamas: Student Teaching Experience
Eleuthera, Bahamas

Terms: Fall, Spring
Description: PROGRAM DESCRIPTION Accepted students will complete the special education portion of their student teaching practicum on the impoverished island of Eleuthera in The Bahamas. This is a remote island with limited resources, school materials are sc arce[...]