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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.
Featured Programs
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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 their travel online using this application portal. Click the Apply Now button above to b egin[...]
*WCU Spring Break in China: Business and Management in Beijing
Beijing, China

Terms: Spring Break
Description: PROGRAM DESCRIPTION This program will be led by WCU Management faculty, Dr. Linda (Xiaowei) Zhu and will take place in Beijing, China. The program will incorporate lectures, company visits, and sightseeing. A combination of coursework at WCU during [...]
*WCU Spring Break in Costa Rica: Tropical Biology of Costa Rica
Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui, Costa Rica

Terms: Spring Break
Description: PROGRAM DESCRIPTION This course will explore aspects of tropical biology from a primarily field-based perspective, though the course will also incorporate structured lecture and discussions.  Students will learn about lowland tropical rainfores t[...]
*WCU Spring Break in England: Criminal Justice in London
London, United Kingdom

Terms: Spring Break
Description: PROGRAM DESCRIPTION  The WCU Criminal Justice Spring Break in London will be a part of a spring semester course: CRJ 455/555-Topical Seminar. The topic for our course will be “The Roots of the U.S. Justice System.”  The crimina l[...]
*WCU Spring Break in Germany: Cold War Studies in Otzenhausen, Germany
Otzenhausen, Germany

Terms: Spring Break
Description: PROGRAM DESCRIPTION 30 years after the Berlin’s Wall’s fall, this program, through lectures delivered by European experts and by traveling to sites such as Berlin, Ramstein Airbase and NATO headquarters, offers students a unique opportun ity[...]
*WCU Spring Break in Italy: Foodways of Florence and Bologna, Italy
Florence, Italy

Terms: Spring Break
Description: PROGRAM DESCRIPTION A cultural and culinary immersion exploring the foodways of Italy. The course will develop students’ understanding of the Mediterranean diet, organic food systems, and the Italian food culture in relationship to health prom otion. [...]
*WCU Spring Break in Spain - Planning and Design in Malaga, Spain
Malaga, Spain

Terms: Spring Break
Description: This program application should be completed by students that have been selected to participate in the Spring Break in Malaga, Spain program.  For additional information about this program or to request permission to register, contact Dr. Gary C outu[...]
*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 Spring Break in Uganda: Global Health, Community Health Outreach, HIV, and Nutrition
Kabale, Uganda

Terms: Spring Break
Description: PROGRAM DESCRIPTION This non-credit international service-learning program will be conducted in Kabale, a town located in southwestern Uganda. Students will support the work of a grassroots organization providing healthcare and social services to th e[...]
*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 Belize: Graduate Literacy Practicum and Seminar in Belize City
Belize City, Belize

Terms: Summer
Description: PROGRAM DESCRIPTION This program is part of the M.Ed in Reading program. Students can enroll in EDR 512 or EDR 532 as this will be a combined course.  It will run for four weeks during Summer II. The first week of the course will be held on WCU 's[...]
*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 Costa Rica - Communication Sciences & Disorders in San Jose
San Jose, Costa Rica

Terms: Summer
Description: PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The Costa Rica study abroad 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 S panish[...]
*WCU Summer in Denmark: Global Art & Design in Copenhagen
Copenhagen, Denmark

Terms: Summer
Description: PROGRAM DESCRIPTION A 5 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 and France: Exploration of Global Health in London and Paris
London, United Kingdom; Paris, France

Terms: Summer
Description: PROGRAM DESCRIPTION Students will explore Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) and France’s La Securite Sociale provision of healthcare. Students will compare those to health policies such as the Affordable Care Act, Medicare and Medi caid[...]
*WCU Summer in England: Modern Physics in London
London, United Kingdom

Terms: Summer
Description: PROGRAM DESCRIPTION This class is the 2nd year physics course in 20th c. or “Modern Physics”.  It is a continuation of where Physics I & II stop, with PHY170/180 (or PHY130/140) as prerequisites.  It will consist of two wee ks[...]
*WCU Summer in England: Special Education in Plymouth, England
Plymouth, United Kingdom

Terms: Summer
Description: PROGRAM DESCRIPTION Come study with us during the Summer of 2019 at The University of St. Mark and St. John University (Plymouth, England). Courses being offered abroad include: EDA 203, EDA 321, and EDA 544. This program is available to both underg raduate[...]
*WCU Summer in Germany: Challenges to Democracy in Bad Bevensen, Germany
Bad Bevensen, Germany; Berlin, Germany

Terms: Summer
Description: PROGRAM DESCRIPTION This program is held at the Gustav Stresemann Institute in Bad Bevensen, Germany. The purpose of the program is for German and American students to jointly analyze the issues facing democracies in terms of right-wing populism, id entity[...]
*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 Guatemala: Cross-Cultural Educational Experience
Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala; Guatemala City, Guatemala; Quetzaltenango, Guatemala; Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala

Terms: Summer
Description: PROGRAM DESCRIPTION This exciting summer service-learning 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 r esponsibility,[...]
*WCU Summer in Honduras - Nutrition Assessment, Education and Service
San Francisco de Yojoa, Honduras

Terms: Summer, 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 health assessment experience and international cult ural[...]
*WCU Summer in Ireland: The Irish Media Experience
Dublin, Ireland; Galway, Ireland; Limerick, 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 Morocco: Multicultural Writing at the Global Awareness Society International in Morocco
Marrakech, Morocco

Terms: Summer
Description: PROGRAM DESCRIPTION This program combines the WRH210 Multicultural Writing course with participation in the annual meeting of the Global Awareness Society International (GASI) in Marrakech, Morocco. Students will study several cultural perspectives [...]
*WCU Summer in Puerto Rico: Environmental & Cultural Geography of Puerto Rico
San Juan, Puerto Rico

Terms: Summer
Description: PROGRAM DESCRIPTION This program will introduce students to the environmental and cultural geography of Puerto Rico. As we travel throughout the territory, students will learn about the biogeography and economic development of the tropical rainfores t,[...]
*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 Rwanda: Digital Storytelling Abroad
Kigali, Rwanda

Terms: Summer
Description: PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The Digital Storytelling Abroad summer program will focus on place-based digital storytelling (using digital tools to tell stories of everyday people for educational purposes). Students will receive intensive writing instruction [...]
*WCU Summer in South Africa: Leadership Lessons from South African Caregivers & Nation Builders
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 Vietnam and Cambodia: History and Culture of Vietnam and Cambodia
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Siem Reap, Cambodia

Terms: Summer
Description: PROGRAM DESCRIPTION WCU students will travel together to Vietnam and Cambodia to learn about the disparate cultures of these two countries as well as the war and genocide that took place in this region.  While traveling in both the northern an d[...]
*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 educational [...]
*WCU Winter in Rwanda - Rwandan History and Culture
Kigali, Rwanda

Terms: Winter
Description: PROGRAM DESCRIPTION Both WCU undergraduate students and graduate students will travel together to Rwanda to learn about the Rwandan genocide and Rwandan culture. Students will visit sites of and memorials for the genocide, speak with Rwandans about [...]
*WCU Winter in South Africa: Nursing in Cape Town and Petra, South Africa
Cape Town, South Africa; Petra, South Africa

Terms: Winter
Description: PROGRAM DESCRIPTION Students will spend the end of December and the first weeks in January studying in South Africa.  South Africa is a nation rich in history and known for its diversity in cultures, languages, and religious beliefs. Native peo ples,[...]
*WCU Winter in the Cayman Islands: Intercultural Communication & the Cayman Experience
George Town, Cayman Islands

Terms: Winter
Description: PROGRAM DESCRIPTION This special section of MDC/COM 250 Intercultural Communication is centered around a travel experience to the Cayman Islands. The Cayman Islands are a beautiful British territory in the Caribbean. There, we will study issues of c ulture[...]
*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: 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 France: Le Mans University (Exchange)
Le Mans, France

Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
Description: West Chester University has an exchange partnership with Le Mans University (Universite du Maine-Le Mans). WCU students wishing to participate in this exchange program have the options of studying French language and culture, English, history, and li terature[...]
*WCU in Germany: Student Teaching Experience for Foreign Language Education Majors
Munich, Germany

Terms: Spring
Description: PROGRAM DESCRIPTION  This program is for world language majors (French, German, Russian, or Spanish) seeking teacher certification in the Department of Languages and Cultures. Students are pre-selected by the program director, Dr. Keith Corbitt .[...]
*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 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[...]