Wilkes University

Study Abroad

Study Abroad

Wilkes Colonels Abroad!  You can be one of them! 

Employers in the 21st Century are increasingly seeking candidates with many of the skills gained through study abroad, such as the ability to effectively work and communicate with people from different world cultures. It is for this reason that Wilkes places a high premium on Global Education, at the core of which is study abroad.

What is the student exchange program?

Wilkes University hosts students from all over the world! In return, the student exchange program allows Wilkes students to visit host institutions at the same cost they pay at Wilkes University

Spain | University of Navarra

Universidad Pública de Navarra, Pamplona Spain. This program offers courses in business, economics, management and agriculture. Courses are in English and Spanish. You can even take Spanish 101 there as well!  Applications for the Fall semester start in early May and end in June.  
 

Colombia | Icesi University

ICESI University is a private university in Cali, Colombia and offers courses in business, natural sciences, humanities and health. Courses are in Spanish. 

UK | University of Wales at Trinity St. David 

University of Wales at Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) in the United Kingdom has several campuses that are available to students. This program offers courses in business, education, cultural studies, history, creative writing, social justice, sports health, outdoor education, environmental science, and many more. UWTSD offers a pick up at airport, cultural trips, housing (information here), and academic services. Interested students work with the Wilkes University Study Abroad Director and academic advisor to select courses within one area. Deadline for the Fall semester is May 1 and October 1 for the Spring semester. Please note that majors and classes in the UK are referred to as courses and modules, respectively.  A Tier 4 Visa might be required but these rules change often. 

UK | University of Birmingham

The University of Birmingham, England offers a study abroad program with a long-standing reputation for attracting high quality students from across the world. The University of Birmingham offers a wide array of courses in engineering, environmental science, biology, business, and many more (information on majors available here). Please note that majors and classes in the UK are referred to as courses and modules, respectively. A Tier 4 Visa might be required but these rules change often.
 

For more information on these programs and how to apply, contact Dr. Jeffrey A. Stratford at jeffrey.stratford@wilkes.edu

Costa Rica

Dr. Andrew Miller (3 credits)

As an international service-learning course, this class will work with the El Coco community of Northwestern Costa Rica on their ecotourism development plan. Students will assist the El Coco Chamber of Commerce with a variety of tasks including an ecotourism business plan, sustainability projects and improvement of green areas in and around the town.

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London

Dr. John Hepp

Join Professor John Hepp for an interdisciplinary and intercultural experience studying history and culture in London, England, one of the great cities of the world. This is a spring semester course with up to three credits in history that includes seven days and six nights in London in March. There are two sections of this study tour. Wilkes students may take a section of this class (which is combined with online assignments) to fulfill the History 101 general education requirement. Another section, open to all majors, is History 398/498, "London as a Global City," which will consider how London's history has helped shape the modern metropolis we see today. To make the most of your experience, no more than sixteen students will be admitted to both classes. Be forewarned, we will be walking a lot on this study tour! Students will meet once for a pre-planning meeting at the end of the fall semester, on the day in March the trip leaves for London, every day whilst in London, and three times during the spring semester.

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Rome, Barcelona, Southern France 

Dr. Wagiha Taylor

BA 464 International Business Experience
Spring Break – (3 credits) variety of European countries.

The International Business trip is offered in the spring semester. You will explore business strategies and cultures of the countries visited; which will introduce you to an exciting learning opportunity.

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For more information on these programs and how to apply, contact Dr. Jeffrey A. Stratford at jeffrey.stratford@wilkes.edu


Rome, Barcelona, Southern France 

Dr. Wagiha Taylor

BA 464 International Business Experience
Spring Break – (3 credits) variety of European countries.

The International Business trip is offered in the spring semester. You will explore business strategies and cultures of the countries visited; which will introduce you to an exciting learning opportunity.

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For more information on these programs and how to apply, contact Dr. Jeffrey A. Stratford at jeffrey.stratford@wilkes.edu


 

Tanzania

Dr. Linda A. Winkler and Dr. Evene Estwick (3 - 6 Credits)

This course seeks to create a global learning experience for students interested in international social issues, global health, and communication systems. Students in this program will spend four weeks abroad, experiencing cultural immersion in a rural area of Tanzania and learning about the community programs, media outlets, and culture of this part of East Africa.

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Learn more about the application process, application requirements for each program, and more including information.

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To begin the application process, you need to complete the forms located in the Study Abroad Forms Page. These include: 

Summer and Semester Abroad

(without Wilkes Faculty) 

Faculty led trips

*For all travelers, including faculty leaders. Please submit to the study abroad director.

 

Global| American Institute for Foreign Study

American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS)

Global| CAPA

CAPA

Global| International Studies Abroad

International Studies Abroad (ISA) offers courses around the world. All Wilkes students recieve a $200 scholarship. 

Global| Institute for Study Abroad

The Institute for Study Abroad (IFSA-Butler) 

Global| Arcadia University

Wilkes University partners with Arcadia University to send students on semester and year-long programs. 

Spain | FOSPRO

6 credits transferable to Wilkes University. Courses can be used to fulfill Spanish Concentration. Please contact Dr. Bianco for more information.

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