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Study Abroad


West Virginia Wesleyan has long recognized the value of offering students study abroad opportunities.

Ready to Study the World?

Through the variety of study abroad options available each year, you are able to participate in life-changing learning experiences that span the globe.

Getting Started

There are many opportunities to enrich your life by experiencing the world through travel while studying at West Virginia Wesleyan College. From 3-4 week May term international travel courses to international exchange programs to competing for the prestigious Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship, Wesleyan offers a world of travel experiences for students eager to expand their view of the world.

Spring Break and May Term Study Abroad
Wesleyan will host three faculty-led study abroad programs during May Term. Dr. Bjorgo-Thorne will take students to the Peruvian Amazon for a hands-on study of the environment and culture.  Dr. Clever will conduct an in-depth study of the Holocaust with a six day experience in Berlin. Dr. Coffman and Professor Poling will conduct a healthcare program in Florence, Paris, and Rome in May.

Over Spring Break, Professor Van Gundy will lead students from the Honors program on a cultural tour of Florence, Italy.

All Spring Break and May Term programs are eligible for academic credit and qualify for International Cultural Studies credit. Please contact the professor for details about each program.

Summer Abroad/Semester Abroad
Students can taken advantage of many opportunities for study abroad through WVWC’s partnership with Knowledge Exchange Institute. KEI offers custom study abroad opportunities and internships for students with destinations in 16 countries located on every habitable continent of the globe. While students can take advantage of language courses during their semester, summer, or year abroad, all other courses are offered in English. WVWC students have recently studied in Australia, Ecuador, Kenya, Peru, and Spain.

To see the range of possibilities for study abroad offered through KEI, visit their website:

For one-on-one sessions contact Tamara Bailey:

Irish American Scholar Exchange
The Irish American Scholar Exchange is a competitive program offering selected WVWC students the opportunity to study in Ireland. By participating in the Irish American Scholar Exchange, students can spend either one semester or one academic year studying at one of six Irish institutions, including the University of Ulster, Queen’s University, and the Belfast Metropolitan College. A wide range of majors is represented by students who have studied at Irish Universities through this exchange, including: Biology, Computer Science, Sociology, Education, Graphic Design, English, Communication, Engineering, History, Religion, Government, and International Business. Studying abroad offers many opportunities outside of the classroom. Some students have performed service abroad; they all travel during breaks and long weekends; and many return the next summer to travel with friends made there. These students all return with a strong sense of what it’s like to be global citizens.

Contact Tamara Bailey at for more information.

Fulbright Scholarships
Link to Fulbright website:

Fulbright contact is Dr. John Saunders:

Make an Appointment

To make an appointment to find out what study abroad opportunity is right for you, please contact Tamara Bailey: