Study Abroad

Expand your horizons and experience things from a different perspective through studying abroad at WPU.

Our study abroad program brings the pages of your textbook to life by immersing you in foreign cultures and providing unforgettable learning experiences. Imagine exploring the mountain ranges of Mexico or the walking through a bustling village market in Korea. The possibilities are endless!

What are the benefits for taking your education on the road with one of WPU’s life-changing semester abroad programs?

  • Learn new languages
  • Experience exciting cultures
  • Gain a valuable perspective on the world
  • Create unforgettable memories
  • Earn college credits

Listen to WPU students talk about their transformative experiences abroad in Italy



In May of 2016, more than 30 students, faculty, and staff visited Italy for a study abroad trip.

Students took a one credit course during the spring semester that prepared them for the international experience, where they took in the sights and sounds of Naples, Rome, and various parts of the countryside. Students then received two hours of academic credit upon completion of all assignments related to the travel.

Students interacted directly with Italian business professionals and studied global cultural practices, as well as basic international business practices and trends.

See Student Reaction From the Trip

Upcoming Study Abroad Trips

  • Hungary, Slovenia, and Italy
    May 14-24, 2020 

    Program Highlights

    • Sightseeing in Budapest, Venice, Florence, and San Gimignano
    • Budapest Basilica
    • Szechenyi Thermal Baths
    • Glass blowing factory in Venice
    • Doge’s Palace and San Marco Square
    • Grand Canal and Bell Tower of Venice
    • Duomo – Cathedral of Florence
    • Gates of Paradise and Piazza della Signoria

    TOTAL COST – $3,805

    • Discounts for Early Registration
    • Affordable payment plans available.
    • Price includes roundtrip airfare on major airline carriers, ground transportation, hotels, full-time Tour Director, two Trip Leaders from WPU, local expert guides in each city, all breakfasts, five dinners, entrance fees to selected sites, travel insurance (provided by WPU), and pre-trip prep course.
    • Not included:  lunches and some dinners, snacks, and miscellaneous travel expenses (i.e. passport).


    For more information about the trip or Ragland Funding/scholarships:

  • Greece
    May 11-19, 2020 –

    Journey with us to the place where Western democracy, art, theater, athletics, philosophy, and architecture all began. This trip features 3 days exploring Athens including the Acropolis, the Parthenon, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Olympic Stadium, Cape Sounion, the Temple of Poseidon, and the Plaka. As well as a Saronic Island cruise featuring Aegina, Poros, and Hydra and 3 nights in the Argolida region, exploring Epidaurus, Mycenae, Olympia, and Delphi.

    • Discounts for early registration ($200 off if registered by October 15, 2019).
    • Affordable payment plans available.
    • Price includes roundtrip airfare, hotels, ground transportation, 7 regional-style meals, full-time Tour Director, three trip leaders from WPU, local expert guides, guided sightseeing, and entrance fees to selected sites.
    • Not included: some lunches and dinners, beverages, snacks, and miscellaneous travel expenses (i.e. passport).
    • Trip dates subject to a slight adjustment depending on airfare.

    TOTAL COST – $3,650 (pricing based on minimum of 14 students)


    For more information about the trip or Ragland Funding/scholarships:

What places have WPU students traveled to?

We offer a variety of different study abroad opportunities including short-term faculty-led trips, semester abroad programs and summer programs.

Below are a few of the cool places our students have been to.

  • Italy
  • England
  • Ireland
  • Wales
  • Netherlands
  • France
  • Spain
  • Mexico
  • Ecuador
  • Australia
  • Qatar
  • Morocco
  • South Africa

Hear about WPU’s student exchange program with Qatar University

“The Italy trip was SO fun. We were able to go to so many cool places and see so many things. I never would have been able to experience that had I not gone to WPU.” 

Trea Brady ’16

WPU Professor, Dr. Vick leads students on a Study abroad trip in Mexico.

“I fell in love with the region and Mesoamerica…and in 1994 I started doing Spider Monkey research in a small Maya village.”

Professor Emerita Dr. Laura Vick & 25 Years of WPU Study Abroad in Yucatán, Mexico
Professor Emerita of Anthropology