Three Ways to Study Away

We understand that one size does not fit all when it comes to studying off-campus. It’s why we offer three different ways to study away.

  • semester or year-long courses, programs, and internships with partner institutions around the world;
  • domestic study and internship programs in New York, D.C., and Philadelphia;
  • 2-3 week faculty-led programs as the culmination of a semester-long course.

Partnership Programs Abroad

Warren Wilson College holds exchange agreements or partnerships with institutions in a number of countries to ensure the smooth transition of transferring credit. There are also various opportunities for you to participate in Intern + Study programs internationally. These often include a part-time internship in a field relevant to your major and career interests with accompanying academic seminars. You can gain a full semester’s worth of credit through such programs with prior approval.

Partner Study Abroad Programs Include:

  • Greece: Perrotis College in Thessaloniki
  • China: Liaocheng University in Sacred Mountain
  • France: Université Catholique de l’Ouest
  • Japan: Kansai Gaidai University
  • Korea: Hannam University
  • Mexico: Universidad Popular Autóma del Estado de Puebla (UPAEP)
  • Northern Ireland: Queen’s University Belfast

International Internship and Study Abroad Sites Include:

  • Dublin, Ireland
  • Florence, Italy
  • Perugia, Italy
  • Sydney, Australia
  • Loch Lomand, Scotland
  • Barcelona, Spain

Domestic Study Away

You can study away from campus for a semester to gain experience in urban environments. Domestic internship programs include housing, placement at an internship site relevant to your interests, and complementary academic seminars.

Domestic Internship Programs Include:

  • Washington Center
  • New York Arts Program
  • Philadelphia Center

Independent Internship Opportunities

If you are interested in designing your own internship during the summer, the Warren Wilson Career Development Center runs a Summer Stipend program that could help fund your experience.

Faculty-Led Courses

Warren Wilson College study away courses provide fifteen weeks of on-campus coursework, class meetings, and orientation sessions prior to travel. Course work in-country fits into your summer or winter break schedules with travel for two to four weeks. You can continue to travel after the course is complete, so long as you complete your coursework! You’ll be asked to reflect on your experiences and share your observations and stories with the community.

2023-2024 courses include:

  • Belize: Comparative Psychology and Cultural-Historical Studies
  • Costa Rica: Bricks to Bread: Intercultural Community Engagement in Costa Rica
  • Greece: Climate Change in Mediterranean Ecosystems
  • Ireland: A Personal Book of Hours
  • Mexico: Rights, Revolution, and Ruins

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As a Warren Wilson Student, you will have the opportunity to choose from over 150 programs in over 50 countries through ISEP. Take courses in any major or minor and do it all for no more than the cost of an average semester after scholarships and aid.