ACADEMICS

  • Study Away

    Whether you are a student or faculty or staff member, you can participate in, help develop, and promote academic and cultural exchange, world travel, and global understanding at Worcester State University. We are committed to the internationalization of our campus, and our extensive study-away programming and International Programs Office support that goal. 

    We encourage you to spend time studying away or participating in international service-learning programs. As a Worcester State student, you will be able to choose among short-term, faculty-led programs and longer term programs that involve travel abroad for a summer, a semester, or an academic year to places like Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Pacific, the Middle East, or Europe. Our membership in the National Student Exchange, an extensive domestic exchange network, increases the number of experiences in which you can participate. 

    Cross-cultural experiences give you a broader perspective and a greater maturity and readiness to accept cultural differences. In fact, data shows that students who participate in study away programs have higher graduation rates, higher GPAs, and are more employable upon graduation. On average, they also take home higher salaries.

    Program Options  
    You can choose to study way in one of more 60 countries in the world for as short as a week or as long as an academic year—or longer. 

    WSU Short-term Faculty-Led Programs. Faculty-led programs are short-term trips (1 to 3 weeks) led by WSU faculty members. They integrate international travel and field research with classroom experience. Programs run in January, March, May, and June. Popular destinations include Morocco, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and France.

    WSU Exchange and Partner Programs. You can study abroad at exchange partner institutions in the Czech Republic, China, England, Portugal, South Korea, and Thailand for a semester or academic year while paying Worcester State University tuition and fees.

    WSU Affiliated Providers. We partner with more than 12 affiliated providers to give you access to their summer, semester, and academic year programming across the globe. You can study for a semester, summer, or academic year. To learn more, click on any of the following:
    American Institute for Foreign Study  
    American Programs International 
    Academic Studies Abroad 
    Athena Study Abroad 
    Council on International Education Exchange 
    Center for International Studies 
    International Studies Abroad 
    School for International Training 
    Sol Education Abroad

    National Student Exchange. Our membership with the National Student Exchange offers you the option to study for a semester or academic year at one of nearly 200 universities in the United States, U.S. territories, and Canada. You can choose to pay WSU tuition and fees or the in-state tuition and fees of the host institution. More information can be found at nse.org.