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Educating for the global stage.
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 from 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 away through one of over 300 opportunities around the world for as short as a week or as long as an academic year.
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, June, and December. Popular destinations include the Dominican Republic, Morocco, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and France.
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.
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. To learn more, click on any of the following:
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.
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The structure behind Spencer Perry '14 houses a throne room located inside the Gyeonbokgung Palace in Seoul, which was constructed during the Chosun Dynasty.
These lanterns hang above the Eightfold Path, the quadrangle at the heart of Dongguk University's campus. The lights commemorate the birthday of the Buddha.
While on an excursion to Jeju Island, Spencer Perry '14 went cave exploring with other international students studying at Dongguk University in Seoul, Korea, inside of an extinct lava tube.
The blossoming of the cherry trees in South Korea is a special event for South Koreans and tourists alike. When the weather is nice, people enjoy walking along scenic trails to view the flowers.
Chungmuro Station is located a few blocks from Dongguk University. Seoul's subway system provided Spencer Perry '14 with convenient access to most places in Seoul.
The National Folk History Museum (background) in South Korea, housed within the Gyeonbokgung Palace grounds, showcases Korean artifacts dating from ancient times to the present day.
The annual Lotus Lantern Festival celebrates the birth of the Buddha. This year, the ceremony also served as a somber memorial for the victims of the Sewol Ferry accident.
While on Jeju Island, Spencer Perry '14 hiked up Seongsan Ilculbong (Sunrise Peak) with a group of international students from Dongguk University. Overlooking much of Jeju Island.