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2016 Study Abroad Travel Assistance Scholarship

$1000 award to be provided for your study abroad program! This scholarship can be used for programs approved by the University Center for International Education.  Please check with the UCIE in E190 Student Union or email us at studyabroad@wright.edu to verify that your program has been approved.

Study abroad programs offer the opportunity to:

  • Earn Wright State academic credit
  • Increase cross-cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • Enhance global competence
  • Develop problem solving skills in a cross-cultural environment
  • Distinguish your resume with an international experience

Wright State offers students three types of study abroad programs.

Ambassador Programs

Ambassador Programs provide an opportunity for students to study for short periods of time (2 – 4 weeks) during the summer and are led by Wright State faculty members.

Exchange Programs

Exchange Programs allow students to travel to Wright State partner institutions. While many of the programs require the student to take classes in the foreign language of their host country, there are some programs that are conducted in English. Students have the option of studying abroad in the summer, for a semester, or a full year.

Third Party Provider Programs

Third Party Provider Programs are programs offered by professional organizations and allow students to study for a summer, semester or an academic year.  Through this option students can study on six continents in 40 countries and in most cases without prior language experience.  These programs include courses for most Wright State majors.

Study Abroad News

Japanese cherry tree planted on campus to symbolize the success of Wright State’s exchange program

A Japanese cherry tree in Wright State’s Garden for the Senses is a living symbol of a long-running student exchange program between the university and Japan’s KAKE Educational Institution.
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Wright State exploring student exchange with the University of Panama

Representatives from the University of Panama visiting Wright State to explore student and research exchange.
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Wright State’s UCIE now a Passport Acceptance Facility

It took over a year of work with the Bureau of Consulate Affairs, but this month, finally Joy Wanderi and the University Center for International Education got their wish: the UCIE is now one of six Passport Acceptance Facilities in Dayton.
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Study abroad myth buster

A growing effort by Wright State to increase both scholarship money for travel abroad and encounters with students who have already done it is under way.
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