More and more students are studying abroad to not only improve their career prospects, but an experience abroad also increases individual self-reliance, personal growth, and the ability to live and work with a diverse group of people. Wright State University students can incorporate a study abroad experience into their degree program by participating in one of the many exchange programs offered through the University Center for International Education.
Students can study in an intensive language program or can study business, history, literature, science, social sciences and many other areas in either English or the respective language spoken in the host country. Students can study abroad through exchange programs for a quarter, half a year, or an entire year. Internships are also available in some countries. All financial aid and scholarships apply to exchange programs since students are registered Wright State students while on an exchange program and pay Wright State tuition.
A Memo of Agreement (MOA) can be signed as an initial step in institutional cooperation between Wright State University and a partner University abroad. Usually a proposal comes from a College or Department on campus to begin a Memo of Agreement between the College/Department and a University abroad.
Should the agreement be successful and various academic areas on campus begin to show interest in the agreement, Wright State and the partner abroad can then move to a more extensive university-wide exchange agreement. All agreements pass before the University Center for International Education's Committee on Internationalizing the Curriculum, which also approves these partnerships.
Currently, Wright State has MOAs with the following institutions:
University of Umeå, Umeå, Sweden with the School of Medicine.
Dalian Railway Institute, Dalian, China, with the College of Engineering and Computer Science.
Robert Schuman University, Strasbourg, France with the Raj Soin College of Business.
University of Central Lancashire, Preston, England with College of Nursing and Health.
Delft University of Technology, Delft, Netherlands with College of Science and Mathematics.
Erasmus University, Rotterdam, Netherlands with College of Liberal Arts
Chung Yuan Christian University, Taiwan with the College of Engineering and Computer Science.
IT University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark with Wright State University- College of Science and Mathematics;
PSG College of Technology: Departments of Mechanical, Automobile and Metallurgical Engineering, India, and Wright State University Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering;
Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology, Gujarat, India, and the College of Engineering and Computer Science;
Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Korea with the Department of English Language and Literatures;
The University of Gondar, Gondar, Ethiopia with the Boonshoft School of Medicine;
Madurai Knowledge City: Institute of Technology, Madurai, India with Wright State University for Knowledge Transfer Program;
College of Education and Human Services and the University of San Sebastian, Concepción, Chile
Funds are available to U.S. faculty to be a scholar abroad in over 140 countries. Round-trip travel is provided for scholars. In addition, they receive a monthly stipend, basic medical insurance, a settling-in allowance, and a professional allowance for travel, books and other expenses.
This award is designed to recognize the successful efforts of members of the Wright State University community to expand global awareness and international understanding on the campus and in the surrounding communities. The award was established to highlight innovations in international curriculum development, the operation of study abroad activities and the provision of services to international students and scholars. Past recipients include Laura Leuhrmann, Carol Cornett, Andrew Lai, Wayne Carmichael, Fall Ainina, Donna Schlagheck, Marguerite MacDonald, and The Division of Community Programs in the Raj Soin College of Business. The award is presented annually in conjunction with International Education Week observances at the Wright State University