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 semester, 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. A proposal should come from a College or Department on campus to begin a MOA between the academic unit and a university abroad. The template for new proposals can be found by clicking on this link:
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 Örebro, Örebro, Sweden
•École Supérieure des Sciences Commerciales d'Angers (ESSCA), Angers, France
•Université Catholique de l'Ouest, Angers, France
•Universidad de Concepción, Concepción, Chile
•University of Applied Sciences, Jena, Germany
•Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden
•Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
•Kake Educational Institution, Okayama, Japan
•Junsei Educational Institution (Formly Takahashi Educational Institution), Okayama, Japan
•Dalian Institute of Science and Technology (formerly Dalian Jiaotong University)
•University of Sarajevo, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
•Universidade Presbiteriana MacKenzie, São Paulo, Brazil
•Dalian Jiaotong University; Dalian, China
•Atilim University, Ankara, Turkey
•University of Toulouse—Le Mirail, Toulouse, France
•Institute of Technology Petronas at Bandar Seri Iskandar, Malaysia
•The Queen's University of Belfast, Belfast, Ireland
•Czestochowa Technical University, Czestochowa, Poland
•Shaanxi Normal University, Xi'an, China
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