Western State Colorado University Study Abroad Program
http://www.western.edu/current-students/exchange-programs/study-abroad (cool photo on this page, but minimal social media links) It’s not a big surprise why Western State Colorado University has found themselves topping Forbe’s list of Top 100 Colleges. This institution has done so four years in a row. In addition, they also rank for Best Public Colleges and Liberal Arts Colleges according to Forbes. Furthermore, Western State Colorado University study abroad programs also have them recognized for their excellence in providing programs all around the world for students.
Western offers a top of the line education for students that travel from all over the US. Also, they offer the rest of the world to study here and while they keep improving! In the fall of 2014, the Western State Colorado University Study Abroad Program teamed up with the University of Evansville (Indiana). The Harlaxton Program also became a part of the team Together they offer students an unforgettable study abroad experience in the United Kingdom. to live and receive their education in a castle! This number one ranking study abroad program is internationally recognized for its excellence.
Hence, Western State Colorado University puts the Gunnison Valley region on the map in regards to being a strong place for students to receive one of the best college educations.
Featured Study Abroad Programs
As of 2014, Western has signed an agreement with the University of Evansville in Indiana to become a partner school with Harlaxton College. This allows their students to be able to study abroad in the United Kingdom at this number 1 ranked study abroad experience for American students by BestCollegeReviews.org.
The Harlaxton Program has been around for 40 years and allows students to study in a 150-room manor house on the English countryside. So, Western students can choose to either spend a semester here or opt for the five-week summer program. The program is also recognized because the faculty from the students home universities work with them internationally, travels with them, and teaches them abroad which gives students that ‘home away from home’ feeling.
Western State Colorado University has partnerships and affiliations with multiple study abroad providers that dramatically extends a number of programs students have to choose from. While there are many advantages to Western’s affiliations, the most important for students is that the transfer of credits is guaranteed and students may have access to their financial aid, loans, and scholarships they are already receiving through Western when they are abroad with an affiliate program.
Western’s Affiliate Providers
American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS)
Academic Programs International (API)
International Studies Abroad (ISA)
Center for International Studies (CISabroad)
Knowledge Exchange Institute (KEI)
Semester At Sea (SAS)
Harlaxton College, Grantham, England
Western also works alongside with the National Student Exchange (NSE) program to provide opportunities for students to study at another college or university in the U.S., U.S. territories, and Canada. This program allows students to pay the same as their in-state tuition. But, allows them to travel coast to coast!
Western Faculty Programs through Extended Studies
Did you ever dream of receiving college credits for kayaking through exotic locations in Loreto, Baja, Mexico, and on the Sea of Cortez? Western offers exciting faculty-led programs through their extended studies program unlike any other university. Students have invitation from Belize, Central America to study archeology in the heart of it all: the Maya ruins!
Other trips include to India, Costa Rica, Peru, France, Prague, Czech Republic, Florence, Italy, Baja Sea Kayaking, and to participate in the Sea State program.
Contact Western State Colorado University Study Abroad Program
Academic Resource Center
Western State Colorado University
600 North Adams Street
Gunnison, CO 81231
Passports & Visas
One of the most frequently asked questions from students planning to study abroad is regarding passports and visas. Any international trip requires a proper passport. Passports must be valid for up to six months after the return date of your trip. In addition, passports can be renewed if expired or simply purchased and processed prior to leaving. Typically passports take 4-6 weeks to process, but expedited services are available if students need it ASAP.
Student visas are generally necessary when students study abroad. Though this depends on the country they are travelling to, as well as how long they will be gone. So, for more information about your specific trip and visa needs please contact your study abroad program or the U.S. Embassy.