International Education Questions & Concerns

Which majors cannot study abroad?

It is, of course, more difficult to fit a study abroad program into the academic program of some majors than others. However, when the study abroad process is started early, most every major has the opportunity to pursue some sort of study abroad program. Often it is best to discuss your desire to study abroad with your academic advisor; he or she will be able to inform you of any academic restrictions in your major. Students from more than 20 majors, including Education and Sciences, have participated in our Witt in Witt program with internships available in most fields.

Is knowledge of a foreign language required in order to study abroad?

Students wishing to study in an English-speaking country or environment have many options. Programs in Great Britain, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, etc. offer excellent opportunities for students in every major. Often, students find programs in such countries that are specifically geared toward their academic interests. A variety of English-speaking programs exist in non-English-speaking environments. Programs in Sweden and Denmark, for example, offer complete university instruction in English, while the students live with native host families. Our own programs in Wittenberg, Germany and San Jose, Costa Rica do not require any prior knowledge of foreign language and students can complete the University’s language requirement in those programs.

When can I study abroad?

For semester/full year: Any full-time Wittenberg student who has completed four semesters of study, maintains a cumulative 2.5 grade point average, and shows evidence of flexibility, maturity, and sensitivity to his or her surroundings is eligible to apply for a study abroad program. Students must also declare a major before studying abroad. Sophomores are also encouraged to apply for the Witt in Witt or the Witt in Costa Rica programs.

For Summer Study, students need only complete 2 semesters of study.

How do I choose a program?

Students interested in studying abroad can set up an appointment with the Director of International Education. During the interview, the director will inform the students of the many options for studying abroad and how studying abroad can fit into your academic program.

How many students study abroad?

Almost 20% of Wittenberg’s student body will have an international experience sometime during their four years of undergraduate study.

Where can I study abroad?

The possibilities are limited only by your initiative and the limitations of your major. Wittenberg students have spent time abroad studying in Buddhist temples; others have studied volcanoes in South America. The majority of students choose to go to Asia or Europe, but the choices are certainly not limited to these destinations.

If you have any additional questions about Wittenberg's Study Abroad program that are not answered here, please contact the Office of International Education at:

Office: (937) 327-6185
Toll Free: (800) 677-7558, ext. 6185
Fax: (937) 327-6178


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