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Selecting a Program

The possibilities are only limited by your own initiative. Wittenberg students have circumnavigated the globe in a quest for knowledge, from service in Africa to studying at the birthplace of the Reformation, the university's namesake, and points in between. Deciding upon a program that will enrich your college experience is difficult, but we are here to guide students and their families through the process, every step of the way.

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

Wittenberg Programs

WITTENBERG IN WITTENBERG

The first option is Wittenberg's own semester program, the Wittenberg in Wittenberg program.

  • A full semester program that will earn 16-18 credits (directly from Wittenberg University)
  • No prior German is required
  • Classes are taught by both Wittenberg professors and Halle-Wittenberg professors.
  • Residence in American-style residence hall in historic heart of city
  • Program Costs are Wittenberg University tuition, as well as room and board (ALL financial aid and scholarship, with the exception of work study awards, are applicable). Students will need to cover airfare as well as spending money
  • Internships are included in the fields of business, education, political science, international studies, history, philosophy, English, communication, biology and many others
  • Complete language requirement and other Wittenberg general education requirements
  • Click here to download brochure

WITTENBERG IN COSTA RICA

New in 2017, Wittenberg students have the opportunity to spend a semester in Costa Rica with a faculty member.

  • A full semester program that will earn 16-18 credits (directly from Wittenberg University)
  • No Spanish required 
  • Classes are taught by both Wittenberg professors and Veritas University professors
  • Residence in Host Families
  • Program Costs are Wittenberg University tuition, as well as room and board (ALL financial aid and scholarship, with the exception of work study awards, are applicable). Students will need to cover airfare as well as spending money
  • Through our partnership with Beyond Sports, athletes are able to continue their training while abroad
  • Complete language requirements and other Wittenberg general education requirements
  • Completion of community service 
  • Click here to download brochure

SUMMER PROGRAMS

Depending on the program you choose, summer options may be available.  Summer programs range in length, cost and location.

Wittenberg Faculty-Led Summer Programs
Wittenberg offers many of its own summer programs that are directed/taught by Wittenberg faculty. These programs vary in length from 3-6 weeks. Recent sites include:

  • Poland
  • Wittenberg, Germany
  • Lesotho
  • Bahamas

DIRECT EXCHANGE PROGRAMS

Another option open to Wittenberg students is direct exchange. A direct exchange program allows students here and abroad to exchange places while remaining enrolled in their home institutions. Financially, this type of program allows the student to pay Wittenberg what he or she normally would for a Wittenberg semester of study, even though he or she is studying elsewhere.  Enrollment in a direct exchange program does not include the cost of flights and other travel expenses.  The student is expected to pay for these expenditures on his or her own. Students pay Wittenberg tuition, room and board, and continue to receive all Wittenberg financial aid and all federal and state scholarship.

A direct exchange program requires a student who is willing to be independent. You will be on your own unless you choose to seek out new people and become active in the community. A student in a direct exchange will take courses with students from the host country. These programs also may require more advanced language skills. A student must be selected by the university and nominated for direct exchange programs.

Direct exchanges are available in:

**ISEP (International Student Exchange Program) also administers numerous programs in non-English speaking environments for which instruction is done completely in English.  Examples include programs in Sweden, Finland, and The Netherlands.

Consortial Programs

Wittenberg is affiliated with programs operated by several American consortia. These programs include IES (Institute for the International Education of Students), CIEE (Council on International Educational Exchange), and DIS (Study Abroad in Scandinavia). The desired university enrolls students directly into these programs. The cost of the programs vary. Students may use Federal, State and outside aid, but Wittenberg Financial Aid and scholarships do not apply to terms abroad.

These type of programs are more tailored to the needs of the student and more attention is devoted to the individual student while abroad.  Courses at these sites often are designed specifically for study abroad, offering things like internships, historical walking tours of Paris, theatre study in London, etc.  Specifics in program content and cost are available on the program's websites and in individual brochures available in the Office of International Education.

NON-CONSORTIAL PROGRAMS

The faculty committee on International Education has also approve a list of programs sponsored by other U.S. schools to meet the academic and financial needs of our students. For example, many art majors attend a studio art program in Cortona, Italy offered by the University of Georgia. Students studying in Africa often attend programs offered by the School for International Training (SIT). Students receive full credit for these programs and remain registered as Wittenberg students on approved leave of absence. The cost of the programs vary. Students may use Federal, State and outside aid, but Wittenberg Financial Aid and scholarships do not apply to terms abroad.

For more information on summer programs run by consortia programs and non-consortia programs, please see the consortia websites and/or make an appointment to discuss your options with the Director of International Education.

OTHER OPTIONS

In addition to programs the University operates or with which it affiliates, other programs administered by U.S. college and universities are available to Wittenberg students depend on approval by the Faculty Committee on International Education.

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