Study Abroad

Study Abroad

West Virginia Wesleyan has long recognized the value of offering students study abroad opportunities.

Ready to Study the World?
Through the variety of study abroad options available each year, you are able to participate in life-changing learning experiences that span the globe. 

Getting Started

There are many opportunities to enrich your life by experiencing the world through travel while studying at West Virginia Wesleyan College. From 3-4 week May term international travel courses to international exchange programs to competing for the prestigious Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship, Wesleyan offers a world of travel experiences for students eager to expand their view of the world.

Spring Break Experiences

Spring Break study abroad courses will travel to Costa Rica and Paris in 2017.  The Costa Rica trip is open to WVWC students and the Paris trip is limited to Honors students at WVWC. 

Contact Doug Van Gundy for information for Spring Break Paris:

Contact Karen Miller for information for Spring Break Costa Rica:


May Term Trips

Each May, Wesleyan faculty offer a variety of courses to international destinations.  This  May 2017, travel courses will visit Eastern Europe, Dublin, Ireland, and Peru. 

Contact Tamara Denmark Bailey for questions about May Term questions in general, scholarships or financial aid:

Contact Karen Miller for May Term Eastern Europe:

Contact Tammy Samples for May Term Dublin, Ireland:

 Contact Kim Bjorgo-Thorne for May Term Peru:


Quick Facts for Spring Break and May Term Study Abroad

Click Quick Facts  to learn more about each of the Spring Break and May Term Wesleyan Abroad trips

Summer Abroad/Semester Abroad
Students can taken advantage of many opportunities for study abroad through WVWC's partnership with Knowledge Exchange Institute. KEI offers custom study abroad opportunities and internships for students with destinations in 16 countries located on every habitable continent of the globe. While students can take advantage of language courses during their semester, summer, or year abroad, all other courses are offered in English. WVWC students have recently studied in Kenya and Tanzania through their participation in KEI programs. To see the range of possibilities for study abroad offered through KEI, visit their website:

Contact Alice Creasman at for more information.

Irish American Scholar Exchange
The Irish American Scholar Exchange is a competitive program offering selected WVWC students the opportunity to study in Ireland. By participating in the Irish American Scholar Exchange, students can spend either one semester or one academic year studying at one of six Irish institutions, including the University of Ulster, Queen's University, and the Belfast Metropolitan College. A wide range of majors is represented by students who have studied at Irish Universities through this exchange, including: Biology, Computer Science, Sociology, Education, Graphic Design, English, Communication, Engineering, History, Religion, Government, and International Business. Studying abroad offers many opportunities outside of the classroom. Some students have performed service abroad; they all travel during breaks and long weekends; and many return the next summer to travel with friends made there. These students all return with a strong sense of what it's like to be global citizens.

Contact Barbara Morrissette at for more information.

Fulbright Scholarships
Link to Fulbright website:

Contact our Fulbright Scholarship advisor, Jordan Kuck:

Make an Appointment
To make an appointment to find out what study abroad opportunity is right for you, please contact Tamara Bailey:

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