International Education WTE
Types of Programs
The International Education WTE is most directly
satisfied by a study abroad experience. Washburn University supports
three types of study abroad programs.
- Type 1: Study in a foreign
institution with which Washburn maintains exchange agreements. Washburn
University currently has exchange agreements with some “sister”
universities in such places as Spain, France, Austria, Japan, England,
Sweden, Taiwan, China, South Africa, Thailand, Ireland, Australia, and
Romania. In addition, Washburn belongs to several consortia including
CONAHEC, a group of over 20 schools in Mexico and Canada, and the
Magellan Exchange, which provides additional opportunities in Belgium,
Germany, the Netherlands, and Finland.
- Type 2: Study in a program offered by another accredited U.S. college/university or approved consortium/program.
- Type 3: Participate in a
study-abroad program or internship coordinated and taught by Washburn
faculty or for Washburn credit, in programs offered occasionally by some
schools or departments (e.g.: School of Nursing, Department of Art,
Department of Political Science, and others). Mostly, these are short
term programs (one to four weeks).
- Besides these types, in some cases and under
Washburn faculty supervision, students can also study abroad in other
foreign institutions with which Washburn does not have an agreement.
Other types of foreign study or experience (for example, involvement in a
humanitarian project abroad) would be considered as well.
To identify an appropriate experience,
students will work with a faculty member or the study-abroad
coordinator. Students will write a pre-trip background research paper on
a relevant topic prior to their international experience to help
prepare for the experience.
Experiences other than the ones listed may
also satisfy the International Education WTE. Therefore, students who
would like to satisfy this requirement through experiences other than
those listed may work with a faculty mentor to submit a proposal to the
International Education WTE committee. The proposal should introduce the
scope of the proposed activities and describe how these activities
contribute to the student’s development of international awareness and
Requirements & Guidelines