Exchange and Study Abroad Programs
National Student Exchange
The National Student Exchange (NSE) is an exciting opportunity to attend one of nearly 200 colleges and universities across the country while paying regular WSU tuition. Costs of room, board and books are paid at the host campus. Students continue to have financial aid information sent to WSU. Most financial aid and scholarships will still be applicable; student aid must first be applied to WSU tuition, and the balance can be taken to pay costs at the host campus.
The program is open to undergraduate, domestic students who are:
- Enrolled in at least 9 credit hours at WSU at the time of application to NSE as well as in the semester prior to exchange; and
- Have a 2.500 overall grade point average at the time of application and at completion of the semester prior to exchange.
Students should apply for the program during the fall before the year they want to exchange.
Prior to the exchange, students and their academic advisors complete an advising agreement. Students receive full credit for work satisfactorily completed on exchange.
For more information, call the NSE coordinator at 316-978-3022, or visit the Student Engagement, Advocacy and Leadership Office in the Rhatigan Student Center, room 216.
Study Abroad Programs
Wichita State University provides a range of options for students interested in studying overseas, from its own programs taught by WSU faculty, to consortia with which WSU participates, to exchange programs.
WSU students who wish to study abroad can find a variety of study abroad programs in the Study Abroad office on the second floor of the James Sutherland Garvey International Center.
The university offers exchange programs in about 10 countries. Several WSU departments occasionally offer courses in other countries and publicize them appropriately. The university is a member of the MAUI Consortium. Students may also use the National Student Exchange program to participate in overseas study programs sponsored by those American universities.
The department of modern and classical languages and literatures offers organized study abroad programs in Mexico and France, described as follows:
Exchange Program with the University of Orléans
Wichita State University has a special exchange program with Wichita’s French sister city, Orléans. Through this exchange program, students pay their tuition and fees at WSU and do academic work in their chosen field at the Université d’Orléans. Orléans also offers a four-week summer program in which students may earn up to 6 credit hours transferable to WSU. Students pay their fees directly to Orléans when enrolled in the summer program. For more information, contact the department of modern and classical languages and literatures, 305 Jardine Hall.
Spanish Program in Puebla, Mexico
The department of modern and classical languages and literatures offers a faculty-led program designed to broaden students’ comprehension of the language, customs, history and culture of Mexico.
Students who complete the six-week course may earn 6 hours of undergraduate or graduate credit. For more information, contact the department of modern and classical languages and literatures, 305 Jardine Hall.