In order to participate in a WCCCSA program, you must meet the following:

  • You need to have completed at least one quarter at your home institution
  • You must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 or better.
  • You must have a valid passport to travel outside of the U.S.


Additional Recommendations

  • We ask students to disclose any need for accommodation (physical, psychological, and/or academic).
  • Students should be 18 years and older. (Please see the study abroad advisor if you are younger.)


Academic Expectations

  • Study abroad means just that – study while living abroad. While WCCCSA wants you to take advantage of your international experience and have fun, please keep in mind that the programs are academic!
  • All students are required to take 15 credits during their study abroad program. We expect you to attend classes, do homework and take tests just as if you were on campus. All grades are reported to the registrar and calculated into your overall GPA, whether they count toward graduation or not.


Follow these steps to apply for your WCCCSA program. 

STEP 1: Meet with your WCCCSA Campus Coordinator

STEP 2: Gather all application materials

  • WCCCSA Preliminary Application(PDF Document)
  • One-page personal essay; please describe the reasons why you want to study abroad, what you hope to accomplish on your journey, and how you hope to incorporate this experience into your future academic or career plans
  • Two letters of recommendation; one must be from a faculty member
  • Most recent unofficial transcripts

STEP 3: Bring all application materials to your campus advisor

STEP 4: If your WCCCSA application is approved by your institution, your advisor will give you the on-site application and housing form and any other information you may need.

STEP 5: Complete and return the on-site application and housing form and your non-refundable deposit to the address provided.

STEP 6: Pay your program fees by the payment deadline.

STEP 7: Get ready to go! Make your travel arrangements and attend your pre-departure orientation!