The study away programs offered by Wheaton College are carefully vetted for academic rigor and student support. They are programs on which Wheaton students have participated for many years with positive feedback. Each study away program on our approved list offers high-quality courses in a variety of fields, including some specialized curricula in visual arts, environmental sciences, religion, education and the languages. Study away participants often have the opportunity to study with international experts, take courses not available to them at Wheaton, pursue more independent intellectual endeavors, and/or gain professional work experiences through internships and research. Studying abroad provides students the opportunity to fully engage with another culture exposing them to different perspectives and encouraging self-reflection.
Your journey starts here!
Search Wheaton’s program database for all study away programs – semester or academic year abroad, international and domestic, short-term faculty-led study abroad, and external summer program applications
Applications are due each October 1 and March 1.
- Students considering a program not on our approved list, you must complete a petition application online. The petition is reviewed by the Center for Global Education and the Global Advisory Committee.
- Students with a GPA below the required 2.85 to study abroad for a semester must complete a GPA petition. The petition is reviewed by the Center for Global Education and the Committee on Academic Standing
- Students applying for Semester in the City must have a GPA of 2.5. Students with a GPA below this requirement must complete a GPA petition. The petition is reviewed by the Center for Global Education and the Committee on Academic Standing
Talk to a Study Abroad Peer Advisor!
Peer Advisors are Wheaton students, newly back from a study abroad program. They help the Center for Global Education advise, prepare, and inspire new students to explore options for study abroad for themselves. They are available to answer questions about choosing a study abroad location, course selection, and general travel tips. Check out their new blog, where they introduce themselves and share their stories!