Study Abroad Western Michigan University 1903 W Michigan Ave Kalamazoo, Michigan 49008-5245 USA Phone (269) 387-5890 Fax (269) 387-0630
Location 2425 Ellsworth Hall WMU Mail Stop 5245
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Haenicke Institute for Global Education Study Abroad Scholarship
The Haenicke Institute for Global Education offers need- and merit-based scholarships for short-term study abroad programs directed by WMU faculty in late spring, summer I and summer II semesters. Need-based awards are worth up to $1,500; merit-based awards are worth up to $1,000.
Eligible students may apply for one or both awards. Twenty four short-term, faculty-led study abroad programs are being offered in 2014 and are eligible for scholarship consideration.
Employees invited to apply for summer study abroad program
KALAMAZOO—A summer study abroad program for Western Michigan University employees, Spanish Language and Culture Experience for WMU Employees, will be explained at an information session at 5:10 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, in 2033 Brown Hall. The two-week intensive language and cultural study abroad program is open to all WMU faculty and benefits-eligible employees. It will take place July 11-27, 2014, at the Universidad de Cantabria in Santander, Spain. Read more
We strongly suggest that you apply for a passport as soon as you begin to consider studying abroad. If you already have a passport, it is important to check the expiration date, as the passport should be valid a minimum of 6 months after the end of your study abroad program. If you need a new passport or need to renew an expired passport, we suggest that you apply a minimum of 8 weeks or more prior to your departure.
The fee to apply for a new passport book is $135; the fee to renew an expired passport is $110. If you need the passport in a shorter time period, you may request expedited processing, which will take 2-3 weeks and will cost an additional $60. For further instructions on how to apply for or renew a passport, please visit: U.S. Department of State passport information
Please keep in mind that many countries require visas for students wishing to study at their universities. The visa process can take a few months and you must submit your passport with your visa application. For more information on foreign entry requirements in the country of proposed study, please visit: