Faculty-led Global Learning Programs

WWU Faculty-led Global Learning Programs are not travel tours. While travel during free time can be quite educational in itself, the University does not grant academic credit for travel.  Global Learning Programs are strictly academic in nature, and students must expect to invest at least the same amount of time and effort that would be required at home for the course of the same academic level on campus. Travel on weekends and holidays during the program must not conflict with the regular class schedule; students are responsible for making travel plans which will permit them to attend all regularly scheduled classes and fieldtrips.

Students are responsible for meeting all travel requirements established for their specific program including but not limited to: obtaining a valid passport and, if necessary, a travel visa; receiving any necessary immunizations; and completion of all required signature documents and questionnaires on your specific program application page. All items must be completed 30 days prior to the program start date. 

The application process has two steps.

Step #1 Apply for the program and complete the required documents, including the Program questionnaire if the program requires one. Once completed the application will be reviewed by the Professor(s) leading the program. At this time nothing is charged to the student's account.

Step #2. Students will be notified via their student E-mail of their status change. It is the student's responsibility to log back in to their program application page and confirm their place in the program by clicking the commit button. By doing so the student is agreeing to pay all required program fees, including the non-refundable deposit. A non-refundable deposit of $1,000 (for international programs) or $500 (domestic programs) will be charged to the student's account. The non-refundable deposit will be applied to the total cost of the program. All remaining fees will be deferred until the student registers for the class.

Failure to obtain and/or meet any travel requirements will be cause for cancelling your registration with refund subject to the terms and conditions listed below. Students who cancel their registration may receive partial or no refund based on financial commitments and payments made to program organizers on their behalf. Note: No refunds will be given after April 1.

Visit the Education Abroad website for Global Learning Program Details.

Visit Extended Education's website for domestic program details.

Have a Question

Extended Education would like to hear from you with any comments or questions you may have.

Contact Us

Follow Us

Subscribe to news and events from Extended Education. Choose an interest or leave it blank to receive our general news emails.

Our Locations

Western Washington University is conveniently located throughout the Puget Sound and the Central Salish Sea regions. Visit us at one of our locations.

Support Extended Education

Extended Education is a self-supporting institution at Western. Your support helps us fulfill our mission to share the Western Experience with students of all ages through learning opportunities across time and place by expanding partnerships – campus and beyond – to build a stronger Washington.

Donate