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Study Abroad

Satisfy your curiosity by studying a new time zone, country, or continent. 

Which Experience is Right for You?

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Semester Abroad

Through partnerships with an affiliated study abroad provider, you'll gain access to programs around the world. Complete a full semester in Europe, Asia, Africa, Latin America, or Asia Pacific. You can even study at sea!

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Semester in the U.S. or Canada

Intrigued by locations closer to home? Through the National Student Exchange, you can study for a semester in dozens of locations across the Continental U.S., Canada, Puerto Rica, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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Short-term International Trip

Led by faculty and often associated with a Widener course, these trips focus on a specific topic or purpose—like service learning or field study. Explore current trips

Pride Perspectives

Hear from our students about their study abroad experiences.

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Widener has helped me take my academics and what I’ve learned in classes and apply it not just in the Chester community, but to the whole world in general.

Hannah Berard

Hannah's Story
Student Zan Usmani standing in the Amazon rainforest in Peru

I’ve never felt unsure about what the next steps of dental school were. I always had professors guiding me along my way.

Zan Usmani

Zan's Story

Every study abroad trip, every internship opportunity, every volunteer event, every class is contributing to me not only being a better person, but better in business. The world of business today requires us to be globally active.

Jessica Feoli

Jessica's Story
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Widener has exposed me to opportunities that forever shaped my life. Now, as a well-traveled entrepreneur with a young but growing business, I am excited to see how Widener University is still preparing graduates toward a path of excellence.

Markevis Gideon

Markevis's Story

Ready to Go? Let's Make a Plan

Step 1: Get Organized

  • Meet with the Global Engagement Office on the upper level of the University Center. Even if you don't know where you want to travel—or aren't sure you want to travel at all—an early visit will set you up for the best experience.
  • Connect with your academic and financial aid advisors to discuss course planning and other important logistics.
  • Update or order a passport on travel.gov. Your passport will likely take a few months to arrive—make sure to get ahead. 

Step 2: Pick Your Program

  • Explore your trip options. A meeting with the Global Engagement Office can help narrow down your choices. 
  • Apply for your trip in the study abroad portal or on your trip provider website.
  • Once accepted, make your first deposit to secure your spot in your program. 

Step 3: Prepare to Travel

  • Complete travel forms in the study abroad portal.
  • Make final trip payments.
  • Complete the pre-travel orientation offered by the Global Engagement Office—you'll learn everything you need to know about studying away from campus. 

Deepen Your Global Engagement on Campus

Stay current—receive updates about study abroad trips, volunteer opportunities, new community partnerships, and more, all curated by student leaders and the Center for Civic Engagement.

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Experience a community of international students, culture enthusiasts, and travel buffs. As you explore new cultures and perspectives, you'll plan campus-wide events and enjoy free international meals. 

Contact the Global Engagement Office to learn more.

Global Engagement