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Africa
Egypt: Arabic Language at the American University in Cairo
  • Study in Cairo for 7 weeks during the summer.
  • Participate in an intensive Arabic language and culture program at the American University in Cairo. 
  • Open to undergraduates and graduates.
  • Courses offered:  Various Arabic language and culture courses (ARB)
Ghana: Tourism & Democratic Global Education
  • Students will travel to Ghana for three and a half weeks
  • This program focuses on the understanding of how tourism is a vital economic and political took
  • Ghana: Tourism & Democratic Global Education is open to undergraduates of all majors.
  • Courses offered: P S 5999
  • Program Application
  • Program Overview
  • Program Syllabus
South Africa: Religion, Race & South African Democracy
  • Spend three weeks in June studying race, religion and democracy in South Africa
  • Visit religious institutions, historical museums, universities, the South African Parliament
  • Talk with South African citizens and experience the rich cultural diversity of the nation
  • Course offered: PS 5990
  • Sample Course Syllabus
Asia
China: Business at Shanghai University, Sydney Institute of Language and Commerce
China: Global Business Experience
  • This program travels to Beijing, Shanghai and Wuhan.
  • Participants will take part in plant tours and lectures at various companies like GM, Ford and Remy.
  • This program is open to undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Students are able to take 3 credits in various Business courses.
  • Students may also choose to take an additional 2-week purchasing class in Wuhan. 
  • Program Application
  • Program Overview
China: Global Experience in Civil & Environmental Engineering
  • Three week summer program focusing on civil & environmental engineering
  • Open to undergraduate students of WSU College of Engineering
  • Students will do on-site field research while improving their Chinese language skills
  • Courses available: CE 5995 (3 Credits) 
  • Program Flyer
  • Program Application
  • Program Syllabus
China: Global Experience in Engineering at Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology
  • Six week summer program focusing on engineering
  • Open to undergraduate and graduate students of WSU College of Engineering
  • Students will do on-site field research while improving their Chinese language skills
  • Courses available: 1 Credit directed/research course
  • Program Overview
  • Program Application
China: Global Experience in Engineering at Zhejiang University of Technology
  • Six weeks summer program focusing on cross-cultural, cross-disciplinary and team-based creative engineering problem solving
  • Target levels are junior, senior, and 1st year graduate engineering students (all majors)
  • Students will do research at key labs, and attend free-of-charge language/cultural classes (courtesy of ZJUT)
  • WSU Course to register: 4 credit EGR 5995 - Special topic: Cross-cultural engineering problem solving. No special prerequisite required. Satisfies technical elective towards graduation
  • Program Flyer
  • Program Application
  • Program Promotion Powerpoint
China: International Business Seminars
  • Travel for two weeks to China this summer.
  • Learn about international business first-hand while experiencing the cultural, social, and political environments that impact international business.
  • Gain deep insights into international businesses in China.
  • Courses offered:  MKT 4990.
China: Summer Service and Learning in China
  • A summer, service-oriented program in Beijing and its rural provinces
  • This program focuses on teaching English in impoverished communities
  • Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to apply
  • Courses available:  CHI 4990 (3 credits)
  • Program Flyer
  • Program Application
  • Confucius Institute
Japan Center for Michigan Universities (JCMU)
  • A year or semester study program in Japan aimed at building international relationships
  • Programs include: Japanese Language and Culture, Environmental Sciences in Japan, Special Seminars, Summer Intensive Japanese, English Language and Culture, and more
  • No previous language experience is necessary
  • Various areas of study are available requiring no previous language experience.
  • Courses available:  Various
  • JCMU Website
  • Boren Scholarship opportunity
Japan Summer Homestay
  • Spend two weeks with host families for this Japanese language immersion program
  • Students will explore various cities in Japan and experience contemporary Japanese culture.
  • Undergraduate and graduate students who have completed JPN 1010, JPN 1020 or with instructor approval are eligible to apply
  • Courses available: JPN 2800 or ASN 2800
  • Program Overview
  • Program Application
Korea: University of Seoul Exchange
  • A semester or year program where students study at the University of Seoul, South Korea
  • During Summer, students study language and Asian/International Studies
  • During Fall and Winter, students may study language and culture, as well as many other subjects, from business to engineering, with classes taught in English
  • This exchange program is open to undergraduates and graduates
  • Program Overview
  • Program Application
Russia: A Month in Moscow at the Moscow Art Theatre School
Europe
Austria: Global Engineering
  • Students will have an opportunity to spend a semester in Graz, Austria
  • Open to WSU College of Engineering students
  • Various courses offered
  • Program Overview 
  • Program Application
Central Europe: Global Business Experience
  • This program travels to Budapest, Krakow and Wroclaw
  • Learn about international business first-hand while experiencing the cultural and social environments of some of the world's most interesting cities
  • This program is open to undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Students are able to take 3 credits in various Business courses.
  • Program Application
  • Program Overview
England: Magical Mystery Tour through Pop Culture in London and Liverpool, England
  • This program travels to London and Liverpool, England for Spring Break
  • Students will study the impact of the Beatles on our country and the world
  • Undergraduate and graduate students may apply
  • Courses available: Directed Study ENG 5990 (1-3 credits)
  • Program Flyer
  • Program Application
England: University of Salford Exchange
  • A semester or year program where students study at the University of Salford in Salford, Greater Manchester, England
  • Students will study in the School of Humanities, Languages, and Social Sciences
  • This exchange program is open to undergraduates and graduates
  • Courses available:  Various
  • Program Overview
  • Program Application
European Cities: International Business Seminars
France: Undergraduate Computer Science Exchange Program in France
  • This semester long program is open to students of Junior Standing majoring in Computer Science
  • Provides diversified academic and research programs in a variety of scientific and technological fields
  • More than 1,200 undergraduate and graduate students study on two campuses
  • students have access to the resources of the 15 schools (Grande Ecole), including 2,200 researchers and 200 research laboratories
  • Program overview
France: University Francois-Rabelais Exchange
  • Students attend the University Francois-Rabelais in Tours, France
  • This exchange program allows students who are fluent in French to take classes in any Liberal Arts and Sciences discipline
  • Students from any Wayne State college or school are eligible to apply provided their plans are approved by the department where they expect to earn their degrees
  • The exchange can last either one or two semesters, although students strongly are urged to consider staying for two semesters is possible
  • Program Overview
  • Program Application
Germany: Junior Year in Munich
  • Junior Year in Munich is America’s oldest academic year abroad program in Germany.
  • Coursework completed in Munich counts towards WSU degree requirements.
  • Open to all majors for students with 2 years of German Language with a B average. 
  • All instruction is taught in German
  • Courses available: Various
  • Junior Year in Munich at WSU
Italy: Global Business Experience
  • This program travels to Turin, Florence and Naples
  • Learn about international business first-hand while experiencing the cultural and social environments of some of the world's most interesting cities
  • This program is open to undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Students are able to take 3 credits in various Business courses.
  • Program Application
  • Program Overview
Italy: Wayne in Abruzzo
Poland: A Survey of Polish Culture
  • Spend 2 weeks in May traveling through Poland
  • Students study Polish culture as it relates to their traditional society and future
  • Open to all undergraduate and graduate students
  • Courses available:  POL 2710 (3 cr) or POL 3990 (1-3 cr)
  • Program Application
  • Program Overview
Romania: Undergraduate Computer Science Exchange Program in Cluj-Napoca
  • This semester long program is open to students of Junior Standing majoring in Computer Science
  • Provides diversified academic and research programs in a variety of scientific and technological fields
  • Babeº-Bolyai University Cluj-Napoca is a modern institution with a long history, which ranks among the best higher education institutions in Romania and Eastern Europe
  • Cluj-Napoca is one of the major cities of Romania, situated in the heart of Transylvania
  • Program Overview
Spain: Engineering at the University of Navarra
  • A semester, summer or year long program where students travel to San Sebastian, Spain for the TECNUN College of Engineering.
  • Students will have the opportunity to take various Engineering courses.
  • Open to undergraduate students from the College of Engineering. 
  • Fall/Winter participants must speak fluent Spanish.
  • Summer participants can take courses in English. 
  • Courses offered: Various Engineering courses
  • Program Application
  • Program Overview
  • Information Sheet

 

Middle East
Lebanon: Arabic Language and Culture at the Lebanese American University
  • This program is located at the Lebanese American University in Beirut, Lebanon.
  • Participants will study Arabic language at SINARC
  • Students will have an option to study Intermediate and Advanced Arabic language and culture for 15-weeks
  • Arabic Language courses will be offered at the elementary, upper elementary, intermediate, and advanced levels
  • Program Overview
  • Program Application
  • Boren Scholarship
The Americas
Brazil: Semester in Brazil
  • Spend a semester at one of three universities situated in attractive and culturally rich environments in Brazil
  • Students from all fields and levels are eligible to apply for this program
  • Courses offered: Various
Canada: University of Windsor Exchange
  • Students may take courses for one semester or a full year
  • Students may take courses in various subjects that are not offered at WSU
  • Undergraduate and Graduate students are eligible to apply
  • Courses offered: Various
  • Program Overview
  • Program Application
Cuba: Anthropology in Santiago de Cuba & Havana
  • Students travel to Cuba for a three week program in Summer 2015
  • The program focuses on cultural, historical and social realities of this Caribbean country
  • The program is open to WSU and non-WSU undergraduates and graduates
  • Course Offered: ANT 3550 (FC) and/or ANT 6290
  • Program Overview
  • Program Application