Study Abroad

West Virginia Wesleyan has long recognized the value of offering students study abroad opportunities.


Through the variety of study abroad options available each year, you are able to participate in life-changing learning experiences that span the globe.

Getting Started

There are many opportunities to enrich your life by experiencing the world through travel while studying at West Virginia Wesleyan College. From 3-4 week May term international travel courses to international exchange programs to competing for the prestigious Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship, Wesleyan offers a world of travel experiences for students eager to expand their view of the world.

Spring Break Experiences

Spring break travel is a new opportunity for Honors students at WVWC. The Honors program has travelled to London, England, and is planning another trip to Florence, Italy for Spring Break 2012.

Contact Doug Van Gundy at for more information.

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May Term Trips

Each May, Wesleyan faculty offer a variety of travel courses to international destinations. Most recently, travel courses have gone to Greece and Turkey, Ireland, the Amazon, and Eastern Europe. In May 2012, students will be able to travel to Ireland, South Africa, and Belize.

Contact Jessica Scott at for more information.

Summer Abroad/Semester Abroad

Students can taken advantage of many opportunities for study abroad through WVWC's partnership with Knowledge Exchange Institute. KEI offers custom study abroad opportunities and internships for students with destinations in 16 countries located on every habitable continent of the globe. While students can take advantage of language courses during their semester, summer, or year abroad, all other courses are offered in English. WVWC students have recently studied in Kenya and Tanzania through their participation in KEI programs. To see the range of possibilities for study abroad offered through KEI, visit their website:

Contact Jessica Scott at for more information.

Irish American Scholar Exchange

The Irish American Scholar Exchange is a competitive program offering selected WVWC students the opportunity to study in Ireland. By participating in the Irish American Scholar Exchange, students can spend either one semester or one academic year studying at one of six Irish institutions, including the University of Ulster, Queen's University, and the Belfast Metropolitan College. A wide range of majors is represented by students who have studied at Irish Universities through this exchange, including: Biology, Computer Science, Sociology, Education, Graphic Design, English, Communication, Engineering, History, Religion, Government, and International Business. Studying abroad offers many opportunities outside of the classroom. Some students have performed service abroad; they all travel during breaks and long weekends; and many return the next summer to travel with friends made there. These students all return with a strong sense of what it's like to be global citizens.

Contact Barbara Morrissette at for more information.

Fulbright Scholarships

Link to Fulbright website:

Contact John Saunders at for more information.

Make an Appointment

To make an appointment to find out what study abroad opportunity is right for you, please contact one of the following individuals, who would be happy to advise you:

Barbara Morrissette (study abroad exchange opportunities),

Jessica Scott (Knowledge Exchange Institute study abroad opportunities),

John Saunders (Fulbright Scholarship advisor),

West Virginia Wesleyan Students and local guides at Nairobi National Park, Kenya.

Photo Credit: Kathy Gregg