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Study Abroad Program

Change the way you see the world!

Western offers an opportunity to enhance your college experience through a credit-based Study Abroad program, which includes a two-credit course and an excursion.

You will use what you learn from the course and during the trip to complete the course requirements. A final grade will be assigned after the excursion and all final assignments are complete.

To be eligible for Study Abroad you must have:

  • Completed at least 12 credits at Western
  • Earned a minimum GPA of 2.75

Spring 2018 Program

The spring program includes a 10-day excursion to Germany & Switzerland. View the tentative itinerary.

The two-credit course will run during the second seven weeks of the spring term, while the actual excursion is planned for April 25–May 5, 2018.

To learn more, please attend an information session:

  • October 9: 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
  • October 10: 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.
  • October 11: 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
  • October 23: 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Room locations for all sessions:  
La Crosse-Coleman 305 | Tomah-119 |  Black River Falls-130 | Mauston-119 | Independence-104 | Viroqua-134

​Application Deadline

The early/preferred application deadline is November 30, 2017. The final application deadline is January 12, 2018.

Application Materials - PDF | Word


The cost is approximately $3700 (triple/quad hotel room). Flexible payment options are available. Cost includes airfare, in-country transportation, lodging, travel insurance, some meals and some entrance fees. This fee is paid directly to EF Tours. This fee does not include Western tuition/fees.

Please contact the program instructor Linda Duffy at with questions.

Funding Your Trip

Funding sources may be available to assist with the fees associated with the excursion and/or the required two-credit study abroad course. Options include:

  • Payment Plans
  • Financial Aid
  • Western Fundraisers
  • Tripfunder