International Education

Non-Willamette Programs

There are two ways to participate in a Non-Willamette Program:

Petition for approval
To do this you complete the Common Application for Willamette Sponsored Programs with the Office of International Education, including meeting the fall deadline. In this case you are requesting the Off-Campus Study Committee to approve your Non-Willamette Program. You may request WU to sponsor one semester of a non-WU program. The fall deadline is for ALL programs that take place in the up-coming academic year- not in the current academic year. There are two important things to remember:

  • The committee will expect you to provide a strong academic case for approving your Non-Willamette program, including materials that outline the program's course of study and costs. If "approved" the program is considered an "Approved as WU" program.
  • If approved, you will pay WU tuition to Willamette via your student account. WU will pay up to a maximum of $10,300 (for programs commencing after spring 2014) towards the cost of the Approved as WU program, as those costs appear on the standard invoice for that program.  This does not include airfare, visa related costs, or other incidental costs related to participation in the program.  If the cost of the Approved as WU program exceeds $10,300 (for programs commencing after spring 2014), you will be billed the difference via your WU student account. If it is less than $10,300.00, you do not receive any financial credit for the difference. Students are responsible for paying any application fees associated with their Approved as WU program.

Take a leave foreign study- Retaining your place at WU while you are on a non-Willamette program.
Credits may be transferred as generic non-Willamette credits as determined by the WU Registrar. It is, however, Willamette policy not to accept any transfer credit for leave of absence study at a partner institution when a Willamette Program is concurrently operating there. Arrangements for these programs, including how you will get credit, are done by you in consultation with the Office of the Registrar, the Office of Financial Aid, and your academic advisor and/or major department.  You may take this option at any time- there is no "deadline", although care should be taken to make the proper arrangements with the Office of the Registrar in a timely manner.