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Argentina, ISEP

  • Program Type: Direct Enroll
  • Language of Instruction: Spanish
  • Exchange: Yes
  • Likelihood of Placement: Good

What is ISEP?

ISEP programs ARE Willamette Sponsored Programs. ISEP is an international exchange association that enables Willamette students to enroll in universities around the world as exchange students. All information regarding Willamette Sponsored Programs applies to ISEP programs.

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Perth, Australia

  • Program Type: Direct Enroll
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Exchange: No
  • Likelihood of Placement: Limited

The University of Western Australia is located in Perth, a western, coastal city of 1.2 million inhabitants. This vibrant capital of the state of Western Australia has a Mediterranean climate and provides easy access to the Indian Ocean and Australian outback. Minimum GPA required by host program: Based on WU approval.

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Austria, ISEP

  • Program Type: Direct Enroll
  • Language of Instruction: German
  • Exchange: Yes
  • Likelihood of Placement: Good

What is ISEP?

ISEP programs ARE Willamette Sponsored Programs. ISEP is an international exchange association that enables Willamette students to enroll in universities around the world as exchange students. All information regarding Willamette Sponsored Programs applies to ISEP programs.

Learn more about ISEP

Graz, Austria

  • Program Type: Direct Enroll
  • Language of Instruction: German, English
  • Exchange: Yes
  • Likelihood of Placement: Good

Graz is the second-largest city in Austria and has the reputation of being a “student city” because of the large number of universities it holds. In 2003 Graz was named the Cultural Capital of Europe by the European Union. Students will study at Karl-Franzens Universität Graz, or Uni Graz. Willamette students are considered "Joint Study" exchange students, this should assist with the navigation of the Graz website. Minimum GPA required by host program: Based on WU approval. 

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Brussels and Ghent, Belgium

  • Program Type: Direct Enroll
  • Language of Instruction: English, Dutch
  • Exchange: Yes
  • Likelihood of Placement: Fair

The LUCA School of Arts encompasses many campuses in Belgium. Willamette students can apply for the Brussels and Ghent campuses.

Brussels

Brussels is the de facto capital of the 28 State European Union,  as it hosts a number of principal EU institutions. Brussels is officially bi-lingual in French and Dutch, but French is the lingua franca in the city. It is well-known for waffles, chocolate, fries and beer. The city center retains a medieval core and visitors can learn more about art nouveau, contemporary art, Old Dutch Masters, surrealists, and comic strips–all of which enjoy ample representation in the city’s museums. 

Ghent

Ghent is the capital of East Flanders which is in the Flemish region of Belgium. This is a lovely city that became a powerhouse in the wool and cloth trade during the Middle Ages. It still retains significant architecture from its medieval past including Gravensteen  Castle and many canals. Paradoxically, the city does not host many tourists, but it is full of students due to its six universities. The total student population in Ghent tops 50,000 people.

Academics

Students should apply for a department that matches their major at home. Knowledge of techniques as well as experience within the field is absolutely necessary to be accepted.

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Brazil, ISEP

  • Program Type: Direct Enroll
  • Language of Instruction: Portuguese
  • Exchange: Yes
  • Likelihood of Placement: Good

What is ISEP?

ISEP programs ARE Willamette Sponsored Programs. ISEP is an international exchange association that enables Willamette students to enroll in universities around the world as exchange students. All information regarding Willamette Sponsored Programs applies to ISEP programs.

Learn more about ISEP

Bulgaria, ISEP

  • Program Type:
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Exchange: Yes
  • Likelihood of Placement: Good

What is ISEP?

ISEP programs ARE Willamette Sponsored Programs. ISEP is an international exchange association that enables Willamette students to enroll in universities around the world as exchange students. All information regarding Willamette Sponsored Programs applies to ISEP programs.

Learn more about ISEP

Canada, ISEP

  • Program Type: Direct Enroll
  • Language of Instruction: English, French
  • Exchange: Yes
  • Likelihood of Placement: Good

What is ISEP?

ISEP programs ARE Willamette Sponsored Programs. ISEP is an international exchange association that enables Willamette students to enroll in universities around the world as exchange students. All information regarding Willamette Sponsored Programs applies to ISEP programs.

Learn more about ISEP

Chile, ISEP

  • Program Type: Direct Enroll
  • Language of Instruction: Spanish
  • Exchange: Yes
  • Likelihood of Placement: Good

What is ISEP?

ISEP programs ARE Willamette Sponsored Programs. ISEP is an international exchange association that enables Willamette students to enroll in universities around the world as exchange students. All information regarding Willamette Sponsored Programs applies to ISEP programs.

Learn more about ISEP

Hong Kong, China

  • Program Type: Direct Enroll
  • Language of Instruction: English, Chinese
  • Exchange: Yes
  • Likelihood of Placement: Good

Founded in 1967, Lingnan University is the only liberal arts university in Hong Kong. It's location in Hong Kong (a transportation, communications, business and cultural hub for China and the Asia-Pacific region) and the geo-political significance of Hong Kong and it's recent transition from being a British Colony to a Special Administrative Region of China makes it an intriguing location for students. There are approximately 3,000 undergraduate students who attend Lingnan, many of whom live on campus. There is a strong culture of service learning at Lingnan and there are many active student clubs and organizations (including an international buddy club) as well. Minimum GPA required by host program: 2.5 GPA. 

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Xiamen, China

  • Program Type: Center-based
  • Language of Instruction: Chinese
  • Exchange: Yes
  • Likelihood of Placement: Good

Xiamen University was founded in 1921 and has a student enrollment of over 38,000 full time students on its 3 campuses. The university is located in the town of Xiamen on the coast of south eastern China in Fujian province. Because of it's excellent port and location at the mouth of the Nine Dragons River Xiamen was designated as one of China's Special Economic Zones. The city has a population of 2.5 million people and is situated on both mainland China and on a number of islands. For further information about Xiamen University please click here

Minimum GPA required by host program: Based on WU approval. 
  (this program is offered for spring or academic year only)

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Zhuhai, China

  • Program Type: Direct Enroll
  • Language of Instruction: English, Chinese
  • Exchange: Yes
  • Likelihood of Placement: Good

United International College (UIC) was jointly founded by Beijing Normal University (BNU) and Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU). UIC is the first modern college in the Chinese mainland that upholds a liberal arts education, situated in Zhuhai city in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area. With English as the medium of instruction, UIC's education is of international standards with high-caliber academic performance. UIC has over 6,000 students and the population of Zhuhai is approximately 1.8 million.

UIC is located in the coastal city of Zhuhai in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area. As one of China's most livable cities, Zhuhai is adjacent to Macao and Hong Kong, connected by the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge. Zhuhai was one of the first places where modern Chinese met Western culture. 

Minimum GPA required by host program: Based on WU approval. 
  (this program is offered for spring or academic year only)

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Czech Republic, ISEP

  • Program Type: Direct Enroll
  • Language of Instruction: English, Czech
  • Exchange: Yes
  • Likelihood of Placement: Good

What is ISEP?

ISEP programs ARE Willamette Sponsored Programs. ISEP is an international exchange association that enables Willamette students to enroll in universities around the world as exchange students. All information regarding Willamette Sponsored Programs applies to ISEP programs.

Learn more about ISEP

Prague, Czech Republic

  • Program Type: Center-based
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Exchange: No
  • Likelihood of Placement: Fair

As the gateway to Western and Eastern Europe Prague is a grand city, full of cultural activities including museums, castles, theaters and an active nightlife. In this capital city students attend the Undergraduate Program in Central European Studies (UPCES) at Charles University. The UPCES organizes a variety of day excursions and a long weekend trip to Poland. Minimum GPA required by host program: 3.0 GPA, but exceptions can be made. 

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Aalborg, Denmark

  • Program Type: Direct Enroll
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Exchange: Yes
  • Likelihood of Placement: Good

With its 137,000 inhabitants, Aalborg is now Denmark's fourth largest city and one of the most important trade and industrial centers in the country. From Aalborg, it is not far to the white beaches of the North Sea, to the forest of Rold, the lovely Rebild Hills or the slopes of the Jutlandic Ridge. Almost 35% of the city’s population are students of higher education, which gives the city a unique character full of life (AAU 2017) (UCN 2017). This is clearly seen at the city’s cafés, restaurants and various attractions. Furthermore, the city has continuously been named the happiest city in Europe (Martin 2016), which is quite remarkable as Denmark has been named the happiest country in the world for many years (CBS News 2017).

Aalborg University is a medium sized university with about 20,000 students including about 2,700 international students. The university is based on real-life problem-based learning ending each semester with a large group project. This model, known as the Aalborg Model, has been internationally recognized and led to the appointment of AAU as UNESCO Chair in problem-based learning.

In 2019, Aalborg was named one of the 52 Places to Go by the New York Times. 

Minimum GPA required by host program: Based on WU approval. 
(this program is offered for spring or academic year only)

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Quito, Ecuador

  • Program Type: Hybrid
  • Language of Instruction: Spanish
  • Exchange: Yes
  • Likelihood of Placement: Good

Quito is the capital city of Ecuador and sits at an elevation of 9,300 ft. Although Ecuador is only about the size of Nevada, it is one of the most biologically diverse countries in the world and students will be able to experience its many regions and climates throughout the semester. Students will study at the Andean Center for Latin American Studies (ACLAS) and at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ). Excursions include a Quito city tour, Otavalo, and Cuenca. A pre-program five day Galapagos Islands voyage is included when a minimum program participation number is met. Find more information for international students through the Office of International Programs at USFQ. 

Minimum GPA required by host program: 2.5 GPA. 
  (this program is offered as a fall semester only)

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Quito, Ecuador

  • Program Type: Summer Programs
  • Language of Instruction: Spanish
  • Exchange: No
  • Likelihood of Placement: Good

Summer 2022 program open for applications!!

Summer programs offer students an opportunity to study abroad outside of the academic year. All offer credit, however each program is structured differently. This program is a partnership between Univeristy of Portland, WU, and ACLAS (the Andean Center for Latin American Studies). 

The Ecuador Summer program offers an intensive Spanish language immersion experience along with features to provide access and insight into the culture. This program is located in the capital city of Quito, high in the equatorial Andes.

Designed with many components to ensure a successful immersion experience, it includes classroom instruction, program-related excursions, and room and board with a local host family.

Minimum GPA required by host program: 2.0 GPA.  Preferred GPA: 2.5 or higher.

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Birmingham, England

  • Program Type: Direct Enroll
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Exchange: Yes
  • Likelihood of Placement: Fair

*The next available application cycle for this program will be during fall 2022 for programs in 2023-2024. 

The University of Birmingham is located in Birmingham, the second largest city in England with a population of just over 1 million. Birmingham lies approximately 120 miles northwest of London and is considered Europe's youngest city with 40% of its population under the age of 25. Since 1900, the University of Birmingham has been a leading global university. Today, Birmingham has one of the largest international student communities in the UK with students from more than 150 countries worldwide. A rail station on campus offers students quick access to the city center.  Birmingham is a center for arts and culture, commerce and entertainment with a vibrant and diverse community. Minimum GPA required by host program: 2.8 GPA. 

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Farnham, England

  • Program Type: Direct Enroll
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Exchange: Yes
  • Likelihood of Placement: Good

The University for the Creative Arts is located in Farnham England– a World Craft Town designated by UNESCO. Settlements in Farnham go back to the stone age when the area supported a flint-knapping industry. Farnham has been associated with crafts since AD 100 when the area supplied Roman Britain with pottery. Farnham’s long history as a market town also includes wool, crops, flour, and beer.  Although Farnham is especially known for its Georgian architecture, visitors can also visit its Norman castle. 

Academics

The University for the Creative Arts comprises five campuses in various locations outside of London. The Farnham campus is 1.5 hours from London city center via train. Each of these campuses specializes in a group of majors. Students at the Farnham campus can major in the following subjects: Animation, Communication and Media, Computer Arts, Crafts, Fine Art and Digital Art, Games, Graphic Design, Illustration, Music, Performing Arts, Photography, Product Design, TV Production, and Textiles. Seventeen percent of the student body is international.

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Keele, England

  • Program Type: Direct Enroll
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Exchange: Yes
  • Likelihood of Placement: Fair

Keele is located just 1 ½ hours away from London by train and 45 minutes from Manchester and Birmingham. Keele University is a unique European university in that most of the students live on campus. It’s a big campus but a small and cosmopolitan community, with a vast array of clubs, societies and activities throughout the year. Minimum GPA required by host program: 3.0 GPA. 

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Leicester, England

  • Program Type: Direct Enroll
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Exchange: Yes
  • Likelihood of Placement: Good

The University of Leicester is located in Leicester, England and lies approximately 100 miles north-west of London. The university is located in the tenth largest city in Britain with a population of approximately 330,000. There is excellent access to public transportation, providing easy access to rail stations and airports. There are approximately 23,000 full-time, part-time and distance learning students who attend the University of Leicester. Of the 12,600 full-time students, around 24% come from outside the European Union, from a total of more than 70 countries. Minimum GPA required by host program: 3.0 GPA.

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London, England

  • Program Type: Center-based
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Exchange: No
  • Likelihood of Placement: Limited

While living in London students will study at the GEO London Center with other students from the Northwest. Many Willamette University professors have experience with this program and are generally excited to share their experiences. Past faculty participants from Willamette include Patricia Varas (Spanish, 2009), James Thompson (Art, 2008), Anita King (Music, 2008), Seth Cotler (History, 2006), Jeane Clark (Rhetoric and Media Studies, 2002), Ken Nolley (English, 1999) and others. Minimum GPA required by host program: 2.5 GPA.

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York , England

  • Program Type: Direct Enroll
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Exchange: Yes
  • Likelihood of Placement: Good

York St John University (YSJ) is located in the city center of York, England. York is a cathedral city in the North known for its historic architecture, eclectic museums, and walkable town center.   York was voted the most popular city in the UK in 2021 (YouGov). YSJ has about 7,000 full and part-time students, ranking in the top 100 universities in the UK. YSJ offers a well-rounded education, with co-curricular opportunities through community-building events on campus and leadership development opportunities. By participating in one of YSJ’s 300+ official student clubs, you’ll find a home away from home among your cultural, philanthropic and/or extracurricular interests. Minimum GPA required by host program: 2.8 GPA.

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Estonia, ISEP

  • Program Type: Direct Enroll
  • Language of Instruction: English, Estonian
  • Exchange: Yes
  • Likelihood of Placement: Good

What is ISEP?

ISEP programs ARE Willamette Sponsored Programs. ISEP is an international exchange association that enables Willamette students to enroll in universities around the world as exchange students. All information regarding Willamette Sponsored Programs applies to ISEP programs.

Learn more about ISEP

Finland, ISEP

  • Program Type: Direct Enroll
  • Language of Instruction: English, Finnish
  • Exchange: Yes
  • Likelihood of Placement: Good

What is ISEP?

ISEP programs ARE Willamette Sponsored Programs. ISEP is an international exchange association that enables Willamette students to enroll in universities around the world as exchange students. All information regarding Willamette Sponsored Programs applies to ISEP programs.

Learn more about ISEP

Angers, France

  • Program Type: Direct Enroll
  • Language of Instruction: French
  • Exchange: Yes
  • Likelihood of Placement: Good

Angers, located in the western portion of the Loire Valley, has been described by many as a “bright and radiant city.” There are almost 30,000 university students in Angers, which makes it a wonderful place to study, socialize and experience different cultures. The Loire Valley is noted for the quality of its language, it is said that the purest form of French is spoken there. Students attend classes on the campus of the Université Catholique de l’Ouest (UCO).

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France, ISEP

  • Program Type: Direct Enroll
  • Language of Instruction: French
  • Exchange: Yes
  • Likelihood of Placement: Good

What is ISEP?

ISEP programs ARE Willamette Sponsored Programs. ISEP is an international exchange association that enables Willamette students to enroll in universities around the world as exchange students. All information regarding Willamette Sponsored Programs applies to ISEP programs.

Learn more about ISEP

Lyon, France

  • Program Type: Center-based
  • Language of Instruction: French
  • Exchange: No
  • Likelihood of Placement: Good

The second largest city in France, the Lyon metropolitan area is home to over 2 million people of which 500,000 live in Lyon proper. Situated in a dramatic setting surrounded by hills at the confluence of the Rhône and Saône rivers, its location on a major trade route between Northern Europe and Italy made Lyon an important city of the Roman Empire. During the Renaissance, it was a center for humanist scholarship, printing, banking and the newly-established silk industry.

Views of Lyon

The Lyon program is ideal for students want to focus on French language and experience cultural immersion in the French context. The Lyon program is run by IE3 Global, based at Oregon State University. IE3 provides a Resident Director to support the students throughout their program. Minimum GPA required by host program: 2.75 GPA. 

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Paris, France

  • Program Type: Hybrid
  • Language of Instruction: French
  • Exchange: No
  • Likelihood of Placement: Limited

This program is offered through CUPA (Center for University Programs Abroad), a program provider which supports an advanced immersion experience. With ongoing academic advising and support, students are directly matriculated in Parisian Universities, certain Grandes Écoles and specialized institutes, and may also opt for one or two optional in-house courses. Emphasis is on the experience of studying and living in Paris. CUPA is considered a competitive placement. All applicants are encouraged to consider a secondary option. Talk with an OIE Advisor if you are interested in this program.  See our Explore All Programs page for other French language programs. Minimum GPA required by host program: 3.0 GPA.

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Poitiers, France

  • Program Type: Center-based
  • Language of Instruction: French
  • Exchange: No
  • Likelihood of Placement: Good

A university town, Poitiers boasts a population of 85,000 within a larger metropolitan area of 140,000 and offers students a chance to live in a smaller city while still being close to the larger cities such as Paris and Bordeaux.  The Université de Poitiers is a comprehensive university comprised of 23,000 students taking courses in 14 different colleges, institutes and schools.  Poitiers is located in the storied western region of France, in close proximity to the Loire Valley and its châteaux, the Atlantic coast, Basque country, and Normandy, with Paris less than two hours by train.

This program allows students to enroll in either French language courses or regular university courses in many fields of study, taught entirely in French. Some University of Poitiers courses are also available in English. Students interested in a full schedule of direct enroll courses should complete at least third year college-level French. Minimum GPA required by host program: 2.75 GPA.

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Baden-Württemberg, Germany

  • Program Type: Direct Enroll
  • Language of Instruction: German
  • Exchange: Yes
  • Likelihood of Placement: Good

Baden-Württemberg is a state in southwestern Germany whose large size fosters cultural and natural diversity. For over 50 years this exchange program between the state of Oregon and the state of Baden-Württemberg has given several generations of Oregon students the opportunity to live and study in one of Germany’s most prosperous and scenic regions. This is a German language and culture experience. The program is run by IE3 Global, based at Oregon State University. They provide a Resident Director to support the students throughout their program. Minimum GPA required by host program: 2.75 GPA. 

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Athens, Greece

  • Program Type: Center-based
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Exchange: No
  • Likelihood of Placement: Limited

Sometimes known as the "birthplace of democracy" Athens is an ideal place for liberal arts students to study. The Athens program takes place at the College Year in Athens and has a wide array of courses available that focus on both ancient and modern day Greece and Mediterranean cultures. Many courses will involve on-site teaching around Athens and Greece connecting the coursework with the wealth of historical sites, monuments, landscape and art present in that region of the world. The Academic Center is the heart of the program where the classrooms, library, student lounge and many other program services are located. Minimum GPA required by host program: 3.0 GPA, open to change depending on situation. 

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Hungary, ISEP

  • Program Type: Direct Enroll
  • Language of Instruction: English, Hungarian
  • Exchange: Yes
  • Likelihood of Placement: Good

What is ISEP?

ISEP programs ARE Willamette Sponsored Programs. ISEP is an international exchange association that enables Willamette students to enroll in universities around the world as exchange students. All information regarding Willamette Sponsored Programs applies to ISEP programs.

Learn more about ISEP

Reykjavik, Iceland

  • Program Type: Direct Enroll
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Exchange: Yes
  • Likelihood of Placement: Limited

There are some aspects of Iceland that will be familiar to Pacific Northwest students who choose to study at the Icelandic Academy of the Arts in Reykjavik. The Icelandic landscape is marked by volcanoes and hot springs, Icelanders enjoy a relatively mild winter and cool summers, and residents of Reykjavik can fish for salmon within the city limits. Other aspects of Iceland might feel like they are taken directly from a Nordic saga. The medieval Icelandic dialect of the sagas is similar enough to today’s language that ordinary people can read the original texts. The eerie and beautiful aurora borealis is visible nine months of the year. Iceland is so far north that from May to July there is nearly constant daylight. This contrasts with nearly 30 days in Winter with 19 hour stretches of darkness. 

Academics

The Icelandic Academy of the Arts is located in Reykjavik–Iceland’s capital and largest city. The population of Reykjavik including the suburbs is only 217,000. The Academy was founded in 1998 and consolidated the Iceland School of Drama and the Reykjavik Arts School. It is located in the city center near the largest visual arts museum in Iceland and the Hallgrimskirkja–a Lutheran church that is one of Iceland’s best known landmarks. 

Icelandic is the main language of instruction for the bachelors programs and English is the language of instruction for the masters. There are courses in Icelandic language available for exchange students. Only 35 spaces are available for study abroad students and the number of applicants typically exceeds available spaces. 

The academy provides numerous majors in Design, Architecture, Theater, Dance, Fine Art, Arts Education, and Music. 

There is an orientation for international students organized by the Student Services and International Offices. The orientation includes introductory meetings, a campus tour and a crash course in Icelandic.

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Ballyvaughan, Ireland

  • Program Type: Center-based
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Exchange: No
  • Likelihood of Placement: Fair

The Burren College of Art is located on Ireland’s western coast a few kilometers inland from the village of Ballyvaughan (population 258). Ballyvaughan is located between Galway and the Cliffs of Moher which makes it a prime location for tourism. Ballyvaughan is situated in a region called Burren and is known for its archeological sites including megalithic tombs, caves, forts and castles.In fact the Burren College of Art has its own restored castle on campus. 

Academics

The college was founded in 1993 and focuses on print, photography, digital art, woodworking, stoneworking, and metal working. Students take 5 courses per semester. The college is quite small and services a total of 40 students and visiting artists at a time. Students can participate in an optional faculty-led trip to London (Fall) or Berlin (Spring).  

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Galway, Ireland

  • Program Type: Hybrid
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Exchange: No
  • Likelihood of Placement: Good

The National University of Ireland, Galway is located on the banks of the river Corrib in Western Ireland. Galway is a modern urban center of 80,000 people that is known to many as a cultural center of Ireland. A Willamette professor teaches one course to the program students and accompanies the excursions with a local guide. Excursions may include Dublin, Northern Ireland, and Cork. Minimum GPA required by host program: 3.0 GPA, or 2.8 GPA with letter from faculty advisor. 

The spring 2024 Program Faculty Leader will be Tabitha Knight, Assistant Professor of Economics.

Money and the Economics of Ireland

In this introductory course, students will use a hands-on approach to the exploration of the Irish Economy and the use of money with the aid of the tools of the European Central Bank (ECB). By delving into the unique historical circumstances, political systems, institutions, and social norms, students will discover how a unique confluence of factors creates an economic system and how the economic system uses institutions like the ECB to function in present-day capitalism. We will also take a contemporary perspective on the Irish economy by discussing the global financial crisis from its origins in the United States to its implications for Ireland as well as the impact of COVID-19 on the economy. Basic macroeconomic indicators, such as gross domestic product and inflation, and tools, including monetary and fiscal policies, will be introduced and discussed with a culminating project on the Irish economy.

No pre-requisite. This topical course is available to those without any prior economics education.

 

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Jerusalem, Israel, Isreal

  • Program Type: Direct Enroll
  • Language of Instruction: Hebrew and some English
  • Exchange: Yes
  • Likelihood of Placement: Good

Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design is located in Jerusalem, Israel. Jerusalem is the modern capital of Israel and is considered the political, historical, and religious center of the country. Although Hebrew and Arabic are the dominant languages in Jerusalem, the city has a diverse and cosmopolitan character. Archaeologists attest that the city has been continuously inhabited for 5000 years. Jerusalem’s Old City is still readily visible  today and contains Armenian, Christian, Jewish, and Muslim quarters dating back to the medieval period. The Old City’s walls were built on even older foundations and various gates open to some of the most famous places in the Middle East including the Dome of the Rock, the Al-Aqṣā Mosque, and an Ottoman Citadel. 

Academics  

The Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design was the first art school to be founded in Israel and is also the oldest institution of higher education in the country. The tradition of receiving foreign students dates back to 1907. Bezalel is a public school and has 2,500 students. In 2022 Bezalel is slated to move from the Mount Scopus campus of Hebrew University of Jerusalem to its own site in the Russian Compound neighborhood of Jerusalem. This is a prime location about ten minutes by car from the ancient city gates.  

Students choose courses from the 3rd year of the curriculum. The language of instruction is primarily in Hebrew, but there are some classes available in English. No previous knowledge of Hebrew is required and there is an intensive Hebrew class available before the start of the semester. 

Available Majors:  fine arts, photography, visual communication, animation and video, fashion and jewelry, ceramics and glass design, industrial design, architecture, visual and material culture.The Animation and Cinematography degree program is the Israel’s most comprehensive program. The Department of Photography is the most prominent and prestigious photography department in the region.

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Rome - ICCS, Italy

  • Program Type: Center-based
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Exchange: No
  • Likelihood of Placement: Limited

This program is only available to Classical Studies majors. This program is open to Classical Studies majors who want to experience what they are learning first hand. Students study through Duke University's Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies (ICCS) in Rome. If you are considering this program please meet with your Classical Studies advisor to discuss the program.  Applicants must be recommended by the Classical Studies department. Minimum GPA required by host program: 2.7 GPA, but priority is given to those with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. 

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Rome - JCU, Italy

  • Program Type: Direct Enroll
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Exchange: No
  • Likelihood of Placement: Fair

This program is located at John Cabot University. John Cabot is an American liberal arts university situated in the heart of Rome. The mission of the University is to provide an educational experience firmly rooted in the American tradition of the liberal arts and solidly international in orientation. John Cabot is characterized by international faculty and staff and a diverse student population. This program offers internship and a volunteer opportunity called "Italy Reads" for interested students. Minimum GPA required by host program: Based on WU approval. 

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Kawagoe , Japan

  • Program Type: Summer Programs
  • Language of Instruction: English, Japanese
  • Exchange: No
  • Likelihood of Placement: Good

DUE TO ONGOING COVID TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS, THE SUMMER PROGRAM HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO SUMMER 2023. 

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OVERVIEW

Summer programs offer students an opportunity to study abroad outside of the academic year. All offer credit, however each program is structured differently and planned by individual faculty members.

The Japan summer program combines Japanese language and culture study with sustainability and environmental topics. This program is open to students from any major. Traveling with WU faculty, the program combines instruction and program excursions in conjunction with WU's sister university, Tokyo International University in Kawagoe, Japan. Students live in a comfortable residence hotel located a quick train ride from TIU's campus.

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Kawagoe , Japan

  • Program Type: Hybrid
  • Language of Instruction: Japanese, English
  • Exchange: Yes
  • Likelihood of Placement: Good

Kawagoe is a Japanese city northwest of Tokyo. An Edo-period castle town, it’s known for its old clay warehouses and merchant homes, called Kurazukuri. 

 

Tokyo International University (TIU), founded in 1965, is an international learning community located in Kawagoe, a sister city to Salem, Oregon.  Of the 7,000 students on campus approximately 1,200 are international students from over 60 countries. Two unique study abroad programs grew out of a special sister school relationship between Willamette University and Tokyo International University (TIU): Japan Studies Program (JSP) and English Track (E-Track) direct-enroll. Minimum GPA required by host program: 2.5 GPA (J-track). E-Track admission is based on WU approval, but the higher your GPA, the higher your chance of acceptance.

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Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

  • Program Type: Center-based
  • Language of Instruction: Russian
  • Exchange: No
  • Likelihood of Placement: Good

Study Russian language and culture in the Russian cities of Moscow, St. Petersburg, Irkutsk or Vladivostok or in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. In 1990, SRAS began working with Moscow State University to further develop and promote several of their study abroad programs. SRAS expanded soon after, developing and promoting programs across Eurasia that maximize what the institution and location can offer students of a wide range of subjects. Minimum GPA required by host program: 2.5 GPA. 

Read more about Bishkek

Lithuania, ISEP

  • Program Type: Direct Enroll
  • Language of Instruction: English, Lithuanian
  • Exchange: Yes
  • Likelihood of Placement: Good

What is ISEP?

ISEP programs ARE Willamette Sponsored Programs. ISEP is an international exchange association that enables Willamette students to enroll in universities around the world as exchange students. All information regarding Willamette Sponsored Programs applies to ISEP programs.

Learn more about ISEP

Malaysia, ISEP

  • Program Type: Direct Enroll
  • Language of Instruction: English, Malaysian
  • Exchange: Yes
  • Likelihood of Placement: Good

What is ISEP?

ISEP programs ARE Willamette Sponsored Programs. ISEP is an international exchange association that enables Willamette students to enroll in universities around the world as exchange students. All information regarding Willamette Sponsored Programs applies to ISEP programs.

Learn more about ISEP

Penang, Malaysia

  • Program Type: Direct Enroll
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Exchange: Yes
  • Likelihood of Placement: Good

The Universiti Sains Malaysia is located in the state of Penang, Malaysia, specifically on Penang Island in suburban George Town. Penang is called the Silicon Valley of the East and has the highest GDP per capita in Malaysia. George Town is a UNESCO World Heritage site, and was awarded UNESCO status due to its vast collection of pre-WWII buildings and its diverse cultural heritage. George Town’s legacy encompasses four main religions: Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Christianity. George Town is also the food capital of Malaysia and has been influenced by Malays, Chinese, Indian, Eurasian, Siamese and expatriates from Asia and British Commonwealth nations. Pacific Northwest students may appreciate moving from our cold, rainy weather to George Town’s comparatively warmer tropical rainforest climate. 

Academics

The Universiti Sains Malaysia is ranked #525 in best global universities by US News and World Report and is one of Malaysia’s top public universities. It has approximately 22,000 students distributed throughout six campuses. The School of Arts is located on the main campus in the College of Arts and Sciences. This program is appropriate for the following PNCA  majors: Animated Arts, Creative Writing, General Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Illustration, Music, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Theater, Video and Sound. Students may take classes from multiple departments. The language of instruction is English and exchange is available for undergraduate students only. 

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Malta, ISEP

  • Program Type: Direct Enroll
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Exchange: Yes
  • Likelihood of Placement: Good

What is ISEP?

ISEP programs ARE Willamette Sponsored Programs. ISEP is an international exchange association that enables Willamette students to enroll in universities around the world as exchange students. All information regarding Willamette Sponsored Programs applies to ISEP programs.

Learn more about ISEP

Mexico, ISEP

  • Program Type: Direct Enroll
  • Language of Instruction: Spanish
  • Exchange: Yes
  • Likelihood of Placement: Good

What is ISEP?

ISEP programs ARE Willamette Sponsored Programs. ISEP is an international exchange association that enables Willamette students to enroll in universities around the world as exchange students. All information regarding Willamette Sponsored Programs applies to ISEP programs.

Learn more about ISEP

Monterrey, Mexico

  • Program Type: Direct Enroll
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Exchange: Yes
  • Likelihood of Placement: Limited

Monterrey is the capital of the northeastern state of Nuevo León, Mexico and is  Mexico’s 3rd largest city, number one in per capita income, and home to many international corporations. The University of Monterrey is located in the suburb of San Pedro Garza García which a 2018 study identified as having the best quality of life in Mexico and which Lonely Planet highlights for its “urban hipster nightlife.” Just fifteen minutes by taxi from campus is one of the largest public squares in the world. This square is known as the Macroplaza. It has an interconnected series of parks, trees and fountains surrounded by historical buildings and museums. Nearby residents also enjoy the Santa Lucia Riverwalk and exhibits in the Contemporary Art Museum. 

Academics

The University of Monterrey was originally founded as a Catholic institution and continues to emphasize the social and humanist development of its students. There are about 16,000 students total including 9,500 undergraduates and 600 graduate students.  Undergraduate majors include Graphic Design, Interior Design, Industrial Design, Art, Fashion Design, Sustainable Innovation and Energy Engineering, Animation and Digital Effects, and Architecture.  The Roberto Garza Sada Center for Architecture, Art, and Design was designed by Pritzker prize winner and Japanese architect Tadao Andō and was Ando’s first LEED certified building. Students may take classes either in Spanish or English. 

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Ifrane, Morocco

  • Program Type: Direct Enroll
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Exchange: Yes
  • Likelihood of Placement: Good

Al Akhawayn University (AUI) located in the city of Ifrane, Morocco was established in 1993. This modern and small university offers students academic stimulus and an involved campus life. Visit the Office of International Programs website to see photos and learn more about student life at AUI. Minimum GPA required by host program: 2.5 GPA. 

Read more about Ifrane

IHP, Multi-Country

  • Program Type: Center-based
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Exchange: No
  • Likelihood of Placement: Limited

The School for International Training provides students the unique opportunity to explore global issues through multiple perspectives. International Honors Programs (IHP) begin in the US and spend one month in each of three other countries, on three continents, giving students a comparative look at a critical global issue. Minimum GPA required by host program: 2.5 GPA.

Read more about IHP

Netherlands, ISEP

  • Program Type:
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Exchange: Yes
  • Likelihood of Placement: Good

What is ISEP?

ISEP programs ARE Willamette Sponsored Programs. ISEP is an international exchange association that enables Willamette students to enroll in universities around the world as exchange students. All information regarding Willamette Sponsored Programs applies to ISEP programs.

Learn more about ISEP

Dunedin, New Zealand

  • Program Type: Direct Enroll
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Exchange: No
  • Likelihood of Placement: Fair

Dunedin sits in a natural harbor on the south end of the southern most island of New Zealand. WU students will study at the University of Otago. UO is about a 10 min walk from downtown Dunedin. The University of Otago is New Zealand’s oldest university and is a large part of the Dunedin community. All Willamette students will participate in a Maori cultural excursion while in New Zealand learning about the way of life of the indigenous group. Minimum GPA required by host program: 3.0 GPA.

 

Tūrangawaewae Pōkai Whenua  |  A Place to Stand, A World to Explore

A new partnership introduced in 2018, offers study at Dunedin as part of an indigenous student exchange (ISE) program set up to host students from indigenous communities in Australia, Canada, and the United States. Students are encouraged to take classes in the Maori Studies department. Fall semester only (July - November). The exchange program encourages Maori students from the University of Otago to study at one of the six partner universities, including Willamette University during Spring semester. Please talk with an OIE advisor about this opportunity. Article announcing exchange

Miranda Livers studied in Dunedin as the first WU participant in an Indigenous Student Exchange opportunity.

 

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Christchurch, New Zealand

  • Program Type: Direct Enroll
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Exchange: No
  • Likelihood of Placement: Fair

Christchurch is the largest city on the South Island of New Zealand. It is a coastal city, situated midway down the South Island's east coast, and located close to both mountains and the sea. WU students will study at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand’s second oldest university, which has a student body of approximately 12,000. All Willamette students on this program will participate in a Maori cultural excursion while in New Zealand. Students will spend a weekend with a Maori community learning about the way of life of the indigenous group. Minimum GPA required by host program: 2.8 GPA.

Read more about Christchurch

Bergen, Norway

  • Program Type: Direct Enroll
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Exchange: Yes
  • Likelihood of Placement: Fair

The University of Bergen is located in Norway’s second largest city. Bergen is known as the fjord capital of Norway due to its location between the Hardangerfjord and the Sognefjord. The city is also nicknamed the “the city between the seven mountains.” UNESCO recognizes Bergen’s wharf– a key site in the 14th century Hanseatic League’s trading empire–as a UNESCO world heritage site. The fish market dates from 1276 and today the waterfront houses a museum, shops, galleries and restaurants. The KODE museum of art, design and music downtown is one of the largest of its type in the Nordic countries. The city is also proud of its standing as Norway’s capital of street art and its status as a UNESCO center for gastronomy. 

Academics

The University of Bergen is the second oldest university in Norway; is ranked in the top 200 universities in the world, and has 16,000 students. The university is one of the most international institutions in Norway. The campus is mostly near the city center, but the Faculty of Fine Art and Design is located a short distance away. The languages of study are Norwegian and English. Masters programs are taught in English and bachelors programs for degree seeking students are in Norwegian. For exchange students, there is a roster of English language classes available. Students can also take Norwegian language courses. Topics available include: Fine Art (Painting and Drawing, Sculpture and Installation), Ceramics and Clay, Time-Based Art and Performance, New Media, Textiles, Printmaking, and Photography, Music, and Design. Students’ academic performance is assessed as either pass or fail and does not include a grading scale. Credits are awarded as a total sum based on the courses completed during the semester. Exchanges are available only during the spring semester.

Read more about Bergen

Reunion Island, ISEP

  • Program Type: Direct Enroll
  • Language of Instruction: French
  • Exchange: Yes
  • Likelihood of Placement: Good

What is ISEP?

ISEP programs ARE Willamette Sponsored Programs. ISEP is an international exchange association that enables Willamette students to enroll in universities around the world as exchange students. All information regarding Willamette Sponsored Programs applies to ISEP programs.

Learn more about ISEP

Glasgow, Scotland

  • Program Type: Direct Enroll
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Exchange: Yes
  • Likelihood of Placement: Good

University of Strathclyde is situated in the heart of downtown Glasgow – the second largest city in Scotland. The university boasts high rankings in many departments among other U.K. universities. Minimum GPA required by host program: Based on WU approval. 

Read more about Glasgow

Inverness or Orkney Islands (semester), Scotland

  • Program Type: Direct Enroll
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Exchange: Yes
  • Likelihood of Placement: Good

Willamette is not accepting applications to UHI FOR the 2023-2024 academic year. 

Spend fall or spring semester at the University of Highlands and Islands (UHI). This multi-campus university has thirteen colleges, research centers, and over 70 local learning centers.  The only university based in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, UHI prides itself on being a little different.  WU students can study on the larger campus in Inverness or at Orkney College in the Orkney Islands. Minimum GPA required by host program: Based on WU approval.

Read more about Inverness or Orkney Islands (semester)

Orkney Islands, Scotland

  • Program Type: Summer Programs
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Exchange: Yes
  • Likelihood of Placement: Good

Experience the Heart of Neolithic Orkney (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) first hand with the Willamette University Archaeology Field School.

Summer programs are an opportunity to study abroad outside of the academic year. All offer credit, however each program is structured differently and planned by individual faculty members. The Willamette University Archaeology Field School is an exciting opportunity to experience The Heart of neolithic Orkney first hand.

  • This program is open to WU students and non-WU students from other North American universities.
  • All majors and levels of experience (including no archaeology experience) are welcome.
  • Program participants are accompanied by a WU faculty member.
  • Students live together in a hostel (part of program cost).
  • Meals/food is purchased and prepared by students for themselves. This allows students to budget as they need.

VIEW:  This terrific website includes info about the Ness AND also other Orcadian sites.

VIEW:  The Stone Age comes to life via the Neolithic Mystery Tour StoryMap

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Gqeberha (formerly known as Port Elizabeth), South Africa

  • Program Type: Direct Enroll
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Exchange: No
  • Likelihood of Placement: Good

Gqeberha (formerly known as Port Elizabeth), South Africa is the home of Nelson Mandela University (NMU). Located on the Algoa Bay, Gqeberha is one of the largest cities in South Africa. Nelson Mandela University welcomes many international students from all over the world each year. Take a look at the brochure on NMU's Office of International Education site as an introduction to the university. Minimum GPA required by host program: Based on WU approval.

Read more about Gqeberha (formerly known as Port Elizabeth)

Makhanda, South Africa

  • Program Type: Direct Enroll
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Exchange: No
  • Likelihood of Placement: Good

While attending Rhodes University in Makhanda, students experience first-hand the “new” South Africa while also encountering the social and economic hardships the country still faces. The Rhodes University exchange is highlighted as a strong community involvement program because of the opportunities students have to volunteer with social organizations throughout Makhanda. The Center for Social Development will guide and prepare international students to become involved in the community. Find more information through Rhodes' International Office. Minimum GPA required by host program: Based on WU approval.

Read more about Makhanda

Seoul, South Korea

  • Program Type: Direct Enroll
  • Language of Instruction: English, Korean
  • Exchange: Yes
  • Likelihood of Placement: Good

An exchange program available to both male and female students, Ewha Womans University was founded in 1866 and is one of the most prestigious universities in South Korea. Ewha is responsible for many "firsts" in Korean history: the first female doctor, the first female lawyer, and the first female justice on the Constitutional Court, and the first female Prime Minister of Korea are all Ewha graduates. The university is located 10 minutes from the heart of downtown Seoul, the capital of the Republic of Korea. Seoul has a population of approximately 11 million people. Ewha, with an enrollment of over 24,000, students it is the largest women's university in the world with excellent academic programs and facilities. Minimum GPA required by host program: 2.5 GPA. 

Read more about Seoul

South Korea, ISEP

  • Program Type: Direct Enroll
  • Language of Instruction: English, Korean
  • Exchange: Yes

What is ISEP?

ISEP programs ARE Willamette Sponsored Programs. ISEP is an international exchange association that enables Willamette students to enroll in universities around the world as exchange students. All information regarding Willamette Sponsored Programs applies to ISEP programs.

Learn more about ISEP

Granada, Spain

  • Program Type: Center-based
  • Language of Instruction: Spanish
  • Exchange: No
  • Likelihood of Placement: Good

Home to the beautiful Alhambra and close to the Sierra Nevada mountains and the Mediterranean Sea, Granada provides a small town, yet cosmopolitan atmosphere. The Granada program is a Willamette University program, designed to support the Independent Liberal Arts Colleges Abroad (ILACA) Consortium: Gonzaga University, Lewis & Clark College, Pacific Lutheran University, the University of Portland, the University of Puget Sound, University of Redlands and Willamette University. A professor from one of the ILACA schools will teach a course during the spring semester. Excursions are planned by the onsite director and include local tours in Granada, traveling to Madrid, Toledo, Segovia, Córdoba, Sevilla and others. See the Granada ILACA website for more information. Minimum GPA required by host program: Based on WU approval.

Check out these videos of the Granada program!

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Spain, ISEP

  • Program Type: Direct Enroll
  • Language of Instruction: Spanish
  • Exchange: Yes
  • Likelihood of Placement: Good

What is ISEP?

ISEP programs ARE Willamette Sponsored Programs. ISEP is an international exchange association that enables Willamette students to enroll in universities around the world as exchange students. All information regarding Willamette Sponsored Programs applies to ISEP programs.

Learn more about ISEP

Stockholm, Swedem

  • Program Type: Direct Enroll
  • Language of Instruction: Swedish, but English acceptable
  • Exchange: Yes
  • Likelihood of Placement: Fair

Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design is located in Sweden’s capital, Stockholm. The city stretches out over 14 islands and sits at the confluence of the Baltic Sea and Lake Mälaren. Stockholm’s residents and tourists enjoy the 100+ museums in the city which are dedicated to a wide variety of topics. Art students will especially appreciate the Nationalmuseum, housing art from the Middle Ages to the present and the Fotografiska–home of one of the world’s leading photography museums. Even the Stockholm metro system reflects Stockholm’s artistic ethic as it features art installations and is popularly known as the longest art gallery in the world.

Academics

Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design was founded in 1844 and has a student body of 900. The university has bachelor’s degree programs in Graphic Design and Illustration, Industrial Design, Interior Architecture and Furniture Design, Ceramics and Glass, Fine Art, Jewelry, and Textiles. Exchange students follow a pre-set schedule of classes corresponding to the major and semester of admission. The language of instruction at the school is Swedish, but individual departments will come to an agreement regarding how to offer instruction for students who do not speak Swedish. In practice, English is widely spoken in Sweden.

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Linköping, Sweden

  • Program Type: Direct Enroll
  • Language of Instruction: English, Swedish
  • Exchange: Yes
  • Likelihood of Placement: Good

At 130,000 inhabitants, Linköping is Sweden's fifth largest city, yet it has a friendly small town atmosphere. Second hand bicycles are students' main form of transportation. WU students study at the Linköping University. You also enroll in the university's Erasmus programs--class designed for European community students that are conducted in English. Find information for exchange students through Linköping’s International Offices. Minimum GPA required by host program: Based on WU approval. 

Read more about Linköping

Sweden, ISEP

  • Program Type: Direct Enroll
  • Language of Instruction: English, Swedish
  • Exchange: Yes
  • Likelihood of Placement: Good

What is ISEP?

ISEP programs ARE Willamette Sponsored Programs. ISEP is an international exchange association that enables Willamette students to enroll in universities around the world as exchange students. All information regarding Willamette Sponsored Programs applies to ISEP programs.

Learn more about ISEP

Switzerland, ISEP

  • Program Type: Direct Enroll
  • Language of Instruction: French, German, English
  • Exchange: Yes
  • Likelihood of Placement: Good

What is ISEP?

ISEP programs ARE Willamette Sponsored Programs. ISEP is an international exchange association that enables Willamette students to enroll in universities around the world as exchange students. All information regarding Willamette Sponsored Programs applies to ISEP programs.

Learn more about ISEP

Zurich, Switzerland

  • Program Type: Direct Enroll
  • Language of Instruction: German, English
  • Exchange: Yes
  • Likelihood of Placement: Limited

Zurich is Switzerland’s largest city and is known around the world for its idyllic setting which encompasses Lake Zurich, the Limmat River, and mountains. The city is one of the world’s largest financial capitals and is also known as a top location for chocolate production. Zurich is an artistic center for Switzerland. The Dada movement was founded in Zurich in 1916 and the Kunsthaus Zurich holds one of the world’s largest collections of modern art. Other notable arts institutions include the Industrial Design Museum and the Centre Le Corbusier located in the last house designed by the architect. Students participating in this exchange in the Spring semester can experience the Fasnacht carnival in late winter and the Sechseläuten festival in April which is known for its ceremonial snowman burning. 

Academics

Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) is a state university and was founded in 2007 when the School of Music and Drama (HMT) merged with the University of Art and Design (HGKZ). Today Zurich University of the Arts has 2,500 students and is part of Zurich University of Applied Sciences and Arts. The school is also known for research in arts and design, cultural studies, and technology. There students can major in Art Education, Crossmedia, Emerging Technologies, or Design. The official language of Zurich is German, although the most common spoken language in the city is a dialect of Swiss German. The language of instruction at the Zurich University of Arts is German, but some classes are taught in English and assistance is provided to students in the practical classes (not the theory classes) who do not speak German. German language classes are recommended and are available free of charge. Exchange is available for both undergraduate and graduate students. Students must take only classes in their major.

Read more about Zurich

Taiwan, ISEP

  • Program Type: Direct Enroll
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Exchange: Yes
  • Likelihood of Placement: Good

What is ISEP?

ISEP programs ARE Willamette Sponsored Programs. ISEP is an international exchange association that enables Willamette students to enroll in universities around the world as exchange students. All information regarding Willamette Sponsored Programs applies to ISEP programs.

Learn more about ISEP

Thailand, ISEP

  • Program Type: Direct Enroll
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Exchange: Yes
  • Likelihood of Placement: Good

What is ISEP?

ISEP programs ARE Willamette Sponsored Programs. ISEP is an international exchange association that enables Willamette students to enroll in universities around the world as exchange students. All information regarding Willamette Sponsored Programs applies to ISEP programs.

Learn more about ISEP

Eindhoven , The Netherlands

  • Program Type: Direct Enroll
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Exchange: Yes
  • Likelihood of Placement: Limited

Eindhoven has been on maps since the Middle Ages and has changed political hands numerous times. In modern history the city is best known as the birthplace of Phillips electronics company and is a nexus for innovation, technology and design. The city suffered extensive damage during World War II and although the city retains architecture from previous eras, it now also hosts a number of unusual post WWII landmarks. These include a curvy glass building known as “The Blob” and a UFO-shaped convention center. Eindhoven is home to the world’s first ever floating bicycle path and a glow-in-the-dark bike path inspired by Starry Night that takes visitors from the main train station to a site where Van Gogh spent some of his childhood. Einhoven hosts Dutch Design week in the Fall and is home to the Abbemusuem –one of the most important collections of modern and contemporary art in the region. 

Academics

The Design Academy Eindhoven is one of the world’s leading design schools and has a reputation for focusing on social and cultural issues and conceptual design. All students who graduate from the Academy receive a Bachelor of Design degree. Applicants are assigned to a themed studio focusing on art, architecture, fashion design, graphic design or industrial design. The academy determines the best studio fit for applicants and students may not change their studio assignments. Students split their time between 2-3 days of classes and 2-3 days of self-study and homework. Students should be comfortable working independently. This is a competitive program and requires a portfolio and letter of motivation. The school receives a high volume of applications for  35 available spaces. Faculty at the school are practicing professionals and teach at the school one day per week. The language of instruction is English.

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Washington D.C., U.S.

  • Program Type: Center-based
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Exchange: No
  • Likelihood of Placement: Limited

There is no better way to learn about domestic and international politics then to experience it. Through American University's Washington Semester program students get a first hand look at Washington D.C., gain knowledge, and experience and make contacts that are useful for their career tracks. Minimum GPA required by host program: 2.5 GPA.

Read more about Washington D.C.

U.S., Puerto Rico, ISEP

  • Program Type: Direct Enroll
  • Language of Instruction: Spanish
  • Exchange: Yes
  • Likelihood of Placement: Good

What is ISEP?

ISEP programs ARE Willamette Sponsored Programs. ISEP is an international exchange association that enables Willamette students to enroll in universities around the world as exchange students. All information regarding Willamette Sponsored Programs applies to ISEP programs.

Learn more about ISEP

United Arab Emirates, ISEP

  • Program Type: Direct Enroll
  • Language of Instruction: English, Arabic
  • Exchange: Yes
  • Likelihood of Placement: Good

What is ISEP?

ISEP programs ARE Willamette Sponsored Programs. ISEP is an international exchange association that enables Willamette students to enroll in universities around the world as exchange students. All information regarding Willamette Sponsored Programs applies to ISEP programs.

Learn more about ISEP

Uruguay, ISEP

  • Program Type: Direct Enroll
  • Language of Instruction: Spanish
  • Exchange: Yes
  • Likelihood of Placement: Good

What is ISEP?

ISEP programs ARE Willamette Sponsored Programs. ISEP is an international exchange association that enables Willamette students to enroll in universities around the world as exchange students. All information regarding Willamette Sponsored Programs applies to ISEP programs.

Learn more about ISEP

Aberystwyth, Wales

  • Program Type: Direct Enroll
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Exchange: Yes
  • Likelihood of Placement: Good

Willamette is not accepting applications to Aberystwyth in the 2023-2024 academic year. 

 

Located on the West coast of Wales, Aberystwyth is a popular tourist destination as well as an important governmental city. Aberystwyth University has about 7,000 students and 18 academic departments. Minimum GPA required by host program: based on WU approval. 

Read more about Aberystwyth

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For your application, you will need to know the Likelihood of Placement for your program and for any alternative programs you identify in your application. Refer to the Likelihood of Placement document for these indicators.

Likelihood of Placement-2023-2024

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