Study Abroad Eligibility

Requirements

In order to participate in a study abroad programs, you must:

  • Have completed 12 credits of college-level courses at WVC
  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.50 or higher
  • Have a valid passport to travel outside of the U.S.A.
  • Meet the age requirement of the program (most programs are only open to students 18 years or older, but some programs allow students who are 17 years old to participate)
Recommendations

We ask students to disclose any need for accommodation (physical, psychological, and/or academic). Please work with WVC's Student Access Coordinator to arrange accommodations.

Academic Expectations

Signing up to participate in a study abroad program means you plan to study while living abroad. While we hope you take advantage of your international experience and have fun, please keep in mind that the programs are academic. All students participating in a quarter-long study abroad program are required to take 15 credits. We expect you to attend classes, do homework and take tests. All grades are reported to the WVC Registrar and calculated into your overall GPA, whether they count toward graduation or not. Students studying abroad are still held to the WVC Student Code of Conduct (explained in the WVC Student Handbook).

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