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Welcome to the Winthrop University
International Center Study Abroad Portal*

*The study abroad portal is an informational website that provides in-depth information regarding all aspects of Winthrop's study abroad programs including locations, costs, academics, travel resources, and application procedures.

Winthrop University provides a variety of enriching opportunities for students to study abroad on all four corners of the globe and everywhere in between. Specifically, Winthrop has study abroad programs in  Central and South America, Asia, Australia, Africa, and Europe.  Winthrop has identified clear connections between studying abroad and the curriculum we offer our students.  In fact, all of Winthrop's academic departments have identified a semester or summer where students may study abroad and still graduate within a four-year time frame.  Students may participate in summer, semester, or full academic year programs abroad while tailoring their experience to their specific academic goals and personal interests.  Students may also elect to participate in one of our short-term programs led by Winthrop faculty.  A sampling of the study abroad opportunities offered at Winthrop are listed below as well as steps students can take to begin one of the most exciting and educational opportunities Winthrop has to offer.

Winthrop Study Abroad Opportunities

Winthrop Faculty-Led Programs
With Faculty-Led programs, Winthrop students can participate in a semester or summer program sponsored by Winthrop University and directed by our faculty.  Students pay tuition to Winthrop and receive Winthrop University grades and credits upon successful completion of the course.  Faculty members at Winthrop offer short-term programs that range in duration from seven days over spring break, to four weeks in the summer. These programs are an ideal way for students to gain invaluable international experience while still maintaining work and family commitments at home.  Click here to view all upcoming faculty-led programs

Winthrop Exchange Programs
Winthrop University has student exchange agreements with a number of foreign universities.  With this type of program, students pay their regular tuition to Winthrop and study at one of our partner universities abroad, and receive transfer credit upon successful completion of their program.  Currently, Winthrop has exchange agreements with universities in Australia, Finland, Germany, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, and Taiwan.  To learn more about Winthrop’s exchange opportunities, visit our Winthrop Programs page.

Winthrop Partner Programs
Winthrop University also has fourteen partnerships with international institutions and organizations overseas.  With these partner programs, Winthrop students pay their regular tuition to Winthrop and study at one of our partner universities abroad.  After their semester or year overseas, students who participate in these partner programs receive transfer credit upon successful completion of their program. Currently, Winthrop has multiple partnership agreements in the following countries:  Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Egypt, England, France, Ireland, Italy, Panama, Senegal, and Spain.  To learn more about Winthrop’s exchange opportunities, visit our Winthrop Programs page.

Additional Opportunities
Interested in going somewhere further afield?  To browse all study abroad programs, access resources, and apply online, please click on Program Search.

National Student Exchange (NSE)
Winthrop participates in the National Student Exchange (NSE) program, whereby students can study away at over 180 institutions in the United States, Canada, US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, or Guam. To learn more, please visit our National Student Exchange page.

For Winthrop Affiliated programs, students will generally pay an application fee, Winthrop tuition, room and board, plus a study abroad participation fee (currently $325*).  Winthrop's students are typically able to use many of their scholarships and other forms of financial aid to offset the costs associated with their program. Additionally, each program has its own specific academic objectives, length of study, and pre-requisites. Through Winthrop study abroad programs, students may earn credit toward their Winthrop degree at a number of universities and institutions throughout the world.

 Ready to study abroad? If so, click here to take the next steps!

*subject to change

Winthrop University Study Abroad Programs