Firsthand global experiences
Honors College students are increasingly eager to study abroad.
They understand the messages they hear about the opportunities and responsibilities of global citizenship. They have learned about the increasingly competitive international marketplace. And they want to see other cultures and societies for themselves.
Studying abroad is an important aspect of education and there are many excellent opportunities for Honors students. A study abroad experience...
- challenges your notions about other peoples and countries and yourself
- provides deep and enriching intellectual experiences
- creates awareness and understanding of diversity
All Honors students are encouraged to study abroad. A Certificate of Global Competencies is available for those completing certain requirements.
In recent years, about one-third of Honors students studied abroad at least once before graduation. Many students took classes in foreign languages. But with each new entering class, those numbers are rising...
- in the 2007-2008 academic year, 25 percent of the graduating Honors students studied abroad
- in the 2008-09 academic year, 34 percent of our graduates studied abroad
- for the entering class of Fall 2008, an impressive 80 percent of our freshmen studied a language other than English during their first semester at college
- in the 2009-10 academic year, 28 percent of our graduates studied abroad
- for the entering class of Fall 2009, 83 percent of our freshmen studied a language other than English during their first semester at college
- numerous Honors scholarships help fund students study internationally
Working with WSU's Education Abroad office in International Programs, Honors students study abroad in many nations. Every year, the opportunities expand.
Jordan Bush ('07) traveled to China on a year-long National Security Education-Boren scholarship to study business.