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WKU offices in Bowling Green will open at 10 a.m. Friday. Classes Friday remain canceled and campuses in Glasgow, Owensboro and Elizabethtown/Ft. Knox remain closed Friday. Saturday classes in Bowling Green will proceed as scheduled. Here is a link to the University’s attendance policy during adverse weather conditions. Use caution and watch for slick spots on roads and walks. 

Residence Halls remain open until noon Saturday. Bemis & Barnes have space for those who need to stay longer. Visit WKU Housing & Residence Life for more information.

The high school regional basketball tournament games scheduled for Wednesday night were canceled. Games will be rescheduled for Friday/Saturday. Follow WKU News for the latest updates. #WKUAlert

American Traveler

Enrich your life


American Traveler is a short-term, noncredit program managed by Study Away that is designed to provide intense, unique travel experience to fascinating locations.


How to Register

Participation in an American Traveler program requires you to complete several steps. We try to make this as easy as possible, but these steps must be followed.

Carefully read the Participant Handbook (coming soon) BEFORE applying for a program. If you have any questions, be sure to contact us right away

Each American Traveler program will have an application for with payment information.


Participants must meet the following minimum requirements to be eligible for a program:

See specific program details for additional eligibility requirements.

Student Release Information

For WKU students in American Traveler programs, you are asked to review the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) information.

Medical Insurance

International American Traveler programs include emergency medical insurance in the program fee.

Domestic American Traveler programs do not require a specific medical/health insurance. However, to participate, you must provide proof of medical/health insurance by submitting a copy of your insurance card to the Study Away Office when requested. So if you need to get insurance, here are some options you may want to check out.

WKU does not endorse any particular provider or policy. This is posted only for your information.

Neace Lukens

Wendy Skipworth – Account Manager - P 270.393.6239 | F 270.781.3908
PO Box 51850 Bowling Green, KY 42102

WKU Health Services

For WKU students, the coverage is broken down into annual, semester or summer.  Learn more.

Online options

An on-line search option for all types of travel-related medical and accident insurance




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 Last Modified 9/25/14