Excited to embark on your journey From the Hilltop to the World®? The Office of Study Abroad and Global Learning is here to help every step of the way! If you have any questions or concerns about studying abroad, don't hesitate to contact us any time.
Study Abroad Advisors can help you as you try to decide on a program that fits your needs and they can share details about funding options, how to navigate the course approval process, or address any other questions you have.
Walk-in Peer Advising - SAGL Student Representatives, who have recently studied abroad and are trained to assist you, are available throughout the week to help you explore programs. Stop by our office (HCIC 1014) to view the peer advisor schedule posted just outside our door.
Study Abroad Advisors - To schedule a meeting with a staff advisor, select the appropriate advisor below and login with your NetID and password to choose an appointment time that works for you.
It's important to keep your academic advisor in the loop about your study abroad plans to make sure you stay on track to graduation, especially if you plan to spend a semester or academic year abroad. Your advisor may be able to assist you with selecting the best courses and obtaining approval for course equivalencies if your program offers transfer credit.
Once you have decided on the program that best fits your needs, you can start your application by clicking the “Apply Now” button on the program page. Please note that there is a non-refundable $150 study abroad application fee that will be charged to your Topnet account after you stubmit your application.
After clicking the “Apply Now” button, you will be instructed to log in using your WKU NetID and password. Follow the instructions on the screen. Read and complete all pre-decision materials. If you run into any difficulty with the application please call us at 270-745-5334 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or your Study Abroad Advisor.
After submitting your application, a Study Abroad Advisor will review your application and check your GPA and disciplinary record for eligibility. Once you have been accepted, you will be notified to return to your study abroad application, view the decision, and complete the remaining post-decision (pre-departure) materials. Unless you are going on a WKU faculty-led program, you will also need to complete an additional application through the study abroad provider website or partner institution. Don't forget to apply for all scholarships for which you are eligible by their respective deadlines!