Many students say they choose Webster University because of our outstanding study abroad program. Part of our strength is our own worldwide network of campuses. Whether you choose to take classes in the United States, Europe, or Asia, you have the opportunity to take them as a Webster student, from Webster faculty.
In addition to the academic programs and study abroad options at the international campuses, Webster University organizes several short-term, faculty-led programs. Typically two to five weeks long, these programs usually take place over the summer. Past courses have included Summer Spanish Study in Mendoza, Argentina; Webster on Wheels: Biking through France; Democracy in South Africa; Legal Studies in Leiden; and a London Media Tour.
No matter which study abroad adventure you choose, Webster will provide you with guidance and assistance to make sure that your experience is enjoyable and rewarding.
Orientation gets you off to a great start. All Webster students attend a pre-departure orientation session before participating in any international education program. In addition to learning about practical study abroad topics and cross-cultural insight, you meet other students studying abroad.
Students are expected to arrive at their respective campus in time for the on-site orientation and should arrange travel around the recommended arrival dates provided by the Office of Study Abroad at the home campus in St. Louis.
As a global student, you are an integral part of our campus community no matter which campus you choose. You will be welcomed upon arrival and receive assistance settling comfortably.
Each international campus has developed a thorough on-site orientation to help students adjust to their new surroundings. The program addresses important issues involving:
• Cultural adjustment
• Academic regulations
• Advising services
• Health services
• Campus policies and procedures
Tours of each campus and surrounding community are also available. Each campus also has an experienced director and support staff to assist you during your stay.
All students need passports to travel abroad. Some countries require visas as well.
Webster provides a variety of free services to help ensure a successful experience abroad. These include:
• Country-specific information and guidebook
• Study abroad student handbook
• Basic accident and sickness insurance
• Transcripts sent to you and home institution
Webster also provides each student with a personal International Student Identification Card (ISIC). This card serves as your worldwide student ID. The ISIC also allows you to book discounted student airfare; receive discounts around the world for museums, exhibits, etc.; access a 24-hour toll-free help-line; and receive additional basic health insurance.
You will also enjoy services tailored to your needs such as:
• e-mail address and access to the Internet
• access to Webster’s “Passports”online library and network. The “Passports” staff is available to help find the materials and can be reached via e-mail, phone, or fax.
• Internet options (limited)
In addition, each campus offers its own unique services for further variety and consideration. Examples include:
• Athletics and/or intramural or club sports
• Travel and sightseeing opportunities
• Clubs and social activities
• Internship options (limited)
• Day and/or evening classes
Webster students also can receive assistance from Webster’s Career Services for online job listings, résumé writing assistance, and career exploration services.
Webster is committed to the safety and security of all its students. Student residences are all staffed with residential assistants. All students have 24-hour local contact information in case of an emergency.
All campuses remain in close contact with the local U.S. embassies for the latest local and international advisories. Webster also monitors U.S. State Department travel advisories on an ongoing basis.
Exchange Program with Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Mexico
Webster’s partnership with Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara in Guadalajara, Mexico, enables students to enroll in Spanish language and culture courses for a semester or academic year. Summer programs are also available. Advanced students may also enroll in university courses. Students live with families in Mexico to complete the cultural immersion experience.
You will take four 3-credit-hour courses from the China Studies course section and one Mandarin language course. The Mandarin language course of choice will be based on your proficiency in the Chinese language at the start of the program. At the completion of your 16-week week semester abroad, you can earn a total of 15 credit hours.
Transfer students and students who cannot fit in two years of study in Japan can study abroad for one year at Kansai. This option allows students to pursue Japanese language, cultural, and business studies and still earn credits toward their Webster degree.
International Business Internship Exchange Partnership Program
U.S. students at Missouri institutions may apply for a summer business internship in Germany, Ghana, Japan, Mexico, or the United Kingdom. The internship and homestay provide foreign language and intercultural experiences for qualified students, while also developing practical, real-world skills.
International Languages Department Exchanges in Argentina and France
Webster’s Department of International Languages and Cultures administers exchanges with the Université de Toulouse, in France, and Universidad Nacional de Cuyo in Mendoza, in Argentina. On these year-long exchanges, students teach English to university students.
You can earn your undergraduate and graduate degrees in less time with Webster’s combined degrees option? That’s right! Webster’s combined degrees program enables the global student with an outstanding academic record to complete both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in an accelerated format.
This program integrates selected undergraduate and graduate coursework, decreasing the time required to complete both degrees.