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  • College of Arts & Sciences

    • Dean's Office
    • Kapelski, Room 209
    • tel: 610-499-4336
    • fax: 610-499-4605

Study Abroad, Arts & Sciences

Student Testimonial

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Mary Halbur '14

“I traveled to Greifswald…It made me look at things differently, including myself and the things I had always believed and taken for granted." Read more about Mary’s study abroad experience on The Blue & Gold, Widener's student media website or on her blog.

Widener is committed to making study abroad opportunities accessible to every student, and students have many study abroad options including semester programs, full-year programs, spring and winter break programs, and exchange programs.

A diverse range of global study and service opportunities let you learn first-hand from other cultures, practice your global communication and language skills, and extend your learning and service commitment well beyond our Main Campus in Chester.

Study Abroad Programs

Widener has formal exchange programs with the University of Greifswald in Germany and Chongqing Technology and Business University in China. Widener also has cooperative agreements with other colleges to attend their study abroad programs.

In recent years, Widener has organized study abroad experiences in countries such as Bolivia, Ecuador, France, Italy, Mexico, and Peru. Students have also participated in service-learning projects in Argentina, Panama, and Costa Rica, and studied in Australia, China, France, Germany, Ireland, and Italy.

Here is just a sample of global opportunities that await you through the College of Arts & Sciences.

  • Environmental science students travel to Costa Rica to research a variety of farming practices and to assess the quality of coffee grown under rigorous laboratory conditions.Communication studies students document the trip and the organic, sustainable practices used specifically on the Las Lajas farm that produces Widener’s own coffee brand, WUBrew.

  • Students interested in international relations have the opportunity to participate in EuroSim, a four-day simulation event of the European Union. Host sites alternate each year between European and U.S. institutions. Each event has a specific theme related to the real-world policy agenda of the EU, helping students to deepen their knowledge of the EU while practicing public speaking, negotiating, leadership, and diplomatic skills.

  • Students from all majors can learn first-hand from indigenous women’s economic cooperatives in Puebla, Mexico as part of our Women and Development in Latin America course.

  • An on-going relationship with Zamorano University in Honduras provides Widener students the opportunity to study idioms and language use or analyze the biodiversity of the region. 
  • Spanish language and culture courses are available through our partnership with UNINTER in Cuernavaca, Mexico.

  • A regular course trip to Trinidad allows anthropology students to study Rastafarian culture.

International Clubs and Events

Widener also has a host of on-campus clubs and events, like the French Club, the Asian Students and Scholars Association, and International Week where you can continue to increase your global competency through fun, intercultural activities.