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Short-Term Faculty-Led Courses

The safety of Westfield State University's students is paramount, and for that reason, we are closely monitoring the Zika Virus and will post the most up-to-date information on this website.  The university at this time will continue to run programs in Zika-affected locations as scheduled .  

The World Health Organization has released a comprehensive report on Zika that can be found here  http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/zika/en/.
The Center for Disease Control site can be found at http://www.cdc.gov/zika/prevention/index.htm

 

2018 SHORT-TERM COURSE SCHEDULE, DEADLINES AND PAYMENT INFORMATION

Apply now to earn academic credit while spending your winter break with Westfield faculty in Costa Rica, Puerto Rico or Nicaragua.  Spend an alternative Spring Break in Italy or Guatemala; spend two weeks in late May in Costa Rica!

Three of these courses are open to First-year students: In January, Environmental Biology in Costa Rica and Service Learning in Nicaragua; in spring, Concert Choir in Italy.

There are limited spaces in each course.

Click on each course for more information

JANUARY TRAVEL 

ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY-COSTA RICA     GLOBAL SERVICE LEARNING PROJECT-NICARAGUA    
CIVIC ENGAGEMENT AND LANGUAGE IMMERSION-PUERTO RICO

SPRING TRAVEL

SPRING BREAK TRAVEL (COURSES MEET DURING SEMESTER AND TRAVEL DURING SPRING BREAK)
COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING/NURSING CAPSTONE-GUATEMALA     CONCERT CHORUS ENSEMBLE-ITALY

SUMMER TRAVEL

AN INTERCULTURAL AND TROPICAL ECOLOGY EXPERIENCE FOR EDUCATORS-COSTA RICA

APPLY FOR YOUR PASSPORT IMMEDIATELY!!

Application Deadlines:

Part I

To apply, log into your MyWestfield student account, Click the Academics tab at the top;
Click Access/Apply for International Programs tab, bottom right corner;
Click Submit; Click Search Programs and the Featured Programs tab will take you to a list of all of the Short-Term courses.  When you find the one you wish to apply for, click on the Title and it will bring you to the homepage for that course.  Click the Apply Now tab to apply and create your Application.

A $100 non-refundable deposit is due with the Application; a recommendation from  the Course Leader is also required.  The Recommendation Form is in your on-line Application and you may email it directly to the Faculty Leader.

If you have any questions, please contact us at 413 572-8819, ipo@westfield.ma.edu, or stop by the International Programs Office in the Parenzo Lobby.

NEW!  An Installment Payment Plan is available*!  A $150 deposit is due at application, and payments will be spread out until the  balance due deadline.

 

Part II

Emergency Contact Form
Passport
Health Form
Student Participation Agreement

*Students may be eligible for loans; contact the Financial Aid Office about eligibility


Westfield State expects students who provide a written commitment to participate in a program, including but not limited to making a required advance deposit for participation, have undertaken an obligation to pay the full cost of the program fee whether or not the student actually attends or completes the study abroad program. That program fee is subject to billing through a student’s account at Westfield State.

WITHDRAWAL FROM A PROGRAM
Solely in its discretion, Westfield may reduce a billing for this program when a student informs the International Programs Office in writing that he or she is withdrawing in advance of the program’s commencement, consistent with any policies IPO may from time to time set. There will be no refunds for program cancellation less than 30 days in advance of a planned program departure, or for withdrawal once the program has commenced. Should a student be suspended from a study abroad program, all resulting costs associated with the student’s return home are the sole responsibility of the student. Students who miss scheduled advance payments may be dismissed from a program.