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Short-Term Faculty-Led Courses

Go Global Brochure 2014-2015

International and National Courses offered in 2015


Apply now to earn academic credit while spending your winter break with Westfield faculty in Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, Nicaragua, Spain, or Washington D.C..  Spend an alternative Spring Break in Belize or Guatemala; spend two weeks after the spring semester in a WSU course in Costa Rica, China, Ireland, Morocco and Spain, or Puerto Rico!

Six of these courses are open to First-year students: In January, Environmental Biology in Costa Rica, Adolescent Psychology in Spain, and Service Learning in Nicaragua; in spring: Western Experience I in Morocco and Spain, Irish Sport Science and Culture in Ireland, and Oceanography in Puerto Rico !

Spaces in each course are limited:  applications are accepted beginning on July 1; the deadline to apply for January travel is October 18; for May travel, the deadline is January 9.

Application Deadlines:

Part I

To apply, log into your MyWestfield student account, Click the Academics tab at the top;
Click Acccess/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 $500 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 Danielle Emerson at 413 572-8035, demerson@westfield.ma.edu, or stop by the Internaitonal Programs Office in the Parenzo Lobby.

NEW!  An Installment Payment Plan is available*!


Part II

Emergency Contact Form
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.