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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

 

2019 SHORT-TERM COURSE SCHEDULE, DEADLINES AND PAYMENT INFORMATION

Apply now to earn academic credit while spending your winter break with Westfield faculty in Puerto Rico or Nicaragua.  Spend an alternative Spring Break in Belize or Guatemala; spend two weeks in late May in the Adirondacks in Lake Placid, New York, the Galapagos Islands or Costa Rica!

Two of these courses are open to First-year students: In January, Global Civic Engagement in Nicaragua (location may change); in spring, the Adirondack Environmental Experience.

There are limited spaces in each course.

Click on this link for the 2019 Go Global brochure

JANUARY TRAVEL 
COURSES MEET ON-SITE: 

EDUC 0260/LCUL0260 GLOBAL SERVICE LEARNING PROJECT-NICARAGUA (location may change)
EDUC 0398 CIVIC ENGAGEMENT AND LANGUAGE IMMERSION-PUERTO RICO

SPRING TRAVEL

SPRING BREAK TRAVEL (COURSES MEET DURING SEMESTER AND TRAVEL DURING SPRING BREAK):

GARP 0311 REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY OF LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN-BELIZE
NURS 0310 COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING/NURS 0397 NURSING CAPSTONE-GUATEMALA
PSYC 0355 SERVICE LEARNING IN PSYCHOLOGY-GUATEMALA

(THESE COURSES MEET DURING SEMESTER AND TRAVEL IN LATE MAY):

HIST0270/GARP0317/ENVS0317 ADIRONDACK ENVIRONMENTAL EXPERIENCE-LAKE PLACID, NY
TROPICAL ECOLOLOGY IN THE GALAPAGOS ISLANDS-ECUADOR
 

SUMMER TRAVEL
COURSE MEETS ON-SITE

EDUC 0398 AN INTERCULTURAL AND TROPICAL ECOLOGY EXPERIENCE FOR EDUCATORS-COSTA RICA

Westfield State has made a good faith effort to anticipate the dates, itineraries and costs for these programs. Westfield is not responsible for changes in dates or costs that are outside of its control (such as airfare, departure taxes, currency fluctuations, and in-country taxes and fees), and reserves the right to pass those along to students. Estimated costs include, in most cases, tuition and fees, round-trip airfare, lodging, most excursions, entrance fees, and some meals. Students are responsible for the costs of their passports, any visas and required immunizations, baggage fees and any additional airline taxes. Students are also responsible for personal, out-of-pocket expenses, typically one or more meals per day and gratuities. For detailed policies and procedures, and up-to-date travel information, visit the website at www.westfield.ma.edu/studyabroad

Application/Payment Deadlines:

Applications are being accepted beginning on July 1; faculty have final approval of students in their courses. Apply early, space is limited to approximately 16 students per course!

FOR JANUARY AND SPRING BREAK

Application and $100 deposit deadline: October 19, 2018
Balance due by: November 16, 2018

FOR MAY TRAVEL

Application and $100 deposit deadline: November 16, 2018
Balance due by: February 15, 2019

 

 

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.