article studyoverseasWhy Study Overseas?

"Studying abroad isn't just an important part of a well-rounded educational experience. It's also becoming increasingly important for success in the modern global economy. Getting ahead in today's workplaces isn't just about the skills you bring from the classroom. It's also about the experience you have with the world beyond our borders — with people, and languages, and cultures that are very different from our own."
—First Lady Michelle Obama, speaking at Howard University, January 2011.

Choose a program that is right for you!

This may be one of the most difficult decisions you will have to make. Or do you already know where you want to go? To help you make the right choice, visit WEP-USA country pages to learn more about its destinations, or speak with an experienced staff member by calling 1-800-779-3319.

Belgium Programs
Italy Programs
France Programs
Australia Programs
Argentina Programs

Choose from over 20 programs! WEP-USA offers multiple programs departing at different times of the year. With so many programs to choose from, simply follow these steps to help you find the program that is right for YOU.

Step 1: How long do you want to go for?

Short-term program (2-3 months)

WEP’s short-term programs are a great way to boost your language skills over the summer holiday period, make friends overseas, and experience life as a member of an overseas family. You may attend school like a local, live like a local and witness a different culture first-hand. Students depart from the U.S. in either June or July and return in late August, in time for the start of the next school year.

Long-term programs

Semester= four to six months

Academic Year= nine to ten months

Year=eleven to twelve months

WEP long-term programs allow you to completely immerse yourself in a new culture and allow you to experience life as an overseas teenager for up to a year. Whether you choose a semester or a year, you will develop stronger ties with your host community, gain a deep understanding of the host culture, and learn to see the world from a new perspective. Students who choose non-English speaking countries often return with outstanding conversational skills in a second language. Departures for semester and year programs take place twice a year, from August to January and January to June, depending on the country of choice.

Step 2: Choose your favorite country

Check out where you can go:

Short-term Belgium, France, Italy, Argentina

Long-term Belgium, France, Italy, Australia, Argentina


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