Wingate University has offered a unique international study abroad program called W'International since 1978. After attending a one-hour seminar taught by a faculty member once a week during the regular semester, students go abroad for 10 days with the faculty member after classes end. Students earn two credit hours in this course.
The main goal of the program is to provide affordable international experiential learning. The seminars are designed to enhance students' intercultural knowledge, character development, and independent world views for entry into the global work force through an academically sound environment.
All eligible juniors have one opportunity to participate in the W'International program at minimal expense. Most of the programs cost less than $1000. The surcharge for each seminar includes roundtrip airfare, hotel accommodations, group ground transportation (coaching service, etc.), entrances and events that are part of the seminar, and breakfasts.
Semester/Year Long Programs
Wingate partners with a multitude of study abroad organizations to give access to variety of programs. In order of you to receive credits for these programs, they must be approved by Wingate. Here are some examples of programs:
Danish Institute for Study Abroad
Wingate University has a partner relationship with the Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS) in Copenhagen, Denmark to allow select students to study for a semester or summer in Copenhagen.
Hong Kong Baptist University
Wingate University has a direct enrollment agreement with Hong Kong Baptist University which enables students to study in Hong Kong.
Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE)
Through our affiliation with CIEE, Wingate students have access to study destinations on nearly every continent of the world. CIEE operates study centers in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and Latin America, giving students plenty of options for different majors and interests.
Studying abroad in Australia, New Zealand, or Fiji will be an educational adventure you won’t soon forget. You will also find that these welcoming English-speaking destinations allow you to easily immerse yourself without the complication of a language barrier.
These programs are traditionally two to three weeks long. The format here is the same as a W’International class. After taking a class on a specific subject, students, led by their faculty, get the opportunity to go abroad. The program abroad is attached to the class and is a requirement to get a final grade and to receive course credits. Examples: Costa Rica Immersion Program; English Literature in England and Ireland
Summer Programs and Internships
The summer programs are traditionally three to six weeks long. Students choose these programs because they offer the perfect length of time for people that are worried about being abroad too long, but yet want to stay abroad long enough to be fully immersed in the culture and to learn as much as they can. Many internships are also in the summer and provide a great work experience that will look great on your resume.