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Before You Go

Thinking about studying off-campus? Got a program in mind and want to know what's next? Use the information below to guide you through the process, required steps and general recommendations so that you are as prepared as possible.

Application Process 

The application process will vary depending upon which program type you choose: a Whitworth faculty-led, international exchange, or international partner program (ISEP, IES, etc.).

Whitworth Faculty-Led Programs

  • Attend the Off-Campus Programs Fair on Feb. 11, 2020, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the HUB MPR to meet the faculty leaders and learn about all of the program options.
  • Begin your application. The online portal is open from Feb. 11-March 1.
  • See OCP Application Instructions for more information about the portal and instructions. 

International Exchange Programs

  • Meet with Nicholas McKinney, director of the International Education Center, to learn about the exchange program options, timeline and specific requirements to apply.
  • Advising hours: Tuesday & Wednesday, 11 a.m.-noon (Hendrick Hall)

International Partner Programs

  • Review the list of international partner programs.
  • Meet with Nicholas McKinney, director of the International Education Center, to discuss the program options, timeline and specific requirements to apply.
  • Advising hours: Tuesday & Wednesday, 11 a.m.-noon (Hendrick Hall)

Passport & Travel Documents

All students participating in a domestic or international off-campus program must have the appropriate travel documentation. Please review this information carefully and thoroughly.

International Travel

  • A valid passport is required for all program participants.
  • The passport expiration date must be at least 6 months past the end date of your intended program. For example, if your program ends Jan. 30, then the passport must not expire before July 30.
  • Need to apply for a passport or renew your passport? Please see our OCP Passport Information.
  • Certain countries require a visa for entry. Your program administrator and the International Education Center will provide you with necessary information about this requirement and how to acquire the appropriate visa.

Domestic Travel

  • Beginning in October 2020, the Real ID Act will go into effect and require all Washington state residents to comply with the necessary travel requirements.
  • Not sure what your requirements are? Learn more here

Required Forms

The following forms are required only for participants on Whitworth faculty-led programs. These forms are to be submitted to Ann Penfield via email (apenfield@whitworth.edu).