Study abroad

Hundreds of Wayne State students participate in study abroad programs and have life-changing experiences every year. Whether you're interested in a cultural experience that will reframe the way you see the world, improving skills that will help you get a job, or simply earning credits toward your degree outside of a campus classroom, you can find a program that will fit your needs.

Find study abroad opportunities.


Service Learning in China

The Summer Service Learning Program (using service to teach ideas outside of the classroom) is a four-week journey to rural China. Students will interact with Chinese students, teachers and local government officials. Students selected will receive special training and orientation in CHI 1005 and CHI 3390, which are specifically designed for this program.


Université François Rabelais, Tours, France

The Cenge Univetaitaire d'Enseignement du Francais aux Etudiants Etragers (CUEFEE) is a university-run center providing training in French language and cultural skills aimed at providing exchange and international students with the linguistic tools required to integrate university courses, as well as to facilitate the—integration into a French social and cultural environment. Situated near the town centre, the CUEFEE provides students with a flexible programme of French teaching. In accordance with their needs and availability, students can follow a range of linguistic and cultural courses containing many electives.


Junior Year in Munich

Whatever your major, whatever your passion, imagine studying in one of Europe's most beautiful cities minutes from the Alps and only hours from Italy and all in German.

Summer language programs in Germany

German universities offer excellent summer programs at an affordable cost. Check out these current opportunities and how you can scholarship them.

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College Year in Athens

CYA (College Year in Athens) is a non-profit educational institution that has been acting as a cultural and educational bridge between the U.S. and Greece for over half a century. 

Established in 1962, CYA was the first study abroad program in Greece for English-speaking undergraduates. CYA offers academically outstanding semester, academic year, summer and winter study abroad programs that embrace the vibrant experience of day-to-day contact with the people, institutions, monuments, and landscapes of Greece and the Mediterranean. Courses are taught in English at the Athens-based International Center for Hellenic and Mediterranean Studies (DIKEMES), located next to the Kallimarmaro (Marble) Stadium and the National Gardens in the heart of the city.

CYA places emphasis on learning beyond the classroom, offering students a hands-on learning experience in the rich and diverse environment of Greece. Many classes are held on-site adding a new dimension to learning and a global understanding of the subjects. A significant portion of the semester is also devoted to field study, designed to both supplement classroom material and give students a deeper understanding of Greece.


Wayne in Abruzzo

Italians have contributed some of the world's most admired sculptures, paintings, architecture, and composers. It is also home to some of the world's largest and most valuable libraries and art collections. To those who come, it presents a richness of cultural heritage. Students will embark upon educational and recreational class trips to Rome, Naples, Florence, and Various Cities in Abruzzo.

SITE program


Japanese Homestay

Students will explore various cities in Japan and experience contemporary Japanese culture for two weeks with host families during this Japanese language immersion program.

Japan Center for Michigan Universities (JCMU)

Sponsored by the Office of International Programs and the Japan Center for Michigan Universities (JCMU), a consortium of 13 Michigan Universities, students have the opportunity to study for a semester or academic year of study in Japan. JCMU is dedicated to building relationships between Americans, Japanese, and other nationalities through active learning and participation in language, culture, family life, and society.


Lebanese American University

Students interested in studying at the Lebanese American University have the opportunity to not only improve their language skills but also to gain a true understanding of the cultural and social dynamics in the region.


Universidad de Guadalajara, Mexico, PEPE Program

The Spanish Program for International Students ("PEPE" by its acronym in Spanish) is a cultural immersion program created in 2015 by the University of Guadalajara (UDG). Participants develop and improve their linguistic skills in Spanish while they live and experience Mexico's cultural and artistic diversity.


A survey of Polish culture

Experience Poland first-hand while learning about its past, present, and future. Learn about the challenges and opportunities for Polish-American cultural and economic exchange and discover the beauty of Poland!


St. Petersburg

A four-week trip in June to St. Petersburg through SRAS. Students receive 80 hours of language instruction at the St. Petersburg State University of Economics. The trip also includes extensive cultural excursions in and around St. Petersburg as well as a weekend in the Russian capital, Moscow.