Through the Washington State Community College Consortium for Study Abroad (WCCCSA) Walla Walla Community College offers study abroad programs to many destinations around the world. This will provide opportunities for WWCC students to study abroad to many destinations around the world. WCCCSA, in cooperation with providers like the American Institute for Foreign Studies (AIFS), offers specially tailored programs for first-time international travelers. Support includes pre-program advising, a pre-departure orientation, as well as in-country support throughout the study abroad program.
“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the Earth all one’s lifetime.” — Mark Twain, 1857
Minimum application requirements for study abroad programs
- Be at least 17 years of age (18 years of age for some programs)
- Completion of at least 12 college-level credits
- Minimum grade point average of 2.5
How to get Financial Aid for your Study Abroad experience:
Key to getting Financial Aid support for your chosen program is to make an appointment with the Walla Walla Community College Financial Aid advising staff. Contact: (509) 527-4301 or [email protected]
A very important factor in participating in Study Abroad programs is to plan ahead and make appointments, both with the Financial Aid Advisor and the Study Abroad Advisor, at least 6 months before the program begins.
2019 – Fall: Barcelona/Spain; Tokyo/Japan; 2020 – Winter: Australia/New Zealand; Spring: Berlin/Germany; Summer: Costa Rica; Fall: London/England; Tokyo/Japan.
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
Funded by the U.S. State Department, approximately 30,000 Pell-grant-eligible students have received Gilman scholarships since the program’s inception in 2001. Its recipients are significantly more diverse than the overall study abroad populations, and they are more likely to study in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. Of the estimated 3,300 U.S. students who received Gilman Awards in 2017-18: 65 percent represented racial and ethnic minority groups; 59 percent were first-generation college students; 4 percent came from community colleges; and 18 percent came from minority servicing institutions. Find more at gilmansholarship.org
NAFSA Tamara H. Bryant Memorial Scholarship
Funded by an endowment established by Tamara H. Bryant, who immigrated to the United States from Burma (Myanmar) in the 1960s, this scholarship creates opportunities for African American undergraduates to study abroad and gain valuable experiences to prepare them for the increasingly global environment. Recognizing the challenges that women—especially women of color—face in the workplace, Bryant’s endowment assists globally minded students in achieving their career goals. Eleven students were awarded this scholarship in March 2019. Find more at NAFSA Tamara H Bryant Memorial Scholarships.