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Meet with a Study Abroad Advisor

Every student at Wake Forest receives individual advising and guidance as you choose your abroad program.  Request an appointment using the button below, call 336.758.5938, or stop by the Center for Global Programs and Studies in 116 Reynolda Hall to schedule a meeting. Meetings are scheduled Monday-Thursday and typically last 30 minutes. During your meeting, you will have the chance to discuss your options in greater detail.

Getting Started Handbook

Every student planning to go abroad for credit is required to read the Getting Started Handbook.  This handbook outlines the differences between a Wake Forest Program and an Affiliate Program as well as providing other important information related to study abroad.  Please speak to your study abroad advisor about any questions you have regarding this handbook.

Academic Considerations

Wake Forest students in all majors and minors are eligible to study abroad and earn degree credit.  When you meet with your study abroad advisor academic considerations will be discussed.

Wake Forest Programs
If you participate in a Wake Forest program, you will receive course credit that will apply to your GPA. Divisional credit is given if you participate in a Wake Forest program and a divisional course is being taught.

Affiliate Programs
Your study abroad grades of a “C” or better will count as transfer credit and do not apply to your GPA. Divisional credit must be approved by the department chair for Affiliate programs.

Transfer Hours
You may transfer a maximum of 60 hours to Wake Forest. All attempted courses and earned grades while abroad will appear on your transcript, even if the courses were not approved. Non-approved courses will be designated with an “N” beside the grade.

Financial Considerations

Program costs vary, depending on location and type of program. If a student chooses to study on a Wake Forest program, then they will pay WFU tuition, a housing fee, and meal and program fees (if applicable). Each program page will have specific information about costs and out-of-pocket expenses. If a student choose an Affiliate (non-WFU) abroad/away program, then they will pay Wake Forest tuition, with housing, meal, and other non-tuition fees (if applicable) billed directly to the student by the Affiliate program provider or host institution. For more information, see this Home School Tuition for Affiliate Programs FAQ.

Additional Financial Information can be found our Funding page.

Global Transfer Credit System

To help you research study abroad programs, you can consult the Global Transfer Credit System in WIN for a list of all the course approvals on file for summer and semester programs. The Global Transfer Credit System is under Virtual Campus in WIN. Students can search for course approvals by academic department, program, and divisional credit available. Students must meet with a study abroad advisor to go over the course approval process and for submitting new courses for approval. Please note that course offerings are determined by the abroad program and are subject to change each term. Students should reference their program’s course offerings for the semester they plan to go abroad as some courses listed in the Global Transfer Credit System may not be offered by the program the semester you plan to go abroad.

Talk to WFU Global Ambassadors

Know that you want to go abroad but not sure where? Want to know what courses are like in other countries? Need travel tips? For answers to these questions, speak to one of our Global Abroad Ambassadors. Ambassadors have studied abroad on WFU approved programs.