Virtual Study Abroad

Just because study abroad participation is cancelled this semester doesn't mean you can't study abroad virtually. What in the world is virtual study abroad? Here's how Winthrop sophomore Katie Edelson studied Italian language remotely during Summer 2020:


What Are My Options?

Several Winthrop partner programs will offer virtual study abroad courses for Spring and Summer 2021: 

CEA Virtual Study Abroad Programs: courses and internships (Global) Deadline: Dec. 10

ASA Virtual Study Abroad Courses & Internships (Spain) Deadline: Dec. 1 for Seville

Kansai Gaidai Asian Studies (Japan)Deadline: Dec. 5
Wide variety of courses available in English (Japanese Language, Literature, Business,
Anthropology, History, Religion, Art, etc). Take one or two classes.
Tuition free! Only $95 registration fee per student required for one or two courses. 
Grades and credits awarded
To hear from current students who are taking Fall 2020 courses please watch the VIDEO here.

SAI Virtual Academic Programs (Italy) Deadline: Varies

FIE Internships Online (Ireland) Deadline: Mar. 15 for summer 2021 

USAC Online Global Perspectives (Global) Deadline: Dec. 1 for spring courses

ISA Global Remote Internships and Remote Learning Programs (Global) Deadline: Varies

LdM Distance Learning Programs (Italy) Deadline: Jan. 15 for spring course

Book an advising appointment with the study abroad coordinator by Dec. 1 if you are interested in applying for Spring 2021 courses. Need other courses that you can't find here? Let us help


How Does Virtual Study Abroad Work at WU?

Winthrop students can apply to take 1-3 virtual study abroad courses (or 3-9 credit hours) while taking WU classes for a minimum total of 12 credit hours or a maximum total of 18 credit hours. Approved students can earn transfer credit for all approved study abroad classes, including virtual study abroad courses, in which they earn C- or above. Approved students may also be able to use their financial aid and awards toward the cost of virtual study abroad courses.

All students interested in applying for study abroad (in-person or virtual) are required to complete the study abroad group advising module on Blackboard and to meet with the study abroad coordinator in advance of the program's application deadline.