Every year, hundreds of Wayne State students participate in Study Abroad programs and have life-changing experiences.  Whether you are 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.  We are dedicated to helping students learn to navigate the world outside of the United States and create memories and skills that will last a lifetime!

"The fact is, with every friendship you make, and every bond of trust you establish, you are shaping the image of America projected to the rest of the world.  That is so important.  So when you study abroad, you're actually helping to make America stronger." - Michelle Obama

Explore the World

Get ready for your next adventure with the help of the Office of Study Abroad and Global Programs! Whether you are looking for a spring break study abroad program or a semester-long program, our office can help you find the perfect study abroad opportunity that will allow you to expand your horizons, learn new things, and see the world!


Check out the wide variety of study abroad programs that you can participate in as a Wayne State University student! Visit Italy, China, Brazil, France, Russia, Ghana, Germany, Poland, South Korea, or one of many other countries in which we offer study abroad opportunities!

Our advisors are here to help you plan for your study abroad experience. Feel free to visit us in person, email us, call us, or set up an appointment with one of our advisors to get guidance on how to prepare for your study abroad program!


Once you have identified a program that you would like to participate in, the Office of Study Abroad and Global Programs can support you through the application process. You will submit all application materials through our online application portal. If you are accepted, we will then help you prepare for departure.


While abroad, you will have experiences that open your mind, change your perspective of the world, and hopefully excite you about the possibility of future travel. When returning from a study abroad experience, you will have newfound knowledge and skills that will enhance the rest of your Wayne State experience and your future professional and educational endeavors.

Explore Your World

Samiha Rahman

Samiha Rahman

School: Mechanical engineering
Program: Xidian University, Inspiring ICT International Summer School

Rahman was the only American participant and made numerous professional and personal connections during her two weeks in China, meeting students from England, Australia, Ireland, Poland, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Indonesia, Germany and Russia.

“I never traveled out of the country before by myself, so it was like a whole new experience,” she says. I went way out of my bubble. I met a lot of really smart people who are going to do great things with their lives and it’s great having that connection. This was my first time doing something international and now I’m craving more.

“I didn’t realize there would be so many different backgrounds. It was cool being exposed to so many different cultures.”