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, Colombia, France, Germany, Netherlands, 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

Munera Kaakouch

Munera Kaakouch

Major: Art with a minor in biology
Program: France: University of Tours Francois-Rabelais exchange

Planning for a career in medicine, Munera based her exchange program around working as a lab assistant at the University of Tours.

“It was pretty cool, being able to work on a team to design new healthcare products that we may be consuming in the future," she says. “Going to Europe the way I did really gave me a simulation of what life as an adult is like. You’re really relying on yourself. It taught me to stand on my own two feet and trust myself. And that’s really the goal of college in general, right? To be able to find yourself and how to operate independently.

“If you’re even considering studying abroad, do it. Find the time while you have it. Do not miss your chance to see the world and open up your mind. You might think you know a lot, but you don’t know anything until you see the world.”