We cannot succeed in today’s globalized world without understanding the variety of cultures and traditions that shape it. The events, trends, people and products that influence us every day are increasingly the result of a global melting pot of international traditions and aspirations.
Preparing students for this reality is a core part of Webster University’s mission. With total immersion academic programs including an acclaimed study abroad program, campuses on three continents, and students from nearly every country in the world, Webster’s growing international network of campuses, faculty and students ensures each student has ample opportunity for a truly international education. Indeed, "The sun never sets on Webster University."
Short-term Study Abroad Opportunities
Faculty-led short-term study abroad programs enrich the curriculum by taking learning to new dimensions outside the classroom and the country. These programs allow participants to understand the world around them by immersing them in other languages and/or cultures. The learning experiences afforded by these programs help support the University's mission of transforming students for global citizenship and individual excellence. They are also a necessary alternative for students who cannot accommodate international year-long or semester programs.
The Global Legal Studies Program is such a short-term hybrid program taught partially on-line and partially on-site in Leiden, the Netherlands. This summer hybrid program is perfect for Legal Studies students and students from other disciplines who cannot devote a year or an entire semester to other more conventional study abroad opportunities.
To learn how Webster can broaden your horizons, explore the programs and offices below.
- The Center for International Education (CIE) is a crossroads of international opportunities and activities for the University and surrounding communities. It arranges housing for the international studies major and certificate programs and serves as an information resource for faculty, staff, and students seeking international fellowships, grants, internships and other programs.
- As a leader in study abroad education, Webster understands the varying regulations governing travel and study within our network of international campuses. The friendly staff in International Recruitment & International Services assist Webster students from all over the world with these issues, providing help with visas, work, health services, lodging and much more.
- The Office of Study Abroad is the place to start for students looking to study at any of Webster’s international campuses and beyond. The office prepares students for their travel and connects them with the campus directors and program coordinators who will help them succeed.