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Study Abroad for Exchange Students


Westminster College is located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, surrounded by the panoramic landscapes of western Pennsylvania. We are one hour from the city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and only 45 minutes from the international airport. Immersing yourself in an American liberal arts college provides you with once-in-a-lifetime experiences that will add to your growth as a student and as a global citizen. Academically, you will benefit from small classes taught by Westminster's highly qualified faculty. Students can also become involved in a wide range of campus activities and student organizations and can participate in collegiate athletics. Westminster is proud to offer a safe campus environment and sense of community for all students, whether they are with us for one semester or four years.

Who can Study as an Exchange Student at Westminster College?

Westminster accepts students from any of our international partners. If you are interested in joining the Westminster community for a semester or an academic year, contact the study abroad office at your home institution for details. Students pay the academic fees and tuition of their home institution.


Exchange Program Details

  • Westminster is a residential College, therefore exchange students pay food and housing fees while they live on campus.
  •   Cost & Financial Aid

  • We offer a broad range of undergraduate classes that are routinely available to students studying in the exchange program.
  •   Undergraduate Schedule of Classes

  • All Westminster classes are taught in English.

  • Nonnative speakers who join us will need a TOFEL score of at least 530 paper, 213 computer, or 79.8 internet.

  • If you have any questions concerning academic advising or class selection, please contact Dr. Michael Aleprete, Director of Global Engagement at for assistance.


Application Requirements & Contacts

  • Students who wish to study at Westminster will need to complete the Exchange Student Application and be nominated by their home institution.
  •   Exchange Student Application

  • International students studying at Westminster on the exchange will need a J-1 visa.

      J-1 Student Acknowledgement of Legal Insurance Requirements

  • Additionally, you will need to include: your official transcript, TOEFL score, financial declaration, and acknowledgment of legal insurance requirements to the Office of Academic Affairs.

  • Our Admissions Office will provide visa support and needed information concerning these requirements. Questions can be directed to Dr. Karen Schedin, VP of Enrollment Management,

  • Upon completion, send all forms to Darlene McCoy, Executive Assistant in Academic Affairs,


Application Deadlines

  • Students wishing to study in our Fall semester (late August through mid-December) must submit their completed applications by June 15.

  • Students who would like to travel to Westminster for the Spring semester (mid-January – early May) must submit their application by November 15.


International Student Guide



Michael E. Aleprete

Michael E. Aleprete

Darlene Ann McCoy

Executive Assistant in Academic Affairs
Darlene Ann McCoy