Jamie G. McMinn
Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
Administrative Assistant to the Associate Dean
Wouldn't it be fantastic to spend a semester in England? France? Japan? Argentina? or even "Down Under?"
The opportunities are endless and the experiences unique. Nothing will enhance your Liberal Arts degree more than international studies.
You can keep your financial aid regardless of your major by enrolling through our exchange programs: Westminster at London, Yonsei University in Korea, and the Irish/American Scholar Program (Northern Ireland).
Consider spending a semester at Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea. View their website. Plan to begin the Yonsei application process approximately six months before the semester you want to study abroad. You must be nominated by Dr. McMinn to begin the application process. Once Yonsei accepts our nomination, your student account will be created and you will be notified of how to log into their system to complete your application. You are required to have completed two semesters of study at Westminster before the nomination/application period and have a 2.5 cumulative GPA to be considered as a candidate for study at Yonsei.
Each year two students may be nominated to the Irish/American Scholar Program for a semester of study at the University of Ulster or Queens University in Northern Ireland. More information about these universities can be found at the websites for Queens and Ulster.
In addition to our exchange programs, opportunities for academically challenging and culturally thorough study abroad experiences are also offered through our affiliation with ISA (International Studies Abroad, CEA (Cultural Experiences Abroad), and Athena Study Abroad. View the ISA, CEA and Athena websites. We are also affiliated with Midwestern State University's British Studies program, which offers a summer study-abroad experience (https://www.mwsu.edu/academics/studyabroad/).
The Department of State offers "Tips to Students" who plan to study abroad at https://studyabroad.state.gov.
If you're not interested in overseas studies but are intrigued by politics and government, ask about our Washington Semester Program with American University. This program also has options for brief 3-4 week travel abroad.
Information regarding visa requirements can be found at the following web site: http://www.travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/country.html
Stop in to see Dr. Jamie McMinn, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, in Old Main 109 to discuss your interests. You may also review (and take) materials available on the book shelves in the Academic Affairs Office, Old Main 109. Read on for guidelines. . .
Any student required or wishing to participate in an international/off-campus study program must contact Dr. McMinn prior to beginning the application process. You must complete the Westminster College paperwork to study abroad before proceeding with applications from off campus programs.
If you receive a Pell grant as part of your financial aid package, you may be eligible to apply for the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program. Please visit iie.org for more information.