It’s your world. Explore! WEBSTER.EDU/STUDYABROAD
GO GLOBAL! 3 Go Global! 4 Study Abroad with Webster University 6 Pre-Departure, On-Site and Re-Entry Services 7 Financial Aid and WINS Scholarship WEBSTER WORLDWIDE CAMPUSES 8 Geneva: Embrace the Humanitarian Spirit 10 Vienna: Waltz the Streets of Culture 12 Leiden: Unlock the City of Keys 14 Athens: Odyssey in Athens 16 Accra: Welcome to the Land of Sunshine 18 St. Louis: Gateway to the West INTERNATIONAL PARTNERSHIPS AND PROGRAMS 30 Asia 30 Europe 31 Latin America 32 Faculty Led Programs
A NOTE FROM THE DIRECTORS In a world that has changed dramatically since start of the Covid-19 pandemic, Webster University is pleased to have resumed sending students abroad to our international campuses and many exchange and partner programs. Webster’s commitment to global citizenship and transformative education through study abroad has endured throughout the pandemic and remains an integral component of our mission. We stand ready to adapt as needed and continue to provide global education in a way that ensures the safety of our students and the academic integrity of our program offerings. Webster will continue to monitor its program locations in light of the pandemic and other world events and update travel policy accordingly. Throughout this process, all directives are oriented to maintain the health and well-being of our global university community. Advisories from the U.S. Department of State and Center for Disease Control are regularly monitored; and are now assessed alongside other international risk reports and metrics to create a new and more wholistic review of program health and safety. The Office of Study Abroad and WINS maintain close communications with campus leadership across our global campus and partner locations. All university travel policies, restrictions and guidance will be shared with students and partners. Additionally, Webster is committed to student wellness and wellbeing and has procured an excellent student health insurance plan for study abroad through GeoBlue, a leader in global medical assistance, health benefits and safety evacuation services. Study abroad provides students with important skills and life experiences that last throughout their academic, personal, and professional pathways. Thank you for your interest in our study abroad programs, we look forward to working with you!
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“If you have the chance, take it, STUDY ABROAD! It has made me appreciate so much about the world, but also things at home.”
Kelly Heath, Office of Study Abroad Director Kim McGrath, WINS Director
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Osaka and Tokyo, Japan
Webster University’s mission comes to life through our students, and so many of our students come to life through their study abroad experience. Find yourself traveling alongside them as their exciting stories are shared throughout these pages.
Campus Academic Calendars For campus specific academic calendars: https://webster.edu/academics/academic-calendar/international.php Accessibility Webster encourages all students to study abroad including those individuals who have disability or accessibility challenges. With the proper planning, study abroad can be a wonderful experience for all students. We encourage students to start a discussion with their study abroad advisor and their academic ADA coordinator early in the study abroad planning process to assess needs and talk about setting up any on-site accommodations.
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Study Abroad with Webster University
It’s your world. Explore! Find yourself in a dynamic and immersive study abroad experience with Webster. The university provides access to internationally and locally recognized campuses in diverse settings around the world. Choosing to study abroad is the experience of a lifetime. You will take high quality courses in a wide range of subjects that are delivered locally to study abroad, degree seeking, and Webster International Network of Schools (WINS) students. It’s a perfect combination, a challenge and an opportunity. The diverse makeup of Webster’s international classrooms allows you to study and make friends with students from all around the world. Our international commitment fostered Webster’s Global Citizenship Program (GCP), a set of undergraduate degree requirements and a general education program that prepares students to confront global programs and 21st century challenges. The GCP allows students of all majors to study abroad during their academic career. Webster is a recognized leader in the field of international education. Webster's Study Abroad programs ranked in the top 2 percent of the 1,500 colleges and universities surveyed in the “America's Best Colleges” 2020 edition of U.S. News & World Report . The distinction recognizes study abroad programs that involve substantial academic work for credit and considerable interaction between the student and the culture. In 2018, the Institute of International Education's (IIE) Open Doors report ranked Webster among the top universities in Missouri, and top third of all institutions, for sending students to study abroad and for hosting international students. Also Webster is on Forbes' "America's Top Colleges" 2018, and recognized among the best in the nation for study abroad programs. Benefits Webster provides access to its unique network of international residential campuses, international partners and faculty led programs. Each Webster program includes a host of benefits.
International Campuses • American style programs with courses taught in English by distinguished international faculty • Academic offerings include international relations, business, communications, psychology, political science, history, language, GCP, culture, general education courses, and more • Convenient and comfortable student housing (residence halls or apartments) with 24 hour staff access provided • Undergraduate and graduate courses available International Partners and Exchanges • Language intensive studies (German, Japanese, Spanish, French) • Direct enrollment in local foreign universities • Courses in English and local language • Focus on cultural and language immersion • Various housing options including home stays on language immersion programs • Ideal for students looking for an independent experience Faculty Led Programs • Fall Break, Spring Break and Summer Programs available • Shorter in length (1 week-4 weeks) • Program themes based on location and expertise of faculty leader • Travel with other Webster students in a small group • Programs and course offerings vary by year (many programs repeat every other year) All Programs • Round trip airfare award for term or longer study abroad programs • Summer, Fall, Spring, Fall/Spring Break programs available • Office of Study Abroad staff support provided before, during and after studying abroad • All state, federal and Webster financial aid transfers • Program costs include tuition, housing, orientation, on-campus activities and student organizations, international insurance, visa assistance and on-site staff support
Student Voices You can study abroad!
“Studying abroad in Accra, Ghana last summer in short changed my life. There’s something about flying alone to an entire other continent that gives you confidence like never before. Personally, I learned that I am capable of doing anything I put my mind to. I learned that human connection is more important than whatever we have going on in our lives at the moment. Most importantly, I learned more about who I was and what I cared for in this life. “ CHRISTINA PRESMY Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University
"I like that Webster Leiden is located right in the heart of the city and it was easy to get around and ex- plore the city, especially after getting a bike. I also liked getting to know the people here as well. My most memorable experience was going to the tulip fields with Jill and Drew, biking all the way there and seeing all the tulips in bloom." KORDELL BRANDENBURG Carroll University
“I like that Webster Geneva has a really small professor to student ratio. The professors care about you and it’s a nice little small campus where you can really feel involved. The Webster campus is super cool. I mean, I love when you walk out from the top floor of Jira, you can just see the Alps in the
background.” ERIC ROCHE Saint Ambrose University
Pre-Departure, On-Site and Re-Entry Services
On-Site Services Each of our international campuses hold an on-site orientation and offer ongoing support for study abroad students. Academic Advising and Support Services Students will have access to on-site academic advisors who are available to assist with a variety of academic related issues and provide academic guidance throughout the study abroad program. In addition to academic advising, learning support centers, writing centers, and academic coaching are available in a variety of ways across our campus network. Career Services Career Services works with students to identify and explore opportunities and activities that will help them reach their future career or graduate school goals. Counseling Services Webster University is committed to supporting the emotional and psychological well-being of its community. Personal counseling services are available to all students in a safe and confidential environment. Student Involvement Opportunities The best way to enhance your study abroad experience and integrate into the local campus community is to participate in student activities and there is no shortage of ways to get involved at Webster. Study abroad students have held office in Student Government Associations, traveled to Model United Conferences, played on foortball (soccer) and volleyball teams, joined academically focused clubs and attended local and American holiday celebrations.
Application Assistance and Advising The Office of Study Abroad/WINS (OSA/WINS) is available to guide students through the entire pre-departure phase of study abroad. From planning to applying, a study abroad advisor will answer any questions that might come up. WINS students will be guided through the administrative process of the application. Once a student has started an application, our staff is frequently in touch throughout the process and students are encouraged to reach out with questions that may arise at any time. Acceptance Students are notified of acceptance via email after the application deadline. After being accepted students attend an acceptance meeting specific to their study abroad destination. During the meeting, students learn what to expect in the next steps, academics and course registration, housing, flights, what to expect upon arrival and, if applicable, visa procedures. WINS students will receive a link to register for a Virtual Acceptance Meeting within the initial acceptance email. In addition to what’s mentioned above, the Virtual Acceptance Meeting is also the first opportunity to connect with students from other WINS institutions who will be participating in the same program. Orientation All Webster students attend a pre-departure orientation before they leave. The orientation covers important practical information such as health and safety, money, phones, and cultural adjustment. WINS students will have the opportunity to attend a virtual ‘Know Before You Go’ session. This session is not a substitute for any study abroad orientations that are required by a students home institution. Students receive an orientation packet that contains their health insurance card, member guide, and additional items for their time abroad. This packet will be mailed to WINS students and will include a t-shirt and travel adaptor. Both the pre-departure orientation and ‘Know Before You Go’ sessions are opportunities to ask any last minute questions, talk with recent study abroad alum, and connect with other students studying on the same program.
Resources and Engagement Students are encouraged to stay engaged after returning home. Study abroad returnee events are organized to give students the opportunity to share and process their experiences. OSA/WINS is always available to provide support and resources for students dealing with reverse culture shock. Study abroad alums are encouraged to stay connected with OSA/WINS by sharing their experience through social media, volunteering at on-campus study abroad events, and/or serve as a peer mentor for other students planning to study abroad. Program Surveys Following program completion, students are administered a survey to collect feedback on study abroad. This information is used to guide programming, to measure and guide quality program experiences. Transcripts WINS Students: Office transcripts are issued by Webster University within 4-6 weeks of the program end date for all Webster international campus programs. Transcripts from our international partners and exchanges can take several months to receive. Transcripts will be sent to the address indicated on the Study Abroad Advisor Authorization Form, which is a requirement in the initial application. Webster will not release transcripts for students who have an outstanding account balance.
You can afford to study abroad!
Studying abroad is an investment in your future, and like any type of investment, it requires careful planning, consideration, and commitment. From flight scholarships to federal financial and creative fundraising, funding is available to make your study abroad dreams a reality. Webster World Traveler Program FLY FREE with the Webster World Traveler Program. Full-time undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at Webster University may qualify for a free round- trip ticket to one of Webster’s international campuses or partner institutions. All students must be in good academic, social, and financial standing with the university to qualify. Additional eligibility requirements include: • Undergraduate students must have earned 15 credit hours at Webster. • Graduate students must have earned 9 credit hours at Webster. • Applicants must study abroad for at least one academic term. WINS Travel Award The WINS Travel Award covers up to $1,000 toward round-trip airfare for eligible, degree seeking students at a WINS institution. Additional eligibility requirements include: • Students must be in good academic, social, and financial standing with their home institution. • Be accepted into a Webster University study abroad program. • For full eligibility requirements and award conditions, please visit our website. Scholarships and Financial Aid Webster University is committed to helping students make their experience abroad even more affordable by offering scholarships specifically for students who plan to study abroad. Webster students are also encouraged to apply for all current students scholarships offered through the Office of Financial Aid.
Webster students retain their federal, state, and Webster University funding (with the exception of work-study funds) while studying abroad through a Webster program. Institutional and state aid is available for the fall and spring semesters only; summer students may be eligible for federal aid. The Office of Study Abroad advises all students to meet with a Financial Aid Counselor as soon as a decision to study abroad has been made. WINS students are encouraged to check with the study abroad office and financial aid office at your home institution regarding available scholarship opportunities and to determine the type of aid that can be used for study abroad. Additional Resources Students can find a list of external study abroad scholarships on our website. Please note that this is not an exhaustive list and is meant to provide a starting point for further research.
“Studying abroad was the best decision I ever made. It was worth it for the memories alone, but I also made new friends, learned a lot about people and cultures, and was able to experience life on a whole new level.”
MALLORY NEVILLE Webster University St. Louis
GENEVA Embrace the Humanitarian Spirit
CULTURAL HIGHLIGHTS AND EXCURSIONS
Zermatt Ski Trip Every January, the Student Affairs team organizes a Zermatt ski weekend at a discounted rate for students. Students have the opportunity to partake in various activities including skiing, snowboarding, and ice skating. Even for non-skiers, the views in Zermatt alone are worth making the trip! International Humanitarian & Security Conference Since 1995, Webster Geneva’s Department of International Relations has organized the International Humanitarian & Security Conference in close cooperation with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). This conference brings together practitioners and scholars, members of the Geneva-based international community and other officials and representatives of civil society to address today and tomorrow’s challenge. Student volunteers, often affiliated with the Webster Humanitarian Association, a student-led NGO, work closely with the IR department in the preparation and execution of the conference. Webster’s Got Talent and Football Tournament In February each year, students have the opportunity to showcase their talents to the entire Webster Geneva community. It’s a fun event for all, but the top two winners move on to compete in the Webster’s Got Talent finale which rotates between our Geneva, Leiden and Vienna campuses each April. The European Football Tournament is held during the same weekend with teams from each campus competing for the coveted European trophy. Webster Center for Creativity and Innovation (WCCI) Hosted in June by the Webster Center for Creativity and Innovation, Creativity Week aims to foster the dialogue to advance the state of the art in creativity and innovation. Creativity Week offers a network of events that are open to the public including idea incubators, workshops, panel discussions and keynote speakers. The WCCI also hosts Expressive Arts Labs throughout the year. The aim of these labs is, “to promote well-being and healing through creative expression and connection, by providing a space for people to develop, express and experience their creative selves while interacting with others in a congenial setting.” Orientation Excursions The Student Affairs team organizes orientation excursions for summer, spring and fall semesters. Spring semester students visit Les Diablerets for sledding and fondue, summer students visit the French alpine town of Annecy, and fall semester students visit Chateau de Chillon, the island castle located on Lake Geneva near Montreux.
CAMPUS, CULTURE & COMMUNITY As Switzerland’s most international city, Geneva’s spirit of international cooperation made it the ideal site for Webster’s first international campus in 1978. Home to the European headquarters for the United Nations and numerous international organizations, Geneva has a long history of diversity and tolerance. It’s humanitarian tradition began with the creation of the Red Cross, and continues today as home of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. Citizens from over 175 countries reside in Geneva and as a city of only about 200,000, Geneva is frequently referred to as the world’s smallest truly global city. The Geneva campus is the most culturally diverse in Webster University’s international network and welcomes students from nearly 90 nationalities each year. Webster Geneva is a park-style campus environment located in Bellevue, Geneva within sight of Lake Geneva and the Alps. Just 8 minutes from the city’s central station by train (every 15 minutes), the campus is only a 5-minute walk from the Bellevue lake front. On campus, students will find well-equipped classrooms, a library, computer labs, cafeteria, and a student lounge which includes a game room and fitness center. FAST FACTS ABOUT GENEVA • The World Wide Web was invented in Geneva at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research. It operates the largest particle physics laboratory in the world. • Switzerland is home to the world’s densest network of hiking trails, boasting 65,000 km of trails, barely shy of the 71,000 km of roads. Geneva is conveniently located between the Jura Mountains and the Alps. • At 140 meters, the Jet d’Eau is one of the tallest water fountains in the world and is one of Geneva’s most iconic landmarks.
Undergraduate • Business Administration (BS) • Computer Science, Emphasis In Cybersecurity (BS) • Economics (BA) • Finance (BS) • International Relations, Emphasis in International Economics or Migration & Refugee Studies (BA) • Management, Emphasis in Marketing (BA)
Graduate • Business Administration (MBA) • Counseling (MA) • International and Nongovernmental Organizations (MA) • Management and Leadership (MA) • Health Care Management (MA, in French only) • International Relations (MA)
• Media Studies (BA) • Photography (BA) • Psychology (BA/BS)
HOUSING IN GENEVA
All study abroad students are required to live in campus-provided housing and will be assigned to either Les Berges du Rhône, in central Geneva, or in the Living and Learning Center (LLC) on campus. Both residence halls house students from around the world and provide a comfortable living and learning environment. Les Berges du Rhône sits on a prime location within the city. The diverse and lively neighborhood makes it easy for students to discover and enjoy all that an international city like Geneva has to offer while being only 25 minutes from campus by tram and train. The Living and Learning Center is Webster Geneva’s on-campus residence and students living here have 24/7 access to on-site laundry facilities, fitness room, and the student lounge. Students who request a single room will likely reside at the LLC.
“Webster Geneva gave me what was missing at my large university campus. I found the space to take initiative by contributing to organizations, and had access to resources at the United Nations as a place for study and networking, especially at the conferences and events. I will always keep Geneva in my heart!” ALEXANDRA BELIZE Northeastern University
VIENNA Waltz the Streets of Culture
CULTURAL HIGHLIGHTS AND EXCURSIONS
Wiener Ball der Wissenschaften (Vienna Ball of Sciences) Experience an integral part of Viennese and Austrian culture by waltzing the night away at the Ball of Sciences, hosted at the Rathaus, Vienna’s famous city hall. Every January, the Student Resource Center partially sponsors ball tickets to promote this cultural experience to students. Webster’s Got Talent and Football Tournament In February each year, students have the opportunity to showcase their talents to the entire WVPU community. It’s a fun event for all, but the top two winners move on to compete in the Webster’s Got Talent finale which rotates between our Geneva, Leiden and Vienna campuses each April. The European Football Tournament is held during the same weekend with teams from each campus competing for the coveted European trophy. Viennese Hiking and Heurigen: A traditional Austrian food experience Another of Vienna’s intangible cultural heritages, heurige, or wine tavern, culture can be found in taverns on the edge of the city that offer current wine from their own vineyards and buffet tables of homemade dishes. The relaxed, cozy atmosphere of Heurigen makes for the perfect place to leisurely spend a few hours in summer and early autumn. WebMU: WVPU Model United Nations WebMUN is an innovative and interactive Model United Nations conference organized each October by students at Webster Vienna Private University. With a slogan of ‘Revolutionizing Model UNs,’ WebMUN invented the interconnectivity system in 2014 and more recently the Diplomatic Corps. Committee.
CAMPUS, CULTURE & COMMUNITY Often named one of the world’s top cities for quality of life, it is hard to find a more livable city than Vienna. Vienna is a historic city at the intersection of “old” and “new.” Here you will find a thriving center of international commerce, where the banking and business districts share the streets with the city’s famous centuries-old opera houses, cafés, magnificent palaces and the winding Danube River. Located in Central Europe, students will be exposed to multicultural living and learning at its best. Established in 1981, Webster Vienna Private University (WVPU) is located in the beautiful Palais Wenkheim, conveniently located in Vienna’s second district, just a few steps away from the city center. Built in 1826, the neoclassical building features tremendous architectural detailing, both interior and exterior. The building was completely renovated and transformed into a modern site for academic and operational excellence in 2014. The Vienna campus offers modern and interactive classrooms, computer labs, the Library and Learning Center, and plenty of places throughout the building for students to meet, study and relax. In the Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience and Behavior Lab (CanBeLab), students have the opportunity to record brain activities, muscle activity, skin conductance, and to code and analyze facial expressions for scientific research. Webster Vienna is a truly international community representing 70 different nationalities and faculty and staff from over 20 countries. Classrooms are smaller and typically range from 10-20 students in a classroom.
FAST FACTS ABOUT VIENNA • Vienna has been selected as the #1 city in Mercer’s Annual Quality of Living Rankings for the 10 th year in a row (2009–2019) • Viennese coffee house culture has been inscribed on the UNESCO “Intangible Cultural Heritage” list since 2011. Often described as the city’s living room, coffee houses are a place “where time and space are consumed, but only the coffee is found on the bill.” • With numerous parks and gardens, over half of Vienna is green space making it one of the greenest cities in the world. The nearby Viennese Woods, a branch of the foothills of the Alps, offers a network of walking and hiking paths, nature reserves, and vineyards easily reachable by Vienna’s public transport system.
“Vienna is one of the most beautiful and culturally embracive cities I have visited in the world. There is a new holiday or tradition each month that gives you insight into Austrian life.”
JOSIE BOWLES Webster University, St. Louis
Undergraduate • Business Administration (BS) • International Relations (BA) • Management, emphasis in International Business or Marketing (BA) • Strategic Communication (BA) • Psychology (BA)
Graduate • Business Administration (MBA) • Finance (MS) • International Relations (MA) • Marketing (MS) • Psychology, emphasis in Counseling Psychology (MA)
HOUSING IN VIENNA Study abroad students are housed off-campus at the The Student Hotel. TSH is located in Leopoldstadt, Vienna’s beautiful second district. All rooms are single occupancy with a private bath and students will have access to a shared kitchen. The residence halls are comfortably situated within walking distance of parks, a lively residential area, several restaurants, museums, and the world-famous Prater amusement park. The Student Hotel is one stop away from campus via public transportation, approximately a 15-minute walk, or students can use one of the TSH’s bikes as part of the bicycle-share system and ride to campus in 5 minutes.
“Once I arrived I soon realized how easy it was to acclimate to campus life in Vienna. The professors were so helpful, and even though I was in a huge city, campus felt like a small community. I immediately looked for ways to get involved on campus, and that’s when I joined the student government. It was a really exciting way to meet full-time students and help get really connected to the campus during my time there. Vienna
itself was always alive with things to do. I’d wake up, go to class and always have something exciting planned for after. I loved feeling like a tourist and local all at once in Vienna. By the time I left, I had made so many friends and connections it was hard to leave.
REAGAN JOBE Transylvania University
LEIDEN Unlock the City of Keys
CULTURAL HIGHLIGHTS AND EXCURSIONS
FAST FACTS ABOUT LEIDEN • Leiden has been named the European City of Science for the year 2022. • At least 9 American presidents, including President Barack Obama, are descendants of the Pilgrim Fathers, a group of English puritan protestants who fled to Leiden after a conflict with the Church of England. • Leiden has over 2,800 monuments, making the city one large open-air museum. One Billion Rising Flash Mob Since 2013, Webster Leiden has organized and mobilized students, faculty, staff and members of area women’s groups to participate in a flash mob each February in support of The One Billion Rising campaign, the largest mass action to end violence against women. Webster’s Got Talent and Football Tournament In February each year, students have the opportunity to showcase their talents to the entire Webster Leiden community. It’s a fun event for all, but the top two winners move on to compete in the Webster’s Got Talent finale which rotates between our Geneva, Leiden and Vienna campuses each April. The European Football Tournament is held during the same weekend with teams from each campus competing for the coveted European trophy. King’s Day Celebration April 27 is King’s Day (Koningsdag), a national holiday in the Netherlands that celebrates the birth of King Willem-Alexander. Celebrations include parties, the display of local customs and traditional clothing, live music and dancing, and various flea markets. Don’t forget to wear orange! Stadsfestival De Lakenfeesten This festival has a long history, which can be traced back to the days when Leiden had a flourishing textile industry. Now over the last weekend of June, the city turns into a festival full of performances, events, and fun. The Dragon Boat races at the Lakenfeest are the largest inner-city races, and one of the most popular in the Netherlands. If you’re studying abroad in the summer, be sure to ask about joining Webster Leiden’s Dragon Boat team! 3 October Festival The 3 October Festival (Leiden Ontzet) celebrates the liberation of Leiden on October 3, 1574 and was declared an official city holiday in 1886. The day is marked by parades, fairs, and fireworks.
CAMPUS, CULTURE & COMMUNITY As the oldest and largest university town in the Netherlands, Leiden has earned the right to be called the “Key to Discovery.” Leiden is a student-centered and intellectually rich community. Located in a city that boasts a rich past and a bright future filled with students, bicycles, canals, and charming buildings, Webster Leiden offers new experiences and interactions with people from all over the world. Established in 1983, Webster’s Leiden campus represents 50 nationalities and its staff and educators are fully committed to providing a multicultural academic experience. Its small class sizes (on average just 10 students) ensures personalized learning. The campus includes state-of-the-art classrooms and computer facilities, a library and student lounge. Webster Leiden sits in the historic city center on a picturesque canal. A multitude of shops, bakeries, historic sites and museums can be found within mere footsteps from its main entrance. Leiden’s numerous cozy cafes are also great places to catch up on some assigned reading or simply enjoy a leisurely afternoon lunch. After dark, Leiden’s taverns, theaters, and music venues spring to life.
“One thing I love about living in Leiden is that I adapted very quickly and it’s like a second home to me. I would tell other students considering the Leiden campus to ‘go, you’ll love it!’. I love it here and do not want to leave!”
GILLIAN KENNEY Sacred Heart University
Undergraduate • Management (BA) • Business Administration (BS) • Psychology (BA/BS) • International Relations (BA) • Media Studies (BA)
Graduate • Business Administration (MBA) • International Relations (MA) • Psychology, Emphasis in Counseling Psychology (MA) • Management and Leadership (MA)
HOUSING IN LEIDEN
Students at Webster Leiden live in the Living and Learning Center (LLC) which is located just across the street from the main campus building, approximately two minutes by foot. Built in 1929, the LLC exhibits gorgeous “Delft-style” architecture right in the heart of the old city center. The building consists of 50 single and double occupancy apartments, each with a kitchenette and private bath. The LLC also provides plenty of space for students to relax including a private courtyard and student lounge. Student life is very active, with a range of programs that include visits with experts in the community, movie nights that reflect a wide range of interests, and Web talks featuring some of Leiden's most talented faculty members. Many informal activities take place in the LLC. Students can participate in the award-winning Model United Nations Club, and choose from a range of academically focused events that include Psychology, International Relations, Media and the Arts, the Environment, Sports, Entrepreneurship and more. Special multi-campus events include the Webster Soccer Tournament, Webster's Got Talent and the International Student Government Summit which rotate location each year. Many students also explore the country and visit other European destinations. Student housing is only seven minutes from the Leiden Centraal train station, and the city is just a twenty minute train ride into Amsterdam and the international airport.
“As winter turned to spring, the flowers of the Netherlands blossomed, the canals filled with boats, and I felt at home. The culture, the ease of transportation, and the proximity to other amazing destinations made my time studying abroad a wonderful experience.”
ISAAC KNOPF Webster University St. Louis
ATHENS Odyssey of Athens
CULTURAL HIGHLIGHTS AND EXCURSIONS
One-day 3 Island Cruise Each summer and semester, students set sail for a full day of island hopping. The one-day 3 island cruise makes stops at the Greek islands of Aegina, Poros, and Hydra. (Summer, Fall I and Spring II) Explore Greek Archaeological Sites While in Athens, students will have the opportunity to visit archaeological sites and museums such as the Acropolis, Acropolis Museum, Ancient Agora, Roman Agora, the first modern Olympic stadium and the National Archaeological Museum. Tour of Ancient Olympia Each semester, an overnight excursion to visit the multiple archaeological sites of Ancient Olympia. Students visit the archaeological site in Olympic and learn about the origins of the Ancient Olympic Games, visit the theatre of Epidaurus to learn about ancient Greek drama and the role of theatre in Ancient Greece, and visit Mycena, one of the great cities of the Mycenaean civilization that played a vital role in classical Greek culture. Semester Overnight Excursions Each semester, an excursion is planned for students to explore different regions of Greece. The fall excursion typically takes students to Delphi and Meteora and in the spring to Sparta-Mystras and Monemvasia. During the spring visit to Sparta-Mystras and Monemvasia, students will tour two Byzantine Fortress cities and the castle- town of Monemvasia.
CAMPUS, CULTURE & COMMUNITY Greece is the birthplace of democracy, political science, Western philosophy and literature, and the Olympic games and Athens is the center of it all, making it an ideal study abroad destination. With its extraordinary artistic, intellectual and cultural heritage, Athens is richly endowed with resources for formal study and experiential learning. Webster Athens is in an ideal location, in the historical neighborhood known as Plaka, at the foothills of the Acropolis. Plaka is also known as the “Neighborhood of the Gods” because of its location to the Acropolis and its many archaeological sites including the Temple of Olympian Zeus and the Arch of Hadrian. Athens is a modern city with a plethora of activity; cultural events including concerts, gallery exhibits, dance and theatre are an integral part of everyday life. The Webster Athens campus was established in 2014, and is dedicated to creating a campus culture that embraces and celebrates diversity and inclusion, and promotes international understanding and appreciation. With a low student-to- faculty ratio, faculty get to know students on a first-name basis and classes are highly interactive with a strong emphasis on collaboration. Housed within two beautiful and historic buildings, the campus features classrooms, a computer lab, library, administrative offices and a cultural center. The classroom building has been fully renovated, and offers a break room and rooftop access during business hours which provides a space to relax and enjoy a wonderful view overlooking the historic acropolis. Webster Athens has a unique curriculum that features cultural studies courses, including topics like Greek Mythology, Greek Art, Greek Archeology, the Olympics, Greek Cuisine, and Greek Language. Service-learning projects and internships take students outside of the classroom to gain practical, hands-on immersion experiences, while Webster degree and the Global Citizenship Program offerings anchor the comprehensive academic experience.
“It was valuable to see up close the culture that influenced so much of the modern world and draw comparisons between the Greek culture and my own culture. It changed the way I see many aspects of my own culture.”
TROY LUGAR Washington & Jefferson College
FAST FACTS ABOUT ATHENS • Webster Athens, also known as The Odyssey in Athens program was named a Top Study Abroad in 2019 by GoAbroad.com which annually ranks study abroad programs based on student reviews.
• Dating back to 3000 BCE, Athens is the oldest capital city in Europe. • Piraeus is one of the busiest passenger ports in the world making for easy weekend trips to many Greek islands.
Undergraduate • Business Administration (BS) • English (BA) • International Relations (BA) • Management with Emphasis in (BA): • Human Resources Management • International Business • Marketing
Graduate • International Relations (MA) • Business Administration (MBA) • MBA with Emphasis in: • Cybersecurity • Health Administration • Digital Marketing Management • Project Management • Teaching English as a Second Language (MA) • Psychology with Emphasis in Counseling Psychology (MA)
• Media Studies (BA) • Political Science (BA) • Psychology (BA/BS)
HOUSING IN ATHENS Students have an opportunity to be independent by living in shared furnished apartments in the Plaka area within a 2-5 minute walk to campus. Typically, there are four students in each apartment (two share a bedroom); however there is the option of a single room for an additional charge, if there is availability. Student housing is conveniently located near Monastiraki Square and Syntagma Square which gives students access to transportation hubs, restaurants, shopping bazaars and grocery stores. to get to all kinds of restaurants, stores, and transportation.
“What I loved was that everyone on the program was very friendly. I made lots of friends here and the staff and faculty were really welcoming. Athens is a very easy place to love. I found myself missing it when we went on trips. I did not get homesick like I had expected, because I instantly felt at home. Overall, I had an amazing experience.”
SELENA HACKSHAW SUNY Oneonta
ACCRA Welcome to the Land of Sunshine
Courses within the Africana Studies program are regularly available in Ghana with unique offerings such as The Origins and Development of Pan-Africanism, and African History .
CULTURAL HIGHLIGHTS AND EXCURSIONS
Overnight and/or Cultural Heritage Trips Central and Western Regions (spring, can be organized in summer or fall depending on demand); Ashanti Region or Northern Region (summer); Market and Arts trip, waterfalls trip (summer), and beach trips planned every semester. The Annual Spring Student Conference (TASSC) The Student Government Association hosts The Annual Spring Student Conference (TASSC) each year in Spring II and features various discussions on topics that affect the youth and society in the contemporary 21st century. Since 2018, some of the conference themes have been The Double-Edged Sword of Technology (2018), The Art vs. The Artist /Ethics in Creativity (2019) and Entrepreneurship: Providing Contemporary Solutions to Contemporary Problems (2020, postponed to 2021 due to COVID-19). Eco-Week Eco-Week began in support of the Webster Goes Green initiative which aims to reduce the carbon footprint of the campus in March 2020. After which once a term, we dedicate a week to reducing our carbon print as campus. This may range from eco challenges, zero plastics, zero food wastage, eco-trivia, etc. on campus or at any student life event. Eco-Weeks are also focused on providing better and safer alternatives for the environment so we can draw closer to our goal as an Eco Friendly campus. Webster Rhymes and Reasons Nights Webster Rhymes and Reasons at the Ghana campus is a night of creativity and free expression. Once every term usually on the last Friday or two before the end of the term, we dedicate a night solely to spoken word, poetry, performances and a night of celebrating the arts.
CAMPUS, CULTURE & COMMUNITY As Ghana’s capital city and one of the fastest growing and most diverse cities in Africa, Accra is the bustling beating heart of a West African country well-known for it’s warm and welcoming spirit. Every semester since 2013, Webster Ghana has welcomed a diverse student population of undergraduates and graduates from Ghana, continental Africa, and the rest of the world. Students enjoy small interactive classes of less than 20 students, thus allowing for additional dialogue and debate. The staff is attentive and the facilities are state-of-the-art, both of which will help to shape students into global leaders with an appreciation for the diversity of our world. The Ghana campus offers ultra-modern classrooms, a well-stocked library, a computer lab, 24/7 security, and a student recreational center, wifi access, a student lounge, and a recreational room. Located in the heart of East Legon, Accra, Webster Ghana is surrounded by a host of businesses, banks, recreational spaces and health centers that serve the everyday needs of students. Students can also experience Greater Accra by enjoying some of the nearby restaurants or take a short trip into the city center to places like Labone and Osu. Ghana is home for numerous community-based NGOs and International NGOs focused on ground-up impact. Study abroad students in Ghana are able to both immerse themselves into the Ghanaian culture while helping local communities solve pressing issues. There are many volunteer opportunities in Ghana, all of which foster personal development, global understanding, intercultural competence, and other important skills. Site visits to prominent spaces in Accra are integral to the academic experience in Ghana and generally include places like the Kwame Nkruman Mausoleum, W.E.B. DuBois Center, Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Center, and various NGOs. Additionally, practical applications of classroom knowledge through out-of-class projects, simulation games for International Relations, seminars, public lectures and field trips are key features in many classes that help students synthesize their learning.
“Webster University has given me the overseas experience right here in Ghana. The togetherness and the diversity of the campus is one of my favorite things. This was highlighted for me especially during our annual Webster Works and Multicultural Thanksgiving Dinners.” ABBA BAKO International Student at Webster University Ghana
Undergraduate • Computer Science (BS) • Finance (BS) • International Relations (BA)
Graduate • Business Administration (MBA) • Human Resources • Management (MA) • International Relations (MA)
• Management (BA) • Media Studies (BA) • Psychology (BA)
HOUSING IN ACCRA The on-campus dorms are less than a 2-minute walk from the main academic building and offers a supportive and comfortable living and learning environment for students. Single, double and quad rooms are available. Each floor or hall has a common living area, well-stocked kitchen and dining area, and washing machine.
FAST FACTS ABOUT ACCRA • Accra is home to numerous international and local NGOs and is a great location for community service and volunteering. • The Makola market, the heart of the city’s commercial activity, overflows with people, scents and sounds and is a must-see. • Accra is known for creativity from being the home of afrobeats, amazing dances and also having numerous art spaces.
“It is difficult to find the right words to describe my time in Ghana in a way that will truly convey the impact it has had on my life. I haven’t traveled across Europe, bouncing from country to
country taking Instagram-worthy photos to show my friends back home. I have, however, immersed myself in Ghanaian culture and gained a much deeper understanding of the world around me– and my place in it.”
EMMA LARSON Webster University St. Louis
ST. LOUIS Gateway to the West
CULTURAL HIGHLIGHTS AND EXCURSIONS
Athletic Events on Campus Experience an integral part of American university culture by attending sporting events at Webster. The games are a great way to have fun with friends and show school spirit! Webster is part of the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and has sports teams including soccer, volleyball, softball, track, cross country, basketball, tennis, golf and baseball. Plays and Concerts Throughout the academic year, Webster St. Louis has a number of concerts, plays and film festivals on campus. For example, Webster houses a professional theater company called The Repertory Theatre St. Louis that provides a special rate on tickets for students. For a full menu of these types of events, you can follow the university event calendar. The MCISA offers periodic excursions to local and other US cultural sites to Webster University students. The excursions focus on education outside the classroom and encourage students to engage with cultural topics and locations as well as get to know one another. Past trips include Civil Rights History in Memphis, Tennessee; Follow the North Star in Conner Prairie, Indiana; Chicago, Illinois and many more. International Friendship Program Through this informal program, international students will be matched with members from the local community and enjoy interactions to promote the open exchange of cultural experiences, customs and ideas. The program is designed to foster new friendships that promote learning and appreciation for both community members and students. Webster International Friendship program may extend beyond sharing meals and could include invitations to international students to participate in family events, holidays, off campus events and excursions, exchanging phone calls and letters. Excursions through the Multicultural Center and International Student Affairs Office
CAMPUS, CULTURE & COMMUNITY Founded in 1915, the Webster University home campus is nestled in Webster Groves, a charming and historic residential suburb of St. Louis. State-of-the-art academic buildings, architecturally significant structures that house various university departments, a modern library and student center combine to create a picturesque learning environment. Webster St. Louis offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate majors and its commitment to small class sizes ensures a rich education experience. The home campus in St. Louis is the heart of the international institution with more than 12,000 students who study at campus locations throughout the United States and around the globe. Campus life at Webster St. Louis combines a lively, international student community with the tranquility of open spaces and charming architecture. Students can often be found watching one of Webster’s many athletic teams, participating in one of the student organizations, volunteering in the local community or visiting the many cultural sights of St. Louis. A current list of approximately 60 clubs and organizations sanctioned by the Student Government Association, as well as other activities, may be found at involved.webster.edu/organizations.
FAST FACTS ABOUT ST. LOUIS • St. Louis was founded in 1764 as a French fur-trading village by Pierre Laclede. He named the city “St. Louis” for King Louis IX. • The 1904 World’s Fair was held in St. Louis and introduced the ice cream cone and iced tea to the world. • St. Louis boasts more free major visitor attractions than anywhere in the U.S. outside of the nation’s capital.
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