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Exchange Students

Exchange students are required to attend Woo@First GLANCE and must complete the Pre-Arrival To Do List.

  • The Business Exchange Initiative (BEI) is coordinated by the British Council. Students from Ireland / Northern Ireland are selected to study in the U.S. for one year. They are mid-program at their home university, and the preferred course of study while they are in the U.S. is Business / Economics.
  • The Institute for International Education (IIE) facilitates an exchange program for students who have completed their “high school” equivalency but have not begun a university-level program. During this gap year, the students enroll at The College of Wooster.
  • International Research and Exchange Board (IREX) is a new exchange program initiated in 2007-2008. Through IREX, administered by the U.S. Department of State, Wooster hosts mid-program students from Eurasia.
  • The Japan Study Program, coordinated through Earlham College, brings to Wooster students who are enrolled at Waseda University in Japan and who are required to study abroad as part of their academic program. Participants are typically in their second or third year of studies at Waseda.
  • The Witten Herdecke Exchangeis facilitated through a friendship between The College of Wooster and The University of Witten Herdecke in Germany. Participants are required to enroll in a minimum of three courses, including Independent Study (I.S.). The I.S. project satisfies an academic requirement from the home university.