Special Programs


An internship for college credit is a means of broadening your education experience. You can spend a semester working within your field of study and gain valuable experience outside the classroom. There is also the option to do an internship that is not for credit, either during a semester or over the summer.  Additional information is available at https://www.wcupa.edu/internships/, through individual department offices, in the course listings of the current Undergraduate Catalog and in Handshake.

Music Lessons

Private studio lessons (one-half-hour per week) for full-time university students may be available for one credit with faculty in the Wells School of Music if room exists in their teaching schedules. If there is no availability for credit-based lessons, students may consider taking music lessons through the Wells School of Music Community Music Program (rates vary). For more information about music lessons, please contact the School of Music main office at 610-436-2739 or contact Dr. Henry Grabb at hgrabb@wcupa.edu.

National Student Exchange

“Experience a new lifestyle; visit a different area of the country, explore new cultural and academic horizons. Be an exchange student – American style, through the National Student Exchange Program.” West Chester University is one of approximately 170 participating colleges and universities across the USA (including US Virgin Island, Guam and Puerto Rico) and Canada that offers students the opportunity to spend a maximum of one academic year of study at another college or university.  Students pay  in-state tuition of host institution and work completed on the program can be credited to the student’s degree program. While encouraging students to experience and appreciate various cultural perspectives, the National Student Exchange Program also provides access to a wide array of specialized courses and programs that may not be available at West Chester. 

To qualify for the program, students must be full time, have a 2.5 cumulative grade point average, and should be in their sophomore or junior year during the period of exchange. The latter qualification is to ensure that students share experiences and insights with other students when resuming their studies at West Chester. Please visit the WCU NSE website for more information about the program and the application process. Click Here to visit the National Student Exchange organization website. The priority application deadline is February 15 of each year. A nonrefundable fee is required of all students who apply for the National Student Exchange Program. For more information contact nse@wcupa.edu.  Watch for the fall Study Abroad Fair where we will have NSE information.

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