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West Chester University
West Chester, PA 19383

Phone: 610-436-1000

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. Additional information is available through individual department offices and the course listings of the current Undergraduate Catalog.

Music Lessons

Private studio lessons (one-half-hour per week) for full-time University students may be available with faculty in the School of Music if room exists in their teaching schedules at the beginning of each semester. For more information about music lessons, contact the Department of Applied Music chairperson in the School of Music, 610-436-2739.

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 180 participating colleges and universities across the USA and Canada that offers students the opportunity to spend a maximum of one academic year of study at another college or university. The exchange program enables students to experience a semester or year at another university or college, yet not encounter complications such as transfer credits and out-of-state tuition. While encouraging students to experience and appreciate various cultural perspectives, the National Student Exchange Program also allows students to take advantage 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. Applications and further information are available from the National Student Exchange coordinator in the Center for International Programs. Click Here to visit the NSE 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 Watch for the September Study Abroad Fair where we will have an NSE table with information.

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