Education Abroad

Welcome to the home for education abroad activity at WCU. Education abroad changes lives, and the work of the Center for International Programs is guided by our commitment to promoting access to international education opportunities for our diverse population of students. Please use our website as a guide to getting started on your own education abroad experience by using the tabs at the top to get started on the process.

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Education Abroad Staff

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Nora Maurer, Associate Director of Education Abroad

Nora has worked in the Center for International Programs since 2015 and serves as the primary point of contact for education abroad program development, risk management and mitigation for education abroad, and study abroad program budget development and administration. As a study abroad alumna and world traveler, Nora is passionate about working with WCU faculty and staff members to create educational programs abroad that are accessible and enriching for all WCU students.

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Lisa Drusedum, Education Abroad Coordinator

Lisa works with all WCU students interested in participating in an international program. She advises students through the process of studying, volunteering, interning, or teaching abroad. Additionally, Lisa helps organize study abroad-related events on campus, pre-departure orientation workshops for outbound students, and the WCU Global Ambassador program for returnees. As a graduate alumna of West Chester, Lisa completed her Master's internship experience in the CIP and has a strong passion for education abroad. She completed her undergraduate degree at Kutztown University where she spent a semester in Rome, Italy. She is looking forward to assisting in WCU students having their own unforgettable experiences and helping returning students and their adjustment back to campus life.

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Announcements & Events

  • Fulbright U.S. Student Program
    The 2022-2023 application cycle opens on Wednesday, March 31st 2021!
    WCU Campus Deadline: Tuesday, September 7th 2021
    National Deadline: Tuesday, October 12th 2021

  • Gain international experience without leaving home!
    Learn more about Global Virtual Experiences available to WCU students

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