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About Us

Mission Statement

Education Abroad aims to serve all West Virginia University colleges and departments to increase student mobility abroad that enhances the academic experience of students across majors. Education Abroad encompasses all activities related to:

  • WVU Exchange Programs
  • WVU Courses Abroad/Faculty-led Programs
  • International Internships
  • International Undergraduate Research
  • WVU Campus and Community Outreach

Education Abroad seeks to develop, promote, and support these programs to advance student success and enhance the educational experience. These opportunities allow students to develop global competencies including the ability to work effectively in international settings; gain an awareness of and adaptability to diverse cultures, perceptions and approaches; a familiarity with the major currents of global change and the issues they raise; the capacity for effective communication across cultural and linguistic boundaries; and the ability to comprehend the international dimension of one’s field of study.


Through WVU’s core values of Service, Curiosity, Respect, Accountability, and Appreciation, Education Abroad supports the initiation of an inclusive global community. Through our students, we are striving towards the ideal of OneWVU with a global reach.