Study Abroad


Travel throughout multiple countries, cultural exchange, foreign language immersion, unique academic adventures—all of these are hallmarks of the international study experience.

For the last 50 years, in keeping with its mission to prepare students for a global society and evolving workplace, Whittier College has sponsored study abroad opportunities, placing qualified students in locations throughout five continents (or at sea) for a semester, year, summer, or January or May Term of international, academic experience.

While abroad, Whittier students have also had opportunities to complete international internships, conduct and publish professional research, and been offered foreign graduate school and work opportunities.

International Programs in Latino Studies

Students of Latino studies can study abroad in countries that include:

  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Chile
  • Costa Rica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Nicaragua
  • Panama
  • Peru
  • Spain
  • United Kingdom

For a comprehensive list of study abroad programs for Latino studies students, visit the Poet World Portal.

Students of all disciplines can also participate in any of Whittier's faculty-led study abroad courses, which take place during the shorter JanTerm and MayTerm and can fulfill major, minor, and liberal education requirements.

For further exploration of Whittier's study abroad programs or to learn more about the application process and standard requirements, visit the International Programs website.