England: Canterbury Pilgrimage (J17)

Dr. Sean Morris is going back to England!  Join him for this pilgrimage to London and Canterbury. The course is an exploration of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales that takes students through the streets of London and Canterbury.  Pilgrims–that’s you–will see the overlapping layers of text and history as you explore Chaucer’s text and places and people that […]


Brazil: Afro-Brazilian Community and Culture (J17)

Course Name: Afro-Brazilian Culture Professor: Dr. T. Delfin Credits: 3 Lib Ed.:  CUL-6 (Cross) Price: $2000 (subject to change) This two-week immersive Brazilian experience will begin in Salvador de Bahía. This beach town is famous as Brazil’s first capital and as the region where African culture is most preserved. Students will experience home stays, daily […]


New York City: Experimental Theater (J17)

Course Name: ENG390 – Experimental Drama in NYC Professor: Dr. Jonathan Burton Credits: 3 Price: $1300 Description: You’ll be housed in the heart of Manhattan near the corner of 5th avenue and Broadway as you attend and participate in two experimental theater festivals (Under the Radar at the Public Theater and COIL at Performance Space […]

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Greece & Rome: Classical Greece and Rome (J17)

Professor: Drs. Hunt and Furman Price: $2500 Credits: 3 Course Desc: This course provides a remarkable grounding in the humanities by taking us back to the beginnings of Western civilization in ancient Greece and Rome.  The time period covered is roughly the ninth century B.C.E. to the fourth century of the common era: the so-called […]


Costa Rica: Environmental Studies & Literacy Project (J17)

Students  choose between Environmental Science 360 (Dr. Fissore) or Urban education EDUC 220/520 (Dr. Soto-Hinman) for their study in Costa Rica. Price: $2200.00–includes lodging, most meals, and all in-country transport. Lib Ed: Natural Sciences (ENVS), CHDV Cultural Context of Childhood Click here for lodging and location info: Locations in Costa Rica 2017. Both trips also include lodging, in-country transport, […]


Spain: Progressive Teaching and Learning in Sevilla (J17)

Course Name: Education 282, Progressive Teaching and Learning in Sevilla Professor: A. Guevarra Credits: 4 Lib Ed.: CUL-6, Service Learning Price: approx. $1600 (subject to change) Tentative Dates: January 8-21, 2017 Description: This course enables undergraduate and graduate students to understand the principles and practices of community-based education through both participation and academic study at […]

Freeman-Asia scholarships

Hi, Whittier students!  Don’t forget that Whittier’s deadline for application to study abroad is at the end of September (always check your destination program for deadlines too!). If you are studying in Asia, you can also apply for an external scholarship from IIE.  Read more below… The Institute of International Education (IIE) is now accepting […]

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Info you can use!

Ok, it’s September 8th and you should be thinking about that chemistry homework.  But in the back of your mind, you’re also thinking about January and your trip abroad.  The U.S. Department of state is a great place to learn about the issues and responsibilities facing any traveler.  You’ll probably also want to consult a […]

46 reasons study abroad is good for you

Link: Besides the obvious enrichment of travel, study abroad offers opportunities for growth and enrichment beyond that: job skills, intercultural understanding, citizenship, linguistic skills…  Well, there are a lot of reasons!  Just take a look at this article and see.

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Upcoming events in International Programs

OIP has a lot planned for fall 2016, so don’t miss out!  Here’s what we have coming up in september. Information Sessions: Every Monday at 12 and Thursday at 3:30 in our space in Platner.  Come learn about our upcoming trips and how we can help you make it happen! September 26th: Study Abroad Fair (Campus […]

Have thought about applying for a Boren Scholarship?

Boren Scholarships and Fellowships provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to add an important international and language component to their educations. We focus on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad. What are Boren Scholarships? Boren Scholarships provide up to […]

The best tech for studying abroad (from Engadget)

I’m for going abroad with a notebook and pen, a camera, and curiosity.  If you’re a techie or know that you’ll need to use tech abroad, here’s a post just for you from Engadget:   In our guide you’ll find top notch cameras to capture all those transformational memories, luggage that is basically impossible to lose, a […]

Summer 2016: Diversity Abroad

Whittier is one of the most diverse private liberal arts in the United States and we’re proud to say that the diversity we have right here on campus is something we also take with us when we travel around the world. This summer alone, the 60 students who went on faculty-led trips to places like […]

Luz Castro (’18) Receives Gilman Award

Congratulations to Luz Castro!   WHITTIER COLLEGE Student LUZ CASTRO (’18) awarded U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship  The Whittier College Office of International Programs is pleased to announce that Luz Castro (‘17), a senior at Whittier College is one of over 850 American undergraduate students from 324 colleges and universities across the […]

Are you thinking about studying in Asia Next Spring?

Then you should look at the Freeman Asia Scholarship.  It was recently relaunched and will have a September or October deadline for students going abroad next spring. Freeman-ASIA (Freeman Awards for Study in Asia) is designed to support U.S.-based undergraduates with demonstrated financial need who are planning to study overseas in East or Southeast […]