Study Abroad Opportunities
Wentworth seeks to strengthen our students’ educational experience by offering an opportunity for global learning. Wentworth study abroad programs are designed to immerse students in foreign cultures through classroom instruction and field experiences and to gain a comprehensive education marked by high standards and quality.
Wentworth has established partnerships around the world with a select group of affiliated programs that have demonstrated a proven track record for academic integrity and earned a reputation for excellence in providing solid support throughout their study abroad programs. Wentworth also offers faculty-led study abroad programs which provide a unique opportunity to gain a credit bearing international experience under the instruction of members of the WIT faculty. For a full list of study abroad options visit the study abroad website.
Several Wentworth departments have developed study abroad programs such student exchange programs and faculty-led programs with other institutions. In past years, students have studied in Germany, France, England, Istanbul, Switzerland, China, Australia, and many other countries through these programs. Please refer to the study abroad website for more information.
Wentworth students can also take advantage of the Global Education Opportunities (GEO) Center at the Colleges of the Fenway for assistance in finding abroad opportunities. Please see cof.studioabroad.com for more information. All travel by Wentworth staff, faculty, or students for Wentworth-related or -sponsored activities must be registered through the GEO Center COF database.
All courses taken during a study abroad semester require preapproval and are submitted to the Office of the Registrar on a completed International Transfer Credit Pre-approval form. Students must meet with their department chair to determine if the available courses will satisfy requirements within their major. In many cases an established course equivalency list is available. In instances where an equivalency has not been established, prior approval of the department chair is required.
Courses completed that have not been pre-approved will not become part of the student’s WIT academic record unless approved by the department chair. Approval is not guaranteed. All accepted international credits will be held to the same minimum grade requirements as at Wentworth Institute of Technology. Approved courses will appear on a student’s official transcript with grades of "TR" (transfer credit) and are not calculated into a student GPA.
Students pursuing degrees abroad at institutions with a signed articulation agreement with Wentworth Institute of Technology may apply to enroll at Wentworth for one or two semesters as a non-matriculating/exchange student with the approval of their home institution.
Visiting/exchange students are required to purchase health insurance through Wentworth. Applications for enrollment will be reviewed for academic eligibility by the appropriate academic department and by the Office of the Provost for eligibility for non-immigrant student status.
Visiting/exchange students are regarded as members of the Wentworth community and as such are encouraged to participate in campus life through engagement in student club activities, etc. Visiting/exchange students are also responsible for adhering to the Student Code of Conduct as well as any other rules set forth by the University.