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The University of Wyoming Education Abroad offers a variety of education abroad programs for undergraduate students during the academic year and summer. Read below for a description of the 4 general program types.


Description of Education Abroad program types.

Program Type 




Tuition and Fees


Study Abroad Fee

Type of Classes & Language Instruction

Exchange Partners 

Institutions/universities with whom the EA office has a direct partnership. 

Academic Year or Semester 

Transfer Credit

Pay UW Tuition and Fees

Pay housing directly to the host university

(ISEP students pay double occupancy UW Housing)


Courses in English or host language with international and local students 

Program Providers

(CIEE, AIFS, CEA, etc) 

Third party programs that facilitate study abroad in locations where the EA office does not have direct partnerships. Generally more inclusive & structured.

Academic Year, Semetester, J-term or summer 

Transfer Credit (AIFS London Semester & COST

offer UW Credit)

Pay Tuition and Fees directly to the Program Provider

Pay housing to the program provider, usually included in tuition.

(cost varies by program)


Courses in English or host language usually with other American students 

Direct Enroll Programs

Institutions where an exchange program would not be possible, instead students can enroll directly into the program.

Academic Year, semester or Summer

Transfer Credit 

Pay Tuition and Fees to the Host University

Pay housing directly to the host university.


Courses in English or host language with international and local students 

Faculty-Directed Programs 

Courses created & taught by UW faculty with UW students abroad in a wide variety of locations and areas of study.

J-Term, Summer

(Generally 2-8 weeks long)

UW Credit

Pay program fee and UW Tuition and Fees

Housing included in program fee


Courses in English with other UW students (unless taking a language course)



Searching for Programs 

Searching by program type brings up programs that are structured in different ways. If you want to take courses at a foreign university, you might consider an exchange or direct enroll program. If you want to study with a group of UW students and faculty, look at UW Faculty-Led Programs. Other preferences also play into program type. For example, do you want a high level of independence or do you prefer a lot of support? Reflect on your preferences and use the link below to explore programs.




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