Study Abroad

Basic steps for studying abroad:

1) Obtain Study Abroad Form (download here or pick up at Registrar’s Office, 1st floor Christy Administration building).

**Students are encouraged to apply for study abroad as early as possible before the semester they intend to travel.  Students wishing to study abroad in the summer term should complete the process by March 1st; for fall term, complete by April 1st; for spring term, complete by October 1st.

2) Make an appointment with your Southwestern College academic advisor to discuss curriculum plan and foreign study options.

3) Select study abroad program (e.g., AIFS, IES, or through another US university) or alternatively, a foreign university from approved list below.

List of approved foreign universities for direct-enroll: (Note: students wishing to direct enroll at an institution not on the approved list must contact the Academic Dean.)

Helpful online resources include:

4) Complete Study Abroad Budget Worksheet (download here or pick up at Financial Aid Office, 1st floor Christy Administration building)

5) Make an appointment with Southwestern College Financial Aid Office to review Budget Worksheet and assess aid contributions (see “Study Abroad” on the Financial Aid Website).

6) Apply for admission to study abroad program or foreign university.

7) Notify Financial Aid Office of successful admission to foreign university or study abroad program.

8) Enroll at Southwestern College for Study Abroad course (LAS 395 for 12 hours) at the Registrar’s Office and sign and return to the office the Study Abroad Form.

Next steps:

  1. Follow admissions processes for housing and registration at host institution/study abroad program.
  2. Purchase plane ticket and if necessary contact foreign consulate to secure student visa.
  3. Enjoy classes at host institution, make new friends, and learn!
  4. Even while studying abroad, students should stay in contact with their advisor. Course selection for the following semester at Southwestern College can be done online.

Upon return from study abroad:

  1. Request official transcript from host institution to be sent to Registrar’s Office (Southwestern College, 100 College St., Winfield, KS  67156)
    **NOTE:  If the transcript does not reflect US semester hours in English, student will be assessed the SC foreign credential evaluation fee.  For non-English documents, student should provide a literal English translation.
  2. Check with Student Life Office to confirm housing arrangements.
  3. Report academic progress to academic advisor.
  4. Download the Study Abroad Marketability: A Resume Building Toolkit (PDF)


Below is a list of approved foreign schools for direct-enroll. Direct-enroll makes it possible for students to pay the tuition of the foreign school through Southwestern College.

The University of Sheffield, England

The University's history stretches back to 1828, when the Sheffield School of Medicine was founded, and the University Charter was granted in 1905.

The city of Sheffield is England's fourth-largest city and is located in South Yorkshire, in the north of England. It is close to Leeds, Manchester, Nottingham and the Peak District.

The University has nearly 24,000 undergraduate, graduate, and international students from 124 countries, and almost 6000 staff.

Crichton University, Scotland

The Crichton University campus in Dumfries is Scotland’s first multi-institutional campus, hosting the University of Glasgow - Dumfries Campus, the University of the West of Scotland, and Dumfries and Galloway College.

The University of Glasgow, Scotland

Founded in 1451, The University of Glasgow is the fourth oldest university in the United Kingdom and has nearly 16000 undergraduates, 4000 postgraduates, and 4000 adults in continuing education. The university welcomes international students from over 80 countries.

University of New South Wales, Australia

Established in 1949, UNSW has expanded rapidly and now has close to 40,000 students, including more than 7000 international students from over 130 different countries. The University offers more than 600 undergraduate and 300 postgraduate programs, and has developed an extensive network of alumni chapters throughout Asia.

The main UNSW campus is located on a 38-hectare site at Kensington, seven kilometres from the centre of Sydney. Other campuses are the College of Fine Arts (Paddington), UNSW@ ADFA (Canberra), and sub-campuses at Randwick and Coogee, as well as research stations around NSW.

Huangshan University, Tunxi, Anhui Province, People’s Republic of China

Huangshan University is located in east central China about 240 miles southwest of the city of Shanghai. This picturesque region is famous for tourist attractions, including two UNESCO World Heritage sites, the Huangshan Mountains and the ancient villages of Xidi and Hongcun. Huangshan University has two campuses with a total enrollment of 17,000 students. The university offers 56 majors that include art, science, economy, pedagogy, engineering, agronomy, management, law, and literature. Contact Dr. Geroge Gangwere at for more information.


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