Study Abroad

Wake Forest student in New Zealand

A Waking Dream

Studying abroad is a dream, and Wake Forest will help you to make it a reality.

Most Wake Forest students choose to study abroad/away. In fact, 80% of our undergraduates have an academic study-abroad experience. This number is among the highest in the nation and puts us perennially in the Top Five for study-abroad participation. We offer customized advising through the Center for Global Programs & Studies, where students meet one-on-one with an advisor to find the best study-abroad program for them.

Many of those courses are directly through Wake Forest. Our university owns three residential-house programs in London, Vienna, and Venice. (We’re actually the only Top Thirty national university to own three international houses.) In addition, we operate other semester-length, center-based programs in Spain, England, Japan, Chile, and France. We have a program in Washington, D.C., too, where we offer civics- and policy-centered courses.

All give time for scholarly pursuit – but also the experiential sort, allowing time to wander, explore, and discover.

And, importantly, we offer scholarships to help you to study abroad. GPS provides $500,000 annually in study abroad/away specific scholarships. These awards are both need- and merit-based.

Studying abroad is a dream, but the experience is indelible, and we hope to give you the chance to expand your worldview, to engage the buzzing, humming world – to make the dream a waking one.

Did You Know?  

Wake Forest University has ranked among the Top 10 doctoral institutions in study-abroad participation rated by the Institute of International Education for 18 consecutive years. We are one of only two schools with this distinction.

Deacs spending some “down under” time in Australia.
We offer scholarships to help you to study abroad. GPS provides $500,000 annually in study abroad/away specific scholarships.
80% of our undergraduates have an academic study-abroad experience.
Wake Forest is the only Top Thirty national university to own three international houses: London, Vienna, and Venice.
Wake Forest’s Global Programs and Studies give time for scholarly pursuit – but also the experiential sort, allowing time to wander, explore, and discover.
Wake Forest’s Center for Global Programs & Studies offers customized advising. Students meet one-on-one with an advisor to find the best study-abroad program for them.

What’s next?

Keep Exploring

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Learn more about how to enroll and make your deposit.


Attend an Event

We will be hosting in-person panel conversations, student-led campus tours, and webinars, all designed just for you.

For more information, check out our events for accepted students.


Connect with Students and Faculty

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