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Applying to Study Abroad Programs

Students who are considering studying abroad should first contact the Associate Director of International Programs & Study Abroad Advisor, Ulli Schraml, by email (uschraml@whatcom.ctc.edu) or phone (360-383-3244) to make an appointment for an initial meeting.

The following is a general description of the application procedure for study abroad programs:


  • Prepare a list of questions for the Study Abroad Advisor
  • Schedule an appointment with the Study Abroad Advisor
  • Complete WCCCSA Preliminary Application


  • Fill out program application forms
  • Provide an unofficial copy of transcripts (with minimum GPA 2.5)
  • Write a one-page narrative about yourself, your interests, your goals, your expectations for study abroad
  • Provide two letters of recommendation (including one from a faculty member)
  • Bring all above listed documents to the interview including a check for the deposit
  • Apply for Financial Aid (optional)

Preparing for Departure:

  • Apply for a passport, or make sure your current passport is valid
  • Complete Medical Form

For more information, please contact:

Ulli Schraml, Associate Director of International Programs & Study Abroad Advisor
Phone: (360) 383-3244 | Fax: (360) 383-3241
International Programs Office
Syre Student Center 201