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Offices & Services

International Student Services

Academic Exchange Students

Washington College hosts both semester and academic year exchange students from our international partner institutions. 

Step 1: Check your eligibility

Meet with your home university’s international exchange/study abroad office and let them know you are interested in studying at Washington College and to verify that Washington College partners with your institution.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0
  • Non-native English speakers must provide language scores. Minimum scores: TOEFL: IBT 79, CB 213, paper 550

Step 2: Apply on time!

Once you are approved by your institution to study at Washington College, please complete our online application: 

The application will ask for you to upload the following: 

  • Letter of Recommendation (scan)
  • WC’s Financial Certification Form
  • Essay/Personal Statement
  • Passport Page (scan)
  • Official Transcript from home university (scan)
  • WC’s Course Request Form
  • Language Testing Scores (TOEFL or IELTS) (if applicable)
  • WC’s Health Form

Application Deadlines:

Fall and Academic-Year: March 25th

Spring: September 15th 


You can expect to hear back from the Global Education Office (GEO) Team within 4 weeks of submitting your completed application. 

If you are applying from Royal Holloway University of London and/or University of St. Andrews, click here to view a unique opportunity. 

Language Assistants 

Washington College hires exchange students from select partner institutions to serve as language assistants during their time at Washington College. If you are interested in this, please talk with your home institution prior to completing the application:

Step 3: Prepare for your visit! 

Once you are accepted, please see our Resources for Current Students Page for information about your stay. 


Please contact the Global Education Office,, if there are any questions about the exchange application process.