Visiting Exchange Students

An integral part of the campus community, Washington College welcomes students from all over the world. Washington College currently has 29 international partner institutions in 22 countries. Students have the option to study for one or two semesters. Students from select institutions can also apply as language assistants in the Department of World Languages & Cultures.

If you are interested in doing an exchange at Washington College, please meet with your institution's exchange program advisor prior to starting the application and enrollment process. 

Interested in Studying at WC? Follow these 3 Steps!

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 one of the following language Minimum scores:

English Proficiency Exam

Minimum required score





Cambridge English B2 First, C1 Advanced, or C2 Proficiency


Duolingo English Test




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)
  • Language Testing Scores (See step one for accepted tests) (if applicable)

Application Deadlines:

Spring : September 15th 
Fall and Year-long: March 25th

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

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:

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

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

Application Process

After your advisor has approved your eligibility to participate, use the button below to begin your adventure with Washington College and start your application today. 


Welcoming the World

Download our NEW brochure, Welcoming the World, to learn how YOU can be an exchange student at Washington College! 





Learn About Life as an Exchange Student

Hear From Our Students

Visiting Exchange student from St. Andrews, Blanaid Barr, talks about her experience at WC.

Visiting Exchange student from Royal Holloway University of London (RHUL), Sophie Minter, talks about her experience at WC.