Study abroad Partner Programs are programs outside the U.S. that are either administered by Whitman College or programs where we have made special arrangements for our students to attend. Students attending study abroad Partner Programs are considered to be enrolled in a Whitman off-campus studies program and are therefore eligible to use their Whitman need-based aid and merit scholarships and when they attend these programs.
U.S. Partner Programs are off-campus study programs in the United States that provide students with an opportunity to learn about specific fields in depth such as U.S. politics, urban studies, acting, oceanography and professional internships.
Students who wish to study outside the United States during the summer should consult with a Whitman Off-Campus Studies adviser regarding suitable program possibilities. All students who wish to transfer credit from summer study outside the United States must submit a Summer Study Abroad Transfer Credit Application through the Whitman Off-Campus Studies office. For more details please review our Summer Study Abroad FAQ sheet.
The Whitman Summer Studies in China (WSSC) program is a six-week academic program administered by Whitman College in cooperation with Yunnan University in Kunming specifically for Whitman students interested in Chinese Studies. The purpose of the program is to give students an opportunity to study conversational Chinese intensively in an environment where it can be put immediately into practice, as well as a chance to learn firsthand about Chinese culture and contemporary society by living and studying there. Learn more about WSSC!
The Whitman in China program (WIC) was established in 1982 by Professor David Deal to provide Whitman College alumni an opportunity to spend one year in China teaching English at a Chinese university. Nearly 200 Whitman alumni have participated in the program to date. By living and working in China, program participants witness the rapid modernization of this important nation and experience Chinese culture first hand. At the same time, Whitman in China teachers give Chinese university students the rare opportunity to study English with native speakers.
Spring 2016 lecture courses (Biology and History) and a two week educational trip to China - Silk Roads. The spring field trip component to the spring lecture courses will include 14 days of travel by air and train to Xi'an, Dunhuang, Turpan, Urumqi and Khotan beginning the first Saturday of Spring Break 2016.