International Education



To be eligible for the Honors program, participants must:

  • Be enrolled in the WCU Bachelor of Science in Nursing program Nursing Core curriculum
  • Have a minimum WCU GPA of 3.5
  • Have not failed any courses taken at WCU
  • Have no conduct violations
  • Exhibit strong academic standing with exemplary classroom conduct and attendance.

All students who meet eligibility requirements will be invited to apply to the program via an online application. The application will require the following:

  • Complete three short prompts
  • Supply the name and email address of two references
    • one WCU clinical faculty
    • one WCU theory faculty
  • Upload a copy of a valid passport that is valid at least 6 months beyond the program’s return date (or a copy of the passport renewal application)
    • International students: you must have a valid passport and visa to participate in this program

If you have any questions about international travel documents, please contact the International Education department for assistance.

After the application screening process, students may be selected for a panel interview at their campus and will be contacted about the interview schedule. Shortly thereafter, students will be notified of the result of the application process. Selection is competitive, so meeting the minimum criteria does not guarantee program acceptance.

Accepted students will be required to attend two orientation meetings in the weeks leading up to the trip. These orientations will take place during week 10 of both Spring I and Spring II terms.  Orientation meetings will cover culture and intercultural topics, travel immunizations, safety for travel abroad, the healthcare system specific to the program location, an overview of activities during the trip, and packing and travel tips.  

Want more Information about a program?

Please correct error(s) below

By clicking below, I consent to receive calls and/or text messages* by a university representative with information for educational opportunities at the number(s) provided above. I understand calls may be initiated by an automated telephone dialing system. I need not grant this consent to receive information or to be eligible to enroll with WCU. I also understand that if I no longer wish to receive text messages from WCU, I can text back "Stop" at any time to unsubscribe from the service. *Standard rates may apply.

Consumer Notice


Personal Information you submit through our Sites, such as your name, address and other contact information, may be collected by West Coast University for internal marketing and development purposes as well as to respond to your inquiry, complete a transaction for you, or fulfill other forms of customer service. You can choose not to receive marketing from us by "unsubscribing" using the instructions in any marketing email you receive from us.

Click here to learn more.

Request Information
Scroll to the top