Study Abroad Services

UWF Study Abroad offers a variety of study abroad opportunities for students and faculty in over 30 countries.

Jenny and Karen in Spain Barcelona Parc Guell
UWF students in Barcelona, Spain during exchange semester to UVic

Types of Programs

Explore all programs currently accepting applications in the UWF Study Abroad Programs Database.

Be sure to check out the Application Process for Study Abroad.

UWF Faculty-Led Study Abroad Programs – Faculty-Led programs are short-term (generally 2 weeks to 2 months) study abroad trips led by UWF faculty. 
UWF Exchanges – Exchange programs allow you to pay UWF tuition to study at foreign institutions with which UWF has exchange agreements. Students earn direct UWF academic credit for courses taken abroad.
Other State Of Florida University Programs Abroad – UWF students may study abroad through another FL SUS institution and use available Florida grants or scholarships. Study Abroad through another SUS institution means becoming a transient student to that institution for the semester of the study abroad program.
Provider Programs (Transfer Credit) – Program providers are third-party companies or universities that generally provide semester/year-long or summer session programs at universities and centers throughout the world. 
Volunteer/Intern/Work Abroad Provider Programs – There are many opportunities to volunteer, intern, work, and travel abroad with UWF student groups or other provider programs that may or may not provided academic credit. The International Center can provide information on these types of programs. 

Contact UWF Study Abroad at 850-474-2479 or for more information. 

Mission of UWF Study Abroad

The mission of Study Abroad Services at the University of West Florida is to provide access to international educational experiences for students and faculty at UWF and across the country.  Study Abroad programs are academically challenging, professionally relevant, and personally engaging. They are designed to enhance the development of multicultural competencies both domestically and abroad.  

UWF Faculty - Leading a Program Abroad

Faculty members are able to lead a program abroad for UWF credit. Select this link for more information.

Teach Abroad at UWF

Funding Your Program Abroad

How can you use existing financial aid for study abroad? Are there other scholarships available? This section provides more information.

Funding Study Abroad

Parents Looking for more information?

UWF Study Abroad has compiled frequently asked questions for parents of students considering and preparing to study abroad.

FAQs for Parents