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The Office of Study Abroad is excited to work with colleagues across the university. Our portfolio includes Webster international campus programs, international and exchange partner programs, and faculty led programs. Study abroad options range in length, location, and academic offerings. Our team includes the Office of Study Abroad staff at the Webster Groves (St. Louis) Campus, as well as a network of Webster study abroad coordinators based at Webster’s international campuses.  

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Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Campus Location: Sverdrup 207
Phone: 314-968-6988
Study Abroad Advising, Events and Resources 

One of the core services that we provide is advising students who need assistance in the study abroad process or have questions about Webster programs. Students are welcome to schedule a study abroad advising appointment at any point throughout their time at Webster. Appointment are usually 30 minutes at a time and can be scheduled by phone (314-968-6988) or email (  

Additionally, Webster students in the U.S. may schedule an appointment with Tyler Worlund, Study Abroad Advisor by clicking here. WINS students may schedule an appointment with Jennifer Dickey, Study Abroad Coordinator, by clicking here. Webster International Campus students should contact their home campus coordinator for an appointment, click here for the list of coordinators.  

We hold study abroad events on a regular basis throughout the semester. You can find out more information about upcoming events through our Events page and Connections 2.0 Study Abroad page. 
Some tools that might prove useful when helping students to start to think about studying abroad include: 
Request a Presentation

Study Abroad is truly a life-changing experience; therefore, we are always happy to come to your classrooms, departments, and meetings to talk to students about the different programs available at Webster, and how they can participate in (and afford!) these experiences. We can work with you to tailor the presentation to your audience. 
Request a Presentation

Student Recommendations  

Students apply to study abroad programs through an online platform called Terra Dotta. There are standard dates that the application opens, and closes based on the term. You can find more information here. In general students should apply one semester prior to when the study abroad experience takes place. Normally, we have enough space in our programs to accommodate student interest. However, we recommend that students start early and apply as soon as they can to secure their spot and have ample time for planning and logistics.  
If a student asks you to complete a recommendation for their study abroad application, they will input your email address into Terra Dotta, and you will receive an email with instructions to fill out a recommendation electronically. The form will ask you a few questions, such as how long you have known the applicant, if you recommend them for study abroad, and any additional comments that you may have. Additionally, students may ask you to complete a recommendation for their study abroad scholarship recommendations. In this case, the recommendation should be a more formal letter, which the student will need to upload to their application. 

Teaching Abroad

There are a range of opportunities for Webster faculty to teach abroad such as the Leif J. Sverdrup Global Teaching Fellowship to spend a term at one of Webster’s international campuses, and Short-Term Faculty Led Programs to lead a 1-2-week program.  These programs are coordinated through Global Program Development in the Office of Academic Affairs at Webster. For more information, visit the Global Program Development website.

Additionally, the Office of the President provides the Wilma and Roswell Messing Jr. Faculty Award, which funds full-time faculty to participate in a summer activity that will strengthen the curriculum of their department or improve the teaching/learning relationship. The award funds international travel and other expenses related to the activity.  
International Safety and Security 
The Division of Global Education reviews the health and safety of locations in Webster’s study abroad portfolio on a regular basis and uses the university’s International Travel Policy as a guide when evaluating programs.  

Should there be an international emergency, Webster Public Safety can be contacted 24/7 at 314-968-7430 and they will get in touch with a team member from the Division of Global Education who will follow up as needed.  
The U.S. Department of State provides a list of 911 Abroad phone numbers for countries around the world  

For health emergencies abroad, GeoBlue the student health insurance for use outside of the U.S., can be contacted at 610-254-8771 (outside the US), 1-800-257-4823 (inside the U.S.) or email