International Studies

Extend your humanitarian reach. Be part of a truly unique global classroom experience. 

Due to widespread COVID-19 travel restrictions, WIC was unable to travel internationally in 2021 and does not, at this point in time,  plan on travelling internationally in 2022.
WIC’s foundational International Studies program is designed to give you hands-on learning experiences around the world where you can foster mutual respect and understanding of different cultures. As part of the International Studies service learning experience, you can be part of one-of-a-kind humanitarian projects that will make a lasting difference in those communities for years to come.

Since its inception as Travel Studies in the early 1990s, WIC’s International Studies program has sent more than 1,000 travelers abroad to learn without limits and make the world a better place. Past destinations of the program include: Belize, Belgium, Bhutan, Brazil, Cambodia, China, Costa Rica, Ecuador and Galapagos Islands, England, Egypt, France, India, Japan, Kenya, Laos, Morocco, Mozambique, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Peru, Poland, Romania, Samoa, South Africa, Spain, Tanzania, Thailand, Tibet, USA, and Vietnam.

Certificate of International Studies

This distinguished certificate of completion was created to honour the intellectual, emotional and physical engagement of our students in international service learning, and is given each year to our qualified graduates. Participation in a minimum of two international service learning experiences, completion of related coursework, and study of a second language at the formally recognized 30 level during your time at WIC will make you eligible for the Certificate of International Studies.

To read about the 2019 International Studies trips, check out out our International Studies Review Video