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American Traveler

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American Traveler is a short-term, noncredit program managed by Study Away that is designed to provide intense, unique travel experience to fascinating locations.



How to Register

Participation in an American Traveler program requires you to complete several steps. We try to make this as easy as possible, but these steps must be followed.

Where is the registration from?

Registration Form

Each program has it's own registration from. See the programs page.

Who is Eligibility?


Participants must meet the following minimum requirements to be eligible for a program:

See specific program details for additional eligibility requirements.

What do students need a Release form?

Student Release Information

For WKU students in American Traveler programs, you are asked to review the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) information.

Is Medical Insurance required?

Medical & Health Insurance

International American Traveler programs include emergency medical insurance in the program fee.

Currently, participating in a Study Away or an American Traveler program does not require a specific medical/health insurance. However, to participate, you must provide proof of medical/health insurance by submitting a copy of your insurance card to the Study Away Office when requested.

Again, WKU does not endorse a specific insurance, but we do require that you provide proof of coverage for the duration of your Study Away program.

WKU does not endorse any particular provider or policy. This is posted only for your information.




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 Last Modified 9/4/15