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Western Washington University

ECU student, Danielle Bunn, studied at Western Washington University in the USA in Semester 1, 2012 visit her blog to learn about her exchange adventure.

Name of Institution: Western Washington University

Location:Bellingham, Washington, USA

Recognized Excellence

For 11 years in a row, U.S. News and World Report have ranked Western Washington University as the best regional public university in the Pacific Northwest, and #2 in the western United States.

Ideal Size

With an enrolment of 13,000 students, Western Washington University is large enough to offer tremendous choice in academic programs, people to meet, and things to do, yet small enough that you won't get lost in the crowd.

Excellent Faculty

Over 98% of classes at Western are taught by distinguished faculty. At Western, graduate students are not here to teach your classes. We are committed to putting you face to face with seasoned professors every day.

Diverse Perspectives

Western is committed to creating a community that values a diversity of backgrounds, experiences, identities, and opinions. Diversity contributes to academic quality.

Active Learning

Most students enrich their education through internships, international study, field work, service-learning, and other "hands-on" experiences.

Impressive Outcomes

Student satisfaction, graduation, and employment rates are among the highest in the state of Washington.

Global Awareness

Connecting with people, cultures, and events across the globe is a high priority. This value may be one reason why Western is ranked third on the U.S. Peace Corps 2007 listing of "Top Producing Colleges and Universities" in the medium-sized schools category.

Source: 10 Reasons to Love Western. [2007]. Retrieved October, 2009, from the Western Washington University Website:

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Semester Dates:

Fall Quarter: September – December

Winter Quarter:January – March

Spring Quarter: March – June

Course Information / Catalogue:

Course Descriptions

Timetable / Class Schedule:

Timetable of Classes (Units)

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University Residence

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