Worldwide Wake

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As a Demon Deacon, you are joining a global campus community that provides resources and support for you to do well and do good as a global citizen. 

Wake Forest strives to foster cultural curiosity and perspective, and global experiences are an integral part of being a WFU student. Some of the most rewarding opportunities come from studying abroad — whether through a semester, summer, short-term or Community-Based Global Learning program — or by virtue of being a TCK, dual citizen, or visa-sponsored student and adding to the global tapestry of campus.

Worldwide Wake pre-orientation will bring our newest Demon Deacons together with other globally-minded students to explore cultural awareness and intercultural skills, paving the pathway for a more meaningful WFU career. We’ll have lots of fun and conversations, and cover the basics of being a first-year student. You’ll be introduced to university services and get a head start on understanding the academic and social scenes. To help with this journey, you’ll have the guidance of dedicated Worldwide Wake student leaders.

Our schedule will include time to settle into your room and learn about your new home of Winston-Salem, as well as set your course to become a more effective global citizen as you begin your adventure at Wake Forest.

Spots for Worldwide Wake are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. The finalized program schedule will be available in early August. Financial assistance is available.

Additional Perks

  • Move in early to your permanent residence hall room
  • Learn your way around campus before the rest of your class shows up
  • Familiarize yourself with your new home of Winston-Salem
  • Have fun!

The Ultimate Goal?

To encourage culturally-curious, empathetic, globally-minded Demon Deacons.

Program Fee & Financial Aid

Space is limited so register early! The $350 program fee is due upon acceptance into the program and no later than Wednesday, August 4. The fee covers costs associated with housing, local transportation, all meals during Worldwide Wake, and all program activities.

There are a limited number of full and partial scholarships available for applicants in need of financial assistance.


Sunday, August 15 through Wednesday, August 18, 2021