International & Study Abroad Graduation Sash
This is a wonderful way to commemorate your international experience at graduation!
Congratulations on your upcoming graduation! If you are an international student, or if you studied or interned abroad for Western credit, you are eligible to purchase an international flag sash for graduation.
The sash displays the colors of the flag of your home country or the country in which you completed your study abroad program or internship. The sash can be worn over your graduation gown during the commencement ceremony. This is a great way to proudly display your home country or education abroad experience!
Single or dual country sashes are available; the cost is $35.50 or $47.00, respectively,
Required Student Information:
To be eligible for an international sash you must
meet one of the eligibility categories listed below:
1. International Student (Non-US Citizen)
- One Flag $35.50
- Home Country
- Two Flags $47.00
- Home Country #1
- Home Country or Host Country #2
2. Study Abroad or International Internship Student (completed a program through Western)
- One Flag $35.50
- Host Country
- Two Flags $47.00
- Host Country #1
- Host Country #2
3. Order Confirmation - ** IMPORTANT **
- After placing your online order, you will receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive an email, your order most likely did not get processed. First, check your Junk Mail or Clutter folder. If you cannot locate the confirmation email, please contact Laurie Nesheim at 360-650-7544.
Order must be placed no later than one month prior to commencement to receive the sash in time.
Sashes can be picked up during finals week. Graduates will be notified by email with instructions.
Sorry but there will be no refunds, exchanges, or returns. Please check your order carefully as all sales are final.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you actually have flags from every country?
Yes. Flags from every country are available. See list...
I didn't study abroad on a Western program. Am I still eligible?
If you were accepted to study abroad or participate in an international experience by Western’s Education Abroad office Western program or external approved program, you are eligible to order a flag sash for graduation.
I participated on an international service experience through Western. Am I eligible?
Yes. Anyone who has gone overseas on a Western international program is eligible to order a flag sash for graduation.
Am I eligible for a flag sash if I visited or volunteered in a country while an undergraduate at Western?
No, the flag sash is specifically for those students that registered their international study or service experience through Western’s Education Abroad office or international students who are receiving a degree from Western.
I participated on an international experience for undergraduate research through Western. Am I eligible?
Yes, if your international experience for undergraduate research was vetted and approved by the Education Abroad office.
I am of Norwegian descent. Can I order a Norwegian flag sash?
No. The flag sash program was created to enable students to represent their international citizenship (i.e. Students who hold a passport from another country) and students who have gone overseas on a Western Washington University international program.
What do double country sashes look like?
The flag sash is split in half. One half of the flag sash (hanging down one shoulder) is one flag and the second half of the flag sash (hanging down the other shoulder) is the second flag.