The History Department encourages students to supplement their liberal arts education through foreign study. There are thousands of programs available for students to attend, including but not limited to W&M summer and semester/year-long programs. Consult the Study Abroad Office at the Reves Center for International Studies to learn more, or visit their website.
The History Department requires both pre- and post-approval for students hoping to transfer history credits back to W&M. See the Reves Center’s guidelines on departmental requirements for credit approval, available on their website. Students planning to enter the Department's honors program or pursue graduate work in history should keep in close contact with their advisor while abroad. Such contact is important, because students will need a faculty supervisor in order to enter the honors program. Also, faculty will be able to write more detailed letters of recommendation for graduate school when they have been kept apprised of students' studies while away from the College.