International Freshmen Advantage Program 2018

An opportunity to get settled early at W&M and hone your academic writing and presentation skills!

Beginning your study at William & Mary is an exciting opportunity. But as a new university student in the United States – a place with a very different educational system – you may face challenges with language and the different classroom styles and expectations of US professors. 

The W&M International Freshmen Advantage Program (IFAP) helps prepare you!
  • Participate in an 4 week online class that focuses on academic writing and guides you through the beginning of a research project. Finish that project with an on-site class at W&M!
  • Arrive 10 days early to campus to get settled and become familiar with W&M and Williamsburg. You'll already be an expert on W&M before your classmates even arrive to campus!
  • Polish your research writing and oral communication skills. 
  • Become familiar with US classroom expectations – social, cultural, and academic.
  • Learn how to take advantage of W&M’s many academic resources to benefit you.
  • Explore topics related to American culture. This is done through discussion group and local excursions.
The International Freshmen Advantage Program also includes:
  • Pick-up from the Richmond International Airport
  • Accommodations on campus in a university residence hall
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner in the university dining hall
Program Details
  • Dates: July 9 – August 20, 2018
    • Online class: July 9 – August 3
    • On-campus program: August 10 – 20
  • Location: College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA
  • Program fee: $1693 - all inclusive: four week online class, 10 day on-campus program, class materials, room, meals, airport pick-up, and local excursions. 
  • Space is limited.  
  • For more information on this program, please contact the Office of International Students, Scholars, and Programs at
Take this unique opportunity to learn what you need to succeed at the College of William & Mary.
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