International Freshmen Advantage Program 2017

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 10 – August 21, 2017
    • Online class: July 10 – August 4
    • On-campus program: August 11 – 21
  • Location: College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA
  • Program fee: $1,500 - 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 advantage@wm.edu.
Take this unique opportunity to learn what you need to succeed at the College of William & Mary.
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