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Non-W&M Programs

W&M students with special interests or needs may opt for an independent study abroad program, either through another university or a third-party study abroad provider. Students work with Reves Center advisors to identify the best program, and then apply and pay application fees directly to the provider, register with the Reves Center, and pay a $275 off-campus fee to W&M.  Coursework appears as transfer credit, and grades are not posted on transcripts.

If the program for which you are applying is NOT listed by name in the registration/application portal and you must select the “Other Study Abroad Program” category, contact Caylie Zidwick (crzidwick@wm.edu) in the Global Education Office at the Reves Center before seeking pre-approval or paying any fees associated with the program.

The registration deadline for all Fall, Academic year, or Summer programs is April 15 (or, if this date falls on a weekend, the prior Friday). 

The registration deadline for all Spring programs is November 15 (or, if this date falls on a weekend, the prior Friday).

If you choose to attend a non-W&M program, you apply through that program provider or university and then  register with the Reves Center by the above deadlines.

If you wish to submit a late application or registration to study abroad, you must complete an Appeal to the Committee on Exceptions form. A $100 late fee will apply.


Third Party Providers

The following are just some of the programs that have been popular with W&M students in the past. Programs in bold indicates a William & Mary affiliate-- that is, a program with which we have an established agreement and whose services we particularly trust.


Direct Enrollment

William & Mary students may apply to enroll directly in any foreign university which accepts visiting international students. As a direct enroll student, you must meet all of the host institution's normal admissions requirements, including language proficiency; you are responsible for all aspects of your academic and residential life, just as you are here at William & Mary; and you pay tuition and all fees to the host university. Particular care must be taken to ensure that credits will transfer properly, so you are encouraged to work closely with your academic advisor and Reves staff during your application and course selection process.