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Apply/Register to Study Abroad

The Reves Center for International Studies is the primary source of information to help you select, apply to, and enroll in a study abroad program. All students going abroad-whether on a W&M program or not-must register before departing, so that Reves can communicate your study abroad status to all appropriate departments in order to retain your status as an active student.  Even if you have studied abroad before, a separate registration is nevertheless required for each program you attend.  The only exception to this is summer registration, which is only required if you wish to use financial aid or transfer credit.

Students who are considering a non-W&M program are encouraged to make an appointment with a Reves Center staff member to discuss their options before submitting a program deposit or registration materials.

Study Abroad Registration

Attending a W&M Program
If you plan to study abroad through a W&M Summer or Semester program, you will be automatically registered once you complete your online application.  Application deadlines for W&M programs vary, but are all prior to the registration deadlines listed below.

Studying through another Provider
You will submit your application directly to the program provider by their designated deadline and then register your study abroad experience online with the Reves Center by the deadlines below.  Most providers will also require a signed form from an applicant's home university study abroad advisor as part of the application.  Please submit these forms to the Reves Center, and allow 1-2 weeks for them be processed, as these typically require the Reves Center to run a conduct check with the Dean of Students' office.


Study Abroad Registration Deadlines

Students who wish to study abroad with non-W&M program must register (including payment of their fee, and submission of their financial aid paperwork, travel photo, and any additional online documents) with the Reves Center by the deadlines listed below. Please note that pre-approval forms are NOT due by the following deadlines.  However they must be submitted to the Global Edcuation Office at the Reves Center by the end of the semester prior to studying abroad.

If the program for which you are applying is NOT listed by name in the registration/application portal at http://studyabroad.wm.edu and you must complete this Study Abroad Program Eligibility Survey, contact Caylie Zidwick ([[crzidwick]]) in the Global Education Office at the Reves Center AS SOON AS POSSIBLE before seeking pre-approval or paying any fees associated with the program. This is to ensure that the program is eligible for credit transfer according to W&M requirements which include that credits be awarded by an accredited or degree granting instiution.

 Summer registration is only required if students wish to transfer credit or use financial aid; for semester study, registration is required.  Students who wish to study with W&M programs should refer to their individual programs for application deadlines, as these will be earlier than the deadlines listed below. 

  • Summer study: April 15
  • Fall/Academic Year study: April 15
  • Spring study: November 15

Students who wish to register after these deadlines must petition the Reves Committee on Exceptions and pay a $100 late fee if approved. 

Students wishing to study in a travel warning country have petition deadlines that fall before those listed above; contact [[smmitt,Sylvia Mitterndorfer]], Director of Global Education, for more details.