Wondering where to begin? Think about what aspects are most important to you in your study abroad experience. Is it the location? Duration of study? The curriculum? Living with a host family? Internship or community engagement opportunities?
Take advantage of the resources available to you, both on campus and online, to find a program that matches your interests. Talk to people - a peer or staff advisor in the Global Education Office at the Reves Center, your friends, your family, your faculty advisor - and take the time you need to choose a program that's right for you! We recommend you begin researching program options one year before the intended semester abroad.
We suggest you attend a Study Abroad 101 workshop which will offer tips on finding programs to fit your academic goals and interests.
- Visit the Study Abroad Library on the second floor of the Reves Center, and read more about W&M programs and other study abroad options. Our peer advisors are happy to answer any questions you may have. The office is open from 11 am to 5 pm Monday-Friday.
- Browse the programs on our website to see what different options are available.
- Check out the International Expo, held every fall during Family Weekend. Meet with faculty program directors and hear about the experiences of past participants firsthand.
- Talk to students who have participated in the programs you are considering. The Global Education Office at the Reves Center keeps a database of students who are willing to share information about their experience. Stop by the office and we'll provide you with contact information.
- Read program evaluations written by both W&M and non W&M students at: www.studyabroad101.com