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Step 1: Attend a Study Abroad Workshop

So you're interested in studying abroad - fabulous! Where would you like to go? For how long? What would you like to study? 

Whether you already have an idea or you are not really sure, the best way to begin exploring your program options is to attend  a study abroad workshop (all workshops held upstairs at the Reves Center in the Global Education Office)

Study Abroad Workshop Options

The Global Education Office at Reves Center offers three types of workshops, which cover different topics. Please plan to attend the one that best suits your current needs and requirements for your study abroad program.

101 workshops  are designed for students who want to study abroad but do not know how to choose a program or location. This workshop is not required if you have already decided your program.

101 workshop sessions will:

  • Show you how to utilize the resources in the Global Education Office
  • Give you a Study Abroad Handbook and comparison chart   
  • Explain differences in W&M and non-W&M programs
  • Help find a program that's right for you
  • Offer an opportunity to talk to a Peer Advisor who has studied abroad
  • Explain timelines and important deadlines 
  • Provide scholarship and funding information
  • And much more ........ 

201 workshops  are designed for students who have chosen a study abroad program and are in the process of applying or will do so in the near future.  This workshop is required if you plan to participate in any full academic year, semester or Non-W&M summer program. You will learn about study abroad policies and procedures.,

201 workshop sessions will:

  • Explain W&M's study abroad policies and procedures regarding:  
    • Transfer credits
    • Course approvals
    • Important Deadlines
    • Financial Aid and scholarships
    • Health Insurance
  • Provide directions on how to apply to W&M programs
  • Provide directions on how to regsiter for Non-W&M programs
  • Offer guidelines for visa requirements
  • And much more......

W&M faculty-led summer program workshops provide inforamtion about each unique program.  Each summer program offers a different study abroad experience tailored to the location and field of study.  Not sure which program is best for you?  Come to the workshop and find out!

W&M faculty-led summer program workshops will:

  • Be offered from mid-September until late January (application deadline is February 2)
  • Compare differences and unique features of each program
  • Explain course choices and  prerequisities
  • Provide application and scholarship details

Study Abroad Workshops are held all semester long, in the Global Education Resource Center on the second floor of the Reves Center. No need to call ahead, just show up at one of the times listed below. The workshops are usually 30 minutes and you are welcome to stay afterward and chat with the Peer Advisor who can help you begin your search for the perfect study abroad experience.

Bring your calendar to the workshop. If you have additonal questions you'll have a chance to sign up for an appointment with a study abroad advisor (either a Peer Advisor or a Reves staff advisor), who can help you narrow your search and answer your program specific questions. An appointment is optional - however, you must attend a workshop before you can schedule an appointment with a study abroad advisor.

Study Abroad 101 Beginner Workshops

 These workshops are held on the following days from January 15 to April 24, 2014 except Monday, January 20 and during spring break (March 3-7) 

Monday - 12:30 pm

Tuesday - 11:30 am

Wednesday - 3:30 pm

Thursday - 1:00 pm 

Friday - 11:15 am

Study Abroad 201 Advanced Workshops

These workshops are held on the following days from January 15 to April 24, 2014 except Monday, January 20 and during spring break (March 3-7)

Monday - 3:30 pm 

Tuesday - 4:00 pm

Wednesday - 12:30 pm 

Thursday - 11:30 am 

Friday - 12:15 pm 

W&M faculty-led summer program workshops: 

These workshops are held from January 15 to January 31, 2014, except for Monday, January 20. The deadline to apply for these programs is February 3! 

Monday - 11:15 am

Tuesday- 1:00 pm 

Wednesday - 1:15 pm 

Thursday - 4:00 pm 

Friday - 3:15 pm 

First-Hand Advice for Study Abroad

Meet with our advisors to discuss your study abroad options in the Office of Academic Advising in Swem (Room 169).

Monday - 12:30-2:00 pm 

Tuesday - 4:00-5:00 pm

Wednesday - 1:00-3:00 pm 

Thursday - 3:30-5:00 pm 

Friday - 11:00 am-1:00 pm

 If you have questions about study abroad opportunities, workshop times or to make an appointment with an advisor contact peeradvisors@wm.edu 

We look forward to seeing you!