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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 (workshops are held upstairs at the Reves Center in the Global Education Office and twice weekly in the SWEM Read and Relax area)

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

Study Abroad 101 Beginner Workshops

 These workshops are held on the following days from September 2 to December 5, 2014 except Fall Break and Thanksgiving Break: 

Monday

4 pm

Tuesday

3 pm

Wednesday

2:00 pm SWEM*

Thursday

12 pm

Friday

1:30 pm

* This session is held in the SWEM Read and Relax area.
Study Abroad 201 Advanced Workshops

These workshops are held on the following days from September 2 to December 5, 2014 except Fall Break and Thanksgiving Break: 

Monday

2 pm

Tuesday

11 am

Wednesday

3:30 pm

Thursday

4 pm SWEM*

Friday

12 pm

* This session is held in the SWEM Read and Relax area.

W&M faculty-led summer program workshops: 

These workshops are held from September 15 to December 5, 2014 except Fall Break and Thanksgiving Break. The deadline to apply for these programs is February 2! 

Monday

11:30 am

Tuesday

4:00 pm

Wednesday

12:30 pm

Thursday

2:30 pm

Study Abroad Workshop Descriptions

The Global Education Office at Reves Center offers three types of workshops:

101 workshops (not required)  are designed for students who want to study abroad but do not know how to choose a program or location. The session 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

201 workshops (required) 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 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

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. 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

No need to call ahead, just show up at one of the times listed. 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.

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.


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 - 2:00 - 4:00 pm 

Tuesday - 1:00-3:00 pm

Wednesday - 1:00-3:00 pm 

Thursday - 3:00-5:00 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