Step 1: Attend a Study Abroad Workshop

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 Swem Library, Room 140).

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 additional 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 201 workshop before you can schedule an appointment with a study abroad advisor. If you have questions about study abroad opportunities, workshop times or to make an appointment with an advisor, contact [[peeradvisors]].

Email peeradvisors@wm.edu for study abroad questions during summer break. From July 5 - August 5, 2016 101 workshops will be held every Tuesday at 11:30 am and 201 workshops every Wednesday at 12 pm in the Global Education Office at the Reves Center.

Study Abroad 101 Beginner Workshops (not required) are designed for students who want to study abroad but do not know how to choose a program or location. Sessions will:
  • Show you how to utilize the resources in the Global Education Office
  • Give you aStudy Abroad Handbook and comparison chart
  • Explain differences in types of programs
  • Offer an opportunity to talk to a Peer Advisor who has studied abroad
  • Explain timelines and important deadlines
  • Provide scholarship and funding information

Study Abroad 101 Beginner workshops are held on the following days during the semester except for breaks. Workshops will begin the week of August 29, 2016.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
12 pm 4 pm 2:30 pm 1 pm 11:30 am

Reves Center

Global Education Office

Reves Center

Global Education Office

Reves Center

Global Education Office

Reves Center

Global Education Office

Swem Room 140

Tutor Zone

Study Abroad 201 Advanced Workshops (required for all students except W&M faculty-led summer programs)

These workshops are for students who have chosen a study abroad program and are in the process of applying. This workshop is required if you plan to participate in any full academic year, semester or non-W&M summer program.

Study Abroad 201 Advanced Workshops are held on the following days during the semester except for breaks. 201 workshops will begin the week of August 29, 2016.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
2 pm 11:30 am 1 pm 4:15 pm 3 pm

Swem Room 140

Tutor Zone

Reves Center

Global Education Office

Reves Center

Global Education Office

Reves Center

Global Education Office

Reves Center

Global Education Office

You will learn about:

  • Transfer credit
  • Course approvals
  • Important Deadlines
  • Financial Aid and scholarships
  • Health Insurance
  • Provide directions on how to apply to W&M programs and register for non-W&M programs
  • Offer guidelines for visa requirements
W&M Faculty-Led Summer Program Workshops -- Beginning September 19, 2016

W&M faculty-led summer program workshops provide information about each program. Each summer program offers a different study abroad experience tailored to the location and field of study. Offered from mid-September until early February. The deadline to apply for these programs is February 1.  Workshops will: Compare differences and unique features of each program; Explain course choices and prerequisites; and Provide application and scholarship details

Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
2:15 pm 11:15 am 2:30 pm 1:30 pm

Reves Center

Global Eduction Office

Reves Center

Global Education Office

Reves Center

Global Education Office

Reves Center

Global Education Office

Study Abroad Peer Advisors  - During Finals December, 2016

Meet with our advisors to discuss your study abroad options in the Office of Academic Advising in Swem (Tutor Zone Desk) or the Global Education Office on the 2nd floor of the Reves Center for International Studies (GEO):

  • Times and Dates - TBD

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