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 the SWEM Read and Relax area)
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 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@wm.edu 

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.


These workshops are held on the following days during the semester except for breaks: 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
4pm 3pm 4pm 12 pm 1:30pm
Reves Center 2nd floor Reves Center 2nd floor

SWEM Read and Relax Area

Reves Center 2nd floor Reves Center 2nd floor

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 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 201 Advanced Workshops (required for all students)

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. They are held on the following days during the semester except for breaks: 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
2pm 11am 3:30pm 11:30 am 12pm
Reves Center 2nd floor Reves Center 2nd floor

Reves Center 2nd floor

SWEM Read and Relax Area

Reves Center 2nd floor

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
These workshops are held on the following days until February 5th. The deadline to apply for these programs is February 2nd.


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. W&M faculty-led summer program workshops will:

Day

Time

Location

Offered from mid-September until late January (application deadline February 2)

Compare differences and unique features of each program

Explain course choices and  prerequisities

Provide application and scholarship details

Monday

11:30 am

Reves Center 2nd Floor

Tuesday

4:00 pm

Reves Center 2nd Floor

Wednesday

12:30 pm

Reves Center 2nd Floor

Thursday

2:30 pm

Reves Center 2nd Floor


Study Abroad Peer Advisors in SWEM
Meet with our advisors to discuss your study abroad options in the Office of Academic Advising in Swem (Tutor Zone Desk).
  • Monday - 2:00 - 4:00 pm 
  • Tuesday - 2:00- 4:00 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