Undergraduate Student Forms & Resources
We strongly encourage students to pursue study abroad opportunities. Looking at America from outside the United States can be a deeply enriching experience.
To arrange for a semester abroad, you should first consult the Reves Center. This will explain the variety of ways of researching, planning for, and paying for study abroad. While the Reves Center can help you to locate appropriate programs, you will need to consult the Director of Undergraduate Studies about your coursework.
Graduate Student Resources
The A&S Office of Graduate Studies coordinates a lot of resources for graduate students, including an ombudsperson, courses out of the Graduate Center, some fellowships, and health insurance information. If you don't see what you need here, go there. Your advisor or the American Studies Director of Graduate Studies can also help.
The following are resources for American Studies graduate students.
Funding for Travel or Research
American Studies has funding to support graduate students to conduct and present their work.
Program Travel Funds
Most years the American Studies program awards a limited number of small travel grants to enable students to present papers at conferences or to acquire first-hand knowledge of collections, archives and similar resouces. A call for applications for these funds is made early each semester. Grants are made on a case-by-case basis and all students in good academic standing are eligible to apply for these funds.
Summer Research Funds
Whenever available, the American Studies program also provides funds for summer research. Applications must be submitted in mid-April.
Other William & Mary Resources
Other William & Mary programs that offer research and travel grants include
External Fellowships and Grants
Click here (.doc) for a list of external fellowships and grants.
For information about loans and other forms of financial aid, students should consult the William & Mary Financial Aid Office.
The W&M Travel Management Department provides reimbursement payments to William & Mary and provides guidance and information regarding Travel and Business Meals.
Student Organizations are opportunities for networking, socializing, and learning about other's work.
American Studies Graduate Student Organization
Actively promotes social interaction and professional development among American Studies graduate students. The organization is also committed to maintaining student representation to program and W&M administrative bodies.
Graduate Student Association
Open to all graduate students in the Arts & Sciences and provides social and academic outlets. The association holds monthly meetings.