Students interested in studying on-site in the Asian and Middle Eastern region have an array of options. From summer programs to yearlong study abroad to tuition exchange programs to self-designed study abroad, international study is within easy reach at William & Mary.
The Global Education Office (GEO) at the Reves Center manages all aspects of study abroad programs for WIlliam & Mary. Advisors will guide you from pre- to post-program with research, advising, financial aid opportunities, procedures, academic credit, and more. Learn more about studying abroad at GEO.
- Beijing, China: During this 6-week program, students attend classes at Beijing Normal University in Beijing, China. They will earn 11 credit hours by taking courses in Chinese language, literature, and culture, with an option to study martial arts. The program also includes a study tour of rural and urban China. One year of college-level Mandarin is a prerequisite. More.
- Goa, India: Goa is a former Portuguese colony, with a rich colonial history that is reflected in the architecture and culture of the region. Indian faculty and W&M faculty will teach courses in the program. More.
Student Exchange Programs
- Japan: Akita International University. Akita is a four-year, liberal arts institution in Akita prefecture, Japan. Founded in 2004, it has earned a national and international reputation for its hands-on instruction, globally-minded curriculum, and the scenic beauty of the main campus, located in the middle of an exquisite cedar forest – an Akita speciality. W&M students may apply to study at AIU for a semester or a full year. The tuition exchange agreement between the William & Mary and Akita International University allows W&M students to pay their regular tuition and fees to W&M while taking classes at Akita. The exchange program is best for Virginia in-state students. More.
- Japan: Keio University. The tuition exchange agreement between the William & Mary and Keio University allows students to pay their regular tuition and fees to William & Mary while taking classes at Keio in Tokyo, Japan. Keio University is Japan’s oldest institution of higher education and is founded on the principle of academic excellence. Students can study for either the academic year or Spring semester, enrolling in either the Japanese Language Program (JLP), which focuses on an intensive study of Japanese language, or the Keio International Program (KIP), which is mostly taught in English and has a concentration in area studies. Keio does require completion of at least one year of Japanese language study at university level or the equivalent. Students stay in dormitories. More.
- Singapore: National University. A diverse range of courses is offered at the University through its many faculties, including Engineering, Law, Medicine, Science, Arts, and Social Sciences. More.
- South Korea: Yonsei University. Yonsei is the oldest and most comprehensive university in Korea and is located on a 240-acre campus in Seoul. More.
- China: Tsinghua University. W&M students attending Tsinghua may focus on Chinese language and culture studies and may choose from a limited list of content courses taught in English. The tuition exchange agreement between William & Mary and Tsinghua University allows W&M students to pay their regular tuition and fees to W&M while taking at Tsinghua. Students live in dormitories. More.
Below are links to study abroad programs in the Middle East and Summer Arabic Language programs. Interested students should discuss their study abroad plans with a faculty member in the Arabic section.
Other Arabic Programs Abroad
- Jordan: Qasid Institute, in Amman
- Lebanon: American University of Beirut
- Morocco: AALIM
- Arabic Scholarship in Oman