William & Mary offers many ways to engage knowledge and communities outside the classroom.
For information about off-campus travel and study away and study abroad programs, please consult the links below.
Types of Programs
- Joint Degree Program: Participating students complete two years at W&M and two years at St Andrews University in Scotland.
- Study Abroad: The Global Education Office can help you find a program where you study outside the U.S. for the summer, a semester, a year, or over the winter break. They can help you with both W&M sponsored and non-W&M programs.
- W&M in Washington, D.C. Program: The Washington Center supports courses and internship experiences that take place in Washington, D.C.
- Internships: You can experience a professional work environment and earn academic credit. To qualify for credit, the internship must be supervised by a professor and include both hands-on and academic components.
- Take classes elsewhere: Under special circumstances, it's possible to take a class at another U.S. university or program and transfer those credits to W&M as elective credit. These courses may not be used to satisfy degree requirements without specific pre-authorization.
How to Receive Credit
- If you work with the GEO to arrange your study abroad experience, they will guide you through the credit approval process.
- Domestic Study Away Request Form [pdf] Use this form if you plan to enroll for a U.S. based program (for example: Smithsonian Semester) as part of your W&M degree.
- Permission to Transfer Credit from Another Institution [Qualtrics] Complete this form at the end of the semester before you wish to take the courses.
- Internships for Academic Credit Form [pdf] To qualify for credits, internships must be supervised by a professor and include both hands-on and academic components.
- See the Undergraduate Catalog for details