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Study Abroad

William & Mary offers hundreds of study abroad program options in more than 55 countries. Almost 60% of undergraduates study abroad during the course of their time at W&M, ranking fourth among public universities in the nation. You can participate in a wide range of programs that span the globe, and courses can be used to fulfill the COLL 300 requirement while doing so. 

The Global Education Office (GEO) at the Reves Center for International Studies coordinates all study abroad programs. Search their Study Abroad site to find programs, connect with global education advisors and for information on fees, applications, and courses.

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You will have access to faculty-led short-term programs in summer and winter, sponsored-semester programs, exchange and direct enrollment at universities abroad, embedded semester programs, and specialized thematic programs. Many programs also include research, community-based service learning, and international credit-bearing internships. Students across all majors study abroad regularly.

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Why Study Abroad?
  • Study Abroad programs can stimulate academic inquiry by promoting interdisciplinary learning, civic engagement, career development, cultural awareness, leadership, and other professional and intellectual skills.
  • Study abroad programs have a variety of tailored goals to meet specific interests and objectives for students. Contact your global education advisor to help you find a program that aligns with your interests and goals.
  • Study abroad provides opportunities which may allow you to (a) integrate classroom learning with real-life experience, (b) gain insight into potential careers, (c) challenge assumptions and promote self-reflection, (d) gain first-hand knowledge about your host location (e) network with future colleagues, and (f) gain self-confidence with respect to their knowledge, independence, flexibility and skillsets.

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In order to make study abroad accessible to students, GEO annually awards more than $700,000 for study abroad scholarships. In addition, financial aid is generally portable. More information is at GEO’s website, and global education advisors are happy to assist in your search and application process.

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More Information

To learn more about Study Abroad, advising, funding, programs, and resources visit the Global Education Office.