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Winter Programs

Virtual Winter Programs now eligible for transfer credit.


two types of winter programs
W&M Winter Programs

 W&M Winter 21-22: To be announced in June 2021. Application deadline September 15, 2021.

Programs will vary from year to year, offering new locations and courses. Courses taken abroad are eligible for COLL300. Programs and most courses are taught by W&M faculty. All grades/credits will be posted on your official W&M transcript. Students will pay a program fee and a $75 application fee.

Programs for 2020-2021:

The deadline to apply is September 16, 2020. Application Process

  • Apply directly for each program through the links above or through the W&M Winter portal.
  • Reves Winter Scholarships are available. Apply for a scholarship by September 16, 2020. 
    • Students who already receive financial aid might be eligible to receive additional aid for these programs. Please contact your financial aid advisor for more information. 

For more information, please contact Marina Knapp.

Virtual Study Abroad Programs

Many in-person program have been cancelled this year due to COVID-19. As a result, virtual study abroad programs have been approved to receive study abroad transfer credit and COLL300 for this year only.

Registration with the Global Education Office is required; the deadline to register is November 30, 2020. To open a registration page please email [[abroadtranscript]]. 

Here are a few programs that meet our transfer credit requirements.

API - Universidad de Salamanca

CET - Japanese Language and Culture

Deakin University - Australia Today

G-MEO China

ISA - Korean Language and Culture

ISA - Korean Electives

USAC - Melbourne

USAC - Yonsei

Yonsei Direct Enroll - PDF download

Third Party Winter Programs

Some students opt to go on a Third Party program during the winter.  These programs are often popular with students looking for experiences in locations where W&M does not currently offer direct programming.  These types of programs cover a vast array of experiences. Students should visit the Third Party Programs page for more information. 

If you are planning to attend a Third Party Winter Program, you will need to submit a Petition to Attend a Non-Approved Study Abroad Program. by November 2. These programs must start after the W&M scheduled fall exam period and end two days prior to the start of the spring semester. 

If you have any questions about W&M Winter Study Abroad Programs, please contact Marina Knapp. For all other question, contact the appropriate study abroad advisor

Why go on a W&M Winter Program?
  • First chance for first year and transfer students to study abroad
  • Short programs reduce overall cost and are a good option to try out study abroad for the first time
  • Programs are taught and led by W&M faculty
    • Automatically receive COLL300
    • Receive W&M credits and grades
  • Keeps summers free for jobs or internships
  • No transfer credits means seniors are able to participate 
  • A great option for students who cannot academically afford to take an entire semester off (such as STEM and business majors)