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Winter Programs

Use your winter break to study abroad and fulfill COLL300

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 W&M Faculty Led Winter 21-22 programs now available! Deadline 9.14.21.

Third party provider program registration deadline 11.1.21.

Learn more about our W&M Winter Programs and hear what our alumni have to say in our video!

 

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W&M Winter Programs

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 2021-2022:

The deadline to apply is September 14, 2021. 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 14, 2021. 
    • 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. 

Students in their final year at W&M will need to receive approval with a Committee of Degrees petition to study abroad. Please visit our Academic Policies to learn more. 

For more information, please contact Marina Knapp.

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.  All winter programs must start after the W&M scheduled fall exam period (December 22, 2021) and end two days prior to the start of the spring semester (January 24, 2022). 

Third Party Programs will need to be registered with the GEO by November 1, 2021.  Students can search for pre-approved programs in our registration portal. Students may attend programs not listed, however they will need to be approved by submiting a Petition to Attend a Non-Approved Study Abroad Program by the reigstration deadline. 

Third Party Provider Winter Programs can fulfill COLL300, however students will need to follow our transfer credit procedures. Please visit our credit page. Students should visit the Third Party Programs page for more information.

Students in their final year at W&M will need to receive approval with a Committee of Degrees petition to study abroad. Please visit our Academic Policies to learn more. 

For all questions, please 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
    • 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)