International Freshmen Summer Program

Settle in early and get prepared for your bachelor's program at W&M!

Beginning your study at William & Mary is an exciting opportunity. But as a new university student in the United States – a place with a very different educational system – you may face challenges with language and the different expectations of US professors. 

The W&M International Freshmen Summer Program (IFSP) helps prepare you!
  • Participate in an 4-week online class that focuses on academic writing and guides you through the beginning of a W&M research project. Finish that project with an on-site class at W&M!
  • Arrive 10 days early to campus to get settled and become familiar with W&M and Williamsburg. You'll already be an expert on W&M before your classmates even arrive to campus!
  • Polish your research writing and oral communication skills. 
  • Get a head start on career planning with special career workshops.
  • Become familiar with US classroom expectations – social, cultural, and academic.
  • Learn how to leverage W&M’s many academic resources to benefit you.
  • Explore topics related to American culture. This is done through discussion group and local excursions.
The International Freshmen Summer Program also includes:
  • Pick-up from the Richmond International Airport
  • Accommodations on campus in a university residence hall
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner in the university dining hall
Program Details
  • Dates: July 8 – August 19, 2019
    • Online class: July 8 – August 2
    • On-campus program: August 9 – 19
  • Location: College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA
  • Program fee: $1693 - all inclusive: four week online class, 10-day on-campus program, class materials, room, meals, airport pick-up, and local excursions. 
  • Space is limited.  
  • For more information on this program, please contact the Office of International Students, Scholars, and Programs at
Take this unique opportunity to learn what you need to succeed at the College of William & Mary.
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