W&M Semester / Year Programs

Sponsored Semester Programs

W&M students may study at several international universities with which the Global Education Office  has built special relationships. In Sevilla, Spain students enroll in one or two courses designed jointly by local and W&M faculty, and select remaining courses from the full university catalog. In La Plata, Argentina  students enroll in four courses designed by local and W&M faculty with a human rights theme and then take one or two courses at Universidad Nacional de La Plata. Students pay one fixed program cost to study in the sponsored programs in Argentina, Spain, and England. The program cost is the same for in-state and out-of state residents.

La Plata and Sevilla coursework appears as William & Mary credit and grades on transcripts; students studying at Oxford earn transfer credit upon their return to W&M (grades are not posted on the W&M transcript). Learn more about all of our programs in the study abroad portal.

The application deadline for sponsored semester programs with a Fall or Academic Year option is mid-March, with the exception of Hertford College, University of Oxford which is December 1st the year prior.

The application deadline for sponsored semester programs for spring is beginning of October, with the exception of Hertford College, University of Oxford (December 1st the year prior) and La Plata which is beginning of September.

Tuition Exchange (Semester/Year) Programs

The Global Education Office administers exchange agreements with over 15 international universities, which receive W&M students and send their students to our campus. W&M students apply for this study abroad through W&M, and pay regular W&M tuition plus a $375 study abroad fee. Students pay for housing and meals in the host location. Students select available courses from the host university catalogue and earn transfer credit upon their return to W&M (grades are not posted on the W&M transcript).

The application deadline for exchange programs with a Fall or Academic Year option is mid-March.

The application deadline for exchange programs with a Spring option is beginning of October  with the exception of University of Nottingham (mid-March the year prior), and Keio University, McGill University, and National University of Singapore (early September).  

Please note that the Global Education Office also offers an assisted enrollment option for students interested in St Andrews. This option is usually the best for out-of-state students, or those students not selected for the St Andrews exchange, as it is often competitive.

 The Global Education Office has exchange agreements with the following partners, but are not currently accepting applications: Leiden University in the Netherlands and University Paul Valery in Montpellier, France.

For the 2019-2020 academic year students can only apply to the University of Adeliade as assisted enroll.  With this option students pay tuition and fees directly to the University of Adelaide.

Australia: University of Adelaide

Austria: Vienna University of Economics & Business

Canada:  McGill University
China: Tsinghua University
England: University of Exeter
England: University of Nottingham
France: L'Institut d'Études Politiques de Lille

France: Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier III

Japan: Akita International University

Japan: Keio University

Netherlands: Leiden University
Scotland: University of St Andrews
Singapore: National University of Singapore
South Korea: Yonsei University
Wales: Cardiff University