Step 1: Attend a Study Abroad Workshop

Study abroad workshop at Reves

The best way to begin exploring your program options is to attend a study abroad workshop. Workshops are held upstairs at the Reves Center in the Global Education Office (GEO), and in Swem Room 119.

 

March 16, 2020: Due to COVID-19, all in-person workshops and peer advisor meetings are canceled until further notice. If you have questions, email wmabroad@wm.edu


No need to call ahead, just show up at one of the times listed. The workshops are usually 30 minutes and you are welcome to stay afterward and chat with the Peer Advisor who can help you begin your search for the perfect study abroad experience.

If you have additional questions you'll have a chance to sign up for an appointment with a study abroad advisor (either a Peer Advisor or a Reves staff advisor), who can help you narrow your search and answer your program specific questions. An appointment is optional; however, you must attend a 201 workshop before you can schedule an appointment with a study abroad advisor. If you have questions about study abroad opportunities, workshop times, or to make an appointment with an advisor, contact [[peeradvisors]].

Study Abroad 101 Beginner Workshops - canceled until further notice

These workshops (not required) are designed for students who want to study abroad but do not know how to choose a program or location. Sessions will:

  • Show you how to utilize the resources in the Global Education Office
  • Give you a Study Abroad Handbook and comparison chart
  • Explain differences in types of programs
  • Offer an opportunity to talk to a Peer Advisor who has studied abroad
  • Explain timelines and important deadlines
  • Provide scholarship and funding information

Study Abroad 101 Beginner Workshops can be viewed online or in person. Study Abroad 101 workshops will be held the following days and times:

days and times of workshops

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

TBD

 

Reves Center

GEO

TBD

Reves Center GEO

TBD 

 

Reves Center

GEO

TBD 

 

Reves Center

GEO

TBD

 

Reves Center

GEO

TBD

Swem 119

 
Study Abroad 201 Advanced Workshops - canceled until further notice

These workshops are for students who have chosen a study abroad program and are in the process of applying. This workshop is REQUIRED if you plan to participate in any full academic year, semester, or non-W&M summer program. Sessions will cover: 

  • Transfer Credit
  • Course Approvals
  • Important Deadlines
  • Financial Aid and Scholarships
  • Health Insurance
  • Provide directions on how to apply to W&M programs and register for non-W&M programs
  • Offer guidelines for visa requirements

Study Abroad 201 Advanced Workshops can be viewed online or in person. Study Abroad 201 workshops will be held the following days and times:

days and times of workshops

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

TBD 

Reves Center GEO

TBD 

 

Reves Center

GEO

TBD

 

Reves Center

GEO

TBD 

 

Reves Center

GEO

TBD

 

Reves Center

GEO

TBD

Swem 119

  
Study Abroad Peer Advisors: in-person meetings canceled until further notice

Peer advisors can help you choose a program and discuss the logistics of studying abroad after you have attended a workshop. It is always best to make an appointment with a study abroad peer advisor by emailing peeradvisors@wm.edu. Please indicate in your email your availability and the specifics of your questions.

You can also stop by the Global Education Office on the 2nd floor of the Reves Center for International Studies (GEO) during the following hours, except during schedule workshop times. Please note the workshop times above.

days and times of workshops
Walk-in Hours

Monday       

Tuesday 

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Reves Center - 2nd Floor

Global Education Office (GEO)

11:00 - 4:45

11:00 - 4:45

11:00 - 4:45

11:00 - 4:45 11:00 - 4:45

Swem Library
Room 119 - near the Research Desk

7 - 9 pm

7 - 9 pm

N/A

N/A N/A
Group Study Abroad Appointments and Workshops

If you are involved in a student organization, club, sorority/fraternity, or residence hall with members interested in studying abroad you can contact [[peeradvisors]] to schedule a private advising session or workshop at Swem on a Monday evening at 8:15 during the semester (not during finals or break). 

Study Abroad 101 Workshop