Madeleine Haff

Annelise Hewitt

Number of people of Holland: 16.5 million Number of bikes in Holland: 19 million

Jessica de la Cuesta

Sunset with the Apostles

KK Durante

Sabine Chishty

Salamanca, Spain

Nat Hewett

Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen, Denmark

Jessica de la Cuesta


Evan Persson

A nice man in Nice

Sara Wallace

While studying abroad in Syria, my friends and I took a trip to Cairo to see the pyramids at Giza. Without a doubt, the camel...

Annelise Hewitt

Biking on a dyke in the north of Amsterdam

Emily Levy

from my Winter Study trip to Ghana

Nat Hewett

Athens, Greece at Sunset

Embarking on the Adventure of a Lifetime

Williams College encourages you to think about the option of study away as you begin the process of considering major fields and course requirements during your sophomore year.

Whether you’re thinking of spending a semester or a year abroad, there are a number of questions and concerns you’ll need to address. This website has been specifically designed to answer these questions (and some you haven’t thought of yet).

Study away not only provides you the chance to master another language, learn about another culture, and to engage in an internship or research away while earning credit toward the Williams degree, but it offers the possibility of profound personal change and real adventure.

Best wishes,

Laura McKeon
Associate Dean and
Dean of International Education
Dean’s Office
Hopkins Hall

Academic Year Walk-in Hours
(Dean McKeon will be away beginning March 6-13, 2015. Please plan accordingly.)
  • Mondays 9:30am-11:30am
  • Tuesdays 1:00pm-2:30pm
  • Wednesdays  2:00pm-4:00pm
  • Thursdays 9:30am-11:30am

For Appointments 597-4262 or email karen.ryan@williams.edu

Important Dates 2014-2015

  • September 5 –   Study Abroad Returning Students Reception (Full-year and Spring)
  • September 13 – Study Away General Information Meeting-SophomOrientation-2:00pm, ’62 Center for Theatre & Dance
  • September 24Study Abroad Fair, 11:00am-3:00pm, Lasell Gymnasium
  • Study Abroad Evening Language Sessions
  • September 24 – Russian Study Abroad Session, 7:30PM Hollander 317
  • September 29 – German Study Abroad Session, 6:30PM Hollander 241
  • September 30 – Arabic Study Abroad Session, 7:00PM Hollander 040
  • French Study Abroad Session, 6:30PM Schapiro 241
  • Spanish Study Abroad Session, 6:00PM Hollander 241
  • October 7 – Chinese Study Abroad Session, 7:00PM Hollander 241
  • September 25 – Study Abroad Lunch at the Log: Accademica dell’arte in Arezzo, 12:00pm
  • September 30 – Williams-Exeter Programme at Oxford (WEPO) Information Meeting, 7:00pm, Faculty House, Lounge
  • October 28    – Study Away General Information Meeting, 7:00pm, Paresky Center Auditorium (new date!)
  • November 20  – Study Away Spring Pre-Departure Webinar & Quiz (Deadline for all Spring 2015 Study Away Students)
  • January          – Sophomores planning to submit study away petitions must schedule a meeting with Dean McKeon during Winter Study if they have not met with her yet to discuss their plans. (There will be no walk-in hours or appointment times for Study Away between February 18-27)
  • February 11  –  WEPO applications due on Glow by 3:00pm
  • February 26  –  WEPO Admits Orientation Meeting, 4:30pm, Paresky Center Auditorium
  • March 2         – Study Away Petitions Submit Deadline (On PeopleSoft with hard copy to Dean’s Office by 3:00pm)
  • April 22          – Study Away Pre-Departure Webinar & Quiz (Deadline for Fall/Full Year Study Away Students)
  • April 23          – WEPO Pre-Departure Meeting, 4:00pm, Hopkins Hall Rogers Room