KK Durante

Emily Levy

from my Winter Study trip to Ghana

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...

Jessica de la Cuesta

Sunset with the Apostles

Madeleine Haff

Nat Hewett

Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen, Denmark

Annelise Hewitt

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

Annelise Hewitt

Biking on a dyke in the north of Amsterdam

Sabine Chishty

Salamanca, Spain

Evan Persson

A nice man in Nice

Nat Hewett

Athens, Greece at Sunset

Jessica de la Cuesta


Director’s Welcome

Welcome and thank you for considering study away as part of your Williams College experience. As you might already know, studying away as an undergraduate is a unique opportunity that does not come along too often. Nationally, only about 10% of graduates from American Institutions study abroad at some point during their four year degree. At Williams, close to 50% of students in their junior year study away. Now is your time to be among them and immerse yourself in a different learning environment. Experience this world in a way that you may never have imagined!

We are here to help you with the sometimes difficult task of choosing a study away program that meets your needs. There are so many programs out there that it may seem daunting to decide. No worries! We can help you navigate the petition, application, and acceptance process. Simply attend a mandatory information meeting on campus in the fall where we will review all that you will need to know. You should also plan to complete the questionnaire on this website to begin thinking about your cultural and academic goals while studying away. Then, come and meet with me to discuss your study away options and ask any questions you may have. From there, you can apply to the program of your choice!

We encourage 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. Many of the resources you need can be found here on this website and you also have a number of people on campus who can help you maximize the study away experience.

We look forward to seeing you soon and helping you choose your next academic adventure away…

Tina Breakell

Director, International Education and Study Away

International Education and Study Away Office
Hopkins Hall, Room 210, 2nd Floor

Academic Year Walk In Hours:


Monday – Tuesday: 9:30am-11:30am

Wednesday – Thursday: 2:00-4:00pm

No appointment necessary, students will be seen on a first come, first served basis.

Please check in with Karen Ryan upon arrival to the office during Walk-In Hours. Thank you.

Summer Study Away Meetings by Appointment Only

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

(Please provide days and times you are available to meet in your initial email.)




Fall 2016

Fri, Sept. 16
Hops & Vines
Study Away Returning Students Reception
Fall, Full Year, and Spring
Sat, Sept. 17
Greylock Mill, North Adams
Study Away General Information Session
As Part of the “Second Year Experience”
Wed, Sept. 21
Paresky Center
Study Away Fair
Tue, Sept. 27
Faculty House Downstairs
Williams-Exeter Programme at Oxford
(WEPO) Information Meeting
All Sophomores interested are invited to attend.
Thu, Sept. 29
Hollander 241
Japanese Study Abroad Meeting
Sat, Oct. 1 Study Away Petitions Available on PeopleSoft

Tue, Oct. 4
Hollander 241
French and Francophone Study Abroad Meeting
Wed, Oct. 5
Paresky Auditorium
Study Away General Information Session

Thu, Oct. 6
Hopkins 001
Spanish Study Abroad Meeting
Thu, Oct. 6
Hamilton in Paris Study Abroad Meeting
Tue, Oct. 25
Paresky Auditorium
Williams-Mystic Information Session
Tue, Oct. 25
Paresky Auditorium
Study Away General Information Session
Nov. 14 – 18 International Education Week
Fri, Nov. 18
Study Away Spring Pre-Departure Webinar & Quiz
(Spring 2017 Study Away Students)

Spring 2017

Wed, Feb. 8
 WEPO Applications due by 3:00PM
Thu, Feb. 23
Paresky Auditorium
 WEPO Admits Orientation Meeting
Wed, March 1
Study Away Petitions due by 3:00PM
Thu, April 13
Hopkins Hall, Room 001
WEPO Pre-Departure Meeting
Wed, April 20
Study Away Fall and Full Year Pre-Departure Webinar & Quiz
(Fall, Full Year 2017-18 Students)