KK Durante

Annelise Hewitt

Biking on a dyke in the north of Amsterdam

Jessica de la Cuesta

Sunset with the Apostles

Evan Persson

A nice man in Nice

Nat Hewett

Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen, Denmark

Nat Hewett

Athens, Greece at Sunset

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

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

Sabine Chishty

Salamanca, Spain

Madeleine Haff

Jessica de la Cuesta


Emily Levy

from my Winter Study trip to Ghana

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




Fall 2015

Sat, Sept. 12
’62 Center
General Info Meeting(during SophomOrientation)
Thu, Sept. 24
Lasell Gym
Study Abroad Fair
  Study Abroad Language Sessions
 Wed, Sept. 24
Hollander 240  
Russian Study Abroad
 Thu, Sept. 25
Hollander 241  
 Japanese Study Abroad
Mon, Sept. 28
Paresky 220 
French Study Abroad
Thu, Oct. 1
Hollander 240
German Study Abroad
Thu, Oct. 1
Hollander 241
Arabic Study Abroad
 Tue, Oct. 6
Griffin 7
Spanish Study Away Info. Session
(pizza will be served)
 Tue, Nov. 17
Hollander 040
 Chinese Study Abroad
Tue, Sept. 29
Faculty House Lounge 
WEPO General Info Meeting
Wed, Oct. 28
Paresky Auditorium
General Info Meeting (changed from original date)
Thu, Nov. 19 Spring Pre-Departure Webinar & Quiz(Deadline: All Spring 2016 study away students)

Spring 2016

Wed, Feb. 10
WEPO Applications due on GLOW(All students applying to WEPO must submit study away petition in PeopleSoft by this deadline)
Thu, Feb. 25
Paresky Auditorium
WEPO Admits Orientation(Mandatory)
Tue, Mar. 1
Study Away Petitions Due(PeopleSoft and hard copy)
Wed, Apr. 20 Fall/Full Year Pre-Departure Webinar & Quiz(Deadline: All Fall/Full Year 2016-17 study away students)
Thu, Apr. 21
Hopkins Hall Rm 401
WEPO Pre-Departure Meeting