Jessica de la Cuesta


Annelise Hewitt

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

KK Durante

Nat Hewett

Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen, Denmark

Evan Persson

A nice man in Nice

Emily Levy

from my Winter Study trip to Ghana

Madeleine Haff

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...

Nat Hewett

Athens, Greece at Sunset

Jessica de la Cuesta

Sunset with the Apostles

Sabine Chishty

Salamanca, Spain

Annelise Hewitt

Biking on a dyke in the north of Amsterdam

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. 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.

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 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

Fri, Jan. 1, 2016   Study Away Petition Available in PeopleSoft
Thu. Jan. 21, 2016

8:00PM Griffin 4

Meet the Directors Info Session
Wed, Feb. 10
WEPO Applications due in Google (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 with Study Away Essay)
Wed, Apr. 20 Fall/Full Year Pre-Departure Webinar & Quiz(Deadline: All Fall/Full Year 2016-17 study away students)
Mon, Apr 25 – new date
Hopkins Hall Rm 001 – new location
WEPO Pre-Departure Meeting – Mandatory